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On Friday morning, Bill Boots stood in the backyard at his family’s Carpenter Road home that was lifted off its foundation and dropped 30 feet off its base during a tornado Thursday evening around 6:45 p.m. He and his wife and adult son took cover in the basement, only to have the house above them slide away to expose them to hail and strong winds.

Homes, vehicles damaged Thursday evening More than 2,000 lose electrical power BY JEFF HOGAN 810-452-2640 • jhogan@mihomepaper.com

OREGON TWP. — Bill and Kim Boots were literally picking up the pieces of their lives and making plans to rebuild early Friday after an EF2 tornado evening lifted their Carpenter Road home off its cinderblock foundation Thursday evening and swung it nearly 45 degrees, coming to rest with one side of the house nearly 25 feet off the ground. Wooden steps to the front door remain intact, yet below is the basement. The once two-car attached garage is no longer attached. Instead the garage was destroyed and its debris and all of its contents are strewn across their back yard that abuts the rain-swollen Flint River. Insulation material, vinyl siding and other assorted plastic and fabric hang

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LAPEER COUNTY — A fastmoving storm ripped through Lapeer County Thursday afternoon leaving several homes damaged in Oregon Township and nearly 2,000 homes and businesses without power on the west side of the county, but it could have been much worse. “I’m glad Dexter’s not in Lapeer County,” said Lapeer County Road Commission Directing Manager Rick Pearson. A storm that hit that Washtenaw County Community about the same time violent weather came through Lapeer County smashed more than 100 homes. The two events were part of a line of storms that stretched from Saginaw Bay south to the Ohio line. At 6:03 p.m. an amateur radio operator told the National Weather Service in White Lake Township that inch-and-a-half hail SEE WINDS, PAGE 7A

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Foundation extends scholarship deadline Hidebrant Police Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Lapeer County residents in an accredited police academy or college/university LAPEER COUNTY — The Lapeer law enforcement program. The purCounty Community Foundation has pose of the fund is to support educaextended its scholarship application tion in law enforcement in memory of deadline. Applicants now have until Wayne Hildebrant, a long-time March 30 to apply for scholarships Metamora police chief. Applicants and turn in the necessary paperwork. must reside in Lapeer County and The Foundation offers a total of 15 have a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or highscholarships for those pursuing poster, along with showing a financial secondary educaneed. The annual tion and who mainscholarship tain permanent award is $500 residency in and may be used This is a great way Lapeer County. for tuition, books to take advantage of While the and fees. Foundation offers Also, Lapeer getting additional several scholarCounty Medical money from local ship opportunities Fund was estabeach year, there lished to prosources. are several new mote various — Ashley White additions being medical related offered this year. purposes, includExecutive Director The Daley Acres ing scholarships. Agricultural Applicants for Memorial the scholarship Scholarship, in must be Lapeer memory of J. Clifford “Kip” Daley and County residents, be accepted or Thomas J. Daley, awards scholarship enrolled in an accredited medical profunds to Lapeer County students purgram and maintain at least a 3.2 GPA. suing a career in agriculture. The Preference is given to applicants with Daley Memorial Scholarship this year a financial need, and the scholarship will award a total scholarship of award may be used for tuition or $5,000. books. Another new scholarship being “The cost of education has gone up offered is the LakeVille Memorial High way beyond the rate of inflation,” said School Almuni Scholarship, which will executive director Ashley White, notaward two $1,000 scholarships to ing the importance of having scholargraduating seniors at LakeVille High ships available to Lapeer County resiSchool. The Jacob N. Johnson dents. “This is a great way to take Scholarship, established last year in advantage of getting additional money memory of Jacob Johnson, is a $500 from local sources.” award that is available to applicants White said that in years past, the from Lapeer East or Lapeer West. The recipients of scholarship awards are scholarship gives preference to appligenerally chosen based on their cants who have faced a significant school performance, included school health challenge or have a close famiwork and overall GPA. The scholarly member who has. ship committee members also look at The fourth new scholarship availthe financial needs of applicants as able this year is the John Sak well as community accomplishments Memorial Scholarship Fund, which and volunteer work. was established in memory of longFor more information and a comtime Lapeer educator John Sak. plete list of the scholarships availGraduates and graduating seniors able, or to obtain a PDF application, from Lapeer Community Schools are go online to www.lapeercountycommueligible for the award of $500. nityfoundation.org. Questions may be Some of the Foundation’s scholardirected to Ashley White, executive ships are open to graduating seniors director, by calling 810-664-0691 or by in general, while others have a more e-mailing awhite@lapeercountycommuspecific aim. For instance, the Wayne nityfoundation.org. BY JACOB HUNSANGER 810-452-2609 • jhunsanger@mihomepaper.com

Police Beat Man arrested ARCADIA — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. took a 27-year-old man into custody March 12 at a Harrington Road residence. The man, sought on multiple warrants from the Michigan State Police, was taken to the Lapeer County Jail.

Prowler spotted MAYFIELD TWP. — A Mulberry Lane resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. March 12 that there was a prowler on their porch. It turned out to be one of their son’s friends.

Vehicle crash LAPEER — Lapeer County EMS took one person to the emergency room at McLaren-Lapeer Region March 12 following a collision on Baldwin Road near West Street. The Lapeer Police Dept. is investigating.

Runaway child ALMONT TWP. — An Elizabeth Lane resident told the Almont Police Dept. March 12 that their child ran off. Police said the child’s juvenile probation officer will be seeking a pick-up order.

Alcohol arrest METAMORA — After an East High Street resident told Metamora Township Police Dept. that a confused man was in their driveway, but then drove off, police stopped a 49-year-old man some distance away and took him to the emergency room at McLaren-Lapeer Region. After police obtained a warrant for a blood draw, the man was cited with drunk driving and taken to the Lapeer County Jail.

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Prisoner pickup GENESEE COUNTY — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. met with Flint township Police March 13 to pick up a 62year-old man sought on an unspecified warrant. He was taken to the Lapeer County Jail.

Warrant arrest DEERFIELD TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. took a 27year-old man to court March 13 for an unspecified warrant following a traffic stop on North Lapeer Road near Barnes Lake Road.

Items stolen RICH TWP. — A woman told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. March 13 that thieves took a wash tub and mattress from her truck while she was visiting her sister on Squaw Creek Road.

Customer skips LAPEER — Employees at Nail ART on East Street told the Lapeer Police Dept. March 13 that a customer drove off in a silver Chevrolet without paying after having their nails done.

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DEERFIELD TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. took a 39year-old man into custody March 12 following a traffic stop on Burnside Road near Fish Lake Road. Sought on a Friend of the Court warrant, the man was taken to the Lapeer County Jail.

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intersection of Millville and Oregon roads March 13. The vehicles were towed and Lapeer County EMS took two people to the emergency room at McLaren-Lapeer Region.

MAYFIELD TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. took a 28year-old man into custody March 12 at a Laclaff Avenue home on a Friend of the Court warrant. He was taken to the Lapeer County Jail, but later released after posting bond.

Man detained ALMONT TWP. — The Almont Police Dept. took an unidentified man into custody March 13 at an Elizabeth Lane residence and turned him over to his parole officer.

Man arrested GENESEE COUNTY — Michigan State Police picked up a 33-year-old man, sought on an unspecified Lapeer County warrant, at the Genesee County Jail March 12 and took him to the Lapeer County Jail.

Car crash LAPEER — A pair of vehicles collided at the

Barn burglarized NORTH BRANCH TWP. — A Clear Lake Road residence told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. March 13 that thieves made off with a welder and 1980 Honda motorcycle from his barn.

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Wildfire blackens 55 acres in Deerfield Township BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com

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While a large grass fire came close to homes and outbuildings along Mott and Scholtz roads Wednesday afternoon, firefighters from Deerfield Township and four other communities kept the flames at bay.

Deerfield Township Fire Dept. Capt. Jeremey Campeau (right) directs an Arcadia Township Fire Dept. grass rig into a field between Scott and Mott roads Wednesday afternoon. It took firefighters nearly four hours to bring the wildfire under control, but not before it blackened 55 acres of grass and woodlands.

DEERFIELD TWP. — In the blink of an eye Wednesday, the Deerfield Township Fire Dept. found itself fighting the largest grass fire in the county so far this spring. Capt. Jeremey Campeau said a homeowner burning trash behind his barn on Scott Road was responsible for a blaze that stretched from Scott Road north to Mott Road. “It just got away from him,” said Campeau as he looked out across the blackened fields. By the time the last of the firefighters headed home around 5 p.m. nearly 55 acres of grasslands and woods had been charred. Campeau said the homeowner told him he’d flicked a cigarette near a trash pile behind his barn and didn’t realize there was a fire until Campeau pulled up in the man’s driveway about 1 p.m. Deerfield’s crews were quickly joined by grass rigs and tankers from Lapeer Fire & Rescue, Arcadia Township Fire Dept., North Branch Township Fire Dept. and the Columbiaville Fire Dept. Campeau said somewhere between 30 and 40 firefighters were spread out over an area about a quarter-mile wide and nearly a mile long. Campeau said the fire hit at the worst possible time of day for most departments across the county. “Most departments have limited manpower,” he said, “because everybody’s at work.” While the fire ended up blackening dozens of acres, Campeau noted, “no structures were damaged, just brush, trees, logs and grass.” He said the wind, which was blow-

ing 11 to 15 mph gave firefighters problems. He said just as firefighters thought they had things under control, a gust of wind would cause a flare-up. At one point Campeau called in a state Dept. of Natural Resources bulldozer, but then canceled it. Campeau noted that with less wind, Deerfield firefighters were able to put out a grass fire on North Lapeer Road Tuesday in less than five minutes. Campeau said that while property owners may feel the urge to take advantage of balmy weather and get a jump on their spring cleaning, they need to be wary. He said people who want to burn yard waste need to arm themselves with a rake and a hose and “stay on top of it. Don’t turn your back on it.” He said township ordinances require a burn permit for anything bigger than a campfire and prohibit the open burning of trash or anything, like shingles or plastic, that will create black smoke. Imlay City Fire Chief Kip Reaves said, “March is wildfire training and retraining month for us.” He added, “The weather controls the grass fire environment so, this time of the year, we watch carefully day to day.” Reaves said his department issues burn permits that are valid for three days at a time, but if weather conditions warrant, his department will cancel them. He said Imlay City residents found open burning without a permit are “subject to a ticket and probably the cost incurred for a fire department response.” Deerfield Township firefighters were back out at the Scott Road fire site at 10:55 p.m. after some logs in the woods re-ignited. Campeau said the second fire was quickly extinguished.

North Branch schools may privatize district busing BY JACOB HUNSANGER 810-452-2609 • jhunsanger@mihomepaper.com

NORTH BRANCH — The budget crisis in local schools has improved little since last year, and North Branch Area Schools’ board of education is being forced to find more drastic means of saving money. The board recently directed superintendent Tom English to gather information and obtain RFPs on the possibility of privatizing the school buses and transportation department. The board considered the same possibility last spring, but ultimately decided against privatization. However, the budget situation has not greatly improved since last year

and the board is once again caught between the proverbial rock and hard place to stay out of the red. Compounding the troubles at the school district is the fact that the bus fleet is quickly becoming outdated, with a number of buses needing significant repairs and even replacement. The board of education must look at replacing many buses, a costly but necessary action, or look for other ways to save money. “It’s a sad situation in education right now,” said Rosann Clark, board of education president. “It’s just a sad situation for everybody right now.” The proposition to privatize the transportation department has understandably caused some upheaval in the district,

with not only bus drivers but other staff and community members voicing their disapproval of the idea. If approved, North Branch Area Schools would be the first district in the county to privatize transportation. “Our financial department has been working tirelessly, looking at everything,” said Clark. “Our board is wholly committed to doing what’s right for the children.” Clark said she understood it was an emotional issue for many people, and the board is working hard looking at all of the information and weighing the options before making a decision at the end of the month. Clark said that the board of education is going to “seriously look at these

options,” referring to the RFPs and privatization option. However, she added that the board is also going to seriously look at the proposal offered by the transportation department and current bus drivers. While she is keeping an open mind and could not speak for the other board members, Clark said about the option to privatize that right now, “I think we’re going to have to do that.” “We have to find the best way to provide this service to our community and our children,” said Cheryl Bruff, director of finance for the school district. “It’s a tough place to be in right now.” The transportation department in North Branch currently consists of 24 bus drivers

and riders, two mechanics, a supervisor and around two workers in dispatch. The bus fleet itself consists of 34 buses that transports around 2,100 students daily over a 150 square-mile area. The school buses currently function on 16 primary routes and 21 secondary routes. Unfortunately, the school district needs to replace 6-8 buses at a minimum, all of which are 1998 buses or older. Another nine buses are from 1999 and would need to be replaced the next school year, meaning that the board of education needs to grapple with the financial issues in the transportation department one way or another. SEE BUSING, PAGE 10A

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y the calendar, spring starts Tuesday, but unusually warm temperatures have been with us for a couple of weeks. In fact on Thursday it felt more like early summer with high humidity and severe thunderstorm warnings and a reported tornado touchdown in Oregon Township. For mid-March to have day-time highs in the high 70s and night-time lows only in the 50s in Lapeer County is quite unusual. In fact in Michigan, the Severe Weather Awareness Week isn’t even until April 15-21, at which time emergency preparedness officials take the time to remind us of the coming spring-summer storm season and cautionary measures we should take. Mother Nature didn’t want to wait. The northern half of Lapeer County experienced the raw power of weather firsthand Thursday evening shortly before 7 p.m. when the system moved through. In addition to the storms, almost a month earlier than usual around our parts, area fire departments have already been scrambling to extinguish grass and field fires. The largest occurred Wednesday when a homeowner burning trash in southern Deerfield Township touched off a significant fire that raced across nearly 60 acres and required manpower and equipment from five fire departments to put out. With very little snowfall this winter and above-normal temperatures in recent days, many crop fields, grasslands and lawns are crispy brown and dry — prime conditions for wildfires should an errant flame come in contact with the ground cover. Yet, like most fires, however, grass and field fires can be prevented with a little common sense on the part of area residents that may be itching to burn brush and yard clippings as people clean up their properties this spring. This time of year until the ground greens up, area residents that choose to burn brush or use burn barrels are advised to stay with their fires. Have water and shovels at the ready should a fire spread beyond its contained area. On windy days all burning should be ceased for risk of wildfire like what occurred on Wednesday.

Plan now for severe weather When a severe thunderstorm approaches the Lapeer County area: • Stay tuned to your weather radio or local news station for the latest updates from the National Weather Service or go to the National Weather Service Web site, www.nws.gov. • Seek safe shelter when you first hear thunder or when you see dark threatening clouds developing overhead or see lightning. To determine the proximity of the severe weather, count the seconds between the time you see lightning and hear thunder. If the time between is less than 30 seconds, ensure you are in a safe location and stay inside until 30 minutes after you last hear thunder or see lightning. Remember, lightning can strike more than 10 miles away from any rainfall. • When you hear thunder, run to the nearest large building or a fully enclosed vehicle (softtopped convertibles are not safe). It is not safe anywhere outside.

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Makes no sense Scariest night ever! Last night (Thursday) was the scariest storm night I’ve ever experienced in my life. I thought my sister and I were going to die. Out of nowhere we heard that train sound that people always talk about when tornadoes happen, but it was true. We live on Stanley Road where a lot of the damage occurred. When we looked out the window it looked like a dark gray cloud, almost like a sandstorm only dark. Then the hail started to hit the house. They were as big as golf balls. We grabbed our two dogs and went to the basement until we heard it pass over us. It was the most amazing experience. We lost a few trees but at least our house wasn’t touched. I feel for the people down the road from us. They got it much worse. Be well people. Buy a weather radio and be prepared. It sure helped us keep calm. Carrie Palmer Oregon Township

At a time of need We have some very nice people in our community. Last night the storm knocked out our power when trees crashed on the lines by our house on German Road. Within minutes, though, there were people I didn’t even know pulling up offering to let us use their generator or to stay with them at their home two miles away where the power was still on. My wife and I were touched by the support. It got a little scary there for a while, but I’m just glad nobody appears to have gotten hurt in this storm. Jeff Steigerwald Oregon Township

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Rep. Daley, I am against right to work for the following reason. In the past, to establish unions and representation in the workplace, people fought, (and some died) for that right. Now if you desire to unionize your work place you must petition and obtain a majority vote from the work force. It is only fair that if someone desires to not to be represented by a union, in a union shop, they should have to petition and obtain a majority vote from the work force there. Simple as that. Phil Krysinski Lapeer

night (Thursday) after the storm struck. We had no power or anything, but they walked up the

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drive to check on us. My wife uses oxygen so I was concerned we couldn’t stay too long without electricity. They asked if we had any local family we could stay with and even made a couple of phone calls for us because our phone was out. We were pretty scared, but they kind of calmed us down and used their flashlights to help us find things in the dark. I was very impressed and wanted to thank them after this big storm. I’m sure they were busy, but they stayed a few minutes with us. It was a big help. Lawrence Winslow Oregon Township

Tried to pick fight I was at the meeting that Rep. Kevin Daley held about right to work last evening (Monday, 12). There was a gentleman siting behind me that was very loud in his denouncement of everyone on the panel and some that were not there. When I asked him to tone it down, he wanted to have a physical fight. To me he acted like a “goon” from the early 1900s. He was not happy when he was told that any questions had to be written on the back of cards stating that he had his own voice, and he certainly proved that. I don’t think he had anything constructive to add to the discussion, only bashing everything and everybody. William L. Felmly Lapeer

Show some respect! The union folks at the meeting Monday at the Center Building were an embarrassment to Lapeer County. And you wonder why so many people have lost respect for union people? It’s because of this kind of rude behavior and disrespect they showed for those there that I have lost what respect I had for the labor people. I went to the meeting to hear the guest speakers, but from where I sat I could hardly hear over

the guys around me who had some wise crack for everything the state representative that supported right to work had to say. Everybody has an opinion I respect that, but many of the UAW guys there at the meeting should’ve respected those of others and let them speak without being shouted at. Jenna Raleigh Elba Township

Passionate, not rude I take issue with the way Jeff Hogan described the meeting Monday on right to work. He said the state guy was met by a “wood chipper of anger and frustration.” I was there and I think there’s nothing wrong with people speaking up for what they believe. Not everyone is a Republican in this county like the editor and the paper. Some of us are really concerned about what’s happening to this country. Just because people speak up doesn’t make us wrong or even rude. We’re passionate about our support of the working class in this country, and we’re not just going to roll over and take it like a beaten dog. Howard Solzantowski Davison

Keep prices affordable at store I was glad to read there won’t be any jobs lost in the purchase of Huntoon Lumber by Ben’s Supercenter. It’s great to hear there will also be a new outdoors store in Brown City and Marlette. I have to drive a long way right now to get the stuff I like for salmon fishing or for fall hunting. Hopefully the new place will have good stuff. If they do and they don’t charge an arm and a leg I will probably become a regular customer. They just need to keep prices low so we can afford it around here. Lenny McIvor Burnside Township

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I thought the state representative that was supporting right to work on Monday was really a lousy person to send for this kind of thing. His tone was excessive and he wasn’t listening to anything the union people had to say. I’m retired GM and think it’s offensive that anyone in this state would ever suggest to minimize the impact of unions on the high quality of life we have here. Makes no sense. Stan H. Boucher Attica Township

Join the real world UAW people have a sense of entitlement to a good wage despite being relatively low skilled. So you stood in the same place for 30 years and put bolts on a car. Not that impressed. That’s why they have robots now. That simple work didn’t entitle you to $25 an hour or $90,000 a year with overtime. Stop your whining and join the real world. Lauren Carpenter Elba Township

A college center? The problem with downtown is a lack of vision. Putting lipstick on a pig doesn’t mean it’s no longer a pig. I think they need to make it a college center where people can take classes during the day and evening. That would bring people downtown for sure. Norman Kendell Lapeer Township

Right to be heard I thought your dislike for unions was very apparent in your paper Wednesday. Sometimes you have to raise your voice in life if you’re going to be heard or taken seriously. Union people have a right to be heard. Don’t squash our rights. Jon Donaldson Capac

Unions the backbone The union man has been the backbone of this country for 60 years, and without us people around here, you wouldn’t have your nice houses or anything. Republicans seem to dislike labor people, but that’s a shame. Because without us, Romney will never get elected president. Russell Castleton Lapeer


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Lapeer city manager named vice chair of trade association LAPEER — The I-69 International Trade Corridor Next Michigan Development Corporation (NMDC) elected officers at a corporation board meeting on Thursday. The meeting, which took place at Bishop International Airport, was for the recently designated NMDC that includes Lapeer, Genesee, Shiawassee and St. Clair counties. The board elected Margaret McAvoy of Shiawassee County as chair, Dale Kerbyson of the City of Lapeer in Lapeer County as vice chair, Paul Brake of the City of Grand Blanc in Genesee County as treasurer and Jason Hami of the City of Marysville in St. Clair County as secretary. The I-69 Corridor NMDC will be governed by a board consisting of members from the participating governments and will include one member from each governmental unit. In addition to the customary authority exercised by a public corporation, the I-69 Corridor board will be authorized to recommend various tax incentives to prompt businesses to grow or establish a new location within the NMDC territory. The Next Michigan Development Act allows the NMDC, on a project-by-project basis, to recommend a Renaissance Zone, real and personal property tax exemptions, and other tax credits to qualifying businesses. The I-69 NMDC covers the four counties, including 33 municipalities, major transportation assets such as Bishop International Airport, Canadian National and CSX railways, the Blue Water Bridge and a number of major freeways along the corridor such as I69, I-75, I-94 and U.S. 23. According to Tim Herman, CEO of the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce last week’s board meeting was the first step in bringing new opportunities and jobs to the region.

“One of the first steps to ensure corporate effectiveness is to elect a governing body,” said Herman. “With the election of officers and a structure now in place, the partners are fully prepared to start marketing the NMDC and bringing new investment and jobs to the region.” The MEDC’s Michigan Strategic Fund approved the I-69 NMDC designation in February. As an NMDC, the I-69 Corridor can now offer economic incentives to businesses that utilize multiple forms of transportation. The Corridor will benefit from marketing Bishop Airport, major freeways, the Blue Water Bridge, CSX and Canadian National rails, as well as several water ports to businesses that are engaged in international multi-modal commerce. Janice Karcher, Vice President of Economic Development for the Regional Chamber says Thursday’s meeting represents an opportunity to set the structure for the board to move forward. “Now that we have the board leadership in place we can leverage additional tools and incentives to make things happen in the region,” said Karcher. “I am pleased that our newly elected leadership team brings a wealth of experience and a collaborative spirit to the work of the NMDC. It was a strong sense of teamwork and community that helped us win this designation and as we move forward with this partnership that same effort will help us bring jobs and growth to the region.” There are now four designated Next Michigan Development Corporations including metro Detroit, Lansing, the I69 Corridor and Grand Traverse. The Next Michigan Development Act allows for up to five NMDCs in the state to be granted by the Michigan Strategic Fund in cooperation with the MEDC.

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Distributor buys Crazy Mountain Weigh In building in Attica Editor’s note: ATTICA TWP. — After a decade in downtown Lapeer, RYO Distributing is moving. The company recently acquired the one-time Crazy Mountain Imports complex on Imlay City Road in Attica Township and company vice president Ron Shango said they plan to begin operations there in June. After a decade in business Crazy Mountain closed its doors in February 2009, leaving behind three warehouses totaling 98,000 square feet. Shango said RYO currently operates out of almost 21,000-square-feet of warehouse space on East Nepessing Street on the edge of downtown Lapeer. That space, he said, is now up for sale. While RYO initially plans to operate out of only one of the three warehouses at its new home, Shango said, “We need to room to help us expand.”

RYO currently services roughly 700 clients across the state, including convenience stores, gas stations and tobacco shops, with tobacco products and accessories, candy and grocery items. The company maintains its own fleet of trucks and uses UPS to deliver products to stores in the Upper Peninsula and West Michigan. Shango said he and his partners, brothers Andy and Steve, got the keys to the new building Tuesday and already have crews in the building getting it ready for new phone and computer systems. He said the project will include additional shelving for the warehouse and new trucks. Without discussing specifics, Shango said he believes the move will lead to hiring more employees. — Phil Foley

Food safety class available for managers LAPEER TWP. — Lapeer County’s Michigan State University Extension is offering another edition of its “ServSafe Training for food service managers. The class will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3 at the Lapeer County MSU Extension office, 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer, and will cost $110. The eight-hour class will cover the updated changes to the 2009 FDA Food Code.Students will be required to bring to class their past or current ServSafe® certificate or its equivalent as proof they need recertification. The cost includes the ServSafe® Essentials book and testing fee. To register for the class, visit http://web2.canr.msu.edu/servsafe/.

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.

This week’s question: On Monday, state Rep. Kevin Daley, RLum, hosted a townhall-style meeting at the Center Building Lapeer to hear the pros and cons of right to work. More than 350 people attended. Gov. Snyder has said he’s not making the issue a priority in 2012. What do you think? Would Michigan benefit or be hurt, in your opinion, if the state became the country’s 24th state to become a right to work state. E-mail your comments to editor@mi homepaper.com or jhogan@ mihome paper.com.


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Tornado from page 1A from trees, some of it on the other side of the river that likely carried off some of their belongings. “It’s just beginning to sink in how bad this is,” said Bill, the maintenance man at Charbridge Arbor Apartments in Lapeer. “When I see it now in full daylight I can tell I have months of work just to get it ready to build again. There is so much cleanup here.” The Boots residence is one of many that sustained damage in Thursday’s severe weather that rumbled across the top third of Lapeer County just before 7 p.m. Central Dispatch at 6:41 p.m. took a call from an individual that observed a rotating funnel cloud in central Oregon Township and touched down near German Road, between Mt. Morris and Stanley roads. In that area, emergency responders discovered two barns east of German Road had sustained extensive damage, overturning farm implements on the property. No horses in the barn appeared to have been harmed in the tornado touchdown. The home on the property is located nearly 500 feet behind the damaged barns. The homeowners took cover in their basement before the storm struck their home and were not harmed. On the other side of German Road from them, Art Christensen said he was watching the storm approach from the northwest when he started to see and hear golf ballsize hail pelt his house and his patio. “The sky got real dark gray and stuff started flying around. It got really loud and started to roar. That’s when I went downstairs. It seemed like it was loud for a long time,” Christensen told The County Press shortly after the storm went through. “I could hear it ripping up the place across the street before I even got upstairs to see what happened,” he continued, shining a flashlight in his garage to find his away around in the dark. A short distance away on Stanley Road, Bob Norman heard the storm approaching for about two minutes before it bared down on his hilltop home. “I was looking out to make sure my garage and barn were okay. It was a big gray mass that came up real quick and then it started to hail real hard. It was howling so bad I knew this wasn’t any kind of usual storm. I heard something big hit the house

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The Boots family took cover under the blue couch (left, against wall) when Thursday’s tornado pulled their house on Carpenter Road away from its foundation. Since the National Weather Service began keeping records in 1951, Thursday’s tornado was the first confirmed tornado in March and third strongest to date. Police were called to the Carpenter Road scene Friday afternoon to move along gawkers who were stopping and taking pictures of the destruction.

and that’s when I grabbed my dog (Snoopy) and headed for the basement,” said Norman, who was sitting on his front porch following the storm. His lights were on though, powered by a generator, in an otherwise dark stretch of road. A large part of a tree in his front yard had come down across the front of the home. As the storm passed overhead the pressure in the house blew out a window that faces east, and the subsequent back blow sucked in strands of vines that were attached to the side of the house. “I’ve never been in a tornado before. It was pretty wild stuff there for a few minutes. It seemed like it lasted forever, but I knew it was all over in just a few minutes,” said Norman as his satellite powered back up and he was able to watch March Madness college basketball. Just east of his home Lapeer County Road Commission crews were attempting to clear a large tree that went down across the road, taking with it utility poles and wires that draped across the road. Numerous travel and horse trailers along Stanley Road were blown onto their side. On Klam Road, the Columbiaville Fire Dept. stood by at a home where dozens of large pine trees snapped and fell across

lines and a home. Lt. Lyle Goldorf said there was some structural damage to the structure, though the extent was not clear at the time. From there the tornado continued its northwest to southeast five-mile path across the township, directly in the path of the Boots home on Carpenter Road. “We heard the hail hitting the house and it was really blowing then,” said Kim Boots, who was at home at the time with her husband and son, Brian, 27. “When we looked outside there was debris swirling in the wind. It was real bad then.” The family sought refuge in the basement. “We were down there and then we watched the house lift up and I could see sky. My son and husband grabbed a big heavy couch we had down there and turned it over to cover us. I could feel being pulled up, but maybe the couch saved us... All this stuff can be replaced. I’m just glad we’re all okay,” she commented in darkness Thursday night, her ravaged home leaning on its side illuminated by a single vehicle’s headlights pointed on it. Kim’s father brought his large mobile home to their homestead that they’ve had for only two and one-half years. Her husband Bill added, “We

really just bought the place. Earlier today (Thursday) I had a guy come out to give me an estimate for a new roof. It’s looks like I’m going to need a little more than a roof now.” Their home insured, Bill vows to rebuild the house. “I think that’s going to take a while, but we’re going to stay right here,” he commented Friday morning, the whir of chainsaws in the distance as storm cleanup was underway in the area. A Lapeer County Road Commission crew replaced a road sign in front of their home that marked curves ahead that had bent over due to the force of the wind. “It’s pretty incredible. I’ve never seen anything like this around here before,” said commission employee Stan Hampton. The tornado was not on the ground the entire time, said Lapeer County Sheriff Detective Sgt. Jason Parks. He reported, “There was a void to the southeast for approximately two miles before another area of significant damage. The damage consisted of numerous downed and uprooted trees, downed power lines and damage to vehicles. The damage pattern in this region is consistent with rotational force winds.” According to the State of Michigan, Lapeer County has seen 20 tornadoes between 1950 and 2010.

Winds from page 1A was striking the ground four miles northwest of Columbiaville. A German Road resident told Central Dispatch that a rotating funnel cloud was on the ground at 6:41 p.m. about four minutes after the Weather Service issued a tornado warning. Attica Township resident Michelle Muncy said she was shopping at Kohl’s in Lapeer when store staff ushered customers to the back of the store and asked them to stay there for a half-hour. Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Undersheriff Bob Rapson was at home with his wife when he heard something that “sounded like a jet leaving Bishop Airport.” Instead of going outside to do yardwork like he’d planned, Rapson and his wife headed to their basement. He said 90 seconds later he had insulation and tar paper from neighbors’ homes in his yard. Fortunately, the only casualties reported in the wake of the storm were a duck and a horse. Rapson said a friend of his on Flint River Road found a duck with two broken legs in his yard after the storm had pass. Lapeer County Emergency Management Coordinator Mary Piorunek said a German Road homeowner reported one of their horses was struck in the face by flying debris. However, no human injuries were reported even though one Carpenter Road family huddled in the basement of their home as the storm lifted it off the foundation. Noting the way debris circled that home, Piorunek, “We believe they may have been in the eye of the storm.” Piorunek said a National Weather Service team was out first thing Friday morning and after surveying the five-mile long path of destruction determined is was an EF2 tornado. An EF2 tornado, said Piorunek, has winds between 111-135. That’s the same wind speed range as a Category Three hurricane on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale. Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Det./Sgt. Jason Parks reported two barns were heavily damaged and farm implements overturned at a German road residence and a home was lifted off its foundation on Carpenter Road. Piorunek said that while a survey had not been completed by press time, she believed between five and 10 homes suffered storm damage. She said the county’s CERT team had been activated to help homeowners with the clean up. While there were numerous reports of uprooted trees, Denise Secson at the Road Commission said she was surprised to find almost no calls for closed roads. “I thought we’d be bombarded,” she said.

A large section of tree came down across the front of Bob Norman’s house (above) on Stanley Road. At right, on Friday Lapeer County Road Commission workers Gary Haack, Zeb Schons and Nate Lawson grind up fallen branches and trees along Stanley Road, east of German Road. Photos by Jeff Hogan

Pearson said aside from trees closing parts of Flint River Road, Stanley Road between Klam and Marathon roads, the only other problem reported was a washout on Kings Mill Road near Fish Lake Road. “I’m pretty happy,” he said. Greg Baker, Columbiaville’s assistant fire chief, said its been six years since a storm that bad swept through the Columbiaville area. In 2006, he said, properties along the Flint River at the end of Klam Road and on Piersonville Road were damaged. This time, he said, “It got a little hairy, but I’m glad nobody got hurt.” While the Weather Service reported inch-and-half hail four miles east of Davison in Lapeer County and three miles north northwest of Imlay City in addition

to three miles south of Columbiaville, Baker said one of his firefighters had a friend tell him the had “ice balls like tennis balls.” Baker said a lot of people west of Columbiaville reported hail punching holes in windows and siding and denting vehicles. “It was one of the worst storms we’ve had in long time,” he said. At one point, said Baker, the lightning strikes were coming so fast he couldn’t tell one from another. And while he said torrents of rain were “sending rivers out of the fields,” the national weather service reported Friday morning that the Flint River guage at Columbiaville was only registering 3.33 feet, well below the 8.21 foot flood crest in Feburary 2001.

Weather forecasting science is not perfect and some tornadoes do occur without a tornado warning. There is no substitute for staying alert to the sky. Besides an obviously visible tornado, here are some things to look and listen for: 1. Strong, persistent rotation in the cloud base. 2. Whirling dust or debris on the ground under a cloud base - tornadoes sometimes have no funnel. 3. Hail or heavy rain followed by either dead calm or a fast, intense wind shift. Many tornadoes are wrapped in heavy precipitation and can't be seen. 4. Day or night - Loud, continuous roar or rumble, which doesn't fade in a few seconds like thunder. 5. Night - Small, bright, blue-green to white flashes at ground level near a thunderstorm (as opposed to silvery lightning up in the clouds). These mean power lines are being snapped by very strong wind, maybe a tornado. 6. Night - Persistent lowering from the cloud base, illuminated or silhouetted by lightning -- especially if it is on the ground or there is a blue-greenwhite power flash underneath.

What to do: In a house with a basement: Avoid windows. Get in the basement and under some kind of sturdy protection (heavy table or work bench), or cover yourself with a mattress or sleeping bag. Know where very heavy objects rest on the floor above (pianos, refrigerators, waterbeds, etc.) and do not go under them. They may fall down through a weakened floor and crush you. Head protection, such as a helmet, can offer some protection also. In a house with no basement, a dorm, or an apartment: Avoid windows. Go to the lowest floor, small center room (like a bathroom or closet), under a stairwell, or in an interior hallway with no windows. Crouch as low as possible to the floor, facing down; and cover your head with your hands. A bath tub may offer a shell of partial protection. Even in an interior room, you should cover yourself with some sort of thick padding (mattress, blankets, etc.), to protect against falling debris in case the roof and ceiling fail. A helmet can offer some protection against head injury. In an office building: Go directly to an enclosed, windowless area in the center of the building -- away from glass and on the lowest floor possible. Then, crouch down and cover your head. Interior stairwells are usually good places to take shelter, and if not crowded, allow you to get to a lower level quickly. Stay off the elevators; you could be trapped in them if the power is lost. In a mobile home: Get out! Even if your home is tied down, it is not as safe as an underground shelter or permanent, sturdy building. Go to one of those shelters, using your tornado evacuation plan. Most tornadoes can destroy even tieddown mobile homes; and it is best not to play the low odds that yours will make it. In a car or truck: Vehicles are extremely risky in a tornado. There is no safe option when caught in a tornado in a car, just slightly less-dangerous ones. If the tornado is visible, far away, and the traffic is light, you may be able to drive out of its path by moving at right angles to the tornado. Seek shelter in a sturdy building, or underground if possible. If you are caught by extreme winds or flying debris, park the car as quickly and safely as possible — out of the traffic lanes. Stay in the car with the seat belt on. Put your head down below the windows; cover your head with your hands and a blanket, coat, or other cushion if possible. If you can safely get noticeably lower than the level of the roadway, leave your car and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands. Avoid seeking shelter under bridges, which can create deadly traffic hazards while offering little protection against flying debris. In the open outdoors: If possible, seek shelter in a sturdy building. If not, lie flat and facedown on low ground, protecting the back of your head with your arms. Get as far away from trees and cars as you can; they may be blown onto you in a tornado. In a shopping mall or large store: Do not panic. Watch for others. Move as quickly as possible to an interior bathroom, storage room or other small enclosed area, away from windows. In a church or theater: Do not panic. If possible, move quickly but orderly to an interior bathroom or hallway, away from windows. Crouch face-down and protect your head with your arms. If there is no time to do that, get under the seats or pews, protecting your head with your arms or hands. — Courtesy NOAA.gov


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Nathan Taylor takes the MEAP test at Chatfield School.

Chatfield students perform well on MEAP BY JACOB HUNSANGER 810-452-2609 • jhunsanger@ mihomepaper.com

LAPEER — Chatfield School directors Matt Young and Bill Kraly are proud of their students, and the students are proud of themselves. The recent MEAP scores were announced, showing the students at Chatfield did exceptionally well, performing better than several larger schools in Genesee and Oakland counties. “We’re very proud of our students and teachers,” said Young, “but we know there is still a lot of work ahead of us and a long way to go.” Like all schools in the state, Chatfield saw a decline in MEAP scores from previous years due to changes in the cut off scores for the annual assessment test. The Michigan Dept. of Education changed the standards this year on cut off scores, meaning students had to correctly answer considerably more questions in order

to earn the same “proficient” grade as last year. “Everyone was expecting to see a drop. Nobody knew how much,” said Young. He also said that while the scores seemed to reflect a decline this year, he is not opposed to the new cut off scores. “It sets a higher standard,” Young said. “It’s going to take a few year for schools and districts to adjust, but I’m in favor of setting that standard higher for our kids.” Overall, both directors said they were pleased with the results they saw from the test scores. “We can be pleased that we’re above state standards in science, but there’s still a lot of work to be done ... to raise those scores,” said Kraly. The school directors, who are both new to the position this year, attributed the students’ success on the MEAP test to three key elements. First and foremost, said the directors, was the students’ hard work and dedication, taking the test seriously. Second,

the work of the teachers and staff ensuring the school’s curriculum matches state objectives helped the students perform well. The third element that helped the students, according to Kraly and Young, was the support of the parents. “The parents and their support is a key to the (students’) success,” said Young. The directors also point out that the teachers do not take time out of the typical classroom work to specifically prepare students for the MEAP test, but rather try to tailor the overall curriculum to match the state objectives in the test. The directors said that strategy helps the students perform well both on the test and in their overall school work. Like all schools in Lapeer County and across the state, Chatfield is looking forward to seeing next year’s MEAP scores to compare their overall progress with the new cut off scores.

LAPEER — Collection is still underway at Lapeer Gold and Diamond for the annual Jelly Beans & Smiles program, and organizer Julie Caris is asking the community to step up and set a new record of donations of both Easter baskets and loose items for local children. Easter baskets, filled with chocolate eggs, candy and gifts are a fun part of the spring holiday many children enjoy. Unfortunately, not all local children are going to be getting Easter baskets this year — that is where the Jelly Beans & Smiles program comes in. For the past few years, donations of complete Easter baskets or items to be used inside them, like candy or gifts, have been collected at Lapeer Gold and Diamond in Lapeer. Those items are packaged into bright baskets and distributed to needy children in the area. Julie Ann Caris, Amy Holmes and Carol Nakoneczny are once again organizing the Jelly Beans & Smiles program. This year they hope to give hundreds of fullyloaded Easter baskets to local children in need. The women, who work at Lapeer Gold and Diamond, have begun collecting Easter bas-

Extension offers help to avoid foreclosure LAPEER — Last year 1.8 million property owners nationwide received a foreclosure notice last year and one in 69 housing units had at least one foreclosure filing during the year. The Lapeer County MSU Extension has a cer-

tified housing counselor to help people from becoming another sad statistic. That counselor will be at the Marguerite deAngeli Library, Lapeer, from 5:15 to 7:45 p.m. April 4 offering help. Pre-registration is

commercial-free radio station. During the three-day fundraiser, which included special programing and local guests speakers and performers, WMPC raised a total of $107,803 in pledges and donations. There were a total of 315 calls to the radio station during the Sharathon fundraiser. The most popular feature of the annual fundraiser is the opportunity for listeners to

sponsor a single day of operating costs. In return for the sponsorship, a special “thankyou” message is broadcast 22 times during that day. WMPC had a total of 121 days underwritten during this year’s Sharathon. “It went well,” said radio announcer Greg Bullen. “We didn’t meet our goal ... but all things considered, basically we just have to operate with the funds we have.” — Jacob Hunsanger

required by calling MSU Extension at 810-6670341. The counselor is expected to cover alternatives to foreclosure, making homes affordable program, the foreclosure process, the new foreclosure prevention laws and crisis spending plans.

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WMPC raises more than $100,000 in three days MAYFIELD TWP. — Lapeer’s Christian radio station, WMPC AM 1230, held its annual Sharathon fundraiser last week with the goal of raising enough funds to cover the general operating costs of the year. The radio station did not quite meet its goal, but it came close. Ed LeVoir, the station manager, set a goal of $150,000 for this year’s Sharathon, which is the sole major fundraiser for the local Christian,

kets and are calling on the community to make donations. The mission of the Jelly Beans & Smiles program is to provide Easter baskets to less fortunate children right here in the local community. “We are hoping you will join us in spreading the joy of the spring season by donating an Easter basket, a bag of candy, coloring books and/or any Easter related item,” said Caris, who was recently nominated for the Lapeer Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award for the Jelly Beans & Smiles program. Their goal is to distribute at least 200 Easter baskets to children at Heartland Hospice, Lapeer Habitat for Humanity, Lapeer Family Literacy Center and LACADA (Lapeer Area Citizens Against Domestic Abuse). Donations may be dropped off at Lapeer Gold and Diamond now through Friday, March 30. Volunteers will then package the Easter baskets and distribute them to children. Lapeer Gold and Diamond is located at 814 South Main St., Lapeer. For more information, call 810-245-4653. — Jacob Hunsanger

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Child Advocacy Center kicks off anti-bully campaign County school districts to participate in Rachel’s Challenger assembly programs And it’s not just a case of something all kids go through, said center staff. A recent U.S. Secret Service review of 37 school shootings reveal bullying had been a factor in two-thirds of them. Marci Wiegers, director of the Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer’s anti-bullying campaign, said a bully is six times more likely to find himself behind bars by the age of 24 and five times more likely to have a serious criminal record by the time he reaches adulthood. A 1990 National Institute of Occupational Safety Health student concluded workplace bullying cost employers $3 billion in lost productivity and a loss of employment totaling $19 billion.

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LAPEER COUNTY — “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” goes the old childhood chant, but it’s not entirely true. An Elba Township mother decided to pull her 14-year-old daughter off the bus after taunts about her weight became too much for her. According to the County Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer, 20 percent of all children report they’ve been bullied and a recent NEA report indicated 160,000 children nationwide stay home from school each day as a result of bullying.

St. Paul Lutheran School, Preschool and Child Care Open House - March 27th • 6:30-7:30 p.m. • 3-years-old through 8th grade • Preschool will be 3 hours in 2012-2013 • Quality, Christ-centered education • Small class sizes • Caring dedicated staff; family atmosphere • Complete sports and music programs • After school care and activities Call the school office at (810) 664-0046 or Visit us on the web at: www.stpaul-lapeer.org Notice of Non-discriminatory Policy St. Paul Lutheran School, Preschool and Childcare admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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In an attempt to put a dent in Lapeer County’s bullying problem, the center has begun a countywide effort to bring the full Rachel’s Challenge program to Lapeer County. Named for the first victim of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999, Rachel’s Challenge is designed to make schools safer places. Wiegers said schools that have put anti-bullying programs in place have shown a 50 percent drop in incidents of bullying. Almont and Imlay City Schools operated Rachel’s Challenge programs on their own last year. Wiegers said the center will host Rachel’s Challenge assemblies Wednesday at Zemmer Middle School; Thursday at Dryden

Republican Party offers scholarship to local students LAPEER COUNTY — The Lapeer County Republican Party is holding an essay contest to determine the recipient of a $1,000 college scholarship. Complete application forms must be turned in by Friday, March 30 and write an essay on the U.S. Constitution. To be eligible for the scholarship, students must be a graduating senior in Lapeer County, having established residence prior to the beginning of the school year. Students must also be a registered voter, or agree to register within 30 days of their 18th birthday, submit their transcript and application by the deadline, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for their final two years of education. Students applying for the scholarship

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Middle and High schools, RollandWarner Middle School and Lapeer West High School and Friday at Lapeer East High School. From 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday the center will hold community nights at the Zemmer Middle School gym in Lapeer and the North Branch Elementary School. Wiegers said parents and school officials in North Branch have been particularly receptive to the program. Teacher training will be offered from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Zemmer. Wiegers noted that while 60 percent of school age children have reported being bullied, only 16 percent of school staff believes that students are bullied.

from page 3A English and Bruff will present a summary of the three submitted bids to the board of education, along with a proposal of action, at the next board meeting on

must also submit an essay, 750-1,000 words in length, on the topic of “The United States Constitution: Original Intent Versus Living Document Theory.” Applicants should also be prepared to participate in a brief interview, and should plan on attending the Lincoln Dinner on April 28 for recognition and the Lapeer County Republican Party Executive Meeting on May 17 for the presentation of the award. The essay and application form should be mailed to Georgeann Courser, 455 South Main Street, Lapeer, MI, 48446. Students may also e-mail the material to georgeann@toddcourser.com. Contact Georgeann Courser at 810-625-2535 or Larry Leidlein at 810-678-3961.

Monday, March 26. The board may then make the decision of whether or not to privatize the entire transportation department and “get out of the bus business.” Bruff said that privatizing the transportation department could save the district over $200,000, which is double the amount the board originally hoped to save. According to Bruff, each of the three companies that placed bids to take over the transportation department are willing to interview and probably rehire the district’s current bus drivers. She added that those companies may likely match or even exceed the drivers’ current wages. Because the drivers must be certified and meet several qualifications, they are valuable and skilled workers. “Our people are very valuable to any company coming in,” said Bruff. “They’ve made that very clear.”

SMILING WIPES YEARS OFF YOUR FACE

We all know how important a smile can be when it comes to social acceptance. What you may not readily realize is that a smile can also make you look younger. According to recent research, people are generally judged to be younger when they smile. It seems that smiling flexes muscles around the eyes and mouth, creating temporary wrinkles that are difficult to differentiate from laugh lines and crow’s feet. As a result, people generally attach a less accurate age estimate to smiling faces. Moreover, smiling faces generate a “halo effect,” which means they are perceived as being more positive, attractive, and youthful. Cosmetic dental procedures that enhance your smile make you more attractive and youthful in other people’s eyes. Unfortunately many of us are insecure about our teeth—so we hide our smiles. But there are solutions to common dental problems, and we can bring your smile back. If you struggle with dental problems, you can count on our caring professionals and leading-edge technology to make your smile a work of art. We’re located at 1386 N. Main Street, where our trained professional staff works as a team to make your visits pleasant. Please call 664-2235 to schedule an appointment. Rely on us to answer all your questions about treatments and procedures. P.S. To see how much younger you look when you smile, compare the picture on your driver’s license to snapshots of you with a smile on your face.

However, many of the bus drivers and transportation staff do not want it to come to that. At the last board of education meeting on Monday, March 12, bus driver Karen Kohler addressed the board with a prepared statement. “For me this is not about the union, or the insurance, or even about the retirement. It is about the principle,” said Kohler. “Understandably for the board it is about the bottom line, the fund equity and getting it back to 9 percent,” continued Kohler. “That is exactly why we have written a proposal that is not only competitive but provides something that no private company can: All of us — the Transportation Staff, who, all but two, live here in this district; Who gave up $51,000 in concessions last year to remain employees of NBAS. Our children and grandchildren attend these schools. Our tax dollars fund this district. For those reasons we are willing to do everything in our power to undo the damage inflicted on our department.” The transportation staff has given its own proposal to the board of education, which includes cost-saving measures like changing and reducing bus routes and reducing supervision. “Our goal is to provide the same transportation service for the families in this district while using our resources more efficiently,” said Kohler. “Our proposal indicates a $224,000 savings to the district. This, combined with the $51,000 in concessions last year, should be ample reason to give the bus drivers of NBAS a chance to prove the viability of the Transportation Department. By using qualified management along with existing staff this plan can be implemented successfully.” “This is a very challenging time for the board,” said Clark. The next board of education meeting will be held at the school administration building on Jefferson at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 26. For more information, go online to the district website at www.nbbroncos.net.


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ANIMALS Lapeer woman spearheads pet food collection campaign at Stone Soup BY ABIGAIL WISE Contributing Writer

LAPEER — Juanita Oesch of Lapeer began her life-long mission of rescuing animals when she was just 15 years old and living in Texas; Oesch and her mother went to adopt a dog from a nearby dog pound. When they arrived, a worker told Oesch to make a decision quickly, because the 12 dogs in the pound were slated to be euthanized that day. Oesch said she and her mother looked at each other, and “Mom said ‘we’ll take them all.’” Working together, Oesch and her mother found homes for all 12 dogs. Today, with the help of her husband, Tim, Oesch is still rescuing animals, and in an effort to help the To make a pets of those in tax-deductible need, she has donation, visit Stone teamed up with the Lapeer Pet Supplies Soup during its office Plus to donate dog hours, Monday-Friday, and cat food and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., or treats to Lapeer’s call 810-245Stone Soup food 0500. pantry. Although Oesch has been helping rescue animals in her own home for years, she sees making donations at Stone Soup as a way to keep more animals out of the shelters and share her cause with others. “There was finally a place I could do this and reach the public,” said Oesch. “Finally, I have a place that I can share, and I can help other animals.” Steve MacLeod, a co-founder of Stone Soup, is pleased with the work Oesch has been doing at the pantry. “In times of trouble, pets are probably the first thing to go,” said MacLeod. “It’s just been wonderful that she’s come in.” Lapeer’s Pet Supplies Plus allows Oesch to take “whatever she decides that she can use ... out of the stuff that’s closely outdated,” said store manager Al Favenyesi. Oesch noted that most pet foods are still good for consumption for about a year past the bag’s sell-by date. She also regularly purchases coupons on eBay to buy food to donate to Stone Soup. There are two or three other animal shelters that collect food from Pet Supplies Plus on a regular basis, and according to Favenyesi, the food goes out on a first come first served basis. “There’s

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Juanita Oesch stacks a new delivery of dog food and biscuits at Stone Soup. Oesch has been rescuing animals since she was 15 and hopes to help pet owners in need keep their animals fed and healthy.

strays and rescues out there that need to be fed,” said Favenyesi, who prefers to donate recently outdated food “rather than just throw it away.” Oesch’s cause particularly caught Favenyesi’s attention, because the pet food is going to a food pantry. “The pantry was kinda unique,” said Favenyesi, “they were also thinking about people’s pets.” Pet food at Stone Soup is stacked on a shelf in different sized bags. Oesch has a feeding chart with the pet food to help pet owners determine what size bag and what type of food they need for their pets. Rescuing animals is a way of life for Oesch. Her father owned a pet shop and

raised Boxers, and Oesch “grew up with this love of animals.” Some of her most memorable rescues include a house sparrow found at Home Depot, a wild rabbit that Oesch kept as a pet for more than 11 years, and a calico cat, nicknamed the “million dollar cat,” because of its prosthetic eye purchased by Oesch and her husband. One of Oesch’s most painful rescuing memories is of a big old yellow cat she only kept for one day. Knowing that the cat was so sick that he had to be euthanized, Oesch decided to bring him home from a Flint SEE PETS, PAGE 13A

Time to MAYFIELD TWP. — March is Reading Month in all Lapeer County schools, an annual event when teachers and school administrators work with students to emphasize the importance of reading and literary skills. Programs continue throughout the county including reading challenges, extra literary-themed programs and guests speakers and readers. At Elva Lynch Elementary School on Friday (March 16) State Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, took time away from Lansing to read to students. Daley visited three classrooms with a set of short books to read to the students. Lynch students sat around in a circle or at their desks to listen to Daley while he read the books, along with doing the character voices and animated gestures. He also held up the books after each page was finished so that the students could see the illustrations. After he finished the books in each classroom, Daley passed out special bookmarks to each student to use with their school or personal books. Daley will also be reading to students at Chatfield School on Monday (March 19) for one of their March is Reading Month programs. The classroom teachers and the State Representative spoke to each classroom about how important it is to read often and improve literacy skills. — Jacob Hunsanger State Rep. Kevin Daley reads to students at Lynch Elementary School.

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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.

Aries, even though your intentions are good, be careful with words this week. Rely on your actions and not just your words to convey the message.

Taurus, you are absolutely sure your work week will go your way. Considering you weigh all the facts in decisions, there’s a strong chance you’ll be right. Submitted photo

Margaret Bopra and Marie Kenny challenge Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputy Kerry Kirby and Meegan Lange, from the county’s parole office, to a road rally duel. The PTC’s (Parent Teach Committees) at Mayfield Elementary School and Zemmer Middle School are joining forces to hold Team-Up for Tech at the Center Building in Lapeer April 21.

Adults night out to raise funds for technology BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER — What do you do when you have a bunch of great ideas for a fund raiser, but you just can’t decide which one’s best? Hold them all on the same day. That’s what the PTCs (Parent Teacher Committees) at Mayfield Elementary School and Zemmer Middle School are planning to do April 21 when they hold TeamUp for Tech at the Center Building in Lapeer. “As parents we’re always looking for opportunities to improve things for our kids,” said Marie Kenny, a parent volunteer at Mayfield. Maggie Bopra, a parent volunteer at Zemmer, said the two schools decided to team up because Mayfield students eventually end up at Zemmer and that by working together the two schools could be more successful than by working separately. Kenny said they will start their adult night out with a road rally and treasure hunt that will run from 5 to 7 p.m. She said teams of four to six will leave the Center Building and search for “treasurer sites” in a fairly concentrated area north of I-69 around Lapeer. The team that brings the most treasure back to the Center Building will win a cash prize, said Kenny. She suggested that having a more than working knowledge of Lapeer history will improve a team’s chances of winning. To help drum up interest in the rally, Kenny and her crew are encouraging team challenges. Recently she got the county’s parole office to challenge the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept.’s court house security team to a road rally duel. The results of the “duels” will be posted on the

rally scoreboard the night of the event,” Kenny promised. Kenny said she modeled the road rally on the Lapeer Treasure Hunt, a fall charity event that’s headed for it’s 45th year this October. She said she had so much fun participating in the Lapeer Treasure Hunt that she decided it would be good to have more rallies like it. A “Team Spirit” award will be presented to the team with the best costume, although costumes are not required. Kenny said the first five teams registered will be given a head start at the rally and the winning team will get 10 percent of the entry fees. “We’re hoping,” said Kenny. “Some people may start with the road rally and stay for the whole night.” The whole night, she said, includes a pasta dinner and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. and the choice of a euchre tournament or an Improve Comedy Show by Laffing Gas from 8:45 to 10:15 p.m. Kenny said advance tickets for the evening are $10 per event or $25 for the whole evening per person. Tickets for each event will be $15 per person at the door. Registration for the road rally will begin at 4:15 p.m. April 21 and onsite registration for the rally will be $75 a team. Pre-registrations forms can be picked up at Mayfield Elementary, Zemmer Middle School, or Cummings Chiropractic in Lapeer or on line at http://teamupfortechnologyfundraiser.w eebly.com. Proceeds from the event will help the two schools purchase mobile technology upgrades. Kenny said teachers at Zemmer are hoping to get an I-pad cart with a wireless hotspot for their building.

Extension offers class on Cottage Food law LAPEER COUNTY — Last summer the state legislature made it easier for people to get into the food preparation business by passing what’s known as the Cottage Food Law, but before you open a stand on your lawn, you might want to take the MSU Extension Service’s Cottage Food Law class. The class, which costs $10, will be offered from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. April 10 at the Ruth Hughes Library, 211 North Almont Ave., Imlay City. While the new law allows individuals to manufacture and store certain types of foods in an unlicensed home

kitchen, there are reporting requirements and restrictions. A state Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development spokesman said the law allows people to produce non-potentially hazardous foods that do not require time and/or temperature control for safety in a home kitchen for direct sale to customers at farmers markets, farm markets, roadside stands or other direct markets without the licensing and inspection requirements in place for commercial food producers. For more information or to register call 810667-0341.

Gemini, you are tempted to bend the truth a little this week. Be careful what you wish for, as it might be hard to recover a sense of trust if your actions are discovered.

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Cancer, adjust your way of thinking to be more flexible. You should not always operate on a rigid schedule, but be more receptive to changes. Check with friends; see what they think.

Leo, you are aware of what lies ahead, but you’re not eager to jump in and get started on the tasks that need your attention. Develop a plan and things will work out.

Virgo, your confidence returns this week but you are still treading carefully so as not to be disappointed later on. Trust in yourself and you likely won’t be disappointed.

Establishing a balance between humility and self-confidence is the key to being a well-rounded person, Libra. Therefore, don’t take the power of positive thinking to the extreme.

Scorpio, although you are not overly excited about plans for the near future, you are capable of balancing fantasy with reality. Things will work out for the best.

Sagittarius, this week you realize that you don’t have as many answers as you thought you had. You can look for other answers by being in touch with friends and family.

Crossword CLUES ACROSS 1. Duck cartoon character 6. Town in Guinea 11. Upright posture 12. Rest on your knees 13. Move upward 15. Disposed to take risks 18. Makes a sweater 19. Grooved surface of a tire 20. Identical in kind 21. Radiotelegraphic signal 24. “Picnic” author William 25. Bashkir Republic capital 26. Male highlanders 30. Doing several things at once 32. Title of respect 33. Old world, new 35. “Sophie’s Choice” actress 43. Encloses completely 44. Decaliter 45. Makes angry 48. Commercial free network 49. Latvian capital 50. Tycho __, Danish astronomer 52. Leave slowly and hesitantly 53. Harm to property 55. Dining, pool and coffee 56. Remove all traces of 58. Yemen capital 59. Passover feast and ceremony 60. Trenches CLUES DOWN 1. Proper fractions 2. Ridgeline 3. Marshland area of E. England 4. Flood Control District 5. Canadian province (abbr.) 6. Project Runway designer

judge’s initials 7. Along with 8. Orderly and clean 9. A short-barreled pocket pistol 10. Extraterrestrial being 13. Ancient capital of Ethiopia 14. Goof 16. Annoy constantly 17. Haitian monetary unit (abbr.) 21. Arrived extinct 22. Belonging to a thing 23. Tounge click 26. Fireman’s signal 27. Connecticut 28. 3rd tone of the scale 29. Language spoken in Russia 31. Split occupancy 34. Diacritics for s’s

36. Mobile camper 37. Affirmative (slang) 38. Bachelor of Laws 39. ___ Angeles 40. State police 41. U.S. gold coin worth 10 dollars 42. Bets on 45. Million barrels per day (abbr.) 46. Macaws 47. Julie Andrews and Judi Dench 49. Capital of Morocco 51. Oh, God! 52. ____ Carvey, comedian 54. Point midway between E and SE 55. Principle of Chinese philoshophy 57. Trauma center 58. Atomic #62

Solutions Use this week as a time for renewal, Capricorn. Set lofty goals because this will serve as a challenge in order for you to really shine — and you thrive on challenges.

Aquarius, you may get caught up in your emotions about a certain person in your life. Take a step back and you’ll realize there’s no reason to get so excited.

Pisces, once you start focusing on what you want to do next, you find you have the motivation to get anything accomplished.

Mascot

MARCH 18 Adam Levine, Singer (33) MARCH 19 Glenn Close, Actress (65) MARCH 20 Spike Lee, Director (55) MARCH 21 Matthew Broderick, Actor (50) MARCH 22 Bob Costas, TV personality (60) MARCH 23 Keri Russell, Actress (36) MARCH 24 Peyton Manning, Athlete (36)

AVAILABLE 3/13 Mascot is just a wonderful friendly boy who has a GREAT temperament and good manners! Unsure of what Mascot is mixed with but he is a "stub" tail! He is bit on the skinny side and could use to put a few pounds on! Mascot is approximately 3 years old and weighs approximately 60-65 pounds! His adoption fee is $100 which includes a $50 refundable neuter deposit! If interested in this dog or other pets, drop by or call (810) 6670236. The Shelter is open 9:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

This is Dharma! She was brought to Paradise Animal Rescue from another animal shelter to be saved from euthanization. She is 2 years old and she gets along great with with dogs, cats, and children. She would love for you to give her a home! She is very lovable and would make the perfect pet! Please adopt Dharma! She is available for adoption at Paradise Animal Rescue on M-24 in Deerfield. For more information about this and other pets, call 810-793-5683.

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AND THEATER MARCH 22-24 The Masked Musketeer by the North Branch High School Drama Club at 6598 Brush St, North Branch. Prices are $6 adults, $4 students, senior citizens and military. Details: 810-688-3001.

THROUGH MARCH 24 “What’s Your Theme” Art Gallery by the Lapeer Art Association at 194 W. Nepessing, Lapeer. Exhibit open from 11a.m. to 6p.m. Details: 810338-8727.

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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: 810-6679801.

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: 810664-2109.

WEDNESDAYS Bingo night at the North Branch American Legion Post 457, 4075 Huron St., North Branch. 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: 810664-9222.

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Scrabble Club meetings 5-7:45 p.m. at the Marguerite deAngeli Library, 921 Nepessing St., Lapeer. Bring your Scrabble board and a clock if possible. Details: Renee, 810-667-7096.

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Euchre Tournament at the North Branch Masonic Lodge at 4055 Huron St., North Branch. Play begins at 7pm. Cost is $10. Details: 810-3382338. Darts at VFW Post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield Township, at 7 p.m. Cost is $5. Details: 810-664-9222.

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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.

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: 810-6642802.

FIRST SATURDAYS

Chess players social from 1-3 p.m. at River Street Music & Café, 454 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer. Details: 810-667-9300.

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, 810-7989609. 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: 810-798-2214.

THIRD SATURDAYS Lapeer District Library Chess Club from 2p.m. to 4p.m. at Marguerite deAngeli Branch Library 921 Nepessing St. Details 810-664-9312.

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.

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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: 810-667-8910 or www.stmatthewslapeer.org.

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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. Ladies Community Bible Study from 9:30a.m. to 11a.m. at Lapeer Assembly of God Church, 1280 Daley Rd., Lapeer. Details: 810-664-8089.

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SATURDAYS

SUNDAYS

Parent and Child Playgroup from 9:300a.m. to 11a.m. at North Branch Weslyan Church, 3164 North Branch Rd. Details: 810-664-2737.

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 810-724-2702.

SUNDAYS

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.

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FIRST SATURDAYS

Junior and senior high youth groups at 7 p.m. at Dryden United Methodist Church, 5394 Main St., Dryden. Details: 810-796-3341.

THURSDAYS

Refreshed Hearts meeting at New Beginnings Family Church, 1066 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer, at 5 p.m. Please use rear entrance. Details: 810-2453622.

Attica Christian playgroup from 9:30-11 a.m. at Attica United Methodist Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., 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, 810-724-6941.

p.m. Cost is $7 per plate, all you can eat. Details: 810-724-1250.

Country Music Jamboree from 1-5 p.m. at the Elba Township Hall, corner of Lippincott and Hadley Roads. Musicians and singers are welcome to join the house band, Smokey Ridge. Cost is $5 donation, refreshements are available. Details: 810441-0272.

Kindergarten Readiness from 1p.m. to 2:30p.m at the Family Literacy Center at 311 Higgins St., Lapeer. Details: 810-664-2737.

THURSDAYS

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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.

FIRST, THIRD FRIDAYS 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 512, under 5 eat free. Take out meals are $9. Details: 810-664-9222.

LAST FRIDAYS

MONDAYS Sweet Adelines rehearsals from 7-10 p.m. at the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., Davison. Details: 810-742-0977 or www.songofthelakes.webs.com.

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

THURSDAYS

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.

Harmony Gateway Chorus rehearsals from 79:30 p.m. at the Davison Assembly of God Church, 1234 S. Gale Rd., Davison. Details: 810-6643552, 810-496-0516 or harmonygatewaychorus@yahoo.com.

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.

WEDNESDAYS

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Word of Life Club, 6:30-8 p.m., at Calvary Bible Church, 923 S. Main St., Lapeer. For grades 7-12. Details: 810-664-2838. 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., Lapeer. Details: 810-667-0075. Youth night at 7 p.m. at Faith Christian Family Church, 3440 Davison Rd., Lapeer. Details: 810-

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, foosball 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.

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THIRD FRIDAYS Dinner, desserts and refreshments at VFW Post 2492, 598 N. Almont Ave., Imlay City, from 4-7

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

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Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) moved. Meeting is at Hunter’s Creek Mobile Home Park club house, 725 Demille Rd. Weigh-in 5:30p.m. to 6:30p.m. meeting 6:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. Dues are $5 per month. Details: Vickie, 810-397-6589.

Pete’s Camping Service 26th Annual

Sat., March 24th • 9am - 4pm Sun., March 25th • 11 am - 2 pm We Fill LP Tanks

A feeding chart is posted next to the stacks of available pet food at Stone Soup on South Court Street.

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from page 11A dog pound anyway. To give the cat a final good day, Oesch took him to the park and gave him food and water. “I really believe in what I’m doing,” she said. To care for her current household of six pets and four other foster animals, Oesch is very careful about what she feeds her animals and sticks to organic pet foods. She also believes that traditional medical treatments can be bad for pets, giving the examples that vaccines can cause cancer in animals and heartworm medications are technically a pesticide, so she takes her pets to a homeopathic vet. Oesch herself survived a bout of breast cancer two years ago using homeopathic and holistic treatments. She said she received early warning about the cancer and immediately changed her diet, lost weight, stopped eating sugar, began receiving regular vitamin C infusions from Dr. Lepor in Lapeer and sought training in the first degree of Reiki, a type of spiritual hand healing. Now, as a cancer “conqueror,” Oesch said looking back “cancer probably saved my life. ... It made me reevaluate my whole existence prior.” Despite all the work she’s doing to help animals, Oesch said she wishes she could take care of more animals. “Everyone, everything needs a chance

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DAVID V BEDDOW, 65, of Machesney Park, IL, formerly of Lapeer, passed away, Saturday, March 3, 2012 with his loving family by his side. Dave was the son of the late Vivian Hart and Victor Beddow and was born in Lapeer, on May 4, 1946. He was a proud alumni of Michigan State University and worked many years as a engineer for Johnson and Johnson. Daveís hard work and brilliant mind helped to develop many products implemental to the medical field. His name is included on various patents. Dave opened his loving heart to become a Big Brother and then opened his heart and home to become a foster parent. He was a positive role model who gave every kid a chance; no matter how long they stayed in his home, they forever remained with him in his heart. Dave enjoyed living along the Rock River, anything and everything MSU, and especially his beloved birds. (Tremor and Snowy each now happily perched upon each shoulder.) Daveís legacy will be carried on by his sons, Daniel (Toni) Herhold, , David A. Beddow, and Cody Beddow; granddaughters, Mercedes Herhold and Brittany Smithey; and life long friend, Georgia “Lee” Duckwall. In lieu of flowers, if you knew Dave, he would want you to eat your dessert first, pour yourself a Pepsi, and make a toast in celebration of his life! Let us not mourn the loss of Dave. Let us celebrate a victory- his victory in life over all the obstacles that fell in his path. Let us learn from his courage and strength, his passion for education, his love for family, and his determination to do things his way. Dave will be cremated and a celebration of life will take place Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Porter Park in Roscoe, IL.

SHIRLEY VAUGHN (AKERS) HODGE, 80, of Battle Creek, MI, died, Sunday, March 11, 2012 at her home. She was born September 18, 1931, the daughter of Roy L. and Dagney C. (Nelson) Akers. Shirley was a homemaker for most of her life, but worked for a short time at Snap Photo in Indiana. In 1968 she ran for State Representative in Michigan. Shirley enjoyed reading the newspaper and enjoyed politics. She was a member of the Eagle Lodge and the Moose Lodge. Shirley is survived by husband of 59 years, William “Bill” Hodge of Battle Creek; daughter, Teresa (Ronald) Stelly of Battle Creek; and son, Timothy Hodge of Tampa, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Leslie Akers. Memorial tributes may be made to the Calhoun County Humane Society or Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice. A memorial service was held at the Rich Township Cemetery in Mayville, on Friday, March 16, 2012. Arrangements by the BAXTER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE. (269)788-9800 www.baxterfuneral.com

NORMA JEAN MCMANN, 80, of Clifford, died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at United Hospice in Marlette surrounded by her loving family. Norma was born on February 7, 1932, in Lapeer, the daughter of the late Ralph and Mabel Kelly. She enjoyed dancing, especially polka, traveling, working on crafts like the homemade card boxes made for her grandchildrenís graduations and weddings, but most of all spending time with her family and friends. Norma is survived by her children, Victoria (Aaron) Martin, Karen McCombs, Oliver McMann Jr., Gordon (Laura) McMann; siblings, Philip Kelly, Bill (Bev) Kelly, Betty (Norm) Laidler, Richard (Joyce) Kelly; 8 grandchildren, Tammy, Debi, Betty Ann, Greg, Clara, William, Kristen, Ashley; 22 great-Grandchildren; 2 great-greatgrandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oliver; son-in-law, Charles McCombs; and 2 greatgrandchildren. Memorials in memory of Norma may be made to United Hospice in Marlette. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held Monday, March 5, 2012 from Otisville United Methodist Church. Rev. Tim Wells officiated. Arrangements entrusted to Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville. Share condolences or memories online with the family at www.jansenfuneralhome.com

SHARON A. FOSTER, 68, of Silverwood, died peacefully Sunday, March 11, 2012 at her home in Dayton Township. Mrs. Foster has lived in the Silverwood area since 1977 and was previously from Brown City. She was born June 15, 1943, in Pontiac, daughter to the late Harland & Margaret (Howard) Haggadone. She graduated from Brown City High School in 1962. She married Robert Foster August 8, 1964 in Brown City. Mrs. Foster was a member of Dayton Center Church in Silverwood. Sharon enjoyed spending time with her husband , kids, and grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing and making quilts. She is survived by her husband, Robert of 47 1/2 years; sons, Ronald Foster of Silverwood, Trevor & Anna Foster of Fostoria; daughter, Mishelle & Danny Steinmann of Caro; brother, Howard & Carol Haggadone of Brown City; sister, Paula Hoffman of Sparta; 5 grandchildren, Andrea, Tiffany, Brad, Emily & Megan; and 2 great grandchildren, Robert Jr. & McKenzie. She was preceded in death by her parents; and infant sister, Virginia. Memorials may be donated to the family. Funeral services were held Friday, March 16, 2012 at Dayton Center Church, 3632 Phelps Lake Rd., Silverwood,MI. Rev. Timothy Decker officiated. Burial followed the service in Dayton Center Cemetery in Silverwood. Arrangements By Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette,MI. (989) 635-3658 www.marshfuneral.com

Fire damages home The Attica Fire Township Fire Dept. is investigating the cause of a fire that gutted part of a home on the 800 block of South Five Lakes Road Near Peppermill Road late Friday afternoon. The fire drew in units from both Attica Township and Lapeer Fire and Rescue. No injuries were reported, but the family renting the home was left homeless.

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Yale man, 34, arrested in two-county meth sweep BY CATHY BARRINGER Staff Writer

YALE — A 34-year-old Yale man was among 30 suspects arrested during a police sweep Tuesday (March 13) to eradicate methamphetamine in St. Clair and Sanilac counties. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) were assisted by several other law enforcement agencies. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon said the sweep is the result of a six-month investigation headed by the DEA with the assistance of the St. Clair County Drug Task Force (DTF) and included the execution of eight search warrants. Officers began at 5 a.m. Tuesday and worked into the early afternoon hours to serve four warrants in St. Clair County’s Port Huron Township; one each in Fort Gratiot Township, Kimball Township and the City of Port Huron; and Sanilac County’s Worth Township. The sheriff said the Fort Gratiot search uncovered an active methamphetamine lab, while the other searches found components to make methamphetamine. According to Wikipedia, methamphetamine is a psycho-stimulant that “increases alertness, concentration, energy, and in high doses can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem and increase libido.” Yale Police Chief Mike Redman said the Yale Police Department assisted in the arrest of the Yale man. “I think people need to see this once in a while, so they see what we’re dealing with,” Redman said. “This stuff is all over, and there’s no end in sight. The people we’re dealing with are more aggressive and more dangerous, and the drug is more addictive than marijuana ever thought to be. It’s a different climate out there.” The others arrested were a Capac

man, 38; three Croswell men, ages 38 and 46; Fort Gratiot woman, 45, and man, 21; Kimball Township woman, 23; Marysville man, 52; St. Clair man, 50; Algonac man, 61; five Port Huron women, 19, 29, 33, 34 and 40; seven Port Huron men, 26 (2), 28, 31, 35, 41 and 57; seven Port Huron township women, 43 and 44 (2); and four Port Huron Township men, 45, 55, 58 and 60. The other agencies assisting in the drug sweep were the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team; St. Clair County Sheriff-Port Huron Police Major Crimes Unit; DEA Detroit Field Division Clandestine Lab Group; Michigan State Police Emergency Response Team; St. Joseph County Clandestine Lab Response Team; Sanilac County Drug Task Force; Tri-Hospital EMS; and fire departments from Port Huron, Port Huron Township, Kimball Township, Marysville and Croswell. The sheriff’s department said all 30 people arrested were transported to the St. Clair County Intervention and Detention Center to be fingerprinted. Several then were transported to federal court in Detroit to face charges on the manufacture of methamphetamine. Others were released and allowed to turn themselves into Detroit’s federal court on charges involving methamphetamine activity. Donnellon added that he was thankful for the cooperation of all the departments due to the extreme volatility of manufacturing methamphetamine. “We are extremely pleased to work hand in hand with the DEA in getting methamphetamine and meth dealers off the streets of our county,” Donnellon said. “The DEA has the resources to conduct a lengthy investigation, which allows our DTF to continue investigations into other drug trafficking, including heroin and crack cocaine.”


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In dog years? My sister got into a really funny banter with some young, upstart coworkers under her management, who were whining about their job duties and feeling overwhelmed. She simply looked down the table at them—and the CEO of the company—and said, "I have horses older than you." What a hilarious and great statement! I can use that for several of my own employees if they ever get out of line! That resulted in a short sidebar about the longevity of horses, how they are aged and a litany of other animal kingdom lessons. She relayed to us at dinner how the CEO looked toward her end of the table, stunned, and asked, "Is that like dogs in dog years?" "No," Linda replied. "In people years." "No way," he replied. "How old do horses live to be?" My sister replied, "Here are the ages of the horses in my barn: 20, 23, 33, 24 and 26." That drew more wideeyed looks from everyone around the table, who by now had forgotten totally about the subject at hand. "Seriously?" another asked, feeling like his leg was being pulled. "I’m completely serious," Linda said to them. We often joke about how the pair of us might end up on TV someday, surrounded by horses and dogs, at the ripe old age of 80-something; us, not the horses. And, to answer their question, horses can live to be in their mid- 40s if their health supports that. On one trip to Michigan State University to have surgery done on one of my horses years ago, there was a 40-something year old horse who was in to have some teeth pulled. They had not fallen out with age, but instead became infected. It was interesting standing in a stall with my then-sixyear-old horse to see just how old this horse was. Other than his eating problems and some arthritis, the owners reported him in pretty good shape for "someone his age." Others, unfortunately, die young from a variety of ailments, typically colic, cancer or some other disease or acute ailment or injury. I’ve lost three horses in my lifetime, and seven dogs, along with a few cats. The dogs all lived well into their normal life span of 10-15 years. The horses were 28, 30-plus and 21 at the time of their demise. The first horse I ever lost was 21. Think it’s traumatic losing a dog? Try having to have a horse put down. That rocks your world for days and weeks on end. I’ve enjoyed reading our editor, Jeff Hogan’s columns on his own dogs in our LA View and how they helped he and his family deal with death and loss. Animals are funny like that. They help fill the voids left by human loss. I’m on my eighth dog right now, Bear, a glorious and regal German Shepherd. He just turned eight months and replaces another we lost unexpectedly last August. His older companion, Lexie, also a regal Shepherd, was purchased to help us deal with the very unexpected death of my father seven years ago. I honestly don’t know what we would have done without any of these animals. All creatures great and small, and in my case leaning toward the great end of the scale. Whether in dog years, people years, or equine years, they are the glue that holds us together on any given day.

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Sports participation remains steady LAPEER COUNTY — With the end of winter season and spring high school sports practices underway as of Monday, the participation numbers statewide of high school sports in which a post-season tournament is sponsored by the Michigan High School Athletic Association remains stable. The MHSAA last updated its numbers in July 2011 and noted that the participation numbers broke the 300,000 mark for the seventh straight year. In all, 301,921 athletes competed in the 28 tournament sports offered by the MHSAA over the year, and saw a slight uptick from the 2009-2010 school year that saw 301,833 competing. The mark is the sixth highest in the Association’s history.

Student enrollment at MHSAA-member schools were down by 0.7 percent during the 2010-11 campaigns. Girls’ participation was up 0.3 percent from the previous year with 126,287, and the boys’ total of 175,634 was down 0.2 percent. The MHSAA noted that since 2006-07, the student population at its member schools was down from 531,903 to 510,225– a 4.1 percent drop. Participation in that time span also dropped from 313,093, a decrease of 3.8 percent. As far as the numbers, the totals count students once for each sport in which he or she participates, meaning students who are multiple-sport athletes are counted more than once. While multi-sport athletes have to declare a primary

sport in most school districts, the Association feels it is important to count them more than once for each sport they participate in. A record for participation was also set again in seven sports—four for boys and three for girls. Bowling and lacrosse set new marks for boys and girls, boys’ and girls’ cross country figures were at an all-time high, and boys’ swimming and diving set a new record. Some drop off in participation was found in several sports with boys’ tennis continuing a downward slide, with the 2010-11 participation of 7,091 the lowest since 1994-95. That drop in participation since 2006SEE SPORTS, PAGE 2B

Falcons’ track teams on the road again BY DAN NILSEN 810-452-2655 • dnilsen@mihomepaper.com

OTISVILLE — LakeVille’s track teams will spend their seventh consecutive season on the road, and likely more to come, after the latest bond proposal to repair the school’s track was defeated Feb. 29. The Falcons can still practice on the track, and started doing so last Monday, the first day of official practice allowed by the Michigan High School Athletic Association. But the facility has not been fit for competition since the spring of 2005, the last year the Falcons had a home meet. The track is cracked in many places and pitted in others. Some cracks run the width of the six-lane track, with grass growing through some of them. Other areas of the track are buckling up, apparently caused by water seeping underneath it. “I think part of it is, there’s a drainage problem,

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Broken up in some places and cracked in others, the LakeVille track has not been used for a meet since 2005.

so water gets underneath the asphalt and it gets buckled,� said LakeVille coach Mike Brouillet. “When it rains, you can step on parts of the track and see the bubbles come up. The whole thing needs to be redone, right down to the base.� Brouillet estimated the necessary refurbishing would cost between $300,000 and $350,000. A bond proposal last May was rejected by voters, 1,111-

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Dean Somers (right) wrestles in the state championship match March 3. BY BRANDON POPE 810-452-2651 • bpope@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER — It takes quality coaching and dedicated athletes to compete at a state-caliber level when it comes to high school wrestling in Michigan. Experience doesn’t hurt either, and Lapeer West’s Dean Somers has been grappling for the past 11 years. Somers is a junior on the Panthers’ wrestling squad, led by coach Matt Nowak. “Dean is a very dedicated wrestler who has worked very hard to get to this point,� said Nowak. “He is a great leader by example, and has a winning attitude.� Wrestling at 112 pounds, Somers’ success at West has caught the eye of many opposing high school programs throughout the state, as his numbers are quite eye-popping. As a freshman, Somers compiled a record of 50-4 and finished the season in fifth place in the state. He then followed up with a 55-6 year as a sophomore, and stood in fourth place after it was all said and done. Somers continued to inch closer to his goal of a state championship in his junior year. He sliced through the regular season at 50-4, and in his third appearance at the state tournament, fought his way to the finals, finishing in second place. “I expected to be in the top two in the state, if not win,� said Somers. “I tried, but that’s how it goes. When I wrestled youth, it wasn’t as competitive as high school. Getting second in the state was the highlight of my career.� That, however, may change, as Somers still has one season left at West, and is once again expected to be one of the top wrestlers in the state. “I want to have one state championship under my belt before I go to college,� continued Somers. “I want to win it next year. It will be my last year.� Somers will likely have a nice selection of college offers, but at the moment, he’s focused on the task at hand. Hard work and dedication, mixed with talent and confidence are what drives Somers. “I’m expecting to win it,� added Somers. “That’s how I need to keep my mindset, and I’m going to.� Believing in himself and staying focused is what Somers’ coach sees in him everyday. “I think that Dean has an inner drive that separates him from others in the state,� commented Nowak. “He is also a great student; all A’s. I can’t wait for next year. I think Dean has a great shot at winning a state title.� Somers’ future is definitely bright, and with a three-year record of 155-14, the rest of the state better be on its toes next winter.

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West grad looks to finish Mott career with national title He has won three national titles, 2003, 2007 and 2008, and has finished runner-up three times, 2001, 2004 and 2011. FLINT — Anthony Sisson, 2010 “Coach Schmidt taught me what Lapeer West graduate, it takes to win,” said enters the final stretch Sisson. “The work of his career as a Mott after practice, the Bear basketball player. extra work during Sisson played sparpractice. He teaches ingly last year as a us to work harder freshman for the than our opponent. Bears, who finished as He also teaches discinational runners-up pline and makes sure with a 33-3 record. He we do well in classes. will look to cap his That wasn’t a probsophomore campaign lem for me since I got for the Bears with a a scholarship after national championship my first semester for the top ranked with a 4.0.” Bears, 31-1 overall. Sisson plans on “Last year it was continuing his basketAnthony Sisson tough for me to crack ball career after Mott, the rotation because but has nothing lined we had such good guards,” said up as of now. He plans on working Sisson. “My playing time is better hard over the summer and knows this year, but we have seven or Schmidt will help him land an eight guards this year out of 13 opportunity at a bigger school. guys. It’s better competition for me “I feel I can keep up at the and my teammates. Divsion II level and I can beat a D2 “My role hasn’t changed much kids,” Sisson said. “Right now, D3 or from last year. Coach (Steve NAIA (National Association of Schmidt) has more confidence in Intercollegiate Athletics) may be a me this year and knows I can shoot. better option for me, but coach My job is to come in and maintain. I really helps out putting people on can shoot and score and I need to teams. My goal, of course, would be just maintain on defense. We like to to go D 1 or 2.” keep guys fresh since we run a fullSisson did not know what to court press.” expect of his team this year and neiSchmidt is a legend in the junior ther did his coach. “It was shaky at and community college basketball first,” said Sisson. “We went to a world and is loved in the Flint area. JUCO tournament in Indiana over BY ERIK HOHENTHANER 810-452-2641 • ehohenthaner@mihomepaper.com

the summer and we really didn’t know what we had. After we were undefeated through our first 13 games we knew we had something special. Coach didn’t even know what to expect and now we have put together the best record in Mott history entering the playoffs. “He is very confident in our guard play because we have such quick guards. We really like to play our press and just keep going for the whole game. You can really wear down other teams that way.” The Mott Community College basketball team opens the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) tournament on March 20 at 8:30 p.m. against Danville College in Danville, Ill. The Bears are the top ranked team in the field of 16. Grand Rapids Community College is the other Michigan squad in the field. The Bears were District 9 and Region 12B champions this season, as well as Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) champion. The former Panther would love nothing more than to win a national title and move on to another program. “I need to be smart about my future,” Sisson said. “I need to look at reality.” Sisson has switched his major to general studies at Mott because he could not take any of the core classes he needed, but he plans on majoring in architectural engineering at his next school.

Area softball players fuel Macomb Community College BY MICHAEL SELECKY 810-452-2632 • mselecky@mihomepaper.com

WARREN — After starting the 2012 regular season on March 4 with a sevenday, 15-game road trip to Clermont, Florida, the Macomb Community College women’s softball team is basking in the glow of its local connection. That’s because the Lady Monarchs and coach Joe Cavataio have established a pipeline with the North Branch varsity softball team that has been paying annual dividends for several years now and currently claims three former Lady Broncos among their ranks. With Macomb going 8-7 to begin the year, including victories of 9-1 and 9-2 on March 6 over Hibbing Community College after beating the Michigan State University club team, 13-3, a day earlier, one of the keys to this equation was 2010 North Branch grad Victoria Billig. Currently, the 5-foot-9 freshman is playing first base for Macomb. “She’s a hitter. Victoria has a lot of power, excellent technique and her fundamentals are very strong. She is a very dedicated softball player, too,” said Cavataio. “Defensively, her mobility may not be where it needs to be, although she runs a lot better than people think when they first see her. I think her lateral movement is a big thing and fielding her position a little bit better is kind of what we’ve been working on with her this past winter.” Despite the fact neither the National Junior College Athletic Association or Michigan Community

Track from page 1B sional wrestling show in February 2011 at the gym. A Run Through the Woods is scheduled next month on the cross country trail behind the high school. Brouillet also tried to take advantage of a Nike program a few years ago that targeted broken-down tracks all over the country. “They were doing a matching grant,” he said.

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College Athletic Association websites have any statistics listed for this season, former Lady Bronco Shanel Johnstone has not only been a key ingredient in the Lady Monarchs’ recipe for success, but the 2010 North Branch product has done so well for herself that next year the 5-foot-10 sophomore third baseman will continue competing in the sport she loves at a four-year college. “Shanel plays the game very, very well. She can pretty much do it all. She’s a very intelligent softball player who’s been doing it a long time,” Cavataio said. “We’re really proud of Shanel because she’s going to move on to play for the University of MichiganDearborn, so we’re really pleased that we get to move one of our players on to the next level. Shanel is just a solid player. She’s our number-four hitter, so she provides a lot of pop. She also had a lot of runs batted in and was one of the leaders in our league last year. With Shanel, it’s just the details of the game. She strikes out a lot, and I think that’s pitch selection, but she’s coming along both academically and athletically. “It’s just one of those things where you see an

athlete going in the right direction and if she keeps going in that direction, she’s going to be fine. We’re looking for her continuous improvement in athletics and academics.” The final piece of this puzzle for Macomb is former North Branch standout Tiffany McMullin, a 5foot-3 freshman outfielder whose status with the team may have been in question at one time, but now grows stronger by the day. “We didn’t put Tiffany on the roster at first, but now she’s officially made the team. She’s been kind of a defensive replacement for us. That’s where we see her right now and that’s why she was a bit of a late addition. It developed through injuries that she was needed defensively. That was the big thing for us,” said Cavataio. “The nice thing about all the North Branch girls is their dedication. They’re always there and ready to go to work and Tiffany is that way, so she fits in very nicely. She’s a real team player and the kids really like her, so it was a real popular choice when I told her she made the team. Her teammates really liked that and thought that was a good thing. We feel Tiffany is very athletic and

when we put her in the outfield she did very well.” Unfortunately for McMullin, who graduated from North Branch in 2011, just as she was starting to get some serious playing time during Macomb’s trip to Florida, she took a pitch off of her foot and broke a toe and will be out until that injury properly heals. “We experimented a little bit with (Tiffany) at second base and she was out of her comfort zone, but when you put her where she feels comfortable you can see how relaxed she is,” Cavataio said. “We’re working pretty hard on (Tiffany’s) offense because if she can hit she can make our lineup, and when you have the kind of glove and the kind of range she does, we’re working really hard on getting her hitting down. She’s starting to get some hits and figure it out.” Having lost to South Florida Community College, 4-2, on March 10 in their last time on the diamond after downing Pasco-Hernando Community College, 7-5, several hours earlier, the Lady Monarchs take the field for doubleheaders on Friday at Owens Community College and on Saturday at Lakeland Community College.

“They would put up $50,000 and the school would put up $50,000. What they were doing was using up the rubber from their shoe factories and putting them in tracks. I wrote a grant to Nike, but our superintendent at the time said he wasn’t interested.” LakeVille’s track dates back to the 1970s, Brouillet estimates, but it was refurbished in the early 1990s, he said. The facility used to host league meets and even regionals, and the 1991 LakeVille girls’ team won

the Class B state championship under coach Darrel Morton. Now, it’s not safe for even a dual meet. “It won’t be long before it’s at the point where we won’t be able to practice here,” said co-coach Brian Fritz. “The kids are disappointed they can’t run in front of their peers, especially these kids that have gone all four years and never had an opportunity to run a home meet.” “It’s starting to affect our numbers,” Brouillet

said. “They’re down a little bit this year. We’ve got about 23 boys, which is okay, but only 15 girls. Last year we had about 60 kids out here.” As a consolation, the Falcons will receive new uniforms this year. “The kids are great,” said Brouillet. “We’re kind of like the Road Warriors. We told them, ‘Hey, we’re going to get you new uniforms, because at least we can look good when we go on the road.’”

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Lapeer West student Ryan Running helps lead the Farmington Fire to a state hockey title earlier this month from his position in net.

Local goalie helps lead team to championship BY MICHAEL SELECKY 810-452-2632 • mselecky@mihomepaper.com

SAINT CLAIR SHORES — On March 4, the Farmington Fire beat the Flint Phantoms, 4-3, at Civic Arena to take the Midget A state hockey title, a feat that came in no small part thanks to the contributions of goaltender and current 16-year old Lapeer West student Ryan Running. Having also won the District 4 championship on Feb. 28 by outscoring the opposition, 45-6, over the course of its first four playoff games, Running and the Fire actually fell behind, 3-0, in the opening period of the title game, before Joey Ogden helped lead a comeback effort that he later capped off by scoring the game-winning goal at 10:43 of the third. Opening the offense for Flint at 8:50 of the initial session after working his way down the left wing and cutting to center ice, before blasting high was Connor Pollard, setting the scene for Phantoms team captain JJ Lewis to slap in a wrist shot at 7:30. Jacob Lainesse then made it a three-goal game for Flint at the 6:19 mark by working his way through Farmington’s defense and into the slot. What that brought about was a timeout for Running and the Fire that paid almost immediate dividends when Ogden refused to relent on a puck in the crease and instead connected for his first score of the night at 5:22 to pull Farmington within two at 3-1. In the second period, the Fire was able to keep the momentum rolling in their direction when Cole Hohmann used a power-play opportunity to feed the puck through all kinds of action in front of the net and make it a one-goal game. That allowed Cam Dyde’s deflection of a teammate’s shot at 5:41 to tie the game at 3-3 for Farmington. Ogden then sped his way along the right side of the ice for the Fire at 10:43 of the third and managed to slip past the defense to knock home the differencemaker. As a member of the Farmington Hills Hockey Association, which currently claims nine other travel teams, 15 house teams and one junior varsity squad, the Fire have a roster consisting of players born in 1995 and 1996. Next up for Running and Farmington is the national tournament in Green Bay, Wisc. Tryouts for next season’s Midget A 95/96 Fire will take place on March 22 from 8-9:30 p.m. Details: 96fire@earthlink.net.

Sports from page 1B 07 is the highest in terms of percentage of any sport at 16.7 percent and 1,426 participants. In comparison, girls’ tennis participation saw an increase of 2.1 percent in the same time frame. Girls cross country set another record at 8,114, and participation in the sport was up 14.7 percent since 2006-07, while boys’ cross country participation was up 5.9 percent. After three straight years of losses, girls’ volleyball participation saw an increase of 70 in 201011, but was down 5.9 percent in the past four years. The sports had 1,285 players, a drop the MHSAA noted was nearly 50 percent faster than the decline in student enrollments. Basketball figures dropped 0.8 percent for boys and 1.2 percent for girls in 2010-11, and also continued a decline faster than the drop in student enrollments, which has participation in both sports at their lowest points since the Association began tracking the numbers in 1991-92. That’s something that has seen the dropping of some freshmen and JV teams across our coverage areas because of lack of numbers. And, since the 200607 survey, girls’ participation is down 9.3 percent and the boys’ down 6.7 percent. That’s the highest drops in raw numbers of all sports with girls down 1,772 participants, and

boys 1,615. Another figure that stood out was that a total of 10 sports have participation dropping at a faster rate since 2006-07 than enrollment numbers would suggest, specifically in boys’ tennis, girls’ swimming and diving, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ skiing, girls’ gymnastics, softball, and girls’ track and field. Seven sports also showed significant increases in participation since 2006-07, with boys’ and girls’ cross country, boys and girls bowling, boys swimming & diving, and boys and girls lacrosse. One sport that continues to see marked increases In percentages is boys’ lacrosse, which was up 29.6 percent with just more than 1,000 participants and girls’ lacrosse was up 38.9 percent with just slightly more than 900 participants. Across the board, 15 sports had increases in participation in 2010-11— nine in girls’ sports and six in boys’, while 13 sports had drops—five in girls’ and eight in boys’. Participation figures are gathered annually from MHSAA member schools to submit to the National Federation of State High School Associations for compiling its national participation survey. Results of the Michigan survey from the 2000-01 school year to present can be viewed at mhsaa.com and clicking on Schools, Administrators, Sports Participation. — Lisa Paine


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CASH FOR JUNK CARS, we pay the most, Call Russ at 810-423-6191 NEW STORE OPENING - We Need Vendors. The Peddlers Place, Downtown Lapeer. Antiques, Collectibles, Woodworking, Crafts, Primitives, Soy Candles. Space is Limited, Contact Us Today!! 810-288-5273 TENT RENTAL 2 tents, 20X20, $75/ each. We set-up & takedown. Boy Scout Troop 214 of Deerfield Twp. Call Ron @ 248-7569816

Second Annual Dryden Community Garage Sale, April 26th -28th, Applications Available In the Village Office. $5.00 Fee to be included in the advertising and on the map. Sponsored by the Dryden DDA.

21st Annual Spring Spectacular

100 Wheels & Machines WANTED Old Motorcycles, Mini Bikes, ATV’s, Mopeds, Running Or Not! 810-338-6440

110 Classic/ Sports Cars

Rare 3 Window Back Glass,1957 Buick, 2 Door Sedan Specia. 364 V-8 With Dnya Over 100 Booths • Admission $2 For vendor/crafter space Flow Transmission, call: 810-658-0440 or Engine and smetankacraftshows.com Transmission Work Don’t forget…Visit The Farmers Fine. Very Solid, Daughter in Downtown Davison Some Restoration Started, Many 15 Estate Sale Work Extra Parts and New. 13077 Washburn $6,000. OBO. 989Rd., Otter Lake, 751-2901 March 15th-18th, 85p. Something for 120 Autos Everyone! Everything 2002 Ford Mustang Must Go! GT Convertible V8, Online Estate 4.6 Liter - 5 speed Auctiongo to 128,000 miles - Dk w w w . g a l l e r y u - Blue $7,200 call niqueauction.com. 810-577-4504 Auction starts to end, Cash For Cars! March 20th 6pm Running or Not, With Without Title, MAKE YOUR wallet or Same Day Free Pick happy shopping the Up. 810-656-3506 classifieds. They CASH FOR JUNK offer a variety of very CARS AND TRUCKS! affordable goods BEST PRICES PAID! and services. Check Free Towing. 810656-2993 the classifieds.

CRAFT SHOW Davison High School April 14 & 15 10-4pm

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AUCTION

SATURDAY MARCH 24, 2012 AT 10:00 A.M.

Saturday, March 24 - 10 AM Tom Ryan Distributing,4130 Market Place, Flint DIRECTIONS: From I-69 & Bristol Rd. (Exit # 131), head East on W. Bristol Rd, to Market Place, turn left and head North on Market. On west side of road, between I-69 and Bishop Airport off Bristol Rd. Rowley’s Auction Service has been commissioned to auction items from Tom Ryan Distributing and the Estate of Mr. Ryan. AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Large indoor auction! 2 auction rings. Featured Items: 2008 Sundowner Signature Series gooseneck trailer - 49 ft., 2 slide outs, 4 horse stalls w/ gear storage, Elect. over hydraulic landing gear, Onan 4000 generator, Custom throughout - must see! 1969 Honda 50 scooter/motorcycle, Vapba jet boat 4 cyl motor w/ trailer & headers Tools/Auto Parts: 600# capacity electric man lift on hard rubber, Chevy 350 motor V-8, Chevy Big Block V-8 Built, Ingersoll Rand type 30 air compressor w/ Westinghouse electric motor Model H7TD, Orbit floor model drill press 16sp industrial Mod. OR 1758F, Millermatic 200 wire welder 40/20amp 230/60V, 8000# 2” hydraulic press + 2-15/16” 10,000#, Caterpillar Mod. EC15K Electric Hi-lo on hard rubber, 20 ft. ext ladder type 1A industrial, Curtis key machine w/ blanks, Hein-Werner transmission jack, Wheel Horse tractor Kohler engine w/ Western salter, 26gal 5hp Campbell Hausfeld air compressor, CAT 3100 fuel system & valve set, Diagnostic Monitor 4000 Enhanced OTC, Hydro-Chem systems power washer, 55 gal diesel engine oil tank w/ Graco fireball pump, Hood to El Camino, Hardtop to Mercedes car, Rims - Mercedes & Corvette (chrome) , AC Delco Mod 1990220 starter, 8ft steel work bench w/vise, Jari Monarch sickle bar mower, Portable Collo crimp w/ accessories, Safety-Kleen parts washer Furniture/Antique Furniture: Oval dining room table - detailed carving, Kitchen table & 5 chairs, Love seat - Harden, 4 pc white wicker furniture, Antique chairs, Antique 3 drawer dresser, Green & black marble top server w/ beveled mirror, Green hutch/china cabinet Office Fixtures & Supplies: Copy machine MITA DC-3060, Canon copy machine NP6035, Fellows shredder, Printers, Scanners, & Fax Machines, Office Desks, Office Cubicles, 5 drawer steel horizontal filers, Conference table w/ 10 chairs, Glass top office desk and credenza Beer/Advertising Items/Collectibles: Hot air balloon basket & balloon by Aerostar & Michelob Balloon Team trailer, Porcelain Pegasus sign T-59, 4 ft round double-sided Sinclair Gasoline H-C porcelain sign, Red Crown Gasoline porcelain sign, Gottlieb’s Royal Flush pinball game, Michelob & Michelob Light mechanical hanging lights, Bud Light wood coolers, True keg cooler, Old Flint memorabilia - framed, Wagon wheels, Antique wash tub Appliances/Misc: Sony 42” flat screen TV 2009 model, Samsung flat screen TV, Refrigerator/Freezer, 5ft carved wood statue of bugler, Kenmore stackable washer/dryer, Lead glass lamp, Several signed & framed prints, pictures, & artwork. See website for 100+ photos

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Auction located at the St. Clair County Park, Goodells, MI: From Detroit take I-94 East to Pt. Huron then 1-69 West 12 miles to Exit 189 Wales Center Rd go North to Lapeer Rd (M-21) and then East 1-1/4 miles to New Park entrance at 8245 Lapeer Rd, Goodells, MI 48027

Estate of Delorice Martenson: 3 Pc. Sheraton mahogany veneered bedroom mahogany Duncan Phyfe drop leaf table w/5 harp back chairs 2 pc. Hepplewhite mahogany side board and china cabinet, misc clear glassware bowls, water pitcher, glasses, black walnut tea cart, sewing stand, pr. of mahogany end tables w/drawers, Zenith console TV, 2) wall plaques night time prayers, Duncan Phyfe 3 leg telephone stand, Thomas mantel clock, lg. wicker chair, Amyutzler 65 painting, pine dresser w/mirror, maple 4pc bedroom set, flower figurines, knick knacks, spice containers, wicker picnic & storage baskets, avocado green kitchen table and chairs, Ironrite 95 room fan & window fan, svg for 6 silverware, old ornate round wall mirror, 6 pcs of Moshers jewelers silver 3pcs. pink depression glass, pcs. of stemware, set of 4 baby silver spoons, qty of old hardback books, dictionary’s, ornate corner table, old View Master, Atlas binoculars, decorations, everyday dishes, pots, pans, silverware, strawberry cookie jar, 3) boxes canning jars, cast iron frying pans, porcelain canning pot & roaster. Living Estate of Elizabeth Roberts: walnut wall mt. pendulum clock, ornate parlor chair, wide arm oak, old dolls, high chair, marble top 3 level drawer wash cabinet, wall mirror, painted round cradle table, old wicker baby carriage, sm. wash stand, royal ironstone Johnson Bros. Lg. pitcher & bowl set, old fold open baby crib, clown cookie jar, old tin cookie cutters, set 1918 children’s hour stories book, cookbooks, old Singer sewing machine w/wood case, Singer Featherweight model 221. Estate of Charlotte Muncey: Riverside Bayish couch, mirrored mahogany corner shelf, 2) cane back chairs, 2) Sauder TV stands, round 3 leg lamp stand, round 3 level marble stand, sq. marble top stand, slide top coffee table, little boy & girl lamps, ceramic knick knack figurines, sm. pine table w/4 chairs, 3 drawer phone stand, 4 drawer dresser, microwave stand, ultra porcelain dishes serving for four, stemware, blue pattern Corelle srvg for 4. VEHICLES SELL AT 1 PM St. Clair Co. Sheriff & DTF (2) 2008 – 129,095 miles, 120,069 miles, (2) 2006 – 176,225 miles, 170,751 miles, 2003 – 156,328 miles White Ford Crown Vic’s, ’04 Chevy Impala, maroon 106,000 mi. (bad head gasket), ’95 Cadillac Concours 4 dr. hunter green 131,000 mi., ’96 Chevy Cavalier 4 dr. black, ’96 Dodge Hi-top Conv. Van green/silver B2500 76,891 mi., ’97 Chev. Monte Carlo, 2 dr., white 151,000 mi., ’04 Ford Taurus – gray, 4 dr., ’99 Chevy Astro Van – Silver, AWD ’99 Chevy Tahoe – Blue, 4 dr., 4wd, 243,785 mi., ’98 Dodge Intrepid- Red, 4 dr., ’98 Dodge Caravan – Green, ’95 Buick Park Ave – Blue, 4 dr., ’95 Lincoln Town Car, 4 dr. Hunter Green, 2004 Ford F150 ext cab pickup XLT white 2 wd, 4 more vehicles added City of Royal Oak ’05 Chevy 4x4 Tahoe, 4 dr., tilt, cruise, air black w/gray int. 95,000 miles, ’04 Ford Crown Victoria, black w/push bumper 74,132 miles (bad trans.), ’00 Chevy Lumina maroon gray interior, 4 dr., cruise, tilt, air 62,186 mi., ’04 Ford Crown Victoria, black 88,666 mi., ’98 Ford Crown Vic, Blue 50,005 actual miles Onan Commercial Mobile Gas powered CMM Generator 5500 Model City of Berkley HOBART 400 amp. Portable welder Chrysler Industrial 32 gas engine on cart. MAULDIN 34” Asphalt roller – Kohler 14 hp gas engine w/transport hitch and wheels, Boss Bullet air compressor on skids has 25 hp kohler gas engine 70 CFM-100 psi pump w/467 hrs, JD 6500 watt generator, Berkley Police – 40+/- Bicycles HUFFY, MONGOOSE, SCHWINN, HONDA, BMX, men’s boy’s girl’s and ladies bikes TERMS OF SALE: are CASH DAY OF SALE. Cashier’s Or Traveler's Checks, Bank Money Order, Michigan Personal Or Company Checks ONLY WITH Bank Letter Of Authorization. Payment Is Required In Full On Day Of Sale. Nothing Is To Be Removed Until Settled For - All Sales Are Subject To 6% Mi Sales Tax and 5% Buyers Premium VIEW COMPLETE LIST AT AUCTION ZIP.COM

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TERMS: Cash, personal check, Visa/MC, 8% buyer's fee with a 3% immediate discount(on the buyer's fee) if paying by cash or check. 6% Michigan Sales Tax.

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145 Motorcycles 194 Snowmobile

Cash for Junk Cars! We Pick Up 7 Days a Wk.,$100 to $500. 810-208-5563 or 248-346-0772 Turn Your Unwanted or Junk Vehicles into Cash, Paying Up to 2001 Utlra Classic, $800. Free Pick Up. 41k, Lowered 2” Call 810-247-7082. Front/Back, Corbin Seat W/Adjustable 130 Sport Utility Vehicle Back, Samson Turn Down Mufflers, Many 2002 Grandma’s Extras 810-793-1729 Jeep Liberty LTD, 62,000 Miles, 6.7 160 LTR, Good Rubber, Campers/RVs Gently Used. Looks, 2011 27ft Slingshot Works Great. Travel Trailer $7,950.00. 810“Crossroads”, W/ 664-4202 Slideout, Sleeps 6, EVERYDAY is bright Comes W/Equalized and sunny with a classified ad that Trailer Hitch & Other Asking makes you money. Items, Place yur classified $17,000 Call 810today and keep the 664-2877 sun shining.

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ONLINE ONLY AUCTION Bidding is open from Sat., March 24 @ 9am thru Tues. April 3 @ 6:30 PM Preview/Inspection Days: Tues. March 27 from 10- 4, Wed. March 28 from 10-4, & Mon. April 2 from 10-4 Auction items are located at: Rowley's Auction Office 124 S. Lake Pleasant Rd., Attica Rowley’s Auction Service has been commissioned by the estate of Harvey & Joanne King from Rochester to liquidate all their lifelong accumulations at public online auction to the highest bidder.

Partial Listing: Antique & Primitive Furniture, Longaberger Baskets, Steiff Bears, Porcelain Half Dolls, Toys, Trains, Primitives, Prints & Pictures, Lanterns, Pottery, Antique Glassware, Vintage Hats, Antique Readers & Books, Oil Lamps,Lamps, China, Plus Lots More…Over 1100 Lots!

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Two Ski-Doo Snowmobiles, 1993 Safari Deluxe, Electric Start, Good Condition,Very Fast. $600. Each. 810614-8236

230 Farm Produce Shelled Corn 50 lbs. $7.00 Bright Wheat Straw $2/bale, Wood $40 a Cord, Imlay City area. 810-4171620 or 810-5311090

215 Livestock

235 Pets

Burro, 6mo. old, female. Also Angus Bulls, yearlings, growthy. Good conformation from registered stock but not registered. 810-7934545 or 810-6144728

Bunnies For Sale! Variety of Colors, $5.00 Each. 810240-3834 FIA Theater Films The first person to bring this ad to The County Press, 1521 Imlay City Rd, Lapeer on Monday, March 19, 2012 after 8:30am will win 2 tickets to the FIA Theater. No phone calls please. **You must be willing to have your picture taken for the paper**** Hope to see you soon! PUPPY OWNERS! Obedience/Behavior training - Pet Supplies Lapeer. Not your typical obedience class this is a “How to live with & raise your family dog Program”. 8 weeks old & up socialization, 7 commands, manners, leadership skills & behavior help. 810728-0904 www.familydogmanners.com

220 Horses George Kish Horse Shoeing, trim & corrective work. Reasonably priced. Kish Fencing, 3 Board Oak horse fencing, Cyclone fencing, High Tensile Wire fencing. 248-4256976

230 Farm Produce 100 LB. Corn $14.00, 100 LB. Cracked Corn $15.00. Ear Corn $3.00, Sunflower 50 LB. $25.00. Hay 1st $3.00. Straw $2.50. 810-688-8813 First Cut Hay $3.50/Bale, Straw $2.00/Bale, 810724-8978 First Cutting 4x5 Bales, $30. Second Cutting 4x5 $40. Call 810-688-3175 Straw for sale, $1 per bale, Hadley Township. 810-7974557

240 Firewood All seasoned hard wood $55 a face cord delivered 810724-1282 Seasoned, Mixed Hardwood. $45/ face cord, 810-7248978

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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SOLD------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------99 BUICK CENTURY CUSTOM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,500 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SOLD------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------09 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT MOON LEATHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,983 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SOLD------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------09 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT LEATHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,983 08 CHEVROLET MALIBU LTZ MOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,983 10 CHRYSLER SEBRING LIMITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,983 11 FORD FIESTA SES 4DR MOON LEATHER GREEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,983 11 FORD FIESTA SES 4DR BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,498 11 FORD FIESTA SES 4DR BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,983 11 FORD FIESTA SE 5DR RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,498 06 FORD FIVE HUNDRED SEL 4DR GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,995 11 FORD FLEX SEL AWD 4DR BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26,983 11 FORD FLEX SEL AWD 4DR LEATHER RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26,983 09 FORD FLEX LTD AWD 4DR LEATHER WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,983 09 FORD FLEX SE FWD 4DR BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,983 11 FORD FOCUS SES BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,983 11 FORD FOCUS SE 4DR RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,483 11 FORD FOCUS SE 4DR BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,983 11 FORD FOCUS SE 4DR RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,983 11 FORD FOCUS SES 4DR LEATHER SLIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,498 11 FORD FOCUS SES 4DR MOON LEATHER BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,750 11 FORD FOCUS SEL 4DR MOON LEATHER BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,995 10 FORD FOCUS SE 4DR BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,983 10 FORD FOCUS SEL 4DR MOON LEATHER WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,983 12 FORD FUSION SE FWD MOON BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,983 11 FORD FUSION SE 4CYL DK RED/MAROON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,483 11 FORD FUSION SE 4CYL BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,995 11 FORD FUSION SEL V6 GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,995 10 FORD FUSION SEL LEATHER SLIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,995 10 FORD FUSION SE GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,250 10 FORD FUSION SE V6 SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,983 09 FORD FUSION SEL MOON BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$11,983 11 FORD MUSTANG GT AUTO BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,983 11 FORD MUSTANG GT NAV BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36,983 10 FORD MUSTANG LEATHER WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,983 10 FORD MUSTANG GT BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$29,983 08 FORD MUSTANG GT PREMIUM 5 SPEED RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,995 07 FORD MUSTANG V6 AUTO BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,983 10 FORD TAURUS LEATHER SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,983 04 FORD TAURUS SES BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,983 09 LINCOLN MKS BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,983 09 LINCOLN MKS AWD MOON NAV. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26,983 11 LINCOLN MKZ BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27,983 10 LINCOLN MKZ AWD MOON WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27,483 11 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,983 09 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,983 10 MERCURY MILAN 4CYL WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,983 10 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER LEATHER MOON SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,983 09 MERCURY MILAN 4CYL WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,483 08 MERCURY MILAN 4CYL SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$9,983 06 MERCURY MILAN PREMIER MOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,493 06 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX WHTIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,983

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06 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER AWD MOON NAV. WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$14,983 05 MERCURY MONTEREY LEATHER WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,995 11 MERCURY MARINER 4X4 MOON BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,483 10 LINCOLN MKX BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24,983 10 LINCOLN MKX GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26,983 08 LINCOLN MKX FWD SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,983 09 HUMMER H3 MOON RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,983 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SOLD------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------00 JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT 4WD 4DR SPORT BROWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3,983 08 JEEP COMMANDER 4X4 4DR BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,983 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SOLD------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------07 JEEP COMMANDER 4X4 4DR MOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,483 08 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4WD 4DR BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,700 04 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4WD 4DR BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,983 06 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT 4WD 4DR BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,983 06 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT 4WD 4DR TAN/BEIGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,483 11 JEEP WRANGLER 4X4 3DR BOTH TOPS ORANGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,983 09 JEEP WRANGLER 4WD SHARA 4DR BOTH TOPS DK RED/MAROON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,450 02 CHEVROLET A AVALANCHE CREW CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,983 11 CHEVROLET SILVERADO LT CREW CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36,995 06 CHEVROLET SILVERADO XCAB LEATHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,493 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SOLD------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------04 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,995 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SOLD------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------02 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER 4WD 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6,983 08 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING 4DR LEATHER DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,995 06 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,983 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SOLD------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------00 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,983 09 DODGE JOURNEY FWD SXT 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,783 08 DODGE NITRO SXT 4X4 4DR MOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$16,983 05 DODGE RAM 1500 4WD QUAD CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8,998 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SOLD------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------08 DODGE RAM 1500 4WD QUAD CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$20,495 10 FORD EDGE SE 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,983 10 FORD EDGE SEL AWD 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,983 09 FORD EDGE SEL AWD 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,983 09 FORD EDGE LTD AWD 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$22,983 12 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED 4WD 4DR MOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,983 12 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED 4WD 4DR V6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$23,983 12 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4WD 4DR V6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,483 12 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED 4WD 4DR V6 MOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,983 11 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4WD 4DR 4CYL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,483 11 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED 4WD 4DR MOON V6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,983 10 FORD ESCAPE LIMITED 4WD 45DR V6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,995 09 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4WD 4DR V6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,483 09 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4WD 4DR V6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,983 05 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4WD 4DR V6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,983 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SOLD------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------04 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4WD 4DR MOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7,583 05 FORD EXCURSION LIMITED 4WD 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,983 11 FORD EXPEDITION XLT 4WD 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $29,983 08 FORD EXPEDITION 4WD 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,983 03 FORD EXPEDITION XLT 4WD 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,983 11 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED 4WD 4DR MOON 3RD ROW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$36,495 11 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED 4WD 4DR MOON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$33,983 10 EXPLORER EDDIE BAURER 4WD 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25,750 04 FORD EXPLORER XLT 4WD 4DR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,498 11 FORD F-150 4WD XCAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$26,983 11 FORD F-150 4WD CREW CAB MOON NAV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$37,483 11 FORD F-150 4WD CREW CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$28,483 11 FORD F-150 4WD CREW CAB MOON NAV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35,318 11 FORD F-150 4WD XCAB BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $26,983 10 FORD F-150 STYLESIDE CREW CAB FX4 GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$33,995 10 FORD F-150 4WD XCAB GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,983 10 FORD F-150 4WD XCAB RAPTOR BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$39,983 09 FORD F-150 XLT 4WD XCAB 5.4 DK RED/MAROON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$24,483 08 FORD F-150 4WD CREW CAB FX4 5.4L RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,983 08 FORD F-150 4WD XCAB STX BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,483 05 FORD F-150 2WD RCAB BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,983 02 FORD F-150 4WD XCAB MOON LEATHER BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$10,983 02 FORD F-150 4WD XCAB GRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,983 10 FORD F-250 SD 4WD SRW XCAB SILVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$35,983 09 FORD F-250 SD 4WD CREW CAB LARIET MOON WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$40,983 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SOLD------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------09 FORD F-250 SD 4WD CREW CAB BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$40,983 08 FORD F-250 SD 4WD CREW CAB MOON BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$37,983 04 FORD F-250 SD 4WD CREW CAB BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$17,983 06 FORD F-350 SD 4WD SRW CREW CAB MOON WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$21,983 06 FORD F-350 SD 4WD SRW CREW CAB MOON BLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$27,983 04 FORD F-350 SD 4WD CREW CAB 5.4 WHITE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,983 07 FORD FREESTYLE SEL 4DR GREEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$7,483 10 FORD RANGER 4WD 4DR XCAB RED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,983 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SOLD------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------01 FORD RANGER 2WD XCAB BLACK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,500

2010-11 Focus Stk # P8179

9 to Choose From Starting at $

11,483

Fiesta Stk # P8209

5 to Choose From Starting at $

14,995

2011-12 Escape Stk # P8228

8 to Choose From Starting at $

19,995

Only 12 rom Miles F r Lapee

*Pictures may not represent actual vehicle, must qualify for actual A-Plan, must qualify for all rebates used. Sale ends 10-31-11. Subject to change without notice.


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THUMB AREA CONSIGNMENT FARM MACHINERY AUCTION SALE! Saturday, March 24th, 2012 • 10:00 A.M. Osentoski Auction Service to sell at public auction the following personal property at the place located from Cass City, MI 4 East to Vandyke, 2 miles south to corner of Pringle Rd & Vandyke. TRACTOR JD 8640 Tractor, 4WD, cab, 50 series engine, 3pt. PTO, triple outlets, 30.5x32 tires, JD 4030 D Tractor, 16.9x30 tires, dual outlets, JD 4010 D Tractor, 18.4x34 tires, single outlets, Ford TM New Holland 125 FWA, deluxe cab, super steer, power shift, quad outlets, both PTO’s 4200 hours, SHARP, Quickie 75 Loader w/ material bucket Like New, IHC 1066 D Tractor dual PTO, IHC 1086D Tractor, cab, for parts, Category 2 quick hitch, IHC 344L Industrial w/ Loader, Cub Cadet 22HP 50 zero turn lawn mower, only 80 hrs. Ford 2120 4WD Utility tractor, w/ Loader, John Deere 500 A D backhoe GRAIN BINS 2- GSI 20,000 bushel bins, center or front unload ,electric spinners, aerated floors, cross auger- To Be Moved, call Marty if interested in seeing them, 989-550-3400 HARVESTOR JD 6950 D chopper 4 WD, cab,2987 hrs,1300 cutter hours, Idass 12 Universal hay pick up SEMI TRACTOR & TRAILERS 1979 Fruehauf 28 tri axle semi trailer, Fruehauf 20 tri axle pup 1986 Freightliner semi tractor, 400 13 sp Cam Cummings, wet kit FARM MACHINERY NH 570 Baler w/72 Hyd. thrower, elect. controls, JD 7000 12Row Plate less Planter, liquid fertilizer, monitor & transport, JD 1800 24Hole Grain drill w/ grass seeder, White 12 Row 3pt, Cultivator, hyd fold, JD Land leveler 12, JD 960 36 Field cultivator, Unverferth 36 rolling harrow, IHC 700 8-16 on land plow, Glenco 9 shank chisel plow, Westfield 32 auger, 50 3Pt X fold Spray booms, Henikey 379 feed mixer w/ scales, 2- Steel 20 Snack racks, Kewanee 40 PTO elevator 10,000 Gal tri axle semi manure tanker w/ Pendleton hitch, Houle 7300 Gal tri axle manure tanker, Hyd. hose manure traveler, approx. 2500 of hose, Hydro traveler, Gooseneck 16 tri axle trailer, 4 dove tail, w/ ramps, Rhino 9’ 3 pt Blade, 3 cylinders, 3 way JD 10 ft mt push blade, 2 Large gravity boxes on gears, Box scraper 3 pt, Land leveler 3pt, Like New 3pt 3 bottom plow VEHICLES 1999 Chevy S-10 ext cab pick up, 2002 Dodge Durango THEODORE JAKUBIK ESTATE Kubota L3000DT 4x4 Utility Tractor, Used ONLY 25 Hours, LB 400 Loader Ford Ferguson 35 Tractor, 35 HP, 2483 Hours, Ford Ferguson 9N Tractor, JD flat rack wagon on JD running gear, 2004 Chevy Colorado only 26,000 miles, 1984 Chevy S10 only 88,000 miles, 3 point V-plows, 2- 2 Bottom 3 pt plows, Bean picker, Log Splitter w/ gas engine, Buzz saw, 3 Pt bag cart, Grinders, Vice, Air Compressor, Other misc. tools RICHARD SHAW- 989-872-2959 JD 3010 gas Tractor, WF, single outlet, 13.38 rear tires & duals, JD 148 Loader/ manure fork, hay spear, JD 2840 D Tractor, 16.9x38 tires, dual outlets, Tire chains for JD tractor, JD 10 Transport disc, 10 Field cultivator, Spike drags, 12 Field cultipacker, NH 488 9’ Haybine, IHC 3650 Round Baler, NH reel rake, NI flail manure spreader, Trailer type sprayer, newer pump, MF 3pt post hole digger w/ 3 different size augers, MF 3.16 mounted plow, Hay wagon 16’ Wood, XT brush hog 66, 3Pt quick hitch, Brush hog 76” 3 way 3 pt blade, LIKE NEW Western 15” saddle • Jewelry wagon with farm related items • Items always housed, in excellent shape TRAVEL TRAILER 2007 Jayco Jay Feather 26 with slide, travel trailer, Kubota B7510 60 belly mower, bucket, rear rototiller rear blade, NEW PJ 20 10,000 lb tandem axle tilt bed trailer, NEW LHG 72” 3pt Finishing mower, 3Pt post pole digger, Drudge bucket for overhead crane, Several sections of scafling w/ wheels, JD cylinder TOOLS- LAWN & GARDEN Craftsman 10” radial arm saw, Craftsman 7” radial arm miter saw, Powermatic scroll saw, Center 12sp floor drill press, Heavy duty arbor press 10Ton, Motor service manuals, Snap On top box top & bottom, Ban saw for steel, Coleman camp stove, 15 Gal gas tank w/ electric gas gauge, 32 Storm door, 245/ 75-16 used tires, 2 wheel barrels, Lawn Roller, 8HP Chipper shreader, MISC hand tools, Step ladder, Sickle mower, 2 Ton floor jack, Jack stands, Electric handsaw & sanders, Chain fall, Barn pulleys, Logging chains, 3 Hand saws, Air compressor, Shovel, rake pitch fork heads, Garden cultivator, Reel mower (Boulevard), Gravely self propelled cultivator for parts or restore HOUSEHOLD Hoosier cabinet, Secretary desk, Sharp 32 flat screen TV, Antiques, Brass washtub, 2 Milk cans, Canvas mailbag, 4- Oil & gas cans, Hay Trolley, Grain scale, Hand crank knife sharpener, Cast iron hand pump, Corn sheller, Corn sickle, Grimm reaper tool, 2-Sprint cell phone, Quantity of GUNS, Ruger 22 Cal semi auto New England 12 ga single shot Pardner, ARMI Jager 22 Cal rifle, Glenfield rifle, Ruger 22 Cal rifle, BPI 50 Cal muzzleloader, 2-Mossberg 12 ga shotguns, Accelerator muzzleloader, Mossberg 20 ga shotgun, Khan 20 ga shotgun, Winchester 30/30 rifle w/ scope, Winchester mod 1874 rifle, Remington 308 rifle, TC 50 cal muzzleloader, Remington 870 12 ga shotgun, Savage 30-06 rifle w/ scope, CVA 50 cal muzzleloader w/ scope, New Haven 22 cal rifle w/ scope, New England 20 ga shotgun, Winchester Lone Star Commemorative model 94, 30-30 lever action rifle, Savage mod 24 over and under 20 ga /22, Mossberg 835 3, 12ga Camo turkey gun, Reflex Excursion compound bow 3% buyers Premium will be added to the purchase price of the item FOR A COMPLETE LIST CHECK OUT OUR WEB PAGE AT:

www.osentoskiauction.com e-mail: osentoskirealtyco@frontier.com cash or checks with proper ID. Cass City (989) 872-4377 TERMS: Nothing removed from the premises until settled for US Funds! Caro (989) 673-7777 CLERK: Osentoski Auction Service Not responsible for accidents at sale or items. All goods sold with no Marty Cell (989) 550-3400 stolenguarantees or warranties

ALL SALES FINAL Announcements made at all take precedence over printed matter herein Out of State Buyers and Out of Country Buyers: Must bring cash or certified check. If using personal check, you must have letter of bankcredit or equipment will not be released until checks are cleared.

Your auctioneers and bid spoilers: Martin, David, Ken, Tavis, Blair and Rory Ira Osentoski. Auctioneers and clerks acting as sales agents only and assume no guarantees or liabilities.

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Rent PHARMACY TECHNI- WANTED! Used Rent CIAN TRAINING in as Aluminum Boat 14- 2/BDR 1&21/Bath Davison, little as 9 months. 18ft, 810-614-5027 Ranch Duplex Bedroom Apartments, ROSS MEDICAL EDUApartment, M-24/ Near I-69/x-way, $439 CATION 815 S. 600 Real Estate Burnside, Lrg/Living & Up* 0-Deposit/0STATE STREET, DAVIRoom & Kitchen Fees, Pet Friendly, PUBLISHER NOTICE SON 877-883-8935 or Couple 810-653-5640 All real estate advertised in Mature 405 Antiques RossEducation.edu this newspaper is subject to Preferred, Pet Friendly, 810-653-0970. info: the Federal Fair Housing Act Hook-Up For Washer/ Davison Rd. near Elm NEED MONEY? Consumer RossEducation.edu/ of 1968 which makes it illegal Dryer, Water/ Sewer Grove, 1 Bedroom We pay cash for to advertise “any preference, Included $615/ Mo, consumer-info w/fireplace, 10 woodantiques, fishing limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, Plus Utilities/ Deposit, ed acres, no pets, tackle, toys, electric 526 Wanted $425/mo. 810-287sex or national origin, or an 248-765-5250. trains, railroad items, to make any such 2 Bedroom 8786 old advertising, All Autos Wanted, intention preference, limitation, or BDRM apt., clocks/pocket watch- Running or Not, will discrimination.” This newspaper Apartments. Located 2 es, pottery, glass, pay up to $500. Free will not knowingly accept any at Maple Grove Columbiaville, all util. pick up . 810-610Apartments, Lapeer. incl., $550/mo + advertising for real estate china, doilies/quilts, which is in violation of the law. $565/Mo. Call 810- dep., no pets, 810costume jewelry, fur- 2876 Our readers are informed that 338-2781 793-4808. niture, post cards, & Looking to Buy 10 + all dwellings advertised in this collections of any- Acre Farm, Have newspaper are available on Land equal opportunity bases. thing, 1-piece or Horses, Terms, whole estates, Contract Down Frank’s Antiques, $10,000. Around 603 Rent to Lapeer, 1-810-667- Payment. 1676 or 1-800-942- $100,000, 810-397- Own 8178 3770. Dryden, $725/mo. 410 Furniture 600 Real Estate 1400 SF, 3 bedroom, • #1 Rated Customer Service 2 bath, natural gas • Short Term Lease Options 2 Overstuffed heat, fireplace. 810• Furnished Housing Available Loveseats, 2 match614-2974 ing chairs, Never • FREE Heat & Water • Pet Friendly OPPORTUNITIES Used, MUST SEE! beige/mauve/blue/c found in classifieds. 1884 Raleigh Ave., Apt. 18 • Lapeer ream/green floral turrillestates@mrdapartments.com print $800.00 OBO 605 Apt. for Professionally managed by MRD 810-667-1896 Rent www.mrdapartments.com Small Entertainment Center 30”Hx30”W Remodeled Homes Oak, $75, Enclosed Corner Cherry & Handyman Special Entertainment Center 71”H Holds 32” Flat Fantastic Savings on 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Screen $900 Retails For $2395. Call 810*1 Bedroom Starting At $550!* 660-7032. *2 Bedroom Starting At $600!* Sears Craftsman 12 Inch Wood Lathe, 15 1/2 Inch Drill Press & 10 Inch Table Saw, $325. 810-6679406

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500 Miscellaneous Beautiful Prom Dress, Could be used for any Formal Occasion, Never Used, Size 9-12. 810-660-7136 For Sale: Stained Glass Tools, Supplies, Patterns $350. Chair Canning Tools, Supplies, Books. $150. 810338-2744

501 Cleaning Services HOUSE CLEANING! 10 yrs. Experience, References, Call for an Estimate. Reasonable Rates. 989-660-9318

505 General Wanted! Mature Individual to Run Errands for Semi Handicapped Person. In Almont, Please Call Michael, 810798-8548

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Croswell Commercial Property For Sale By Owner Located in the downtown area of Croswell, at 14 Wells Street. Appx. 875 sq. ft. finished office space, plus an additional 600 sq. ft. dry, usable basement. City water, sewer & electric.Interior layout lends itself well to office space or retail.

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Nice 1 Bedroom Apartment $445/ mo.; Imlay City; First Month Free w/Good Credit 810-441-2644 or 810-441-0396. 2 Bedroom, 1000 SF, washer/dryer, stove/refrigerator, all utilities included. Attica. $750/mo, $750/deposit, no dogs, 810-724-8027 2 Bedroom Country Apartment In Imlay City, heat & water included, $600/Mo. Call Kim: 810-656-7568 Attractive & Sunny 1 Bedroom Apt. In Convenient & Desirable Location on Pine Street, 2 1/2 Blocks from Downtown Lapeer. Large Backyard. Kitchen Equipped with Stove & Refrigerator, $450/ Mo. Includes Gas, Heat, Water and Garbage Collection. Tenant Pays Electric. No Pets. Must Have Good Credit. Call 810-245-1785.

Cambridge Court I and Cambridge Court II Apartments 622-624 Cambridge Court in Imlay City is updating the waiting list for one and two bedroom units. Persons must be 62 years of age or older, or disabled of any age. Rent is based on income with limited rent subsidy. Barrier Free units in building. Applications on site or call Beverly a 1-800225-7982. Managed by Straford Group Ltd. 442 W. Baldwin, Alpena, Mi. 497707. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY- HEARING TDD 1-800-8551155 FIRST MONTH FREE! 1 Bedroom apartment, Fostoria, near park. $400/mo + Security., Appliances included. 810-441-6002. Lapeer, 1 Bedroom, Fresh Decor, Laundry Facility, Excellent Location $ 450. 248628-5805 or 810441-5160

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Lapeer - Industrial Property For Sale By Owner

588 McCormick Drive in Lapeer 32,375 sq. ft. includes approximately 10,000 sq. ft. finished office space. Great building for manufacturing or distribution.

Sandusky - Vacant Land For Sale By Owner Located at 428-432 S. Sandusky Road and 23 Jean St., Sandusky. Premium frontage on S. Sandusky (M-19) just south of the downtown area. Property also has frontage on adjacent lot at Jean Street. Zoned commercial use, in Watertown Township.

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810-664-7071 www.mi-apartments.com Lapeer, 2 Bedroom, $750/mo & Efficiency Apartment $350/mo. no pets, non smoking, credit check. 810-334-1543 Metamora Village Townhouse 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, all appliances, A/C, discount to Seniors/one person, no dogs, $725 plus low security. 810-614-1214 North Branch 1-bedroom apartment. $375/mo. water/ sewer/garbage included. No smoking/pets. 1-year lease. 810-2457198. NOW LEASING 1 Bedroom $475, 2 Bedroom $575. Security deposit same as rent. Pines of Lapeer Apartment. 930 Village West Drive. 810-664-5555 One Bedroom, Colonial HIlls Apartments, Imlay City, $445/mo. plus security, appliances included, 810-4346220 Studio apartment available for rent, city of Lapeer. Call Mike after 5 p.m. 810-6645786

607 Homes for Rent 2/BDR 1/Bath 1200 SQ. Ft Lake House On Merrit Lake, Metamora, 2.5 Acres $1,100/Mo, Call 248-770-0139 3-Bedroom, 1-Bath, Duplex, Close To I69, Washer/ Dryer, 2 Car Garage, Nat/gas /A/C, $825/mo. +Deposit, 810-7937732 or 810-8691864 For Appt. & Application. 3/Bedroom Home In Otter Lake, Fenced Yard W/Pole Barn, $750/Mo $750/ Security, Plus Utilities 810-614-7465. 4 Bedroom Farmhouse, Imlay City Schools, 2330 Bowman Rd., Can Be Seen After March 21st. 810-798-3293 4 Bedroom, 2 bath, basement, water-softener, 2 acres, 2 miles west of Lapeer, $1100/mo., 810664-1900 4 Bedroom, remodeled farm home, w/pole barn, 5 acres, Imlay City. $1000/ mo. 810-625-7990 (work cell)

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607 Homes for Rent Lapeer 3 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Condo, Kitchen Appliances & Basement. 248647-3873 Nice 2 bedroom, 1 bath, Lum, Cental Air, Natural gas, stove/ refrigerator, $750/ mo., no pets. 810614-8033

615 Land for Sale Beautiful Wooded 4.77 acres located N.W. of Lapeer in Oregon Twp, McDowell/Gray Rd, perked, utilities, paved road, Excellent Land Contract Terms. Great Site for a raised ranch with walk-out, well wooded and Quite $28,500 Call for info 248-891-7571 For Sale By Owner, RV Lot #170, Prime RV or Park Model Lot in Beautiful Lexington RV Resort, Close to Pool & Clubhouse. Lexington Mi. Asking $16,500. For More Info. Call 810-6884141.

640 Business for Sale Established Hair Salon, Almont, Salon equipment/products, in present location since 1997, owner to retire, $6500. 248672-4464 or 810790-1952 Golf Course, St. Clair Co. 9 Holes, Kitchen, Liquor License, $285K OBO. Terms Available. 810-2457010

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Seeking individuals for manufacturing and light assembly work. 1400 SF Office Job Summary: Able to Space w/kitchen, follow Standardized downtown Lapeer. Work Procedures, $900/mo.; 800SF Operate equipment available for $700/ associated with operamo. 20 car parking tions, responsible for lot. Mr. Haddad 820part Quality, Perform 664-7400 any other duties 700 assigned by superviEmployment sor. Essential Functions: DRIVERS: Home While performing the Daily/Every Other. duties of the job the CDL-A, 1 yr OTR. employee is regularly Must be able to go to required to stand; Canada. NEW Signwalk; bend, twist, on Bonus = $1000! stoop, reach and lift MTS: 800-748-0192 overhead, and perx208/x214 form repetitive tasks. 710 General Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds, stand A p a r t m e n t in one area for up to Manager/Part-Time 10 hours. flexible hours for Requirements: Must community in Brown be able to work overCity. Seeking a selftime and weekends, starting, dynamic must be flexible in and personable manwork schedule which ager with great peocan change daily, ple skills, good must be reliable and phone skills, excelhave a good work lent character and ethic, have a good appreciation for attendance record, detailed paperwork. must be dependable FAX resume with letand have reliable ters of reference to transportation. Ability 616-696-8501 or to work any shift, mail to Human mandatory overtime Resources, PO Box for up to 12 hours is a 799, Cedar Springs, possibility. High MI 49319. EEO School diploma or Auto-Boat TrimmerGED equivalent, ability Convertable Top to pass reading and Installer, Experience writing test, must a MUST, Full-Time, pass drug screen, Busy All Year, Must physical, and backBe Reliable, Call For ground check. Appointment 248Apply in Person at 334-9936. Grupo Antolin 6300 CDL drivers (class B) Euclid Marlette, MI and portable toilet 48453 every day from delivery driver want1:00pm to 3:00pm ed, must have medM.K.Chambers ical card, apply at Company, now Jay’s Septic Tank accepting applicaService, 2787 tions for experienced Greenwood Rd. CNC lathe operators, Lapeer, 810-664YOU GET QUICK apply within: 6595 8080 action at low cost Bernie Kohler Dr., STAY HOME and out of traffic by shopping Branch. when you advertise North the classifieds each Monday-Thursday 8ain the classifieds. week. 4p. Limit S&A Solutions Inc. No Construction Hiring IMMEDIATELY Full-Time Workers HIRING With All Aspects of 50 production workers Construction. Willing NEW PRODUCTION LINES To Train Hard Working • Production • Assembly Individuals, DrugRequirements: Free, Must Have Own • Valid Driver's License Vehicle, Benefits • Pass Hair Sample Drug Screen Available Call For (6-9 months) More Info 810-356• Pass Felony Background Check 2129 Ask For • Standing 8-10hrs a day Yolonda. • High School Diploma/GED

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

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CNC Setup and program technician, minimum 5 yrs. experience. Apply within, M.K. Chambers Company, 6595 Bernie Kohler Drive, North Branch. Come work with us! We are located in Lapeer. We are seeking individuals that work well with others, work independently and have no problem assisting male mentally challenged individuals with basic skills. We are now taking applications for 2nd/3rd shifts, part-time positions only. If interested please contact William in the a.m. 810-245-6037. Experienced Drywall hangers & finishers needed. Must have at least 3 years experience, own transportation and be very reliable. 810-6145859 Hairdresser/NailTechs Needed At Hair Etc. Salon, Lapeer. Call For Confidential Appt. Cathy 810-7308157 Help Wanted: Truck Drivers; CDL Class A, must be 21 years old. We will help train. Must be able to read map & know N,S,E,W. Apply in person at Huggett Sod Farm Inc., 4114 Marlette Road, Marlette. Tues-Thurs, 9am-3pm. NO PHONE CALLS. Help Wanted: Side jobs, all phase of construction, need truck and tools. 810664-4973.

Positions start at $8-$8.50/hr located in the Marlette, Sandusky and Lapeer areas. 586-838-5397

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710 General Shelter Attendant: Part-time, Duties include answering the crisis line, managing shelter activities and services to survivors of domestic and sexual assault. Hours vary between nights and weekends. Salary: $7.75/ HR. Please send resume to: LACADA @ P.O. Box 356, Lapeer, MI 48446 or fax to (810)667-4743 Lapeer Community Schools is accepting applications for bus driver position vacancies with pay ranging from $9.68 per hour to $14.09 per hour. No experience necessary; all training will be provided. Candidates must have a high school diploma or e q u i v a l e n t . Applications are accepted on-line at www.lapeerschools.org under Employment and Application Process. If help is needed with the online application process, please call 810-667-2433 or go to the Lapeer Community Schools Bus Garage at 862 Calhoun Street, Lapeer.

730 Professional

730 Professional

SUPPORTS COORDINATOR/CASE MANAGER One full time position available with an excellent fringe benefits package. Provides supports coordination/case management services, to adults who are severely and persistently mentally ill, which include assessment, personcentered planning, care coordination, discharge and after care planning, and a variety of other psychosocial services. Position requires travel (agency vehicles available) and minimal after hours on-call availability. Licensed Master’s Social Worker (LMSW or LLMSW) preferred; consideration will also be given to Licensed Bachelor’s Social Worker (LBSW or LLBSW) candidates. Two years experience working with chronically mentally ill adults is desirable. Send resume and letter of application to: Human Resources h Systems, 323 N. State St., Caro, MI Supervisor, Tuscolaa Behaviorall Health 48723; www.tbhsonline.com. EOE

730 Professional

730 Professional

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN THE BEST? If you are highly motivated, not afraid to work hard, and want to make a lot of money NOW is a perfect time to join Coldwell Banker Professionals. We are growing dramatically and the market is dramatically better. Bottom line is our sales associates are flat out more successful and we are NOW accepting applications for new or experienced agents! If this sounds like something you are interested in contact Chris Hendrix Today at 810-6648524 (Chris.Hendrix@ColdwellBanker.com) to schedule a personal interview. Coldwell Banker Professionals has 3 conveniently located offices in Macomb, Genesee & Lapeer counties, with more than 65 sales associates, an REO & Relocation department and a training program that will prepare you to meet all of your personal goals.

720 Health Care Group Home Supervisor Needed. Offering competitive salary with benefits. Applicant must provide proof of current, complete MORC training, valid drivers license and prior Group Home Management experience. Qualified candidates should fax resume to 248-9690391. Home Care Agency Seeking Per Diam Rn’s for Wound Care, Medication Set Ups, IV Disconnect, Blood Draws and Ect. In The Flint, Lapeer & Surrounding Areas. Interested applicants may apply by faxing resume to 810-9537103, Mailing / Visiting, 8308 Office Park Dr. Suite 4, Grand Blanc, 48439. Or online at: CompassionateCaremi .com

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720 Health Care

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Direct Care PartTime 32HR/WK Open In Oxford. Great Starting Pay. Call Christy 248-6283442. Lapeer County Medical Care Facility (Suncrest) has a Part time 2nd shift RN position available. To join our team of great care givers, you will need a current RN license and have at least 1 year of long term care experience. We offer a very competitive wage and benefit package (including shift differential). To arrange an interview, or ask further questions, please call Monica Newberry, RN; Inservice Director 810-664-8571 ext 165.

S e e k i n g Environmental Health Director to plan, implement, supervise and evaluate environmental health department programs in Lapeer County. Bachelor’s degree in environmental health or related field required. Five years experience as a sanitarian required; two years in supervision preferred. Possession of current registration as a sanitarian in the State of Michigan required. Apply at: Lapeer County Health Department, 1800 Imlay City Road, Lapeer, MI 48446. Attn: Stephanie Simmons 810-6670391X7 by Friday, March 23, 2012. 5:00pm. EOE

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750 Business Opportunities Liquor License for sale, class C/SDM, good anywhere in Lapeer County. Call Tony 810-667-0102 or 810-834-9332

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Metamora Township Regular Township Board Meeting March 12, 2012 Synopsis The regular meeting of the Metamora Township Board was held on March 12, 2012 at the Metamora Township Hall, 730 W. Dryden Rd. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. with all board members present. Board action taken: 1) Approve agenda as presented. 2) Approve consent agenda with as presented 3) Approve five Fire employees to attend Spring Fire School 4) Approve Truman Jones and Brandon Stone to attend EMT School. 5) Approve three Fire employees to attend EMS Expo. 6) Approve Fire Dept. 2012-2013 Fiscal Year Budget. 7) Approve Police Dept. 2012-2013 Fiscal year budget. 8) Approve Township 2012-2013 Fiscal Year Budget. 9) Approve Twp. Building Dept. 20122013 Fiscal Year Budget. 10) Approve Supervisors Salary Resolution. 11) Approve Clerk Salary Resolution. 12) Approve Treasurers Salary Resolution. 13) Approve Trustees Salary Resolution. 14) Approve proposed 2012-2013 Truth and Taxation Millage Rates. 15) Approve 20122013 General Appropriations Act. 16) Approve Treasurer to attend Treasurers Institute May 1-4, 2012. 17) Approve BJ Forrest Trucking to supply 10,000 tons of gravel to Twp. 18) Approve Road Maint. (thru Rd. Comm) for dust control for Twp. 19) Approve Jostock Trucking directly for single pass roadside mowing. 20) Approve Township Tall Grass Ordinance #47.0. 21) Adjourn meeting at 7:45 p.m. A copy of the full text of Metamora Township minutes is available at the Metamora Township Office during our regular business hours.

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE NOTICE DEFAULT having been made in the terms and conditions of a certain mortgage made by Adam M. Smelis and Kathleen M. Smelis, his wife, whose address is 490 Main Street, Imlay City, Michigan 48444, to CSB Bank, 206 N. Main Street, Capac, Michigan 48050, dated January 31, 2002, and recorded on February 21, 2002, in Liber 1485, Page 690, Lapeer County Records, on which there is claimed to be due at the date of this notice the sum of $95,968.25, plus interest, at a rate of 5.875% per annum, together with any additional sum or sums which may be paid by the undersigned as provided for in said mortgage, and no suit or proceedings at law or in equity having been instituted to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof. NOW, THEREFORE, 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 Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. local time, the undersigned will sell at public auction to the highest bidder, at the Courthouse in Lapeer County, Michigan, the premises described in said mortgage or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the amount due on said mortgage, including 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: Property situated in the City of Imlay City, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan: Part of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 17, Town 7 North, Range 12 East, described as: Commencing at the Northwest corner of Lot 3, Block 35, PALMER’S SECOND ADDITION TO THE VILLAGE OF IMLAY CITY; thence Northerly on the East line of Main Street, a distance of 60 feet; thence Easterly on a line parallel with the North line of said Lot 3, a distance of 150 feet; thence Southerly on a line parallel with the East line of Main Street to the North line of said Lot 3, a distance of 60 feet; thence Westerly along the North line of said Lot 3 to the place of beginning, a distance of 150 feet. Commonly known as: 490 Main Street, Imlay City, Michigan Tax Identification No.: 119-78-100-00000 The redemption period shall be six (6) months from the date of such sale unless the property is determined abandoned in accordance with 1948 CL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be thirty days from the date of such sale. If the property is sold at foreclosure sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, pursuant to 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: February 29, 2012 Mortgagee CSB Bank 206 N. Main Street Capac, MI 48014 Pamela S. Ritter (P47886) Attorney for Mortgagee CSB Bank Strobl & Sharp, P.C. 300 E. Long Lake Road, Suite 200 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 (248) 540-2300 (03-04)(0325) 19-1,21-1,23-1,25-1

MORTGAGE SALE AS A DEBT COLLECTOR, WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTIFY US AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. Default having been made in the terms and conditions of a certain mortgage made by Richard Harold Brim , unmarried, Mortgagors, to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Mortgagee, dated the 18th day of June, 2008 and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds, for The County of Lapeer and State of Michigan, on the 30th day of June, 2008 in Liber 2338 of Lapeer County Records, page 205, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due, at the date of this notice, the sum of One Hundred Three Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty One and 13/100 ($103,861.13), and no suit or proceeding at law or in equity having been instituted to recover the debt secured by said mortgage or any part thereof. Now, therefore, by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, and pursuant to statute of the State of Michigan in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that on the 11th day of April, 2012 at 9:30 o’clock AM Local Time, said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, at the Cty Complex Bldg. 225 Clay St., Lapeer Cty, MI (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, as aforesaid on said mortgage, with interest thereon at 6.125% per annum 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: All that certain piece or parcel of land, including any and all structures, and homes, manufactured or otherwise, located thereon, situated in the Township of Oregon, County of Lapeer , State of Michigan, and described as follows, to wit: Land in the Township of Oregon, Lapeer County, Michigan described as: Part of the East half of the Southeast quarter of Section 24, Town 8 North, Range 9 East, Oregon Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as: Commencing at the point where the East line of said Section 24 intersects the northerly line of the right of way of M.C.R.R., Thence North 1 degree 15 minutes West of the Section line 18.11 chains, thence South 88 degrees 45 minutes West parallel to the South line of said Section 21, 14.62 chains to the Northerly line of the right of way of the M.C.R.R.. thence South 40 degrees 30 minutes East along said right of way to place of beginning. And Starting at the Northeast corner of the following described premises: A piece of land on the East half of the Southeast Quarter Section 23, Town 8 North, Range 9 East, described as follows: Commencing at the point where the East line of said Section 24 intersects the Northerly line of the right of way M.C.R.R., thence North 1 degree 15’ West on Section line 18.11 chains, thence South 88 degrees 45’ West parallel to the South line of said section 24, 14.62 chains to the Northerly line of the right of way of the M.C.R.R., thence South 40 degrees 30’ East along said right of way the place of beginning, thence South 335 feet for the point of beginning, thence West 310 feet, thence South 200 feet, thence East 310 feet to the center of Millville Road, thence North 200 feet to the point of beginning, Oregon Township, Lapeer County, Michigan. 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 600.3241a, the property may be redeemed during 30 days immediately following the sale. Pursuant to MCLA 600.3278, the mortgagor(s) will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. Dated: 3/11/2012 JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Mortgagee FABRIZIO & BROOK, P.C. Attorney for JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association 888 W. Big Beaver, Suite 800 Troy, Ml 48084 248-362-2600 CHASE FNMA BRIM (03-11)(04-01) 21-1,23-1,25-1,27-1

MORTGAGE SALE IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN BANKRUPTCY OR HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY AS TO THIS OBLIGATION, THIS COMMUNICATION IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT IN VIOLATION OF THE AUTOMATIC STAY OR THE DISCHARGE INJUNCTION. IN SUCH CASE, PLEASE DISREGARD ANY PART OF THIS COMMUNICATION WHICH IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE FOREGOING. OTHERWISE, FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES US TO ADVISE YOU THAT COMMUNICATION FROM OUR OFFICE COULD BE INTERPRETED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND THAT ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. IF YOU ARE NOW ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR HAVE BEEN IN THE PRIOR NINE MONTHS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AS YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO THE BENEFITS OF THE SERVICEMEMBERS’ CIVIL RELIEF ACT. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Patrick Siwa and Diana Siwa, husband and wife, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and/or assigns, Mortgagee, dated October 25, 2004 and recorded January 11, 2005 in Liber 1998, Page 174, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by U.S Bank National Association, not in its individual capacity but solely as trustee for the holders of Maiden Lane Asset Backed Securities I Trust 2008-1 by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Two Hundred Forty-Two Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty-Five and 51/100 Dollars ($242,955.51) including interest at 9.8% 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 APRIL 4, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Deerfield, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Land in the City of North Branch, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as: Part of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 16, Town 9 North, Range 10 East, Township of Deerfield, Lapeer County, Michigan described as beginning at a point on the North-South 1/4 line that is South 0 degrees 53 minutes 30 seconds West 2256.61 feet from the North 1/4 corner of said Section 16, thence continuing South 0 degrees 53 minutes 30 seconds West 417.42 feet, thence along the East-West 14 line, North 89 degrees 31 minutes 31 seconds West 417.42 feet, thence North 0 degrees 53 minutes 30 seconds East 417.42 feet, thence South 89 degrees 31 minutes 31 seconds East 417.42 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 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 the property is sold at foreclosure sale, pursuant to 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 damage to the property during the redemption period. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: March 4, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 426.2517 (03-04)(03-25) 19-1,21-1,23-1,25-1

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 DONALD W. HAYES and LINDA HAYES AKA LINDA D. HAYES, HUSBAND AND WIFE, to CITIZENS FIRST SAVINGS BANK, Mortgagee, dated May 27, 1999, and recorded on June 10, 1999, in Liber 1192, on Page 0393, and assigned by said mortgagee to FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, as assigned, Lapeer County Records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of FortyFour Thousand Two Hundred Nineteen Dollars and Seventy Cents ($44,219.70), including interest at 5.125% 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 April 11, 2012 Said premises are located in Lapeer County, Michigan and are described as: LOTS 15 AND 16, TAYLOR’S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF LAPEER, BEING PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF SECTION 32, TOWN 8 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST, CITY OF LAPEER LAPEER COUNTY, MICHIGAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN L. 2 OF PLATS, PAGE 37, LAPEER COUNTY RECORDS. The redemption period shall be 12 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. If the above referenced property is sold at a foreclosure sale under Chapter 600 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, 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. FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Mortgagee/Assignee Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, MI 48335 CEN.000191 (03-11)(04-01) 21-1,23-1,25-1,27-1

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 GARY L. FREEL and LAURIE A. FREEL, HUSBAND AND WIFE, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), solely as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated August 5, 2003, and recorded on August 13, 2003, in Liber 1772, on Page 232, and assigned by said mortgagee to FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, as assigned, Lapeer County Records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Thirty Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty-Six Dollars and Thirty-Four Cents ($130,736.34), including interest at 2.875% 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 venue, Main entrance of the County Complex Building, 225 Clay Street, Lapeer County, Michigan at 09:30 AM o’clock, on April 18, 2012 Said premises are located in Lapeer County, Michigan and are described as: METCALF SUBDIVISION LOT 19, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN LIBER 2 OF PLATS, PAGE 12 OF 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. If the above referenced property is sold at a foreclosure sale under Chapter 600 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, 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. FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB Mor tgagee/Assignee Schneiderman & Sherman, P.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite 300 Farmington Hills, MI 48335 FSB.004450 (03-18)(04-08) 23-1,25-1,27-1,29-1

Dave Best, Supervisor Jennie Dagher, Clerk MORTGAGE SALE AS A DEBT COLLECTOR, WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTIFY US AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. Default having been made in the terms and conditions of a certain mortgage made by Jeffery S. Crump, Mortgagors, to Bank of America, N.A., 101 South Tyron Street, Charlotte, NC 28255, Mortgagee, dated the 23rd day of September, 2010 and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds, for The County of Lapeer and State of Michigan, on the 12th day of October, 2010 in Liber 2466 of Lapeer County Records, page 444, said Mortgage having been assigned to Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, 7105 Corporate Dr., Mail Stop PTX-C35, Plano, TX 75024 on which mortgage there is claimed to be due, at the date of this notice, the sum of One Hundred Seventy Three Thousand Seven Hundred Eight Dollars and 57/100 ($173,708.57), and no suit or proceeding at law or in equity having been instituted to recover the debt secured by said mortgage or any part thereof. Now, therefore, by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, and pursuant to statute of the State of Michigan in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that on the 18th day of April, 2012 at 9:30 o’clock AM Local Time, said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, at the Cty Complex Bldg. 225 Clay St., Lapeer Cty, MI (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, as aforesaid on said mortgage, with interest thereon at 5.750% per annum 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: All that certain piece or parcel of land, including any and all structures, and homes, manufactured or otherwise, located thereon, situated in the Township of Attica, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan, and described as follows, to wit: PARCEL C-2: Part of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 9, Town 7 North, Range 11 East, Attica Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as beginning at a point on the South line of Section 9, Town 7 North, Range 11 East, that is South 89 degrees 59 minutes 22 seconds East, 360.25 feet from the Southwest corner of said Section 9; thence North 01 degrees 30 minutes 14 seconds West, 577.43 feet; thence South 81 degrees 00 minutes 31 seconds East, 197.05 feet; thence South 01 degrees 30 minutes 14 seconds East, 546.66 feet to a point on the South line of said Section; thence along said Section line, North 89 degrees 59 Minutes 22 seconds West, 193.82 feet to the point of beginning. 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 600.3241a, the property may be redeemed during 30 days immediately following the sale. Pursuant to MCLA 600.3278, the mortgagor(s) will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. Dated: 3/18/2012 Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, 7105 Corporate Dr., Mail Stop PTX-C35, Plano, TX 75024 Mortgagee FABRIZIO & BROOK, P.C. Attorney for Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP, 7105 Corporate Dr., Mail Stop PTX-C35, Plano, TX 75024 888 W. Big Beaver, Suite 800 Troy, Ml 48084 248-362-2600 BOA FNMA Crump (03-18)(04-08) 23-1,25-1,27-1,29-1

MORTGAGE SALE GRAND & GRAND PLLC 31731 Northwestern Hwy, #115 Farmington Hills MI 48334 PURSUANT TO 15 USC ß1692 YOU ARE HEREBY INFORMED THAT THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND THAT ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Default has been made in the condition of a mortgage made by Jamie Froede, a single woman to MERS MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION INC., by a mortgage dated January 18, 2008 and recorded on February 5, 2008 in Liber 2310 on Page 641, Lapeer County Records Michigan and assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP by an assignment of mortgage dated July 20, 2011 recorded on July 28, 2011 in Liber 2511 Page 339 on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Seventeen Thousand Forty-Five and 17/100 Dollars ($117,045.17) 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, main entrance of the County Complex Bldg; 225 Clay St., Lapeer County, MI at 9:30 am on April 11, 2012. Said premises are situated in the Village of North Branch, County of Lapeer State of Michigan, and are described as: Commencing 61 rods 11 feet North and 185 feet East of West 1/4 post of Section 4, Town 9 North, Range 11 East, Village of North Branch, Lapeer County, Michigan; thence East 100 feet; thence North 120 feet; thence West 95 feet; thence Southerly to the Point of Beginning, except the following described parcel: Commencing 61 rods 11 feet North and 185 feet, North 89 degrees 59 minutes 10 seconds East from the West 1/4 post of Section 4, Town 9 North, Range 11 East, Village of North Branch, Lapeer County, Michigan; thence North 2 degrees 23 minutes 09 seconds East 120.11 feet; thence North 89 degrees 59 minutes 10 seconds East 1.2 feet; thence South 2 degrees 57 minutes 30 seconds West 120.16 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. Dated: March 5, 2012 Michael M. Grand, Esq. GRAND & GRAND PLLC 31731 Northwestern Hwy., #115 Farmington Hills, MI 48334 (248) 538-3737 75253 (03-11)(04-01) 21-1,23-1,25-1,27-1

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA) is requesting proposals for funding services in fiscal year 2013 for persons 60 years or older residing in Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee Counties. The services listed below will be funded contingent upon receipt of anticipated funding from the federal Older Americans Act and the state Older Michiganians Act. In order to be considered, there is a MANDATORY bidder's workshop at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 225 E. Fifth Street, Suite 200, Flint, MI 48503. Copies of the Request for Proposal and the Operational Guidelines and Standards will be available on the VAAA website: www.valleyaaa.org by 12 Noon, March 21, 2012. Absolutely no copies will be mailed. Reservations are required. For additional information or to register for the workshop, please call Norma Buzzard at (810) 2397671 or email buzzardn@valleyaaa.org. Seeking RFP's for the following services: • LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN Genesee, Lapeer and Shiawassee Counties. In order to be considered the agency MUST have been designated by the Office of Ser vices to the Aging (OSA) State Long Term Care Ombudsman's office.

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TALL GRASS ORDINANCE ORDINANCE NUMBER 47.0 ADOPTED: APRIL 17, 2012 An Ordinance to regulate the height of grass in the Township of Metamora. THE TOWNSHIP OF METAMORA, COUNTY OF LAPEER, MICHIGAN ORDAINS: SECTION 1. Purpose The Township hereby finds that tall grass can have blighting effect on the neighborhoods and can provide a refuge for vermin. The purpose of this ordinance is to secure the public health, safety and general welfare of the residents and property owners of Metamora Township by regulating the height grass is allowed to grow. SECTION 2. Definition Grass - any type of grass or weed, but not including small grain crops such as corn, oats or barley. Owner - any person holding an ownership interest in land in the Township of Metamora upon which there is a tall grass growing. For the purposes of this Ordinance, the name and address listed on the Township tax assessment roll shall indicate ownership interest in such land. Used for agriculture - the use of land for tilling of the soil, the raising of field or tree crops or animal husbandry, as a source of income. SECTION 3. Duty to Cut Grass (1) This ordinance applies to the following: a. Parcels used for residential, commercial, industrial or institutional purposes. b. Vacant parcels. (2) This ordinance does not apply to land used for agriculture or portions of lots used for flower gardens, shrubbery, vegetable gardens, naturally wooded areas, wetlands or meadows in areas designated for open space. (3) The owner of lots this ordinance applies to shall not allow the grass to grow over eight inches (8”) in height. SECTION 4. Enforcement (1) This ordinance shall be enforced by the Metamora Township Zoning and Planning Coordinator. (2) If it is determined that a lot is in violation of the ordinance, the Zoning and Planning Coordinator shall send notice of the violation to the property owner listed in the most recent Township Assessment Roll. The notice shall be sent by both first class and certified mail return receipt. The notice shall give the property owner fourteen (14) days from the date of the notice to cut the grass. (3) If the grass is not cut within fourteen (14) days the Zoning and Planning Coordinator shall have the authority to contract to have the lawn mowed by an authorized representative who are hereby empowered to enter upon any premise or land in Metamora Township for the purpose of mowing grass in violation of this ordinance. No person shall interfere with such person or persons while they are engaged in carrying out the provisions of this ordinance. (4) After having a lot mowed, the township shall then submit a bill to the property owner for the cost of the mowing plus an administrative fee established by the Township Board. If the property owner does not pay the bill within 30 days of the date of the invoice the cost of such payment shall be charged against the premises and it shall become a lien on the land or property assessed of the same character in effect as the lien created by general law for taxes, until paid. SECTION 5. Severability The several provisions of this ordinance are declared to be separate; in any Court shall hold that any section or provision hereof is invalid, such holding shall not affect or impair the validity of any other section or provision of this ordinance. SECTION 6. Effective Date This ordinance shall take effect thirty (30) days after its enactment. We, the undersigned, Supervisor and the Clerk of Township of Metamora, Lapeer County, Michigan, do hereby certify that his Ordinance was passed by the Metamora Township Board on the 12th day of March 2012, and was published in the County Press on the 18th day of March 2012. Dave Best , Supervisor Jennie Dagher, Clerk


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MORTGAGE SALE IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IN BANKRUPTCY OR HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY AS TO THIS OBLIGATION, THIS COMMUNICATION IS INTENDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT IN VIOLATION OF THE AUTOMATIC STAY OR THE DISCHARGE INJUNCTION. IN SUCH CASE, PLEASE DISREGARD ANY PART OF THIS COMMUNICATION WHICH IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE FOREGOING. OTHERWISE, FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES US TO ADVISE YOU THAT COMMUNICATION FROM OUR OFFICE COULD BE INTERPRETED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND THAT ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. IF YOU ARE NOW ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR HAVE BEEN IN THE PRIOR NINE MONTHS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AS YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO THE BENEFITS OF THE SERVICEMEMBERS’ CIVIL RELIEF ACT. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by John W. Malburg and Laura A. Malburg, husband and wife, to Citizens First Savings Bank, Mortgagee, dated March 23, 2002 and recorded April 9, 2002 in Liber 1505, Page 135, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Cenlar FSB by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred ThirtyFour Thousand Eight Hundred SixtyNine and 95/100 Dollars ($134,869.95) including interest at 3.125% 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 APRIL 4, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Almont, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Township of Almont. Part of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 17, Town 6 North, Range 12 East, described as: Beginning at a point on the East Section line that is South 00 degrees 11 minutes 15 seconds West 1060.98 feet from the Northeast corner of Section 17; thence continuing along said East section line South 00 degrees 11 minutes 15 seconds West 240.00 feet; thence South 88 degrees 50 minutes 21 seconds West 956.86 feet; thence North 00 degrees 22 minutes 55 seconds East 240.02 feet; thence North 88 degrees 50 minutes 21 seconds East 956.04 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 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 the property is sold at foreclosure sale, pursuant to 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 damage to the property during the redemption period. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: March 4, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 275.0342 (03-04)(03-25) 19-1,21-1,23-1,25-1

MORTGAGE SALE FORECLOSURE NOTICE RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, P.C. MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND 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. Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by JEREMIAH L JOHNSON, AN UNMARRIED MAN AND ANGELA C HENDERSON, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as a nominee for Countrywide Home Loans Inc., Mortgagee, dated May 7, 2004, and recorded on June 1, 2004, in Liber 1910, Page 752, Lapeer County Records, said mortgage was assigned to BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP by an Assignment of Mortgage dated January 09, 2012 and recorded January 17, 2012 in Liber 2538, Page 475, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Thousand Seven Hundred and 02/100 ($100,700.02) including interest at the rate of 6.62500% 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, at the place of holding the Circuit Court in said Lapeer County, where the premises to be sold or some part of them are situated, at 09:30 AM on March 28, 2012 Said premises are situated in the Township of North Branch, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Commencing at the South quarter corner of Section 11, Town 9, Range 11 East, Township of North Branch, Lapeer County, Michigan; thence South 89 degrees 37 minutes 14 seconds West 386.08 feet along the South Section line to the point of beginning; RUNNING thence North 00 degrees 24 minutes 31 seconds West 719.84 feet; thence South 67 degrees 44 minutes 50 seconds West 204.27 feet; thence South 00 degrees 27 minutes 15 seconds East 643.74 feet; thence North 89 degrees 37 minutes 14 seconds East 189.09 feet along the South Section line to the point of beginning Commonly known as: 5211 BURNSIDE If the property is eventually sold at foreclosure sale, the redemption period will be 6.00 months from the date of sale unless the property is abandoned or used for agricultural purposes. If the property is determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 and/or 600.3241a, the redemption period will be 30 days from the date of sale, or 15 days after statutory notice, whichever is later. If the property is presumed to be used for agricultural purposes prior to the date of the foreclosure sale pursuant to MCL 600.3240, the redemption period is 1 year. Pursuant to MCL 600.3278, if the property is sold at a foreclosure sale, the borrower(s) 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. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages are, if any, 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: February 26, 2012 Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, (248) 335-9200 Case No. 12MI00202-1 (02-26)(03-18)

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MORTGAGE SALE FORECLOSURE NOTICE RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, P.C. MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND 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. Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by Scott G. Sobek and Christi M. Sobek, husband and wife to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as a nominee for Quicken Loans Inc., Mortgagee, dated August 29, 2005, and recorded on September 9, 2005, in Liber 2087, Page 312, Lapeer County Records, said mortgage was assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the IndyMac INDX Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-AR27, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-AR27 under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated October 1, 2005 by an Assignment of Mortgage dated May 05, 2011 and recorded May 11, 2011 in Liber 2501, Page 19, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred TwentyFive Thousand Eight Hundred Ninety-Five and 39/100 ($125,895.39) including interest at the rate of 5.75000% 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, at the place of holding the Circuit Court in said Lapeer County, where the premises to be sold or some part of them are situated, at 09:30 AM on April 11, 2012 Said premises are situated in the Village of Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Commencing 226.50 feet South of the Southwest corner of Lot 4, Block 15, South 70.00 feet; thence East 420.00 feet; thence North 70.00 feet; thence West 420.00 feet to the beginning, being on Section 13, Town 6 North, Range 11 East, Village of Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan. Commonly known as: 4091 SOUTH MILL ROAD If the property is eventually sold at foreclosure sale, the redemption period will be 6.00 months from the date of sale unless the property is abandoned or used for agricultural purposes. If the property is determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 and/or 600.3241a, the redemption period will be 30 days from the date of sale, or 15 days after statutory notice, whichever is later. If the property is presumed to be used for agricultural purposes prior to the date of the foreclosure sale pursuant to MCL 600.3240, the redemption period is 1 year. Pursuant to MCL 600.3278, if the property is sold at a foreclosure sale, the borrower(s) 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. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages are, if any, 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: March 11, 2012 Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee of the IndyMac INDX Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-AR27, Mortgage PassThrough Certificates, Series 2005AR27 under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated October 1, 2005 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, (248) 335-9200 Case No. 11MI00853-4 (03-11)(04-01) MORTGAGE SALE FORECLOSURE NOTICE RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, P.C. MAY 21-1,23-1,25-1,27-1 BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND 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. Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by Israel Rodriguez and Luz M. Rodriguez, Husband and Wife to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as a nominee for Homecomings Financial Network, Inc. , Mortgagee, dated September 26, 2006, and recorded on September 28, 2006, in Liber 2203, Page 505, Lapeer County Records, said mortgage was assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2007-RFC1, Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates by an Assignment of Mortgage which has been submitted to the Lapeer County Register of Deeds, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Forty-One Thousand Four Hundred Twenty-Seven and 38/100 ($141,427.38) including interest at the rate of 9.25000% 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, at the place of holding the Circuit Court in said Lapeer County, where the premises to be sold or some part of them are situated, at 09:30 AM on April 11, 2012 Said premises are situated in the Township of Attica, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Part of the Northeast quarter of Section 36, T7N-R11E, Attica Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as beginning at a point on the East line of said Section 36 that is North 3 degrees 17 minutes 2 seconds West 797.00 feet from the East quarter corner of Section 36; thence continuing along said East section line, North 3 degrees 17 minutes 2 seconds West 240.03 feet; thence South 86 degrees 22 minutes 9 seconds West 370.39 feet; thence South 3 degrees 17 minutes 2 seconds East 75.77 feet; thence South 86 degrees 22 minutes 9 seconds West 124.19 feet; thence South 3 degrees 17 minutes 2 seconds East 162.64 feet; thence North 86 degrees 33 minutes 25 seconds East 494.57 feet to the point of beginning. Commonly known as: 2676 SOUTH SUMMERS If the property is eventually sold at foreclosure sale, the redemption period will be 6.00 months from the date of sale unless the property is abandoned or used for agricultural purposes. If the property is determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 and/or 600.3241a, the redemption period will be 30 days from the date of sale, or 15 days after statutory notice, whichever is later. If the property is presumed to be used for agricultural purposes prior to the date of the foreclosure sale pursuant to MCL 600.3240, the redemption period is 1 year. Pursuant to MCL 600.3278, if the property is sold at a foreclosure sale, the borrower(s) 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. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages are, if any, 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: March 11, 2012 Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2007-RFC1, Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, (248) 335-9200 Case No. 11MI03529-1 (03-11)(04-01) 21-1,23-1,25-1,27-1

MORTGAGE SALE FORECLOSURE NOTICE RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, P.C. MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND 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. Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by Patricia Fantozzi, An Unmarried Woman to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Lenders Direct Capital Corporation, Mortgagee, dated April 6, 2006, and recorded on April 17, 2006, in Liber 2156, Page 326, Lapeer County Records, said mortgage was assigned to HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for the registered holders of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006-HE3, Asset Backed PassThrough Certificates by an Assignment of Mortgage dated February 15, 2012 and recorded February 29, 2012 in Liber 2546, Page 184, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Twelve Thousand Three Hundred Fifty-Five and 11/100 ($112,355.11) including interest at the rate of 3.38000% 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, at the place of holding the Circuit Court in said Lapeer County, where the premises to be sold or some part of them are situated, at 09:30 AM on April 18, 2012 Said premises are situated in the Township of Deerfield, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 36, Rolling Meadows Subdivision, Part of the North half of Section 31, Town 9 North, Range 10 East, Dearfield Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Liber 7, Pages 4 and 5, Lapeer County Records. Commonly known as: 788 Cherry Hill Court If the property is eventually sold at foreclosure sale, the redemption period will be 6.00 months from the date of sale unless the property is abandoned or used for agricultural purposes. If the property is determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 and/or 600.3241a, the redemption period will be 30 days from the date of sale, or 15 days after statutory notice, whichever is later. If the property is presumed to be used for agricultural purposes prior to the date of the foreclosure sale pursuant to MCL 600.3240, the redemption period is 1 year. Pursuant to MCL 600.3278, if the property is sold at a foreclosure sale, the borrower(s) 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. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages are, if any, 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: March 18, 2012 Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for the registered holders of ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006HE3, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, 248-335-9200 Case No. 12OMI00237-1 (03-18)(04-08) 23-1,25-1,27-1,29-1

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MORTGAGE SALE FORECLOSURE NOTICE (ALL COUNTIES) AS A DEBT COLLECTOR, WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTIFY (248) 362-6100 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. Default having been made in the terms and conditions of a certain mortgage made by Dean H. Morell and Michelle Lynn Morell, husband and wife of Lapeer County, Michigan, Mortgagor to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for GMAC Mortgage Corporation its successors and assigns dated the 12th day of December, 2005, and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds, for the County of Lapeer and State of Michigan, on the 4th day of January, 2006, in Liber 2126, Page 734 of Lapeer Records, which said mortgage was assigned to GMAC Mortgage, LLC , thru mesne assignments, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due, at the date of this notice, for principal of $168,514.27 (one hundred sixty-eight thousand five hundred fourteen and 27/100) plus accrued interest at 6.50% (six point five zero) percent per annum. And no suit proceedings at law or in equity having been instituted to recover the debt secured by said mortgage or any part thereof. Now, therefore, by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, and pursuant to the statue of the State of Michigan in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that on, the 28th day of March, 2012, at 9:30:00 AM said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, main entrance of the County Complex Bldg, 225 Clay St, Lapeer County, MI, Lapeer County, Michigan, of the premises described in said mortgage. Which said premises are described as follows: All that certain piece or parcel of land situate in the Township of Lapeer, in the County of Lapeer and State of Michigan and described as follows to wit: Situated in the Township of Lapeer, County of Lapeer and State of Michigan: Lot 18, the Converse Subdivision, part of the Southwest quarter of Section 2, Town 7 North, Range 10 East, Lapeer Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Liber 6 of Plats, pages 9 and 10, Lapeer County Records. Commonly known as: 108 Converse Dr Tax Parcel No.: 012-220-018-00 The redemption period shall be six 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. Dated: February 26, 2012 By: Foreclosing Attorneys Attorney for Plaintiff Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A. 2155 Butterfield Drive Suite 200-S Troy, MI 48084 WWR# 10087651 (02-26)(03-18) 17-1,19-1,21-1,23-1

ADVERTISEMENT FOR: BITUMINOUS PAVING AND PAVEMENT MARKING IN LAPEER COUNTY, MICHIGAN BIDS DUE: 1:00PM, Tuesday April 3, 2012 The Lapeer County Road Commission will receive sealed bids for the following projects until 1:00PM Local Time, Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Road Commission Office, 820 Davis Lake Road, Lapeer, MI, 48446 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read for the following projects: Bituminous Paving and Aggregate Shoulders Pavement Marking Plans and Specifications are on file and are available at the Lapeer County Road Commission Office, 820 Davis Lk. Road, Lapeer, MI (810) 664-6272. Prospective bidders must have current or extended prequalification with the Michigan Department of Transportation, and must have the proper classification and numerical rating required for the work bid or must have previous roadway experience and provide references. A certified check or bank draft payable to the Lapeer County Road Commission or a bid bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the bid shall be submitted with the bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish satisfactory performance and labor and materials bonds. The Lapeer County Road Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities in bidding and to make the award, in whole or in part, as may appear to be in the best interest of the County of Lapeer. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receiving bids for at least forty-five (45) days. No proposal will be received unless made on blanks furnished by and delivered to the Lapeer County Road Commission on or before 1:00PM, Local Time, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS OF LAPEER COUNTY, MICHIGAN Douglas Hodge, Chairman Joseph Suma, Vice Chairman Dale Duckert, Member

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