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Lightning sparks house fire in Deerfield BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2616 • jhogan@mihomepaper.com

Oregon Township resident Elaine Stoutenburg holds three pieces of large hail that pelted her home last Thursday evening.

Area residents recall experiences during Thursday’s severe weather she told The County Press on Monday. “Some of the pieces were bigger than golf balls.” Stoutenburg said she and her roommate were standing outside their home near German and Mt. Morris roads watching the developing clouds in the northwest sky. “It started to turn some weird colors, like blue gray and green. There started to be some rotation as the clouds kind of came together from different directions. And then the hail just came out of nowhere. I will never forget the pelting sound it made. It was incredibly

BY JEFF HOGAN 810-452-2640 • jhogan@mihomepaper.com

OREGON TWP. — Reports of marble and golf ball-size hail from Thursday’s tornado and severe thunderstorm that struck Oregon Township and drifted across parts of Mayfield Township were widespread. But how about baseball size? Elaine Stoutenburg said her yard resembled a driving range when she exited her basement after the storm moved through. “All you could see were these pieces of hail all over the place. I’ve never seen or heard anything like it. I hope I don’t ever again,”

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OREGON TWP. — Brianna Wenzell has some advice for people looking to rebuild or make repairs to their homes and barns following Thursday’s tornado. Having lost roofing shingles to the wind, the Oregon Township woman said she and her husband have been the target of several “guys saying they can do the jobs for a couple hundred dollars cash.” When asked whether they’re local or not, or carry insurance, they men became agitated and left. “We don’t do anything without a written quote and do our homework first. They just weren’t going to get our money. It seemed pretty shady,” Wenzell told The

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This property on Klam Road sustained extensive damage. Numerous pine trees were snapped like twigs in the storm.

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DEERFIELD TWP. — Firefighters are blaming lightning for a blaze Thursday night that did $100,000 damage to an Oak Grove Road home. Deerfield Township Fire Dept. Chief Louie Wiegele, said his crews were sent to a 2,900square-foot home on the 2700 block of Oak Grove Road at 10:17 p.m. Thursday after reports of a lightning strike. Wiegele said the family was out of the house when his crews arrived and there were no reported injuries. Wiegele said it took 25 firefighters from Deerfield and North Branch townships about a half-hour to bring the fire under control. He said their efforts to fight the fire were hampered by the fact that two propane tanks caught fire and fueled the blaze even more. Still, firefighters were able to confine the bulk of the fire damage to the home’s garage area. Despite minimal damage to the house, Wiegele said the family wasn’t able to spend the night there and the building was boarded up.

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Three teens injured in accident Saturday BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2640 • jhogan@mihomepaper.com

MAYFIELD TWP. — A 15year-old Otter Lake girl remained in serious condition at press time Tuesday after being airlifted to Royal Oak’s William Beaumont Hospital following a single-truck crash on St. Patrick’s Day. Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Det./Sgt Jason Parks said alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash. Parks said a 1997 1500 Series standard cab Dodge pickup was headed east on Kings Mill Road three-quarters of a mile east of Fish Lake Road at 6:46 p.m. Saturday when the driver, a 16-year-old Columbiaville girl, lost control and ran off the north side of the road and into a six-foot deep drainage ditch. Parks said the truck apparently started to come out of SEE ACCIDENT, PAGE 13A

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St. Clair County teen dies in I-69 crash

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ATTICA TWP — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. is saying the county’s third highway fatality of the year was a suicide. Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. Det./Sgt. Jason Parks said a witness told him a green 1997 Ford Escort station wagon left westbound I-69 at 5 p.m. Monday and slammed into a center concrete column support of the Five Lakes Road bridge. The impact spun the car around 180 degrees and it burst into flames under the bridge. A front tire continued more than 100 yards down the expressway. Police and firefighters closed the expressway to traffic between Five Lakes and Lake Pleasant roads completely for 45 minutes and for another hourand-half limited westbound traffic to one lane. The car was so heavily damaged, Parks had it taken to the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. by flatbed before attempting to remove the driver’s remains. With no VIN or vehicle registration available, Parks said it took two-and-ahalf hours to identify the car’s lone occupant, a 17-year-old male from Marysville, in St. Clair County. Parks said credit cards and a drivers license in the teen’s wallet led police to a Marysville family. He said the family told him the youth, an all A student who had

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Westbound traffic on I-69 was stopped for nearly an hour Monday following a single car crash at Five Lakes Road. On Tuesday, authorities reported a 17-year-old male from Marysville intentionally drove into the bridge.

been accepted at two prominent colleges, had been expelled from school that morning for stealing a laptop computer. Parks said the teen’s parents told him that their son had called his ex-girlfriend four hours before the crash saying he was going to drive his car into a bridge. The parents told Parks they had taken his keys away from him, but when the father left the house for about 30 minutes the teen

apparently found another set. About the time Parks determined who the driver of the Escort might be and called the Marysville Police Dept., police in Marysville were taking a call from the boy’s parents reporting him missing. Parks said the youth was believed headed for the college his exgirlfriend attended. He said witnesses saw the car in a turn around just east of the crash site and that other wit-

nesses later saw the vehicle drive straight into the bridge support without breaking. Parks called it a “nonsurvivable impact.” Parks said the youth’s name is being withheld “out of respect for the family.” The fatal crash was the county’s third of the year. Patrick “Casey” Stahr, 19, of Mayfield Township became the county’s first highway fatality for 2012 when his 2007 Ford Focus had run off the west

side of Marathon Road just south of Stanley Road and struck a tree New Years Day. Shane Diamond, 38, of Lapeer was also driving alone in Oregon Township when he became the county’s second highway fatality Jan. 9. Diamond died after his 2000 S-10 Chevrolet pickup left the east side of Ferns Road and struck a tree, just five days after being involved in a rollover accident in Ohio.

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March 23 – 29, 2012 All 5 of the naked-eye planets are visible now. Look for Mercury as soon as the sky starts to darken after sunset low in the west. It will be the only “star” visible there. Much higher and brighter, you will see brilliant Venus and bright Jupiter. Notice how much closer together they are now. Rising in the east as the Sun sets in the west, look for bright reddish Mars. Mars is closest to Earth this time around on March 7, just under 63 million miles away. The Moon will be to the lower right of Mars that night. Ringed Saturn rises in the east about 10 pm. It takes about an hour for it to get high enough to see easily.Remember, planets don’t twinkle as much as the bright stars.

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LAPEER TWP. — A 29-year-old old Lapeer man’s St. Patrick’s Day came to an abrupt stop nearly as soon as it started. Michigan State Police said the man was headed east on Higley Road in a 1996 Corvette about 1:08 a.m. when he lost control of the car east of Clark Road and ran into

a tree. Lt. Gary Parsons said the Corvette rolled over trapping the man underneath. Rescue workers freed the man and took him to McLaren-Lapeer Region, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Trooper David Sosinki cited the man with operating while intoxicated.

Police Beat Saw stolen LAPEER — A Fox Street resident told the Lapeer Police Dept. March 15 that thieves broke into their garage and took a chain saw.

Man released LAPEER — Michigan State Police released a 37year-old man March 15 after he posted bond for an unspecified warrant. He was taken into custody following a traffic stop on South Main Street.

Motor stolen DEERFIELD TWP. — A Lake Shore Drive resident told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. March 15 that thieves made off with a boat motor.

Man released MAYFIELD TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. released a 33-year-old Hunter Drive man March 15 after he posted bond on an unspecified DNR warrant issued in Ogemaw County.

Prisoner pickup DAVISON — Michigan State Police meet with Genesee County authorities March 15 to pickup a 26-year-old woman

sought on an unspecified warrant. She was released after posting bond.

Man arrested LAPEER — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. took a 35-year-old man into custody March 15 near the corner Industrial and East Oregon Street on an unspecified warrant. He was taken to the Lapeer County Jail.

Assist agency DEERFIELD TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. met with Waterford Police March 15 at a Tozer Road home to assist in the arrest of a 52-year-old man on an unspecified warrant.

Man arrested LAPEER — The Lapeer Police Dept. took a man to court March 15 after they learned he was being sought on an unspecified warrant following an incident on St. Clair Street near North Main Street.

Woman arrested MAYFIELD TWP. — The Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. took a 31year-old woman into custody March 15 on a felony warrant at a Brookfield Drive home. — Phil Foley

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FAN hopes to stem tide of drug abuse in Lapeer County BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER — Tina Dinnan’s son is dead. A heroin overdose took the Oregon Township woman’s son’s life three years ago. Mayfield Township’s Peggy Patten is luckier, her 26-year-old is trying to beat an addiction to bath salts at a shelter house in Port Huron. Dinnan and Patten are part of a growing number of Lapeer County residents, mainly mothers, banding together to fight drug addiction. “Our main goal,” said Jennifer Lange of Imlay City, “is to make people understand these are not the kids who look like they sleep under a bridge.” One of the recovering addicts who came to March’s Families Against Narcotics (FAN) meeting, was a middleage man who came with his wife and eighth-grade daughter. Last year the Lapeer County Medical Examiner’s Office investigated 12 fatal drug overdoses, up two from the year before. They ranged from a 19-year-old man, who died of cocktail of Heroin Metabolite, Xanax, Delta-9 THC, Delta-9 Carboxy THC, Morphine-free and Motrin, to a 68-year-old woman who died of an accidental overdosed of

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Tina Dinnan’s (speaking) son died of a heroin overdose three years ago. She is an active member of Families Against Narcotics that meets the second Tuesday of the month at St. Matthews Anglican Church in downtown Lapeer.

Acetaminophanm Cotinine, Flexeril, Valium, Dicodid, Motrin, O-Desmethyltramadol, Serax, Oxycontin, Luminal, Phenergan, Seroquel, Zoloft, Normison/Restoril and Ultram/Ultrex. FAN came to Lapeer County last fall after Marissa Cracchio, a Metamora mother, invited Lapeer County Prosecutor Byron Konschuh

and others to a meeting of the 3-year-old Macomb County organization. Konschuh said he became alarmed by the growing number of drug-related cases coming though his office. “Once you become an addict,” he said, “you don’t respond well to traditional criminal justice techniques.” He said he’s become con-

vinced the only way to successfully combat crime in the county is to prevent drug use. “Once you become an addict, one of two things is going to happen. You’re going to die or be a recovering addict all your life,” said Konschuh. Noting that drug addiction effects the entire family, not just the addict,” Dinnan said, FAN “gives families a place to

go.” She said the group gives families a place to find support and to exchange information about what works and what doesn’t. Lange said it’s important for parents to realize that there’s “no quick fix” for drug abuse and to “recognize that relapse is not failure.” She said she knows one girl who’s been through rehab 13 times. The important thing, she said, is to keep trying. FAN meets at St. Matthews Anglican Church 220 West Nepessing Street the second Tuesday of the month. The group’s next meeting is at 7 p.m. April 10. FAN’s board of directors meets an hour earlier. The group is planning a series of prom season events to increase awareness of drug abuse among youth and adults. All of the mothers at the FAN meeting, those with recovering children and those with dead ones, said that at one point they were convinced it couldn’t happen to them. Drug abuse, said Konschuh, is a problem that is not going away. While 15 to 30 people typically attend the meetings, the church has a seating capacity of 140, so there’s plenty of room. “We want people to know they’re not alone,” said Patten.

Kindergarten round-up set for LCS in April LAPEER — This fall, Lapeer Community Schools’ kindergarten round-Up comes with a new twist — kindergarten will now be five full days each week. Kindergarten roundup, scheduled for April 17-18 at the Administration and Services Center, will give parents the opportunity to sign their student up for the kindergarten and the Early Fives Program. From 1-7 p.m. both days, parents can sign up any student who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2012. Parents should bring their students, original birth certificates, certified immunization records, proof of residency and contact information. Enrollment forms are available online at

www.lapeerschools.org. For more information about Kindergarten, call 810-667-2401. For parents interested in preschool programs, sign-up for tuition-based preschool, HeadStart and the Great Start Readiness Program will be held on April 18 from 4-7 p.m. at the Administration and Services Center. Qualification requirements differ by program, but parents should come with the above mentioned documents and their 2011 federal tax return for income verification. For more information on HeadStart, contact Jane Hoover at 810-2451206. For other preschool programs, contact Jill Mueller at 810-667-2454. The Administration and Services Center is located at 250 Second St., Lapeer.

LCS holds program update forums

LAPEER — Lapeer Community Schools (LCS) held two public forums this week, Monday and Tuesday afternoons, to review proposed changes to the district’s Family Life Program. The public hearings were held at the Administration and Services Center, 250 Second St., Lapeer. The district scheduled the hearings to review a Personal Safety and Awareness program to be delivered to fourth grade classes, a continuation of the their T-shirts into somesecond grade Personal Safety and Awareness prothing new. gram that teaches students how to respond in Guests will be able to potentially dangerous situations, particularly those create their own T-shirt involving strangers. It will be presented by teachscarf, bracelet, cape, ers, police liaisons, and a Child Advocacy volunteer skirt, mask, belt or more. in four one-hour sessions in the classroom. essary, but pre-registraThe second proposed change involved two new tion is required as space videos regarding maturation and puberty for boys is limited. and girls, updating resources for the fifth grade To sign up for the Family Life program. The “Straight Talk about workshop, contact Janelle Puberty” videos, one for girls and one for boys, will at the Marguerite replace the outdated video now used in the prodeAngeli Branch Library gram. The video promotes self confidence as young at 810-664-6971. Visit people face the challenges of change and growth in www.library.lapeer.org for the maturation process. more information.

Library to host T-shirt workshop on March 29 LAPEER — The Lapeer District Library will be hosting Teelightful Teesigns, a T-shirt transformation class for ages 10 and up, at 6 p.m., on Thursday, March 29, at the Marguerite deAngeli Branch Library. In this 90 minute workshop, both teens and adults can bring their old T-shirts to the library and work with the “trash-totreasure artist,” Karen Czarnik, to transform

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Beth Rupprecht (left) reviews updates to the Lapeer Community Schools Family Life Program with Dianne Tunison, a parent of LCS students.

The old videos used by the district were on VHS tapes. Beth Rupprecht, who presented the changes at the public forums, said the change in videos is just to update from VHS to DVD, not a change in overall content. The third change discussed in the public forums was the use of photos of sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) for the ninth grade Family Life program. The photos will reinforce content taught, with the objective to have an impact on student opinions and lifetime consequences of STDs. “The new Personal Safety Awareness program for 4th graders will give our students the knowledge and skills to help keep them safe, arming them with the understanding of what to do in potentially dangerous situations,” said LCS superintendent Matt Wandrie. “The proposed changes at 5th and 9th grade will provide students with current information, allowing them to make informed and wise decisions in today’s society. The LCS Family Life program continues to be an abstinence based program, giving students information and reasons to make healthy choices.” — Jacob Hunsanger

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ithin hours of a tornado lifting their home from its foundation Thursday evening, leaving it in ruins, neighbors and residents from throughout the area were stopping by the Boots home on Carpenter Road offering clothes, food and other basic household materials. We’re happy to report they weren’t alone, as many other residents in Oregon Township were recipients of random acts of kindness often from total strangers. While out reporting on the storm The County Press witnessed occasions Thursday evening of guys pulling up to a blocked driveway to help the homeowner work side by side to cut up fallen trees and branches so they could safely access their property. A benefit of such kindness, an older gentleman said to his help, “How I can you repay?” “I’m glad I can help out. Somebody would probably do the same for me at my time of need. Tonight it’s yours (time of need),” said the Good Samaritan. He placed the chainsaw in the bed of his pickup truck. He pushed up the ballcap on his head and calmly said, “I’m going to see if anyone needs help” and he drove off into the night — the eastern sky still flashing with lightening. Other people experienced similar acts of kindness. Crews from DTE Energy and its subcontractors were offered cold bottled water by passersby looking to help in whatever way they could. A four-man crew from a local tree service company donated their time and equipment to several households on German Road. The foreman told us, “It’s the right thing to do tonight. I heard about the tornado on the radio,” said the Columbiaville man. He asked the guys who had just returned from a job in Rochester if they wanted to go out with him for a few hours. Without hesitation, said Dave, the tree guys piled into their two trucks and headed out. “They didn’t have to, but that’s just the kind of guys that work for me are.” On Klam Road a homeowner received a hand from another total stranger, this time to offer his tow strap and his pickup to pull several snapped pine trees from a driveway. On Monday the homeowner called us to express her gratitude to the man and his teenage son who waved to her and said, “Have a better night mam” and drove away. “I wanted to somehow say thanks to this man. He saved me a lot of money and trouble,” said the woman who wished to remain anonymous. While there have been some complaints expressed by several homeowners of “vultures” that swept in with aggressive sales pitches to rebuild and clean-up the mess left from the tornado and hail damage, today we would rather focus on the positive and good in people that came through in large part in the hours and days following the storm. Thankfully, while it’s not a common or regular weather occurrence in Lapeer County like we’re used to watching unfold in other parts of the country on programs like Storm Chasers on the Weather Channel, tornadoes do happen in Michigan. They do happen in Lapeer County. But often it’s in the wake of tragedy or difficult times that the character and soul of a community is revealed. We’re pleased to report that other than a few unsavory opportunists that tried to pounce on vulnerable people still in shock after a tornado, that we in our community collectively stepped up to help our neighbors in their time of need. Cold water, some muscle on a chainsaw or help to clear a driveway, assistance was lent in many forms — many we’re not aware of. But that’s the point really. There are people doing good things all around us every day. Maybe they’re more accentuated following a major event like Thursday’s storm, but it’s reassuring to know we have one another’s back here in Lapeer County.

TALK TO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS State Representative Kevin Daley (R) P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, MI 48909 Phone: 517-373-1800 kevindaley@house.mi.gov

U.S. Representative Candice S. Miller (R) 228 Cannon Office Building Washington, D.C., 20515 Phone: 202-225-2106 www.candicemiller.house.gov

State Senator Phil Pavlov (R) P.O. Box 30036 Lansing, MI 48909 Phone: 517-373-7708 senppavlov@senate. michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder P.O. Box 30013 Lansing, MI 48909 Phone: 517-373-3400 rick.snyder@michigan.gov

U.S. Senators Carl D. Levin (D) 269 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510 Phone: 202-224-6221 www.senate.gov/~levin

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20500 Phone: 202-456-1414 www.whitehouse.gov

Debbie Stabenow (D) Room No. 133 Hart Building Washington, D.C., 20510 Phone: 202-224-4822 www.stabenow.senate.gov

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Stand up for the working man

IN YOUR WORDS “Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.”

I have worked for General Motors for 33 years and I refuse to apologize for the pay I make. Why should an auto worker get beat up about making a living wage when attorneys and other white collar professions get a pass? This is class warfare at its worst. Politicians, even Romney, say bailing out Detroit was a bad thing to do. GM and Chrysler should’ve been allowed to fail they say. Stand for the working man. Stand for what’s right. Louie Beddow Imlay City

Better you than me! Be prepared to stop As a former school bus driver, I appreciated the cartoon in last Wednesday’s paper about a car flying by a school bus picking up students. But, as a driver of a bus that is not a school bus, I have to tell you there are a lot of people that will stop for any bus whether it is a school bus or not. I would like to inform your readers that all drivers must stop for the yellow and black school buses that have red lights above the windows flashing, or be prepared to stop if the yellow lights above the windows are flashing. However, drivers are allowed to pass buses that have their yellow emergency flashers (below the windows) flashing or are not yellow and black school buses (white buses, GLTA buses, etc.). Dennis Hall Lapeer

Join the real world This is in reply to Lauren Carpenter in Sound Off in the March 18th issue of The County Press. Maybe you need to join the real world. You know nothing of the work in an automotive shop. If you think it entails putting on a few bolts you are sorely wrong. People work harder than most any job in hard, monotonous and tedious work. And if your not very fast and don’t do quality work you will not be there. Many people have hired in to quit soon after because of the work. Very hot conditions and nasty fumes in the air, that’s what you breathe all day. If you need to go to the bathroom you need to find somebody and wait until they will give you a break, and if there is nobody to do that they tell you that you can’t go. The people that work there are very skilled at what they do. I worked six lathes at a time and had to set them up adjust the computer control to keep them in size and retool them. Another job I had you took care of 75 machines, tooling, loading and unloading. I took six months to learn the job. As I read your Sound Off I am disgusted with

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the way people talk about autoworkers and the union. The union is not a bad thing. It is there to give the worker the rights we all expect and for fairness to all workers. Have you noticed since the demise of the auto workers that the state of Michigan is having an hard time paying the bills. That’s because the salaries of autoworkers and taxes paid by them kept the economy strong. So I suggest you join the real world and know what your talking about before spouting off. Mike Taylor Columbiaville UAW Local 599

Are we crazy? I just read a summary of President Obama’s proposed national budget for fiscal year 2013. It shows a projected deficit of over $1 trillion. In the forecast of future years it shows budget deficits of over $1 trillion through 2017 (coincidentally the end of President Obama’s desired second term in office). The level of government spending keeps going up, faster than our economy is growing, and faster than we are recovering from the economic downturn. We are borrowing almost 40 cents of every dollar that is being spent. Our Gross National Debt is now over $15 trillion. It includes $10.6 trillion in public debt (including debt held by foreign governments) and $4.8 trillion that the government has borrowed from the Social Security Trust Fund and Medicare and Medicaid trust funds. That amount is larger than what our entire country produces in a year. It is a larger percentage of our economy (101 percent) than is outstanding by any major economy in the world, except for Greece (130 percent), Italy (119 percent) and Japan (204 percent). It is projected that we will issue as much new debt this year as all of the rest of the governments in the world combined. And this national debt doesn’t even include the amounts we have promised to pay to our retirees

in the future. Under current law we are obligated to pay Social Security benefits and health care costs (Medicare and Medicaid only, Obamacare is not factored in yet) with a “present value” of almost $46 trillion. That’s the money we would have to invest today to enable us to pay what is coming due in the future. Where is this money supposed to come from? We don’t even take in enough to pay our current bills. We have to cut spending. If we don’t, our dollar will be worthless and our economy will be in ruins. We can not continue to borrow 40 cents of every dollar the government spends. We can not continue to mortgage our children’s future. We can not let our lust for government handouts suck the strength out of our country. We must elect leaders who are willing to make the tough decisions to cut spending and reduce the size of our government. Prove we aren’t crazy. Vote the big spenders out of office. Roger L. Harris Lapeer County Tea Party Patriot

UAW wages made Lapeer County It would appear The County Press is also antiunion judging by your political cartoon in Sunday’s paper. Being anti-union is a Republican thing, and I think you’ve proven to me you support the Democratic Party. As a union man I ask you to think where all these nice homes, nice cars and good things come from around Lapeer County if it weren’t for the decent wages earned by the UAW. It’s because we make decent money that we’re able to afford to buy the cars we make, buy a home here and put our kids through Bishop Kelley. Your anti-union stance is very apparent. Maybe union guys shouldn’t buy your paper. Bet you’d notice the difference right away. Gregory Hines

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Nice job County Press in your storm coverage. I’ve gotten this paper for 28 years and I look forward to each paper. Keep up the outstanding work. Great photos of the storm and great reporting. I felt like I was there. But to be honest, better you than me. Sharon Hodges Dryden Township

People will respond Why doesn’t your paper tell the truth? The jobs are all going to China. The big corporations are stabbing us in the back and nobody seems to get it. Why don’t you tell people how many jobs GM has in China? I don’t know about you, but I don’t like it that nearly everything I buy comes from China or some other country. Tell the truth and people will respond. Daniel Hoffman Elba Township

Think again To all the union bashers out there, you wouldn’t have the middle class if we didn’t have unions. Do you really think GM, Ford and Chrysler would pay the hourly workers what they get now out of the goodness of their hearts? Heck no. We made the middle class. We are the middle class. Jeff Boon Hadley Township

Stop shouting I was at the meeting (right to work) and I too was embarrassed for Lapeer County. You people need to read more newspapers rather than watch Sports Center every night and learn a thing or two about the real world. You people need to listen and stop shouting. You did labor no favor. Elaine Walten Oregon Township

Under assault Did anyone else notice that North Branch may contract out its busing? That Vlasic is trying to squeeze its employees for more concessions? The working class is under assault in this country. And the Republicans want to make Michigan a right to work state? If that happens people, kiss what little you have left gone unless you’re doing well on minimum wage. Isaac Verhelle Hadley Township


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Imlay City Chamber of Commerce to hold breakfast event at high school IMLAY CITY — Not only will Imlay City Community Schools Superintendent Gary Richards be the featured speaker at Tuesday’s “Good Morning Imlay City,” he’ll be doing it at Imlay City High School. Dana Dunlop, executive director of the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce and a former eighth grade drama and history teacher herself, said she decided the networking event would give chamber members a good opportunity to get a close look at what’s going on in their schools. “Imlay City Schools has a great reputation and I am excited Chamber members and the community will be able to witness first-hand our talented teachers and students,” she said. Chamber members will gather at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday at Imlay City High School, 1001 Norlin Drive. While the

event is free for chamber members there will be a $3 fee for non-members to attend, which will include breakfast treats and coffee. The United Way of Lapeer County is co-sponsoring the event with Imlay City Community Schools. Richards is expected to discuss technology as an instructional tool to support student learning. Chamber members will have a chance to observe a classroom teacher teaching a 15 minute minilesson utilizing technology like data projectors, mobi tablets and personal response systems. “It’s important for people to see the kinds of things schools are doing these days,” said Dunlop. For more information about this and other Chamber programs, or to R.S.V.P., call Dunlop at the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce at 810724-1361.

Easter coloring contest underway in Imlay City IMLAY CITY — Easter coloring pages are about to start popping up in Imlay City Schools at the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce, Trendsetters Salon and Jets Pizza, along with Lagarda Security of Burton team up for Imlay City’s annual Easter coloring contest. Easter coloring pages will be distributed at Imlay City Schools, Imlay City Christian School and local preschools and daycares within the week. The coloring pages are also available at Trendsetters Salon located at 1809 South Cedar St. and Jet’s Pizza located at 1812 South Cedar St. and may be downloaded from the Chamber of Commerce website, www.imlaycitymich.com. “This promotion is an excellent example of how businesses can work together and involve the community,” said Dana Dunlop, Executive Director of the Imlay City Area Chamber of

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Commerce Gwynn Hintz, owner of Trendsetters Salon, along with Rob Haskins of Jet’s Pizza, will judge the entries and give two winners from each age group a basket full of goodies as an award. “Rob and I look forward to this contest each year,” Hintz stated. “We have a great time putting the prizes together and seeing the artwork the kids create,” she continued. The contest awards prizes to three different age groups; 3 to 5, 6 to 9 and 10 to 12-year-olds. Entries may be delivered to Trendsetters Salon or Jet’s Pizza until 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 and winners will be notified on Friday, April 6. Jet’s Pizza will display all entries throughout the month of April. For more information, contact the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce at 810-724-1361 or Trendsetters Salon at 810-724-0327.

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Applebee’s in Lapeer to get Weigh In new ‘fresh’ look Editor’s note: To close Sunday through Thursday LAPEER — They’re calling it a revitalization rather than a remodeling, but the Applebee’s restaurant on DeMille Road is about to get a whole new look. Manager Elizabeth LaBarge said the restaurant will close its doors at 9 p.m. Sunday and when they reopen at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29, the 12-year-old restaurant will have a fresher, cleaner look. Gone will be the movie-themed artifacts and in their place will be a “wall of heroes” and a display of local high school items. There will also be all new tables, chairs, carpet and a complete new bar. “Corporate is spending a quarter million dollars in four days and half of it is going in the bar,” she said. Although Blind Fish restaurant is building its new home across the street, LaBarge said the timing in coincidental. She said her restaurant is the 100th in Applebee’s revitalization

project that started last year and hers is the first in this part of Michigan. Noting that only two of the six Applebee’s restaurants in this area are being revitalized this year, LaBarge said, “Last year we really had to work hard to hit our numbers.” After the doors close Sunday night, LaBarge said the company will bring in a crew that will stay there 24/7 until the revitalization is complete. When it is, she said, there will be yellow awnings on the outside and a “fresh clean atmosphere” on the inside. LaBarge said to highlight the replacement of the old 1980s look with a cleaner more localize one, Lapeer Mayor Bill Sprague is slated to do a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Thursday when the doors reopen. She added the local rock band Third Degree Burns will perform, as well as marching and jazz bands from Lapeer East and West high schools.

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This week’s question: Would Michigan benefit if the state became a right to work state?

No way man! I’ve been a union guy for 27 years and I can tell you it wouldn’t be great for the working men and women of this state at all. No way man would this Republican ploy to drive down wages work out for the middle class. Gerome Couzins Lapeer Township E-mail your comments to editor@mi homepaper.com or jhogan@ mihome paper.com.

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Farmers take issues straight to lawmakers LAPEER COUNTY — Even as their fields and orchards beckon in an early spring, a delegation of more than 120 Michigan farmers is in the nation’s capitol this week to confer with federal lawmakers and administrators on key agriculture issues. Michigan Farm Bureau’s (MFB) Washington Legislative Seminar gives members of the organization an annual opportunity to not only walk the corridors of power in D.C., but to speak directly with senators and representatives about issues impacting their livelihoods. Farmers representing more than 60 counties, including Lapeer, and the broad diversity of Michigan agriculture will meet with the state’s congressional delegation over breakfast and during Capitol Hill visits today through Friday. Topping their agenda this year are a pair of hot-button ag labor issues, regulatory reform measures and the next farm bill.

tion of law that’s been on the books for 50 years. This is a wholesale revision that would dramatically limit job opportunities. Why now?” said Ryan Findlay, MFB’s national legislative counsel. “It’s never been scheduled for a vote or even a hearing, but the DOL’s proposed rule change looks like an effort to restrict youth employment in agriculture through regulation. “It goes beyond the recommendations from the National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health in several areas, like working with livestock and using power-driven equipment.” After hearing more than 10,000 comments opposing the proposed rule — including more than 500 from Michigan farmers — the DOL in February announced it would revisit the “parental exemption” provision farmers most vocally opposed, although no details have yet come to light better defining what action they may take.

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Changes proposed last September by the Department of Labor (DOL) would dramatically alter the landscape of farm labor by prohibiting young people from performing certain tasks newly deemed ‘hazardous.’ The amended rule would limit, if not prohibit, people 16 and younger from harvesting fruits and vegetables, working with livestock, and would dramatically limit the types of equipment they could legally operate — even including tools as simple as screwdrivers and flashlights. In addition to lengthening the list of prohibited “hazardous occupations,” the proposed changes would also change the existing regulation’s parental exemption, restricting permissible youth employees to only the immediate children of the farm owner. “This is an unreasonable extrapola-

Farmers will also likely voice their opposition to HR-2885, which would require they transition to an electronic verification system for establishing prospective farm laborers’ eligibility for legal employment. If mandated without improvements to the very supply of potential agricultural employees, the “E-Verify” system would pose an insurmountable challenge for farm employers if not repaired with an improved guest worker program that would ensure a more plentiful supply of eligible laborers. “Economists estimate that as much as $5-9 billion in annual agricultural production is at risk if the industry’s labor needs cannot be addressed,” Findlay said. “Requiring agricultural

employers to use E-Verify without assuring that a workable guest worker program is in place could have a significant, negative impact on U.S. farm production, threatening the livelihoods of many farmers in labor-intensive agriculture." While it is unlawful to employ individuals not authorized to work in the U.S., employers are severely limited in their ability to manually confirm prospective employees' ability to work. Employers are prohibited from questioning documents applicants offer; employers doing so, or refusing to hire based on reasonable-appearing documents can be sued by both the job applicant and the Department of Justice.

Regulatory reform One of MFB’s key priorities for 2012 at both the state and national level, regulatory reform is expected to be on the minds of farmers speaking with lawmakers in Washington this week. In just the past year, farmers have seen new requirements demanding oil-spill prevention plans, Clean Water Act permits for certain pesticide applications and reporting requirements for certain air emissions. In the interest of maintaining a reasonable balance between environmental protection and farmers’ livelihoods, Farm Bureau seeks increased transparency in the regulatory development process. “Legislative proposals often get publicity and a lot of public attention, but it’s regulatory requirements that usually represent the greatest challenge to farmers,” Findlay said. “Today, our farmers face some of the most daunting federal requirements

ever.” Findlay emphasized that this isn’t an all-out offensive against government regulations, but rather a reflection of farmers' interest in the development of regulations being transparent and based on sound science, and that their cost not outweigh their benefits.

2012 Farm Bill Attendees will also encourage Michigan’s senators and representatives to reauthorize the federal farm bill by Oct. 1 to preserve the safety net it provides the nation’s growers. “Farm policy must help protect a stable food supply by ensuring that responsible farm businesses can stay in business through difficult times,” Findlay said. “Farm policy should provide effective safety net/risk management programs that protect producers from catastrophic occurrences while minimizing the potential for farm programs affecting production decisions.” Farm Bureau supports the current marketing assistance loan program with loan rates established to better reflect market values, and allowing farmers to purchase insurance products from private insurance companies to further protect individual risk. Safeguarding the almost unparalleled diversity of Michigan agriculture demands a flexible program that meets the needs of fruit and vegetable growers, livestock and dairy farmers, and row crop producers. Support for agricultural conservation programs should also be included in the next farm bill, Findlay added. Other activities built into the trip include tours of the U.S. Capitol and American Farm Bureau Federation offices, meetings with officials from Environmental Protection Agency and staff representing the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee.

USDA announces added choices for beef products next year LAPEER COUNTY — In response to requests from school districts across the country, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture recently announced that it will offer more choices to Lapeer County schools in the National School Lunch Program when it comes to purchases of ground beef products. USDA only purchases products for the school lunch program that are safe, nutritious and affordable — including all products containing lean finely textured beef. However, due to

customer demand, the department will be adjusting procurement specifications for the next school year so schools can have additional options in procuring ground beef products. USDA will provide schools with a choice to order products either with or without lean finely textured beef. USDA continues to affirm the safety of lean finely textured beef product for all consumers and urges customers to consult science based information on the safety and quality of this product.

Lean finely textured beef is a meat product derived from a process which separates fatty pieces from beef trimmings to reduce the overall fat content. By law, USDA has two primary responsibilities as part of its mandate to provide safe and nutritious food to the American people. Through the Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA ensures that safety of the nation’s commercial supply of meat, poultry, and processed egg products.

No one is immune from accidents • Serious accidents occur in all communities • No machine is completely safe • Tractors are powerful machines • Only properly fitted work clothing should be worn while operating farm equipment; no loose fitting clothes. • By not rushing through jobs, farmers have more time to think and plan ahead, which • Do not allow riders on implements, reduces accidents because there is more unless required for operation or training. time to identify hazardous situations. • When using any self-propelled machine, before attempting any adjustments, maintenance, repair, or unclogging operations, stop the engine and remain in the operator’s seat until all machine elements have ceased movement.

• Never allow children to ride on or walk close to moving implements, trailers, or wagons. • Never permit any person to walk closer than six feet beside operating harvesting machinery. Source: Kansas State University

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Through the Food and Nutrition Service and the Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA provides food and nutrition assistance through several domestic programs, including the National School Lunch Program. While USDA sets national nutritional guidelines for school meals, school districts make local decisions on what food to feed kids to meet these guidelines. On average, schools in the National School Lunch Program purchase approximately 20 percent of their food through USDA, and approximately 80 percent of food served is purchased directly by schools or school districts through private vendors. Schools purchase food from the department through the USDA Foods Program, which provides more than 180 nutritious food items that are fresh, frozen, packaged, canned, dried, or in bulk. USDA procures these products based on the demand from schools to help meet the menu planning needs, student taste preferences, school nutrition goals, and local wellness initiatives. USDA ensures all food purchased for the National School Lunch Program meet stringent food safety standards, which includes rigorous pathogen testing. Purchase specifications are continually reviewed, microbial test results are evaluated, new food safety technologies are considered, and food safety experts are consulted to determine the adequacy of our food safety requirements. — Jeff Hogan


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Gov. declares March ‘Pure Michigan Maple Syrup Month’ LAPEER COUNTY — Gov. Rick Snyder has declared March as “Pure Michigan Maple Syrup Month” to honor Michigan’s selection of high quality pure maple syrup and the industry’s contribution to the economy. “Pure Michigan Maple Syrup Month is a special time to acknowledge and recognize the vast, integrated network of family farmers, processors, wholesalers, and retailers, who work to ensure a safe and nutritious maple syrup supply that is enjoyed by many residents throughout our state and nation,” said Keith Creagh, Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) director. “Not only do these businesses offer a quality

Michigan ranks 7th nationally in the production of maple syrup with an average yearly production of about 123,000 gallons. The maple season began in February in the southern counties of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula and runs into April in the Upper Peninsula.

product and memorable experience, but it’s estimated our maple syrup industry contributed more than $5.5 million to the state’s economy in 2011.” Michigan ranks 7th nationally in the

production of maple syrup with an average yearly production of about 123,000 gallons. The maple season starts in February in the southern counties of Michigan’s

Lower Peninsula and runs into April in the Upper Peninsula. “Local maple syrup producers usually welcome visitors to their sugaring operations,” said Larry Haigh, Michigan Maple Syrup Association president. “To find a producer in your area, look for steam coming from the roof of their sugar house or go to www.mimaplesyrup.com and find the location of a sugar house in your part of the great state of Michigan.” To find a maple syrup facility in the area visit www.mi-maplesyrup.com. The County Press is working on a story of a local “sugar shack” to be published in Sunday’s paper.

Michigan Agriculture Day gathering held at Capitol LAPEER COUNTY — More than 30 agricultural groups and food industry organizations, plus dozens of midMichigan farmers, met in Lansing on March 14 for the eighth annual ‘Ag Day at the Capitol.’ The event, which spotlights Michigan’s agricultural diversity and reinforces the significance of the state’s $71.3 billion food and agriculture industry, provided legislators with samples of Michigan food products and an opportunity to mingle with agricultural representatives. In Lapeer County, farming and agriculture-related business is the No. 1 industry in regards for annual contribution to the overall local economy. “The event showcases the

unity within Michigan’s agriculture and the significant role it plays in the state’s economy,” said Nicole Sevrey, Michigan Farm Bureau legislative communications specialist. “We had great legislative attendance this year and hope to grow the event in the future.” Prior to the gathering, area farmers delivered personal invitations to each legislator’s office along with a basket of agrelated products donated by Ag Day at the Capitol sponsors. Sponsors for the 2012 Ag Day at the Capitol included the Cherry Marketing Institute, Dairy Farmers of America, Food Bank Council of Michigan, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Kroger, Michigan Agriculture Environmental

Assurance Program (MAEAP), Michigan Agritourism Association, Michigan Apple Committee, Michigan Aquaculture Association, Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board, Michigan Bean Commission, Michigan Cattlemen’s Association, Michigan Christmas Tree Association, Michigan Cider Makers Guild, Michigan Corn Growers Association, Michigan Equine Partnership, Michigan Farm Bureau, Michigan FFA Association, Michigan Floriculture Growers Council, Michigan Food and Farming Systems, Michigan Milk Producers Association, Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association, Michigan Pork Producers

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Gov. Rick Snyder visited the MSU Extension booth during Ag Day at the Capitol on March 14.

Association, Michigan Potato Industry Commission, Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Michigan Sugar Company, Michigan Vegetable Council, Michigan Wheat Committee, MSU AgBio Research, MSU Extension, MSU Product Center,

National Grape Cooperative and The Blueberry Store. Ag Day at the Capitol follows National Agriculture Week, March 4-10, which focused on appreciating the agriculture industry’s many contributions to people’s everyday lives.


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Hail from page 1 loud,” she said. Before bolting for the basement she saw nearby horses and deer running about in the hail, being pelted by the driving storm though there was no shelter outdoors that evening. “That really upset me to see that. I felt so sorry for the animals out there in the storm. They had nowhere to go, but we knew we had to take cover.” Stoutenburg continued, “It (hail) seemed to last forever, but I guess it probably went on for 10 to 15 minutes like that. Maybe less, but it sure seemed to last for a long time.” Other than a dinged up central air conditioner unit, her property didn’t seem to sustain any other significant damage. She was having a contractor come out to inspect the home in the event there was damage to the roof that she can’t see from the ground. Their vehicles were safe from harm in the garage. Not everyone was so fortunate. “My neighbor’s truck was dented up all over from the hail,” said Stoutenburg. The driving hail also penetrated a nearby swimming pool cover so that it resembled Swiss cheese. Ben Coopersfield, 48, was northbound on M-24 from work in Auburn Hills to his home in North Branch Township when the storm intensified. “It went from a light rain to a hail storm in seconds. I was lucky I guess because I was coming up on Sawdust Corners so I quick pulled under the gas pump cover at the Marathon gas station

Advice from page 1 County Press on Tuesday after the men had left their home. “We already have three local companies that we asked to come out and give us some quotes,” Wenzell said. “I have to say, though, it’s kind of upsetting to see this level of scavenging by these people around here.” The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Southern Michigan echoes Wenzell’s skepticism. The BBB urges Lapeer County-area residents to use caution as they hire contractors to repair damages to their homes and property following the recent tornado and storm damage sustained in the region. While seeking a contractor in the wake of storm damage is an urgent affair, BBB advises people to take the time to make sure a contractor is reputable and qual-

there. A lot of other people did too,” said Coopersfield. “I waited out the storm there for a few minutes before the hail stopped. Celeste Ulstrum, 23, of Columbiaville, was on Marathon Road on the way to the Meijer store in Lapeer when she was overtaken by the fastmoving storm. Just south of West Road at the time, Ulstrum said the F-350 pickup she was driving shuttered for a moment and then “all hell broke loose.” “The wind was so strong and then hail started to come down real hard. I could hardly see where I was going so I slowed down and pulled into someone’s driveway. It was pretty scary... I didn’t even know there was a tornado watch or anything,” Ulstrum told The County Press. “I was on the phone with my girlfriend and I joked ‘What the hail just happened?’” Also on his way into Lapeer to do some shopping, Mel Ashton, 54, of Columbiaville said he stopped by a friend’s house on Stanley Road to inquire if he wanted to go along for the ride. “We just got out to German Road and then hail started to pound us. We didn’t see the tornado but we were close to it,” said Ashton. “I drove like a madman to outrun the storm. That probably wasn’t the smartest thing ever, but it seemed like the thing to do at the time.” Ashton’s van has several dents on its roof and he lost his antenna to the storm as well. “That was some crazy stuff. I have a new respect for storms now. Next time I won’t take any chances like I did last Thursday,” he told The County Press Monday evening. ified to perform the work prior to hiring them to help protect from unsatisfactory work and ripoffs. BBB offers the following advice when hiring a contractor: • Beware of “storm chasers” — If the contractor is not from the Lapeer County-area community, they may not be properly licensed or insured to the State of Michigan’s requirements. The contractor may be hard to locate in the future if there is warranty work required. • Beware of price gouging — Some unethical businesses may be marking up their products or services by as much as 500 percent. Check with your own insurance provider first. Before hiring a contractor, see what exactly is covered by your insurance provider and whether specific paperwork must be filled out to file a claim. Your insurance provider will give you tips on how to properly proceed.

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Dave Boots of Mayville (left) talks to his brother Bill (next to stairs in basement) on Friday, hours after a tornado and 110-plus mph winds knocked the Carprenter Road home in Oregon Township off its foundation. At right, cut wood remains stacked in its place where an attached garage once stood.

Tornado packs a wallop; not enough for disaster declaration BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com

OREGON TWP. — Despite being hit by the third most powerful tornado in county history, there will be no disaster declaration for Lapeer County. That, said Lapeer County Emergency Management Coordinator Mary Piorunek, is because the county didn’t sustain enough damage to require state assistance. Along with being the third strongest tornado to ever strike Lapeer County, Thursday’s storm, according to National Weather Service staff in White Lake Township, was the first confirmed tornado in Lapeer County during the month of March since the agency began keeping records in 1951. Weather Service officials said Thursday’s tornado was an EF2 storm, packing winds between 111-135 mph. Only two other tornados have hit the county with more force in the last six decades. An EF5, followed by an EF4 a half hour later, roared through the Columbiaville area in June 1953. Those tornadoes were part of the infamous Flint-Beecher storm. While 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

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Lapeer County Road Commission employees worked Friday morning to replace a directional sign that was bent over by tornadic winds in front of the Carpenter Road home (above). The wind’s fury bent the sign like a piece of licorice.

said that wasn’t enough damage to declare a local emergency. Piorunek said Lapeer County learned its lesson in the spring of 2009 when floods swept though the county. She noted that while 300 homes suffered some flood damage “only 8 or 10 qualified for disaster assistance.” Although she expected her office to be inundated, “we just haven’t gotten any calls.” Piorunek said her office activated its CERT team to help Oregon Township residents with debris removal. “We took care of ourselves and our community,” she said. However, said Sheriff Ron Kalanquin, residents in the area between German and Carpenter roads have been swarmed with would-be repair crews. Kalanquin urged residents to be cautious with people offering to do storm damage repairs and to only deal with licensed contractors. Piorunek noted that even if the tornado missed your house, now’s a good time to review your homeowners policy to determine what damage may or may not be covered. She noted in a way, the Oregon Township homeowners who were struck by the tornado are lucky. She explained that’s because most homeowners’ policies don’t cover

damage caused by straight-line winds. In some parts of Lapeer County straight-line winds gusted to 70 mph as a line of thunderstorms from Saginaw Bay to the Ohio line swept across the state. She pointed out that acts of terrorism are also not covered by homeowners insurance. Lapeer County residents only had a fourminute warning between tornado sirens going off across the county and its touchdown. Piorunek said that’s not unusual since tornado warnings are issued only when the National Weather Service spots one on radar or a trained observer reports seeing one on the ground. At most, tornado warnings are given no more than 15 minutes before a storm touches down. Piorunek said people need to begin thinking about what they’re going to do when a tornado warning is issued. Piorunek said once the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning, Lapeer County Central Dispatch activates all 28 tornado sirens across the county. She said the county’s first tornado siren test for the year wasn’t scheduled until April 7, so when they activated them for the first time, a couple failed. She said that’s why its important for everyone

to have a NOAA All Hazard Weather Radio in their home or business. Piorunek recently told The County Press a SAME — (specified area message encoding) version of the radio “should be as common as a smoke detectors.” A SAME equipped radio, she said, allows users to program their sets for only the counties they want to get weather updates for. Piorunek said the set in her office is programmed for Shiawassee, Genesee and Oakland counties in addition to Lapeer, since those are the areas Lapeer County’s severe weather most often comes from. “We have educate people on emergency preparedness,” she said, noting that virtually no mobile home parks have tornado shelters and that the county doesn’t activate shelters until after a storm moves through. “People need to have a plan. They need to had a place to go,” she said. Piorunek said there are a number of companies that market storm shelters, ranging from something called the Storm Defender, a set of concrete reinforced steps that provide mobile home dwellers some measure of protection, to a small fiberglass storm cellar that can be buried in someone’s yard.


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Celebrating ST. PATRICK’S DAY Tir Na N’Og dancers get crowd in the Irish spirit

Sporting a St. Patrick’s Day hat that would make Dr. Seuss proud, a disguised young member of the audience filled his plate with food from a buffet of steak, pulled pork, potatoes and more.

DAVISON — More than 300 people attended a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance hosted by Debbie Freeman of Lapeer and the Tir Na N’Og Gaelic Dance and Music group on Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Davison. Tartanius Flynn and the Survivors performed live music before and after the Tir Na N’Og dancers took the floor, and further musical entertainment was provided by DJ Paddy. Several dances were performed by Tir Na N’Og, but the center of the party was on audience involvement. Freeman led dances for the crowd to partake in, giving them a chance to learn some steps performed by the dancers. A dinner of steak, pulled pork, potatoes, salad, rolls and two tables lined with desserts was served before the performance. Raffle tickets were available for purchase, and drawings were held between dances. For more information on Tir Na N’Og performances, or how to book the group, call Freeman at 810-4415343.

Even the smallest member of the crowd was filled with the spirit of merriment.

Tartanius Flynn and the Survivors performed live before Tir Na N’Og dancers, and between some raffle drawings.

Audience members were hand picked by Tir Na N’Og dancers to perform a number with them.

Jeanine Brennan, left, and Pat Thomas of Lapeer dressed all in St. Patrick’s Day spirit enjoy the dinner and dancing.

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All I did was tell the story about the mushrooms…. Originally Published July 15, 1977 Several readers have asked if my wife ever gets angry about some of the things I write about her. Yes. For instance, she didn’t like it when I made her famous with the publishers of the American Heritage Dictionary. It was a snaky tale. She is so afraid of snakes she assigned our son to go through my new dictionary and put tape over every picture of a snake. She said I wouldn’t dare write a column about that because nobody would believe it. But I wrote it anyway, and she was right. Nobody believed it. I resented this slur upon my credibility, so I kept writing. I invited people over to see the dictionary for themselves, warning them to beware of the dirty socks and dust balls in the bookcase. Consequently,

some leading citizens were convinced and they testified publicly that yes, indeed, there is tape pasted over every picture of a snake in my American Heritage Dictionary. Eventually, this incredible news reached the people who publish the dictionary. Thus began my extended correspondence between them and me, concerning my wife’s peculiar behavior. I even sent them a photo of a pasted page, plus a photo of the unusual woman responsible for it. They sent back the photo, with tape pasted over her face. She was angry about my exposing her fear of snakes to public ridicule. But not as angry as the time I told the world about the mushroom in our shower. I only did it because she bugged me one morning by saying, “It needs more grout.” Grout? She said grout the same way I’d say potato.

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By Jim Fitzgerald

Everyone knows what a potato is. But what the devil is a grout? She was trying to put me down. I knew that. Grout had something to do with the $400 tiling job a workman was currently doing in our shower. She was cutely pointing out we had to pay him $400 because I was too dumb to do the job myself. I was so dumb, in fact, I didn’t even know what grout was. I wouldn’t give her the satisfaction. I simply nodded my head wisely and said, “Right, more grout is needed. Now more than ever.” Then I ran out of the

house, jumped in the car, sped to work and grabbed a dictionary with untaped snakes. Grout is “a thin mortar used to fill cracks and crevices between masonry.” Now how did she know that? What did I marry, a bricklayer? That night, at dinner, I casually remarked, “Remind me to check the grout in the shower. For $400 I want to make sure he doesn’t miss any crevices.” “You looked it up in the dictionary,” she said. It was simply one more snide remark in her continuing campaign to have Ann

Landers declare me this nation’s No. 1 Household Klutz. Deeply stung, I decided then to make the mushroom public knowledge. The mushroom is how we discovered the shower walls were leaking and water was seeping everywhere. One morning I leaned over to wash between my toes and I saw a cute little mushroom growing between the tile crevices (that’s where the grout goes, you know). It looked just like the ones that grow on the golf course. Naturally, I was excited. After all, how many people do you know growing mushrooms in their shower? “People are not going to believe this,” I told my wife. “I must take a picture of that mushroom and put it in the newspaper. Our bathroom will become a tourist attraction. The kids can sell tickets and cotton candy.” “It is not a mushroom,” she said, “it is a fungus; a dirty toadstool. It grew

because the mortar behind the shower is always wet. If you write anything about that awful thing, I will kill you. People would think I am the world’s worst housekeeper.” In the face of such threats, I agreed to shut up about the mushroom. And I kept my word until she hit me with the grout. Then my journalistic integrity forced me to reveal my own wife was practicing agriculture in a residential zone. At dinner the evening the mushroom column appeared, she used grouty words and pounded the table with her hard hat. I told her I had made her famous and she would thank me. We were eating cauliflower. “If you grew this cauliflower in the washing machine, I probably can get the Maytag people to put you in a TV commercial,” I said. Yes, she does get angry sometimes.

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approval. (Rezoning was soon granted. The department store was first rented by Zody’s and later Yankee’s. The Hamady grocery chain rented the other side for many years. Today this mini-mall houses Goodwill Industries, Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts, Big Lots and Dunham’s Discount Sports.)

A distraught Lapeer woman wants to know why her stillborn baby is missing. She donated the infant’s body to the University of Michigan Medical Center after the tragic By Carolyn LeDuc-Krehel birth last July. Lapeer General Hospital administrators said they packaged the body and mailed it By Joyce Bonesteel to U of M, where it was to be acres of land on the south side of autopsied and available for parts black bananas from the “Laughter is the best West Genesee Street, between the 75 Years Ago — 1937 donations. At the time the mother “reduced” produce cart. I medicine.” We’ve all heard American Legion Hall and the was told the process would take David York, one of Lapeer bought whole, smoked fish six to 10 months. this statement many times, Lapeer State Home and Training County’s last Civil War veterans, (with the heads on). I needand it’s true! A study done School. Recently she contacted the passed away at his Attica home ed a vegetable that wasn’t by cardiologists at the Going through local real estate medical center, where employees recently, a few days short of his as inviting as carrot sticks. University of Maryland agent Earl Sugden, Davis is asking had no record of the stillborn 92nd birthday. Ah, yes: raw brussels Medical Center found that city commissioners to rezone at baby’s arrival. In cases like that, York was born March 15, 1845, sprouts…yummy. And to people with heart disease they said, a body is delivered by a least 10 acres next to the Legion, in Detroit, and came to Lapeer wash it all down? A glass were 40 percent less likely courier. Mailing a corpse would be or preferable all 56 acres, from County in 1867 to work as a lumjar of white milk. Thank you highly unusual. to laugh in a variety of situresidential to light commercial. ber man. He married Elizabeth for the inspiration, Uncle ations compared to people Earlier this week two Pontiac The mother later met with Hosner of Dryden on June 22, Buck. of the same age without realtors shared a Detroit compaLapeer hospital management, and 1869. York went on to be a head I packed the boys’ lunch- said she was told she has no right heart disease. ny’s plans with the city’s zoning sawyer and his services were es as usual that morning, The people in the study commission. Representing to investigate. Her next step, used by many familiar figures in were shown humorous, and then arrived at Chatfield Spooner & Spooner Construction, apparently, is to contact an attorlocal history. School around noon to then disturbing, movie they said the company wants to ney. During the Civil War he served watch their reactions (I hid clips. It was found that erect a $250,000 building, 27,000 in Company B, Tenth Michigan around the corner so as not laughter somehow causes square feet in size, on 10 acres Cavalry. He was preceded in death 50 Years Ago —1962 to spoil the surprise). the endothelium to relax and rent it out as a department by his wife and two sons, and was Austin (6th grade) opened and dilate, allowing blood store and a grocery market. The Miss Dorothy Davis owns 56 buried in the Attica Cemetery. to flow more freely. The dis- his bag to look in and then zoning board is recommending turbing movie clip (opening quickly closed it again, looking around nervously. scene from “Saving Private He apparently didn’t want Ryan”) had the opposite his cohorts to know that effect, causing a constrichis mom had lost her martion of the endothelium. bles. He was not going to Your endothelium is the had my horse parked out Wild weather this past embarrass himself by protective cellular layer linin front. I always try to week! I haven’t underexposing a whole, smoked ing your blood vessels and take advantage of a holistood yet why we’ve had fish in a Zip-loc bag and a heart. My interpretation of day where I can dress for all the tornadoes causing jar of milk. the study results? Laugh. the occasion. Doris Muir havoc around us — Trevor (4th grade) It’s good for you. told some interesting south of us (Indiana, dumped it all out, started Is this your science stories, humorous and Kentucky) and now even laughing and immediately refresher course for the full of fun experiences. one near Columbiaville. looked around for me, week? Well, kind of. I sugShe’s a nice gal to visit Unusual to say the least. knowing I was there somegest you keep your with, as are all our Doris I always thought we had where waiting for his reacendothelium healthy by gals. to have hot, hot stuffy By Doris Burke tion. Palmer was in second breathless, high-humidilaughing as often as possiI have to close for now. grade at the time and pret- ty weather to bring ble. I’ve never seen “Saving I should be outside doing The lunch was tasty and innocent times when we ty intense, by nature. I was those ominous hanging Private Ryan” and don’t something constructive, everyone seemed to hadn’t experienced such just a few feet behind him plan to. I like funny shows. but then I’m thinking clouds in to create all have a great time with devastation by Mother when he opened his bag, Is it possible that when I maybe another day. I sorts of wind funnels. old friends and school Nature. Back in the old looked at it in disbelief and Not the 70-degree comopen my DVD cabinet, my might meander out to the mates. days all high wind exclaimed, “My stupid endothelium directs my kitchen and try to stir up fortable day we had last On Friday the “Doris storms were called mom!” choices? I would guess yes, something tasty, or, Thursday. Club” met at the Lapeer cyclones. And, on a day I was doubled over with since I always reach for maybe grab a couple of It was surprising to like last Thursday I could Senior Center on Clay “Seinfeld” or “The Office” or laughter, wiping back tears, hear the hail pounding TV dinners out of the Street. The center is almost hear my dad sayas I gave each of my boys a on the roof of the house movies like “American Pie” freezer and poke them in such a well run facility ing, “There won’t be no bag of Burger King food or “Uncle Buck.” the oven. Can’t overdue and to see it bouncing and gives the elderly a cyclones today” as I had instead. I wasn’t alone, April Fool’s Day is just — have to save my energy around the lawn. place to go and relax heard him say so many since my friend, Kristen, around the corner and my to cheer on the Red Wings The TV weathermen playing cards, playing times when we were shares my love of practical certainly did a good job favorite day of the year. who seem to have a terribingo or glancing kids. Well, I guess if he jokes and pulled the same Back on April 1st, 2004, my ble time winning lately. in keeping the surroundthrough the library were still here we would prank on her own kids. kids were in elementary Hope everyone has a ing communities books and magazines for have both been wrong. Kristen has been my school and I stole an idea great week and best informed on situations in Anyway, what’s next? them to read and enjoy. I partner-in-crime for many from the movie “Uncle wishes to all. their county and city. understand they have What’s the old saying, shenanigans through the Buck” to prank them. Doris Burke writes North of us we did see certain days where class“You can’t fool mother years. We agree that playUncle Buck was played “Lapeer Memories” for dark clouds and extreme es are available for folks nature.” Well, I think she ing jokes on our own kids is jig jag lightening strikes. by the late, comedic actor The County Press. She is to learn a craft and for can sure fool us at times! one of life’s greatest pleasJohn Candy. A family emera lifelong Lapeer-area resI finally opened the basesome it could become a To change the subject ures. I was so happy when gency required a man and ident. She can be reached ment door, just in case I great hobby. We at the my better half and I put his wife to leave town. They my boys reached the age at burke.doris@gmail.com heard the wind come up. on some wearing of the Doris Club enjoyed the where I could prank them were desperate for a We have a very steep company of others who green accents and wendwithout it being considered staircase leading downbabysitter and had to call were there to participate ed our way toward the mental child abuse. on the man’s unsavory, stairs. I wondered at the Elks Club on Tuesday for in activities and eat the April Fool’s Day falls on time if it would be better bachelor brother, Buck. luncheon of corn beef the alumni luncheon. a Sunday this year. This Uncle Buck got a crash to take my chance on and cabbage. I did have Ninety-two young at means you won’t be able course in child care and being blown away sitting my cowgirl hat decoratheart gals and guys to use the Uncle Buck home management and, in in my easy chair, or take ed with shamrocks and showed up. As always school lunch idea. I addition to the other a chance of not breaking feathers and I plopped the tables were decoratencourage you to play duties, had to pack school my neck falling down the ed very festive with that over my messy hair jokes on your loved ones. basement steps. lunches. As the kids in the and ventured in. Leprechaun statues and Get a laugh and give the movie unloaded their bags Thankfully the storm Couldn’t see much out of green grass that the talgift of laughter to others. at school, they found black missed us by a few my half price, bargain, ented Phyllis Lange had Remember, some things bananas and glass jars of miles. Of course it does shamrock glasses. I was made for the occasion. are best kept smooth, milk, among other unusual bring back thoughts of Shirley Braxton and Barb so glad to take them off! items. It was hilarious, and I relaxed and flexible. I am the 1953 tornado that Had a good time, but Sweeney were hurrying talking about your couldn’t wait to try this on left more than 100 dead did have to smile when around doing what they endotheliums, of course. my boys. in the path and so many someone asked me if I do so well, organizing. That’s what SHE said. I went to Meijer and got injured. Those were the

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Scholarship applications accepted until March 30 LAPEER COUNTY — The Lapeer County Community Foundation has extended its scholarship application deadline. Applicants now have until March 30 to apply for scholarships and turn in the necessary paperwork. The Foundation offers a total of 15 scholarships for those pursuing post-secondary education and who maintain permanent residency in Lapeer County. While the Foundation offers several scholarship opportunities each year, there are several new additions being offered this year. Some of the Foundation’s scholarships are open to graduating seniors to be used for general tuition costs, while others have a more specific aim. The Foundation offers scholarships specifically for anyone pursuing a career path in law enforcement, agriculture or the medical field, for instance. “The cost of education has gone up way beyond the rate of infla-

Ed Gyllis, a local musician, won third place for his original songs during the talent show.

tion,” said executive director Ashley White, noting the importance of having scholarships available to Lapeer County residents. “This is a great way to take advantage of getting additional money from local sources.” White said that in years past, the recipients of scholarship awards are generally chosen based on their school performance, included school work and overall GPA. The scholarship committee members also look at the financial needs of applicants as well as community accomplishments and volunteer work. For more information and a complete list of the scholarships available, or to obtain a PDF application, go online to www.lapeercountycommunityfoundation.org . Questions may be directed to Ashley White, executive director, by calling 810-6640691 or by e-mailing awhite@lapeercountycommunityfoundation.org .

MSU Extension to offer class on wildlife

Keith Davison, a local musician, performed original songs during the L.A.T.E. talent show.

Adults show off skills at talent show BY JACOB HUNSANGER 810-452-2609 • jhunsanger@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER — Local performers did their best Saturday night at the L.A.T.E. Talent Show in downtown Lapeer, but in the end there could be only one winner. Frank Bublitz of Lapeer won the talent show after singing his rendition of Frank Sinatra’s classic song My Way. The L.A.T.E. (Lapeer Area Talented Entertainers) Show was the final in a new series this year, with children and teenagers performing earlier in the year at the PIX Theatre. The show featured a number of acts including local musicians, a poetry reading and belly dancers. A small but lively crowd came to the downtown theater Saturday evening to watch the performance, which was a chance for talented local residents to show off a little and put their talents on

LAPEER — Do you want to attract deer to your property, along with songbirds, wild turkeys or frogs? Local residents can learn what wildlife need and how to provide those things by taking the Attracting Wildlife and Wildlife Food Plots class with the Lapeer MSU Extension. The class is being held on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Extension office, 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer.

In the class, guests will learn how to plant a wildlife food plot, select plants that attract specific wildlife, and even about nest boxes and other things that bring the wildlife to their property. Pre-registration is required for the class, which costs $40 per person. Lunch will be served during the class. For more information or to register, send an email to willis15@msu.edu or call 810-667-0341.

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pants of the pickup appeared to have seat belts on at the time of the accident. Lapeer Fire & Rescue personnel stabilized the vehicle and extricated the trapped victim. He said the Otter Lake girl, whose head was trapped for a time between the ground and the truck’s roof, was airlifted by a University of Michigan helicopter to Royal Oak. Parks said it appears one of the passengers was looking for a cell phone behind the truck’s seat just prior to the crash and in the commotion, the driver lost control on a patch of loose gravel. He noted that while the road’s speed limit is 55 mph, road conditions warranted driving at a slower speed.

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Belly dancers filled the stage during the talent show, offering a performance to demonstrate their skills.

display for others to see. The performers themselves thanked everyone for attending the talent show and especially for promoting and encouraging the arts in the community. As with the child and teenage shows, the majority of the performers in the L.A.T.E. Adult Show sang and played musical instruments. Craig Martin, executive director of the PIX Theatre, said he was pleased to see more of a variety in Saturday’s show with the belly dancers and the poetry reading. The performers were critiqued by a panel of judges and the audience was able to vote for their favorites. All the votes combined to announce the top three winning acts, who received $100, $50 and $25 prizes. Bublitz was surprised and happy to win the competition and said he was considering donating the cash prize to the local Made-in-Michigan Film Society.

from page 1 the ditch, but flipped end for end, landing on its roof on a driveway leading to a field. While initial reports had all three people in the truck ejected, Parks said witnesses reported seeing the driver and a 17-year-old North Branch boy crawl from the wreckage. A second passenger, the Otter Lake girl, was partially ejected through the truck’s sunroof. Parks credited soft ground with saving the girl’s life. He said the driver, who suffered cuts and bruises, and the boy, whose injuries were more serious, but not life threatening, were taken to McLaren-Lapeer Region. All three occu-

Library can help with ideas for science project Question of the Week: Help! My fourth-grader has come home from school saying she has to do a science project. I’m not a science lover so I haven’t the slightest idea even how to get started. Can the library help me with this? Answer: Absolutely. We’d suggest two types of books. Start with a good book on how to do a science project. Our favorite is Super Science Fair Projects by Carol J. Amato. It explains the scientific method, how to choose an idea, how to research a project, how to correctly conduct an experiment and how to create a display that will draw a judge’s eye. Then, the library has dozens and dozens of books on projects in each branch of science from earth science to zoology. It even has science fair books for the procrastinators such as Last-

At the Library minute Science Fair Projects by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen.

New at the library: • One and only Ivan (Katherine Applegate) — Ivan, the gorilla, has lived a fairly contented life at a circusthemed mall. Life has been pretty good until Ruby, a baby elephant, moves into the mall. As he struggles to find her a better life, change overtakes everyone and everything. (Children’s fiction) • But Dad! A Survival Guide for Single Fathers of Tween and Teen Daughters (Gretchen Gross and Patricia

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14-A • Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Obituaries 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. Dave’s 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.) Dave’s 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 took place Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Porter Park in Roscoe, IL.

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EDELLE HOWELL BEATTIE, 87, of Bay City, died peacefully Saturday, March 17, 2012. She was born February 10, 1925, in Duluth, Minnesota, daughter to Swedish immigrants Matt and Selma (Westerberg) Edson. At the age of two, she moved with her family to Flint, Michigan, where she spent her youth in a tight-knit Swedish community. As a young woman, she worked as a saleswoman and buyer for the Kings Clothing Company of Flint. While there, a coworker introduced her to her brother, a handsome young soldier, who would become her husband. She married Clark V. Howell on October 5, 1946, and together they raised two sons, Clark V. Howell, Jr., and Michael V. Howell. The family made their home in Essexville, MI, and Edelle dedicated herself completely to her family. She was a devoted mother, and their home was a warm and welcoming place. Shortly after her beloved Clark died in 1976, Edelle returned to the Flint area. She went to work at Old Kent Bank in Grand Blanc, where she spent many years. Once again, a coworker introduced her to a gentleman named Clark, and before long she and Clark Beattie were married. They made their home in Elba Twp., MI, where she happily settled into the “country life.” After Clark’s death in 1995, Edelle continued to live in her home until returning to Bay City in 2008, to be nearer to her family. Edelle loved books, antiques, birds and angels. She loved music and decorating and visiting with friends. Her greatest DAVID PATRICK LIGHT, 63, of North Branch and formerly joy in life, however, was her family. In addition to her beloved sons, Clark and Mike, she was of Oxford, died Friday, March 16, 2012. He was born January known as Mom to Ed "Cork" Haven. Also surviving are her 10, 1949, in Goodrich, son to Albert and Lillian Light. He daughters-in-law, Ruth and Mary; her grandchildren, Julie attended Oxford High School. David married Dawn (Mike) Romein, Molly (fiance Jordan Weingarten) Howell, Pincumbe on December 3, 1977. Nicholas (Trisha), Nicole and Annie Howell; her great-grandDavid owned and operated David Light and Son children, Hayden and Maalik Howell, and Mary Rose and Excavating for 15 years. In prior years he worked as a Hannah Grace Romein; her step-son, Maynard (Peg) Beattie; mechanic. her step-daughters, Susan & Denise Beattie; and her stepHe is survived by his wife, Dawn Light; son David “JR” grandson, Scott Beattie. Light and daughter-in-law Crystal; and three grandchildren, Memorial contributions may be made to the Michigan Kiley, Ashton and Chloe Parkinson Foundation, 30400 Telegraph Road, Suite 150, He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Bingham Farms, MI 48025. Albert. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 21, at Memorials may be made to the family discretionary fund 11 o’clock at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Capstick for the grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Chapel, 542 Liberty Park, Lapeer. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Bay City. at 11:00 a.m. at Carman Funeral Home in Brown City. To place an online condolence please visit www.LynchFamilyFuneralDirectors.com SCOTTY MCKILLOP, 45, of Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors Imlay City, passed away Capstick Chapel — Downtown Lapeer Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 810-664-8282 Brian's House in Davison. Alan "A Family Tradition of Dignified Service" Scott McKillop was born on July 26, 1966, in Lapeer, the son of RUTH T. KNOCKEART, 84, of Lapeer, died Monday, Peter and Shirley McKillop. March 19, 2012. Ruth was born May 4, 1927, in Detroit. Scotty grew up in Imlay City Mrs. Knockeart worked for many different retail stores in and is a graduate of Imlay City the Lapeer area, including:Yankees, Hudsons, Lapeer Fabric, High School class of 1984. Scotty was a member or the Zodies and Tradeway. Most of her life was spent being a loving wife, mother and especially grandmother. Mrs. Knockeart Imlay City Eagles Aerie 4082. He was an Imlay City Jr. High School Wrestling Team Coach loved taking care of her grandchildren. Ruth is survived by her husband, George Knockeart of and an assistant Varsity Wrestling Team Coach. Lapeer; sons, George (Judy) Knockeart of Attica, Charles Scotty was a school bus driver for Imlay City Schools, he worked at Championship Auto Shows, and was a transporta- (Cindy) Knockeart of Lake Orion; grandchildren, Tracy (Tony) Scott of Lapeer, Terrie (Kevin) Phillips of Oxford, Chad tion delivery driver for Champion Bus. He worked on the Pit Knockeart of Attica; and great-grandchildren, Taylor Scott, Crew for Torkelson Racing and he was a proto-type brake Karlee Scott, Charlie Patten, Ashley Knockeart, Anthony test driver for Kett Engineering. He also worked at MNP in Scott, Alex Phillips, Kassidi Scott and Corey Phillips. Utica as a Hi-Low Driver. Mrs. Knockeart was preceded in death by her parents; sisHe is survived by his mother, Shirley McKillop of Imlay ter, Maxine; and brother, Jack. City; father, Peter McKillop of Imlay City; brothers, Pete Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Mckillop of Imlay City, Jim McKillop of Imlay City, Mike (Jenny) Church in Lapeer. McKillop of Portage; nieces, Dominique McKillop of Imlay Visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 City, Emma McKillop of Portage; nephew, Evan McKillop of at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Portage; aunts & uncles, Marilyn & Bruce Swihart, Robert & Ruth's funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March Shirley McKillop and Lee J. & Pat Kelly; and several cousins. Scotty was preceded in death by his grandparents, Art and 22, 2012 at the funeral home, Pastor Todd Smith officiating, with burial in White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Marion Swailes. Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Memorial contributions may be directed to the McKillop Our family serving yours for Generations family. www.muirbrotherslapeer.com Funeral services will be held 12:00 p.m. (noon) Thursday, 810-664-8111 March 22, 2012 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Imlay City. Jerry Schriber will officiate. KEVIN THOMAS WILDEY, The family will be available for visiting 1-5 & 6-8 p.m. 40, of Lake Orion, formerly of Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home Hart & Lapeer, died Tuesday, in Imlay City. March 13, 2012. Kevin was born Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Imlay City. on November 18, 1971, son to For more information please visit our online guestbook at Maynard and Terry Wildey. muirbrothersfh.com Mr. Wildey had studied at Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Imlay City Baker College as an emergency Our family serving yours for Generations responder, and then worked 810-724-8285 many years as a fire fighter in Grant Township of New Era, MI. SHIRLEY VAUGHN Kevin liked to play hard; he (AKERS) HODGE, 80, of Battle loved paintball, even owned a store for a while and was in Creek, MI, died, Sunday, March many professional paintball tournaments. Also loved the 11, 2012 at her home. She was sand dunes and anything 4x4. Mr. Wildey raised bird dogs, born September 18, 1931, the enjoyed hunting and raced remote control cars (or anything daughter of Roy L. and Dagney remote control). C. (Nelson) Akers. Kevin is survived by his children, Zackery, Carrie, Naomi Shirley was a homemaker for and Serenity Wildey; step-children, Caitlyn Yarbrough, Preslie most of her life, but worked for a and Shelbie Jeans; mothers, Terry Wildey of Pentwater, Rose short time at Snap Photo in Smith of Pentwater; grandchildren, Aiden and Bayleigh Indiana. In 1968 she ran for Yarbrough; and siblings, Joan Raymond, Helen Ide, Arthur State Representative in Wildey, Garry Wildey, Maynard Wildey, Jr., Daniel Wildey, Michigan. Shirley enjoyed reading the newspaper and Helen Smith, Patrick Smith and Shannon Smith. He is also enjoyed politics. She was a member of the Eagle Lodge and survived by his ex-wife, Stephanie Thomas; aunts, Bernice the Moose Lodge. Coates, Sandy Maloney; nephew, Jimmy Wildey; and cousin, Shirley is survived by husband of 59 years, William “Bill” Brian Coates. Hodge of Battle Creek; daughter, Teresa (Ronald) Stelly of He was preceded in death by his father, Maynard Wildey; Battle Creek; and son, Timothy Hodge of Tampa, FL. sister, Carrie “Springer” Wildey; and brothers, Larry and She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, James Wildey. Leslie Akers. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Memorial tributes may be made to the Calhoun County Network Services of Waterford. Humane Society or Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice. A memorial service will be held 2:00pm Friday, March 23, A memorial service was held at the Rich Township 2012 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. The family will Cemetery in Mayville, on Friday, March 16, 2012. receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral Arrangements by the BAXTER FUNERAL & CREMATION home. SERVICE. (269)788-9800 www.baxterfuneral.com Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Our family serving yours for Generations www.muirbrotherslapeer.com YVONNE THICK, 84, of 810-664-8111 Marysville, died Sunday, March 18, 2012. She was born August 20, 1927, in Columbiaville, daughter to the late Charles Jay Memoiral and Ruth DeLine. She married Lawrence D. Thick, on August 16, 1947, in Port Huron. He died on March 10, 2008. Mrs. Thick was a hair dresser in Port Huron for many years. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by three sons, Dennis (Carol) Thick Sr. of Port Huron, Ronald (Cathy) Thick of Concord, Brian (Renee) Thick of Marysville; eight grandchildren, Nancy Tack, Dennis (Kelli) Thick Jr., Ruth Thick, Daniel (Lisa) Thick, Elizabeth Thick, David Thick, Alyssa Thick and Joshua Thick; eight great grandchildren, Nichole, Hailey, Andrea, Alyssa, Luke, Andrew, Layla and Jordan; a brother, Robert (Mabel) DeLine of Marysville; and sister-in-law, Maria DeLine of Columbiaville. In Memory She was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth I. ELIZABETH A RACKNOR DeLine. June 28, 1946 - March 21, 2011 Memorials may be made to First Church of the Nazarene, Port Huron. It has been a year since you life this earth, but you aren't Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, forgotten. March 21, 2012 in First Church of the Nazarene, Port Huron. I will always remember the memories we shared in life The Reverend Keith Sparks will officiate. Burial will be in together. Mount Hope Cemetery, Lapeer. Pallbearers will be Mrs. We love you and miss you, Thick’s grandsons, Dennis Jr., Daniel, David and Joshua. Your loving husband, Gary, son, Gary Jr., granddaughter, To send condolences visit pollockrandall.com. Kiley, and your family and friends

Frontier expands internet service in Eastern Michigan DAVISON — Consumers and businesses across eastern Michigan and the Thumb area have a new choice for high-speed Internet service. Frontier Communications’ technicians recently completed installation of high-speed Internet equipment in more of the company’s switching facilities, dramatically expanding the number of homes and businesses Frontier can serve with dedicated high-speed bandwidth delivering download speeds of up to 7.1 Megabits per second. The new service is available near the 1200 block of Irish Road in Davison Township. Customers can order high-speed Internet service now, and expect activation within 2 business days. All in-home installations are completed onsite by highly trained technicians who take the time to educate customers unfamiliar with computer and Internet basics. Orders can be placed online at www.frontier.com or at 1-888-376-6843. Frontier High-Speed Internet service is deliv-

ered on a dedicated line from Frontier’s central switching office to the customer’s home or business. Unlike other broadband services, bandwidth is not shared with others in the surrounding area and is therefore not subject to slowdowns during peak demand. Frontier service is backed by live, 24/7, 100 percent U.S.based customer service and technical support. The service typically is available to residents and businesses located within approximately three miles of the location of the company’s high-speed equipment. “Frontier High-Speed Internet service provides a tremendous value for consumers who want consistently reliable broadband service and great value from a local provider they can trust,” said Sarah Norat-Phillips, Frontier’s General Manager for the East Central Michigan market area. “Access to broadband is a critical link for education, safety and information, and Frontier High-Speed Internet offers a wide range of products to meet the different broadband needs for

homes and businesses across eastern Michigan. We are committed to deploying broadband to unserved and underserved areas, and we are keeping our commitments.” Frontier High-Speed Internet subscribers can choose features and services designed to protect their computers, data and privacy; and Frontier RescueTech Remote, online backup, virus and spyware protection with Frontier Secure Personal Security Plus (www.frontierhelp.com). Subscribers also have access to Frontier email, online gaming, Internet television via TumTiki.com and more. High-Speed Internet is one of many communications services and bundles available from Frontier. Frontier HighSpeed Internet for Business packages offer a choice of speeds, static IP addresses, remote dial-up access, networking and domain name emails. More information about service availability and pricing is available to businesses by calling 1-877-3873477 or visiting www.frontier.com. — G.G.

Broad range of career options featured at Mott CC job fair FLINT — When faced with a sluggish economy, widespread layoffs and job cuts, finding a career with long-term growth potential can be a challenge. While a tough economy can affect most sectors in the workforce, the field of criminal justice is one of the occupations with a good job outlook. The list of available positions in criminal justice covers a broad spectrum, calling for individuals from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook for nearly all careers in the criminal justice field continues to be favorable. Employment for private detectives and investigators, for instance, is expected to grow 18 percent through 2016, faster than the average for all occupations. Mott Community College offers an excellent opportunity each year for individuals to explore a variety of career options in the criminal justice arena. MCC's 15th Annual Criminal Justice Career & Information Fair will take place 4-6:30 p.m., April 3, in the Ballenger Field House on MCC's main campus, 1401 East Court Street, Flint. This event is free and open to the public. Ongoing concerns about crime and terror-

ism plaguing our society have contributed to a constant need for qualified personnel to fill a variety of positions within criminal justice and law enforcement. "We're living in a more security-conscious society, and the unfortunate incidence of crime and related issues continue to make the criminal justice field a growth industry with viable career options and excellent job opportunities," said Avon Burns, Ed.D., professor and coordinator of the criminal justice program and the Criminal Justice Career & Information Fair at Mott Community College. "Our Criminal Justice Career & Information Fair gives students and job seekers a visual sense of the number and variety of opportunities available in criminal justice. Law enforcement is a major area of interest, but there are so many more areas." Representatives from more than 40 federal, state and local law enforcement departments and agencies will be on hand at this year's event, including the F.B.I.; U.S. Secret Service; various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces; several police and sheriff's departments from across Michigan and the region; security firms; public safety, crime prevention programs and human services agen-

cies. MCC's Criminal Justice Career & Information Fair offers participants several benefits, including career information, networking opportunities, a chance to brush up on job seeking skills as well as the possibility for interviews with employers on site. Attendees should be dressed appropriately in professional attire and are encouraged to bring several copies of their resumes. Mott Community College's Criminal Justice program provides a number of options for individuals interested in pursuing careers in criminal justice. Students can earn an Associate's degree or a Certificate of Achievement that will prepare them for employment opportunities in a variety of settings, including industrial and department store security; township, local, county and state law enforcement; correctional facilities; substance abuse and juvenile detention centers. Students can also complete a bachelor's degree in criminal justice at Ferris State University of Southeast Michigan, conveniently located at the University Center on the MCC main campus in Flint. Details: Call 810-7620332. — G.G.

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THURSDAY-SATURDAY, 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.

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“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: 810-338-8727.

SUNDAY, APRIL 15 Bixby’s Rainforest Rescue, live stage show promoting conservation and preservation using magic, comedy and live animals, at The Whiting, 1241 E. Kearsley, Flint at 3 p.m. Cost is $15-29. Details: www.TheWhiting.com or 810-237-7333.

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

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

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

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

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Scrabble Club meetings 5-7:45 p.m. at the Marguerite deAngeli Library. Bring your Scrabble board and a clock if possible. Details: Renee, 810-6677096.

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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: 810-338-2338. 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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Knights of Columbus, Lapeer Council Proceeds from the dinner went LAPEER — The Knights of to the St. Vincent DePaul Society Columbus were formed 125 to help Lapeer residents in years ago this month, and need with heat and rent. locally the Lapeer Council Coming up next weekhas 200 members. The end, K of C members will group is focused on faith be taking donations in and charity. their Tootsie Roll drive Leslie Daum served as outside local businesses, the local council’s finangathering funds for people cial secretary for 25 years. with special needs. He has been involved in Knights of Columbus, They also hold Sunday city government and the Lapeer Council breakfasts once a month planning commission and wanted to do something in Meets at 7 p.m. the first when school is in session, the way of charitable work and last Tuesday of the with a specific charity earmonth in the community marked for each breakfast. for the community. room at Bishop Kelley Christmas tree sales are “I wanted to be more involved with the church,” Catholic School, 926 W. held each December as Nepessing St., Lapeer well, in the lot next to the he said. “Knights of church. Columbus is very closely Grand Knight: Louis “All those funds are tied to the Catholic Rosenmund used here in the communichurch.” ty,” Daum said. They meet the first and In addition, the Knights of last Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Columbus offer $500 scholarships to in the community room at Bishop six high school seniors each year. In Kelley Catholic School. particular, they look for students The Lapeer Council is very active with good grades who are involved in in raising funds to benefit local community service and extracurricuneeds. lar activities. Three weeks ago, they held their “We really look for those students Polish dinner. They had a goal of sellwho like to be involved in the coming 300 tickets to the dinner, and munity,” Daum said. more than doubled that with sales of For more information about the 675 tickets. Lapeer Council, call Daum at 664“It was absolutely marvelous,” 2103, or the Grand Knight, Louis Daum said. “It was well beyond our Rosenmund, at 664-1183. expectations. The community really — Krystal Johns came out and supported that.”

THURSDAYS Attica Christian playgroup from 9:30-11 a.m., featuring pre-school sized Bible stories, a snack, interactive songs, crafts and games with Christian themes. Parents are required to stay with their children during the group. Space is limited. Details/reservations: Pam Holihan, 810-724-6941

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

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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.

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

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, 810-798-9609. Euchre tournament at Sacred Heart Church, 700 Maple Vista St., Imlay City. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Details: 810798-2214.

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

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Parent and Child Playgroup from 9:30-11a.m. at North Branch Weslyan Church, 3164 North Branch Rd. Details: 810-664-2737.

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: 810797-4540. 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: 810-6670075. Divorce Care at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 90 Millville Rd., Lapeer, at 7 p.m. Details/registration: 810664-6653. 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 810-4241566. 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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Childbirth Education Classes from 6:30-9:30p.m. at Centofanti Chiropractic 126 N. Almont Ave., Imlay City. $50 fee. Details: 810-441-1626.

MARKETS AND EXPOS SUNDAYS Flea Market from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lapeer American Legion, 1701 W. Genesee St. Breakfast and lunch available. Details: 810-656-4671. Flea and farmers market at the Lapeer Center Building, 425 County Center St., Lapeer, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch. Details: 810347-7915.

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

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

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Lapeer Area Horiculture Society Meetings at 6:30p.m. at Mayfield Twp. Hall 1900 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer. The cost is $15 annual dues. Details: 810-6647419.

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

SECOND, FOURTH TUESDAYS Imlay City MOPS meetings from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Imlay City Christian Reformed Church, 395 W. Cedar St., Imlay City. Mothers of children 5 years old and younger welcome. Childcare is provided. Details: 810-724-4315.

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

SUNDAYS

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

WEDNESDAYS Lapeer TOPS 888 meetings at the Masonic Temple, 1685 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer. Weigh-in from 8:309:30 a.m. meeting from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Details: Linda, 810-245-3955 or Lois, 810-245-8674.

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.

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

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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.

THURSDAYS

Hadley Township Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. For location and details: 810-797-2117 or 810797-4026

FIRST SATURDAYS

NIGHT LIFE

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 Hadley Chamber of Commerce. Details: 810-797-4008.

WEDNESDAYS

HEALTH AND SAFETY

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

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS

TUESDAYS 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.

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

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

FRIDAYS The Well young adults group for anyone ages 1830 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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Spring season gets underway today. See Sunday’s edition for scores.

SPORTS

B Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Marceau makes East All-Star roster Game moved from CMU to Alma BY LISA PAINE 810-452-2626 • lpaine@mihomepaper.com

NORTH BRANCH — Trevor Marceau, a senior wide receiver/defensive back, becomes the third North Branch varsity football player to receive the honor of playing in the annual Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star game. Marceau has been named to the East squad for the 32nd annual game on June 30. “Trevor was the first alternate and we found out early last week,” said North Branch coach Pat Forster. He noted that Al Boydson and Paul Stawecki will be serving as assistant coaches on the East squad. “The East is so stacked with Div. 1 kids, but someone wasn’t able to make it for whatever reason, so great for Trevor making the roster, and rightfully so. I think it’s a great honor for Trevor, he was in our top three leading receivers in

Class B and by end of season was in the top 15 in the state. It’s nice to see him get this honor and especially over the past two years. It’s something he has always wanted to do. He’s very excited to be able to play.” Forster noted that a lot of the soon-to-be Div. 1 and 2 players are under restrictions not to play, but that Trevor will be playing against and with some big players also headed to Div. 1 and Div. 2 schools. “To also have two kids from the Tri-Valley Conference representing on the East of the 40-plus kids on the roster, that’s huge for our conference and the talent level.” Also on the East roster is Millington’s Connor Collins and the West has CarmanAinsworth’s senior Shane Barron. The game will bring together 88 of the state’s best football players as selected by the MHSFCA. On March 7, the MHSFCA announced that the 32nd Annual MHSFCA East-West All Star Game will now be played at Bahlke Field on

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Ashley Corriveau (far right, top step) stands on the podium with her Wayne State teammates after clinching the national title last Saturday.

East grad helps Wayne State win title BY LISA PAINE 810-452-2626 • lpaine@mihomepaper.com

SEE MARCEAU, PAGE 3B

MANSFIELD, TX. — Ashley Corriveau, 2009 Lapeer East grad and current Wayne State University junior, helped Wayne State pick up the school’s first-ever, any-program NCAA title at the NCAA Div. 2 championships last Saturday. Wayne State entered the final day of competition with a 54.5-point lead over threetime defending champ, Drury. Wayne still trailed by a mere nine points entering the final event of the night, the 400 freestyle relay. Drury won the race, but the third-place finish posted by Corriveau of Metamora, Gloria Martinex of Merida, Spain, Kayla Scott of Rochester and Kei Cze Prentis of Shelby Township gave Wayne the title by a

Photo by Lisa Paine

Trevor Marceau (No. 6) in action against Imlay City during the 2011-12 campaign.

East grad falls short in bid for All-American status BY ERIK HOHENTHANER 810-452-2641 • ehohenthaner @mihomepaper.com

ST. LOUIS, MO. — Lapeer East graduate and current Eastern Michigan University wrestler Phillip Joseph competed on the biggest stage of his life last weekend at the NCAA National Wrestling Championships. Joseph fell short of reaching All-American status at 174 lbs., but the redshirt sophomore has two years remaining to reach his ultimate goal. The experience of competing in the championships should help him down the road. Opening the tournament, Joseph lost a tightly contested battle against sixth-seed-

ed Ryan DesRoches of CalPoly, 7-6. DesRoches finished the tournament in eighth place. During wrestlebacks, Joseph defeated Dave Foxen of Brown, 8-4, before getting knocked out of the tournament by Rutgers’ Greg Zannetti, 7-3. Other Eastern Michigan wrestlers at the championships included Jared Germaine at 125, Aaron Sulzer of 157 and Wes Schroeder at heavyweight also finished the tournament with 1-2 records. Joseph has helped turn the Eastern wrestling program around and the Eagles look to continue progressing forward with improved recruiting classes under head coach Derek DelPorto.

mere point. Wayne State has been the runner-up the past three seasons and has finished first or second at the Championships every year since 1997. It’s the first national title for Wayne since its women’s fencing squad brought home the 1989 NCAA title. Corriveau was part of four of the five relay races that won national titles over the course of the meet. She also earned five AllAmerican honors, including one in an individual event, the 100 free, where she swam a 51.29 for eight place. As part of the relay teams, Corriveau helped Wayne to three first place finishes: a 1:32.02 in the 200 free relay, a 3:41.02 in the 400 medley relay and a 1:42.94 in the 200 medley relay. The squad also posted a third-place finish in 3:24.11 in the 400 freestyle relay.

LakeVille girls seventh at state power lifting meet Almont also in the mix of 54 teams BY MICHAEL SELECKY 810-452-2632 • mselecky@mihomepaper.com

LAKE ORION - While the Cros-Lex varsity girls’ team may have taken the top spot last Saturday at the Michigan High School Power Lifting Association state meet with a score of 80, LakeVille was also looking to make some noise that day and did exactly that by racking up 29 points to finish seventh. Placing second for the event was Whitmore Lake with 65, Port Huron Northern was third with a score of 34 and posting 32 points each to tie for the fourth position were Millington and Parchment. Next up in sixth place was Lake Orion at 31, Deckerville was eighth with 28 and Morenci wasn’t far behind with 27 to finish ninth. Among those competing for the Lady Falcons was Dayna Rutheford at 114 lbs. with a three-lift total of 420 after putting up 135 lbs. in the squat, 75 on the bench press and 210 on the deadlift to tie for 14th place

in her weight class. Kate Burgett grabbed the third slot for LakeVille at 155 lbs. after lifting 225 in the squat, 115 on the bench and 260 in the deadlift for a total of 600. The Lady Falcons also got a second-place performance in the 198 lb. weight class from Ashley Simpson with efforts of 235 in the squat, 135 on the bench and 305 in the deadlift to end up with 67. Also highlight of the day for LakeVille was Kayla Price winning the 220 lb. title with a three-lift total of 635 by managing to bench 135, squating 245 and deadlifting 255. The Almont girls’ squad was also in action that day and had a score of five to come in 29th in this 54-team event, as Tiffany Voss led the way by finishing seventh at 165 lbs. with a threelift total of 530, Allyssa Leach was 13th at 114 lbs. and Erika Grant was 25th at 145 lbs. As for the boys’ squads, Almont was able to work its way into eighth place with 19 points, placing them well behind Port Huron Northern and Holly in first and second place with scores of 102 and 69, respectively. Finishing third for the meet was Henry Ford with 30, scoring 28 to come in fourth was host

Lake Orion and sliding into the fifth spot with 26 points was Troy Athens. That left Port Huron in sixth with 25, Yale had 22 to come in seventh and CrosLex was 10th with 18. The jewel in the crown for the Raiders was Jake Matthews taking third at 155 lbs. with a threelift effort of 1,040 by sporting a 580 after the squat and bench, only to end things with a deadlift of 460, and John Pewinski was also third for Almont at 207 lbs. with a final mark of 1,270 by squatting and benching 750 and deadlifting 520. Chase Orzel was competing for the Raiders last weekend, as well, and was ninth at 275 lbs. with a two-lift total of 695 before deadlifting 500 and at 220 lbs. Rene Santana was disqualified after squatting 385 three times and benching 275 twice. The LakeVille boys’ team did not have any athletes that qualified for the MHSPLA state meet. With 80 boys teams listed for the event, but only 53 making their way into the scoring charts, some of the other area squads that took part in this event include Davison, Grand Blanc, Goodrich, Atherton and Bentley.

2012 Crim Training registration now open

Phillip Joseph (right) in action for Eastern Michigan.

FLINT — Registration is now open for the 2012 CrimFit Adult Training Program. Program runs for 15 weeks and is geared to get runners ready to participate in a 5k, 8k, or 10 mile Crim Festival of Races Event presented by Health Plus, on Saturday August 25. Program is set up for runners and walkers of all fitness and experience levels. All participants will receive an entry to a Crim Festival of Races Event, a choice of two additional area races, a 2012 Crim Training technical shirt and more. For the first-time ever, the Crim will be offering 20 need-based scholarships for participation in its adult training program. Applications and criteria is available at www.crim.org or on Facebook. Training sessions take place every Tuesday beginning on May 15. Cost is $140. Deadline for reg-

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The Crim Training Program sets runners up for success in the international races.

istration is April 16, and space is limited. Online registration available at www.crim.org — L.P.


2-B • Wednesday, March 21, 2012

All-Blue Water Area Conference

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All-Blue Water Area Conference

BASKETBALL - Girls

COMPETITIVE CHEER

First Team Katelyn Holston, Sr., Armada Nichole Parks, Sr., Capac Lyric Bostick, Jr., Cros-Lex Sam Charney, Sr., Yale Rachel Baumgarten, Sr., Richmond Morgan Lee, Sr., Imlay City

First Team Melissa Graham, Richmond Alana Timmerman, Richmond Kelsey Kasom, Richmond Ashley Barrett, Richmond Holly Carron, Armada Jade Woodruff, Armada Sydney Waskin, Armada Emily Bills, Cros-Lex Marley Cruz, Cros-Lex Hannah Zwiernik, Yale Miranda Taseski, Yale Riley Katkic, Imlay City Michelle Barton, Imlay City Brandi Peyrek, Capac Sara Trombley, Algonac Katie Tomaszewski, Almont

Second Team Kylee Barrett, So., Cros-Lex Brittany Schmidt, So., Richmond Emily Pierson, Sr., Armada Jaclyn Van Dyk, Sr., Imlay City Sarah Mousseau, So., Capac Honorable mention: Algonac: Morgan Rorah, Sr., Casey Hinkle, Sr.; Armada: Kelsey Thompson, Jr., Megan Lacavera, Sr.; Almont: Shelby Fridline, So., Heather Stone, Sr.; Capac: Emily Milostan, So., Christine Williams, Sr.; Cros-Lex: Taylor Regan, Sr., Cassidy Carpenter, Jr.; Imlay City: Mariyah Evans, Jr., Nichole Rahn, Jr.; Richmond: Jenna Brickel, Sr., Haley Schweiger, So.; Yale: Kim Charney, Fr., Nina Galante, Jr.

All-Blue Water Area Conference

Honorable Mention: Richmond: Alyssa Brickel, JoAnna Fenwick, Armada: Samantha Danczak, Sarah Herbert, Cros-Lex: Mindy Kotelman, Taylor Church, Yale: Kenzie MacDonald, Tiffany Topor, Imlay City: Autumn Peacock, Madison O’Connor, Capac: Amanda Bryant, Abbey Cyrus, Algonac: Lauren Gladys, Jacquelyn Saums, Almont: Tiffany Voss, Olivia Schlagel.

All-Flint Metro League BASKETBALL - Boys

First Team Dustin Hunsucker, Capac Austin Vannatter, Richmond Stephen Ireland, Richmond Dustin Pitchel, Richmond Austin Cattera, Richmond Devin Skatzka, Richmond Garett Edwards, Richmond Sam Lyscas, Imlay City Jake Newton, Imlay City Scott Gulette, Richmond John Gaffney, Richmond Eric Boyd, Richmond Greg Sebastian, Richmond Tom Ray, Almont

First Team Ryan Hickoff, Sr., Fenton Cory Cox, Jr., Fenton Dylan Hickoff, Sr., Fenton Nick Stoll, Sr., Holly Paul Adas, Sr., Kearsley Cullen Turczyn, Jr., Lapeer West Max Cummings, Jr., Swartz Creek

BWAC Coach of the Year — Ken Day, Imlay City

All-Blue Water Area Conference BASKETBALL - Boys First Team Matt Van Dyk, Sr., Imlay City Cody Gelinski, Sr., Almont Ben Rodak, Sr., Imlay City Cody Edgerton, Jr., Yale Kyle Mikolowski, Sr., Algonac Nathan Guitar, Jr., Cros-Lex Second Team Sean O’Brien, Sr., Capac Rob Henderson, Sr., Armada Anthony Munger, Sr., Cros-Lex Cory Smykowski, Jr., Yale Jerrid Pentz, Sr., Richmond Honorable Mention: Algonac: Joey Davis, Sr., Dillon Hinkle, Sr., Armada: Trevor Holston, So., Jason Moegle, Sr., Almont: Domenic Curtis, Jr., John Finn, Sr., Capac: Austin Peak, Sr., Justin Peak, Sr., Cros-Lex: Gary Turcott, Sr., Kevin Quinn, Sr., Imlay City: Anthony Howard, So., Zach Darnell, Sr., Richmond: Cody Schmidt, Sr., Colton Leach, Sr., Yale: Cameron Kegley, So. BWAC Coach of the Year: Don Gauthier, Imlay City

All-Tri-Valley Conference - East COMPETITIVE CHEER First Team Jessica Laur, North Branch Victoria Seaman, North Branch

HOCKEY First Team Derek Makimaa, Sr., Swartz Creek Kody Eddy, Sr., Flint Kearsley Tyler Delong, Sr., Fenton Jake Foguth, Sr., Fenton James Gleason, Sr., Brandon Joe Foguth, Jr., Fenton Second Team Jordan Orth, Sr., Flint Kearsley Braydin Walters, So., Lapeer West Danny Delong, Fr., Fenton Nate Richards, Sr., Lapeer West Mitch Hollingshead, Sr., Flint Kearsley Justin Trebtoske, Jr., Swartz Creek Honorable mention: Brandon: Bret Loviska, Sr.; Clio: Cody Delorenzo, Sr.; Josh Smith, Sr.; Fenton: Kevin Berry, Sr., Jacob Blackburn, Sr., Flint Kearsley: Brandon Csutoras, Sr.; Lapeer East: Mike Fearson, Sr.; Lapeer West: Justin Abdelhak, So., Dan Delvecchio, Sr., Cam Giddings, Jr.; Swartz Creek: Connor Houle, So., Brandyn Matte, So.

All-Flint Metro League BASKETBALL - Girls

WRESTLING

Honorable Mention: Algonac: Brandon Balogh, Santos Alvarez; Almont: Grant Turnmire, Logan Kunath; Armada: Jacob Engle, Kenny Brohl, Bobby Malburg; Capac: Mykle Dedenbach, Austen Verschure; Cros-Lex: Cody Dobson, Austin Woodruff, Jeremy Wilson, Brandon Geiser, Robert Wait; Imlay City: Garrett Toombs, RJ See, Ray Murawski, Kyle Guerrero, Jake Walla, Steve Preisel, Zachary Rosillo, Rojelio Olivia; Richmond: Xavier Nuckles, Beau Barton, Dalton Yore, Austin Peltier; Yale: Bailey Bischer, Derek Desloover, Nick Priehs

All-Flint Metro League

Second Team Quinton Cook, Sr., Brandon Zach Borowski, Sr., Clio Eric Readman, Jr., Fenton Jared Plawski, Sr., Holly Pete Nagy, Sr., Kearsley Kevin Baker, Sr., Linden J.D. Tisdale, Jr., Swartz Creek Honorable Mention: Brandon: Cody Feltner, Sr., Clio: Tyller Centilli, Jr., Fenton: Conor Muntin, Sr., Holly: Austin Hopkin, Sr., Isaac Casillas, Fr., Kearsley: Julian Jarrett, Sr., Isaac Diener, Sr., Lapeer East: Aaron Hirsch, Sr., J.T. Pillars, Sr., Lapeer West: David Price, Sr., Zeshawn Jones-Parker, Jr., Linden: Dillon Nash, Sr., Shaye Brown, Jr., Travis Hull, Jr., Swartz Creek: Jarod Jones, Sr.

All-Flint Metro League COMPETITIVE CHEER First Team Shannnon Bodette, Sr., Clio Ashley Boggs, Sr., Linden McKenzie Carter, Jr., Lapeer West Cathryn Cunningham, Sr., Brandon Ciera Davidson, Sr., Clio Mallory Evans, Jr., Brandon Hanna Foster, Jr., Brandon Courtney Gilbert, Sr., Lapeer West Amanda Johnston, So., Brandon Lauren Mason, Sr., Kearsley Rachel Neal, Jr., Brandon Ravin Palma, So., Kearsley Krystal Peto, Sr., Lapeer West Alyssa Ruhlman, Sr., Lapeer West Dani Struck, So., Kearsley Second Team Autumn Burgett, Sr., Lapeer West Alanna Carpenter, Jr., Brandon Gloria Cavett, Sr., Swartz Creek Kelcie Crandall, Sr., Linden Chantel Grugel, Jr., Holly Kelly Hamilton, Fr., Brandon Sydney March, So., Kearsley Olivia Parry, So., Brandon Emily Prater, Jr., Fenton Megan Townsend, Sr., Lapeer East Angel Traynor, Fr., Brandon Taylor White, Fr., Lapeer West Jordan White, Jr., Lapeer West Alyssa Williams, So., Kearsley Rachel Yoder, Sr., Clio Honorable Mention: Kearsley: Taylor Bexton, So., Kenzie Doman, So., Holly: Kellie Baker, So., Brandon: Rachel Gibson, So., Ashley Sciba, Jr., Brittany Weaver, So., Linden: Olivia Hudson, So., Bailee Jackson, So., Lapeer West: Leiann Jordan, Jr., Delaney McLaughlin, Sr., Clio: Brianna Kingsbury, Fr., Jessica Tigner, Jr., Swartz Creek: Chelsea Krueger, Sr., Fenton: Mallory Lockwood, So., Lapeer East: Molly Nelson, Jr.

All-Tri-Valley Conference - East

Second Team Ellie Balzer, North Branch Taylor Atkins, North Branch Lynne Hickey, North Branch Ashlynn Law, North Branch

BASKETBALL - Girls

Honorable mention: Kaela Meier, Brianna McKenna

Honorable mention: North Branch: Jacqueline Kent, Justine Vauter

First Team Allison Kitchen, Jr., Clio Breanna Pennington, Jr., Clio Payton Maxheimer, Jr., Fenton Alyssa Copley, So., Holly Marisa Liburdi, Sr., Lapeer West Madisen Nosek, Sr., Linden Autumn Henry, Sr., Swartz Creek Second Team Katelyn Hendershot, Fr., Brandon Cara Horst, So., Clio Lauren Maher, Sr., Holly Jessica Beeler, Sr., Holly Ann Marie Roda, Sr., Kearsley Yazmin Dababneh, Sr., Lapeer West Lauren Adas, Jr., Swartz Creek Honorable Mention: Clio: Racquel Hernandez, Sr., Fenton: Hannah Evo, So., Julie Gilbert, Sr., Holly: Delaney Serra, Jr., Kearsley: Margan Paquette, Sr., Lapeer East: Alexis Whatcott, Jr., Samantha Engster, Fr., Lapeer West: Maddison Smith, Sr., Shannon Brown, Jr., Marnie Fettig, Sr., Linden: Jordan Sargent, Sr., Sabrina Kinney, Sr., Swartz Creek: Gabby Dearing, Sr., Nicole Jewell, Sr.

All Tri-Valley Conference - East BASKETBALL - Boys First Team Lance Monroe, Bridgeport Xavion Hopkins, Bridgeport Kent Redford, Frankenmuth Adam Bookmyer, Frankenmuth Austin LeVan, Millington Taylor Ellis, Birch Run Second Team Alex Kueffner, Frankenmuth Bryce Frahm, Frankenmuth Jarred Pretzer, Caro Grant Childs, Birch Run Simeon Berry, Essexville Garber Dakota Kujat, Millington Trevor Marceau, North Branch Honorable mention: North Branch: Ethan Huffaker, Corey Franks

All-Tri-Valley Conference - East BOWLING

All-Genesee Area Conference - Red BASKETBALL- Girls First Team Taylor Gleason, Goodrich KeKe Sevillian, Goodrich Frankie Joubran, Goodrich Sidney Scott, Lake Fenton Kassidi Adams, Montrose Second Team Conyana Robinson, Beecher Tania Davis, Goodrich Morgan Eddy, Goodrich Mackenzie Gottron, Lake Fenton Madi Skias, LakeVille Honorable Mention: Beecher: Taylor Marks, Todjiana Cordell, Latrice Robinson, Durand: Jalynne Cunningham, Samantha Kingsbury, Sara Dudzik, Goodrich: Destiny Stephens, Lake Fenton: Karlie Dieck, Faith Weier, Hannah Rummel, LakeVille: Katlyn Burley, Montrose: Abriana Garza, Kaleigh Blackburn, Mt. Morris: Holly Hallman, Margo Joubran.

All-Genesee Area Conference - Blue BASKETBALL- Boys First Team Erick Layton, Hamady Jomantae Wheeler, Hamady Michael Mucha, New Lothrop Stone Barr, Atherton Kyle Kuzma, Bentley Jordan Coffey, Byron Second Team Shawn Bristol, Genesee Trevor Hurd, Bendle Tony Gjonai, Dryden Esteban Rubio, Webberville Mitchell McFall, Bentley David Younger-Dean, Bendle Honorable Mention: Atherton: Jaleel Woodson, Devon Stadtfeld, Bendle: Dion Reed, Bentley: Cody Beebe, Tyler Prine, Byron: David Whaley, Cody Macklin, Dryden: Andrew Quni, Sean Murphy, Genesee: Zack Johnson, Charlie Oliver, Hamady: Marcel Horne, Demar Ford, Sandon Swimms, Sultan Brewster, Morrice: Josh Stambaugh, Griffin Lewis, Ronnie Hubble, New Lothrop: Nolan Wendling, Leo Harris, Joe Jamick, Trevor Beach, Webberville: Dylan Zimmerman, Ron Preadmore.

All-Genesee Area Conference - Blue BASKETBALL- Girls First Team Jacqueline Simpson, Bendle Calla Bartlett, Byron Dayna Holmes, Hamady Nandi Taylor, Hamady Dyman Webb, Hamady Morgan Wendling, New Lothrop Second Team Sara Gammons, Atherton Emily Malin, Bendle Laken Hammon, Genesee Natlie Markell, Morrice Emily Severn, New Lothrop Honorable Mention: Atherton: Kylie Wilson, Bendle: Allsion Bednarski, Byron: Ally Richardson, Genesee: Morgan Wilson, Maegen Hopper, Hamady: Sydnee McDonald, New Lothrop: Erica Confer, Brittany Severn, Morrice: Chelsey Wesley, Brianna Clark, Webberville: Lynsey Hitchcock, Kelsei Hull, Amanda Crandall, Dryden: Brianna Marsh, Ashley Lowney.

Boys First Team Brandon Berlin, North Branch Second Team Mike Berlin, North Branch Honorable Mention: Travis Fike Girls First Team Candace Sutter, North Branch

All-Tri-Valley Conference - East WRESTLING First Team Ben Fowler, North Branch Second Team Zeke Shifflett, North Branch

Second Team Jillian Dufort, North Branch Honorable Mention: Jessica Powell

Honorable mention: North Branch: Cody Stevens

Report your scores 24/7 to Sports Editor Lisa Paine at 810-452-2626 or lpaine@mihomepaper.com


Wednesday, March 21, 2012 • 3-B

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Marceau

Fair days for fairways Warm weather has golf courses

opening earlier than ever

ERIK HOHENTHANER

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SPORTS WRITER

Mission complete I had the pleasure of covering the North Branch girls’ volleyball team in 2009 when they captured the Division 2 state title after near misses in previous years. This season was no different for the Goodrich girls’ basketball team as they won this year’s Class B state title. The Lady Martians dominated all season long en route to a perfect 28-0 record that featured victories over Detroit Country Day, Dearborn Divine Child and Grand Rapids Catholic Central, the last three state champions in Class B. Goodrich also beefed up its non-conference schedule this season that featured victories over Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett which featured 2012 Miss Basketball Madison Ristovski and lost in the Class C Finals, Inkster, which lost in the Class A semifinals this year and won the title last year, and Ann Arbor Huron which also lost in the Class A semifinals. The victory this season culminated a journey that began two years ago with a quarterfinals loss to Country Day. Goodrich was determined to get over that hurdle and did last year by defeating the Yellowjackets in the quarterfinals, but lost a heartbreaker in the semifinals to Divine Child in overtime. This season the Lady Martians conquered all obstacles, but it may not be the only title for Goodrich. Yes, the Lady Martians do lose several very important seniors and most of their size, but they have two of the top players in the state returning next season—juniors KeKe Sevillian and Taylor Gleason. Sevillian, Penn State commit, and Gleason, Michigan commit, earned All-State honors this year and the old adage is that guard play is what carries teams come tournament time. Well, Goodrich will have two of the best guards around next season as well as freshman Tania Davis. I’d like to personally give my congratulations to Goodrich coach Jason Gray on a wonderful season. Gray never got too high after a win and always saw room for improvement which separates the good coaches from the great coaches. Goodrich’s run this season reminds me a lot of the run North Branch made in 2009 and the Lady Broncos came back in 2010 and lost in the state finals in their bid to repeat as champions. There is no reason to think Goodrich cannot make it back next season. North Branch coach Jim Fish is one of the best around and like Gray never gets too high after a victory or too low after a loss. Fish has built a volleyball power at North Branch and put them on the map. Hopefully, Gray can do the same at Goodrich, though it will be no easy task as the Martians are known as a wrestling power. The Lady Martians will lose seniors Frankie Joubran, Belmont University, Destiny Stephens, Detroit-Mercy, and Morgan Eddy, Saginaw Valley State University for volleyball, next season but have underclassmen waiting in the wings and ready to step up. Congratulations to the Lady Martians and let’s hope you can repeat next season! ehohenthaner@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER COUNTY — Mother Nature is repaying a debt to golfers this season—with interest. A year after seeing much of their spring washed away by record rains, area courses are doing a bumper crop of business in March, as summer temperatures bring out players in summer-like numbers. Most county courses have been open at least 10 days, although some earlybirds were spotted walking the links even before the flags went up. Spring rates of $20-$25 a round with cart have drawn upwards of 100 players a day to dry courses on sunny, 70degree days. “We had 130 people out Tuesday (March 13),” said John Hollenbeck, owner of Holly Meadows in Capac, which opened March 12. “We could probably charge them anything we wanted. Everybody wants to golf. But if you can fill the course for $20 a round, that’s pretty good. Last year we didn’t open until April 5, and then it was bad until June.” Lapeer Country Club recalled its employees about two weeks earlier than usual and officially opened March 6. That beat the previous record of March 15, set in 1988, said owner Gordie Nelson. “As soon as we put those flags up, people were calling us from the road,” Nelson said. “People just want to get out and do something.” Metamora Golf & Country Club technically never closed during the mild winter. General manager Rick Fleming said members were play-

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Golfers in shorts and T-shirts line up at the first tee last Friday at Washakie Golf Club in North Branch.

ing consistently in January and February. The course officially opened on March 13, and there were at least 50 cars in the parking lot by mid-afternoon. The Lapeer East High boys’ golf team was out there practicing after school, with some of the Eagles in shorts. “I don’t think they got on the course until midApril last year,” said Fleming. “They were hitting in the gym. “People are so excited about this season. We were down at the Novi golf show and they had a record crowd for the three days.” The trees might still be bare, but the courses are in great shape for late winter. Metamora had already mowed and rolled its greens four times in the first six days, and Lapeer Country Club and Washakie Golf Club in North Branch were mowing greens and fairways, too. “Things are greening up,” said Doug Kloska, a retiree working the

counter at Rolling Hills Golf Club, which opened March 11. “Our golf league just voted to move our season up by a week, to April 12.” Hanging in the warm air, however, is the threat of winter’s backlash. Few Michiganders expect this weather to hold throughout the spring, and indeed, temperatures are predicted to dip into the 60s this weekend and beyond. “I just hope the other shoe isn’t going to drop and we get a snowstorm in April,” said Hollenbeck. “It came in like a lamb, but I’m hoping it doesn’t go out like a lion,” echoed Kloska. Still, course owners remain optimistic, just as they did through last year’s April showers. “We’re looking towards a good year,” said Nelson. “We’re going to keep our (summer) prices where they’re at, and with gas prices the way they are, hopefully people will stay home and golf at their local courses.”

Area Briefs Second Annual BBQ and BUNCO DAVISON — Area women are invited to join Camo and Lace for a free night of fun at Barbeque and BUNCO on April 13. Camo and Lace, a woman’s group that encourages females to get involved in outdoor sports, including hunting and fishing, is putting the camouflage away for an evening and getting out the lace for this upcoming event. Participants do not need to have experience playing BUNCO. Menu includes pulled pork, dessert and other picnic fare. Event runs 7-10 p.m. at Williams Gun Sight and Outfitters, 7389 Lapeer Rd., Davison, just west of Irish Rd. near I-69, and is free. Prizes will be part of the fun, but please bring $5 to enter to win cash prizes. RSVP required by April 6, at board@camoandlace.net or if questions, call P.J. after 7 p.m. at 810-2231540. — L.P.

Christian Football League opens registration FLINT — The Christian Football League has opened registration for the upcoming season and has added a middle school program this year. The league is open to anyone who may not otherwise have an opportunity to play on a high school team. Varsity players ages 14-18 and middle school players ages 11-13 can sign up until Aug. 1 at www.cfl-mi.com or by calling Mark Brimmer at 810-730-4641. A varsity spring session runs April 23-May 24 and will practice at Flint First Wesleyan Church at Center and Davison Rds. — L.P.

Lapeer Steelers open registration for fall season LAPEER — The Lapeer Steelers Youth Football and Cheerleading has opened registration for the upcoming season for the freshmen and JV levels, ages 8-9 for freshmen and 10-11 for JV. Dates are March 24, April 14, May 5 and 19 at MC Sports in Lapeer. Sign up runs noon-3 p.m. All games will be played at Lapeer East or Lapeer West this season. — L.P.

Youth baseball, softball registration ALMONT — Registration for 14U and 16U is still going on for the Almont Youth Baseball Association until April 9. Details: www.almontbaseball.com — E.H.

Beatty-Daley Challenge set to hit the pavement LAPEER COUNTY -- Derek Stone, Lapeer East grad and founder of Milestone Racing Inc., will bring a new race to the area in June. Dubbed the Beatty-Daley challenge in honor of his best friend, Thomas Daley, and cousin Michael Beatty, whose lives were cut short, Stone has set a tentative date for June 2 at 9 a.m. in front of the court house. The race will have three parts, the Daley 5k and the Beatty mile (invite only) and a Beatty-Daley 5k walk. Online registration is available at www.racemilestone.com. Stone hopes to bring a large portion of the community together for the memorial races. — L.P.

Tee it up to support hockey association METAMORA — The Lapeer County Hockey Association will host its 11th Annual Golf Outing on Saturday, May 19 at Metamora Golf & Country Club. The four-person scramble will start at 1 p.m. and cost is $85 per player. All proceeds go toward the development of Lapeer County Youth Hockey. Details: Bill Gibbons at 810-845-1914. — L.P.

Hockey tryouts PORT HURON — The 2003 Port Huron Flags will be holding spring tryouts at McMorran Arena in Port Huron on March 26, 28 and 29 from 56 p.m. Cost is $15 per skate or $35 for all three sessions. Details: 810841-8233 or wattpam@hotmail.com —E.H.

from page 1B the campus of Alma College. Originally held at Central Michigan after years in East Lansing, the MHSFCA noted that based on the recent NCAA by-law 13.11.1.10 that prohibits “nonscholastic football practice or competition” at an FBS or FCS school, the Association learned just recently that the 2012 All-Star game cannot be held at Central Michigan University as previously scheduled. CMU and the MHSFCA were denied a request for waiver of the new rule on February 26. “The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association believes that Bahlke Field at Alma College will be an excellent venue for the 32nd Annual MHSFCA EastWest All Star Game on June 30,” said Gus Kapolka, 2012 All-Star Game chairman. “We

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plan to make the event a great experience for the coaches, players and fans to include expanding the existing seating by adding portable bleachers with tremendous site lines. Alma College has pledged its full support to the MHSFCA to ensure a first-class event to include the oncampus game-week of full practice sessions and team building and community activities that past All Star game players have said is a highlight of the athletic careers.” The MHSFCA noted that is also plans to partner with local FBS and FCS universities to request the NCAA to change the rule to allow the All-Star Game to be played at other venues in the future. Game time will be announced by MHSFCA at a later date, usually mid-day on a Saturday. Tickets will be available beginning May 15 at www.mhsfca.com.

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MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Michael T. Hurley and Christina Hurley, husband and wife as community property, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Stonecreek Funding Corporation, A Colorado Corporation its successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated February 16, 2006, and recorded on March 13, 2006 in Liber 2145 on Page 542, and assigned by said Mortgagee to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, successor in interest to Bank of America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association, as Trustee for Certificateholders of Bear Stearns Asset Backed Securities I LLC, Asset Backed-Certificates, Series 2006-HE5 as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Three Hundred FortyThree Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-One and 66/100 Dollars ($343,551.66), including interest at 5% 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 place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on April 4, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Parcel E 2: Part of the North 1/2 of Section 26, Town 6 North, Range 11 East, Township of Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as commencing at the North 1/4 corner of said Section; thence along the North line of said Section South 87 degrees 49 minutes 49 seconds East 55 feet; thence along the centerline of a 66 foot wide private road easement South 02 degrees 00 minutes 09 seconds West 274.34 feet; thence South 35 degrees 29 minutes 35 seconds West 707.45 feet along said centerline; thence South 02 degrees 00 minutes 09 seconds West 1223.66 feet along said centerline to the end of said 66 foot wide private road easement; thence along the West line of a 33 foot wide easement South 02 degrees 00 minutes 09 seconds West 226 feet to the point of beginning for this description; thence continuing South 02 degrees 00 minutes 09 seconds West 326 feet to the East-West 1/4 line; thence along said 1/4 line South 88 degrees 43 minutes 26 seconds East 279.21 feet; thence South 88 degrees 26 minutes 51 seconds East 720.60 feet along said 1/4 line; thence North 02 degrees 00 minutes 09 seconds East 655.47 feet; thence North 88 degrees 43 minutes 26 seconds West 345.80 feet; thence South 02 degrees 00 minutes 09 seconds West 326.0 feet; thence North 88 degrees 43 minutes 26 seconds West 654.75 feet to the point of beginning. Non-Exclusive easement rights for ingress and egress purposes over and across the 66 foot wide private road and 33 foot wide easement described herein; above parcel being known as Parcel E-2, of a Survey recorded in Liber 3 of Surveys, Pages 900 and 901, Lapeer County Records. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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: March 7, 2012 For more information, please call: FC S (248) 593-1304 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #381311F01 (03-07)(03-28) 20-1,22-1,24-1,26-1 MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Gary L. Dudas aka Gary Lee Dudas and Katherine A. Dudas aka Katherine Anne Dudas, husband and wife, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated February 5, 2008, and recorded on February 13, 2008 in Liber 2312 on Page 50, and assigned by said Mortgagee to Chase Home Finance LLC as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Two Hundred Eighty Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety and 89/100 Dollars ($280,990.89), including interest at 6.25% 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 place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on April 18, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Almont, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: A parcel of land located in and being a part of the West 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 36, Town 6 North, Range 12 East, Almont Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a point on the West line of said Section 36, it being 1680.54 feet South 0 degrees 13 minutes 38 seconds West from the Northwest corner of said Section 36; thence extending South 0 degrees 13 minutes 38 seconds West 334.65 feet along said West line of Section 36; thence East 1303.98 feet; thence North 0 degrees 05 minutes 40 seconds West 334.65 feet; thence West 1302.05 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 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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: March 21, 2012 For more information, please call: FC S (248) 593-1304 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #338755F02 (03-21)(04-11) 24-1,26-1,28-1,30-1


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10 Announcements CASH FOR JUNK CARS, we pay the most, Call Russ at 810-423-6191 Huge Dress Sale, Open House, Sunday, March 25, 10am4pm, Cash Only, from infant to women sizes, Prom & Wedding along with accessories, the best prices around $4$125. Private Showing call 810793-6071 NEW STORE OPENING - We Need Vendors. The Peddlers Place, Downtown Lapeer. A n t i q u e s , Collectibles, Woodworking, Crafts, Primitives, Soy Candles. Space is Limited, Contact Us Today!! 810-2885273 TENT RENTAL 2 tents, 20X20, $75/ each. We set-up & take-down. Boy Scout Troop 214 of Deerfield Twp. Call Ron @ 248-7569816 Wanted: Garden Tractors/Implements Case, John Deere, Bolens, Etc. Also Mopeds, ATV’s, Snowblowers, Running Or Not, Call/Text Between 9a.-9p. 810614-7157.

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12 Personals Prayer to the Holy Spirit. You make me see everything and show me the way to reach my ideals. You give me the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrongs that are done to me and you are in all instances of my life with me. I, in this short dialogue, want to thank you for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from you no matter how great the material desire may be. I want to be with you and my loved ones, in your perpetual glory. Amen. Persons must pray this prayer 3 consecutive days without asking for your wish. After the 3rd day, your wish will be granted, no matter how difficult it may be. Then promise to publish this dialogue as soon as your favor has been granted.

15 Estate Sale 1216 Adams St. Lapeer, March 2224, 9a-4p, Dolls, Antique Dishes, Hall China, Pitcher/ Creamer Collection, Stamps, Postcards, Tr ettle/Sewing Machine, Fabric/ Yarn, New Baritone, Costume Jewelry, Toys & Much More, www.iluvantiques.co m 2863 Bullock Rd., Lake Lapeer, china cabinet, grandfather clock, appliances, Sunday, March 25th, 10a-4p. 952-2708292

20 Garage Sales Huge Bead Sale! Rain or Shine! All Kinds Of Beads, Coral, Turquoise, Crystal. Sold By Strand. Findings-All Kinds of Handmade Jewelry, Cash Only. Thurs. March 22nd-. March 24th,Sat.,106p.1270 Bowers, East of Farnsworth, Lapeer. CLASSIFIEDS WIN! When it comes to saving time, energy and money, Classifieds are in first place! You can be a winner too!

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20 Garage Sales Lapeer Huge Garage Sale!! March 21st.-24th. 8-6p. Lots of Jewelr y, Purses, Great Clothes, A n t i q u e s , Collectables, Nic Nacs and Lots of Ever ything! Rain or Shine!! 136 Edward’s Way, 2 Miles East of Walmart. 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.

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Porky Puppies, 7 weeks, First Shots & Wormed, 810-7243683 Purebred German Shephard Puppies, 6 135 Pick-up Wks Old, $175, Trucks Parents On Site, 2004 Chevy 4370 Smith Rd.(E. of No Silverado, V-8 Auto, Marlette) Loaded, 99,000 Sundays Sales! Miles, Reg. Cab Long Box, 2 WD, Dura 240 Firewood Liner, Reese Hitch, Seasoned, Mixed Chrome Wheels, Hardwood. $45/ Dark Green, $5,900. face cord, 810-724989-823-2293 8978 2010, 3/4 ton Silverado, loaded, 306 Guns standard cab, red, Mossberg 500 4X4, 6200 miles, Combo, 12 Gauge, $27,500. 810-358- Bird- Slug Barrels, 5428 Sling, Scope, Both Barrels, Mag-na-port145 ed, $325.00. 810Motorcycles 688-4218

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Cash for Junk Cars! We Pick Up 7 Days a Wk.,$100 to $500. 810-208-5563 or 248-346-0772

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25 Moving Sale 108 Daley Rd. Lapeer March 22-25, 8a-6p, Avon Collectibles, Stained 2001 Utlra Classic, Glass/ Equipment, 41k, Lowered 2” Car Parts, Furniture. Front/Back, Corbin 100 Wheels & Seat W/Adjustable Back, Samson Turn Machines Down Mufflers, Many WANTED Old Extras 810-793Motorcycles, Mini 1729 Bikes, ATV’s, Mopeds, Running Or 160 Campers/ RVs Not! 810-338-6440 2011 27ft Slingshot 110 Classic/ Travel Trailer Sports Cars “Crossroads”, Rare 3 Window Back W/Slideout, Sleeps Glass,1957 Buick, 2 6, Comes Door Sedan Specia. W/Equalized Trailer 364 V-8 With Dnya Hitch & Other Items, Flow Transmission, Asking $17,000 Call Engine and 810-664-2877 Transmission Work Fine. Very Solid, 194 Some Restoration Snowmobile Work Started, Many Two Ski-Doo Extra Parts and New. Snowmobiles, 1993 $6,000. OBO. 989- Safari Deluxe, 751-2901 Electric Start, Good Condition,Very Fast. 120 Autos $600. Each. 8102002 Ford Mustang 614-8236 GT Convertible V8, 4.6 Liter - 5 speed 205 Lawn & 128,000 miles - Dk Garden Blue $7,200 call Need Mulch? We Got 810-577-4504 It! $10/yard, We Cash For Cars! Load. Delivery Running or Not, With Available - North or Without Title, Lapeer Recycling, Same Day Free Pick 810-793-7557. Up. 810-656-3506 CASH FOR JUNK 215 Livestock CARS AND TRUCKS! Burro, 6mo. old, BEST PRICES PAID! female. Also Angus Free Towing. 810- Bulls, yearlings, 656-2993 growthy. Good conformation from registered stock but not 10 Announceregistered. 810-793ments 4545 or 810-6144728

We pay cash for antiques, fishing tackle, toys, electric trains, railroad items, old advertising, clocks/pocket watches, pottery, glass, china, doilies/quilts, costume jewelry, furniture, post cards, & collections of anything, 1-piece or whole estates, Frank’s Antiques, Lapeer, 1-810-6671676 or 1-800-9423770.

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

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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 Barley Straw! $6.00 a bale or 4 for $20., 989843-0000 or 810664-2156 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

235 Pets Bunnies For Sale! Variety of Colors, $5.00 Each. 810240-3834

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603 Rent to Own Dryden, $725/mo. 1400 SF, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, natural gas heat, fireplace. 810614-2974

604 Room for Rent 1 Room Furnished, Sharing Kitchen, Living, Bath & Laundry, $75. Per Week, 1 Room Unfurnished with Same, Plus Private Bathroom, $85./ Week, Metamora Area. 810-625-7020

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

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1 Bedroom, appliances, laundry available, no pets$400475/mo. Some utilities included. 810664-1900 2 BDRM apt., Columbiaville, all util. incl., $550/mo +dep., no pets, 810793-4808. 2 Bedroom, 1000 SF, washer/dryer, stove/refrigerator, all utilities included. Attica. $750/mo, $750/deposit, no dogs, 810-724-8027 2/BDR 1/Bath Ranch Duplex Apartment, M-24/ Burnside, Lrg/Living Room & Kitchen Mature Couple Preferred, Pet Friendly, Hook-Up For Washer/ Dryer, Water/Sewer Included $615/Mo, Plus Utilities/ Deposit, 248-765-5250. 2/BDR Apartment in North Branch, $500/ Mo 810-678-3433 Lapeer, 1 Bedroom, Fresh Decor, Laundry Facility, Excellent Location $ 450. 248628-5805 or 810441-5160 Lapeer, 2 Bedroom, $650/mo & Efficiency Apartment $350/mo. no pets, non smoking, credit check. 810-3341543

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. Davison Rd. near Elm Grove, 1 Bedroom w/fireplace, 10 wooded acres, no pets, $425/mo. 810287-8786 Davison, 1&2B e d r o o m Apartments, Near I69/x-way, $439 & Up* 0-Deposit/0Fees, Pet Friendly, 810-653-5640 or 810-653-0970. FIRST MONTH FREE! 1 Bedroom apartment, Fostoria, near park. $400/mo + Security., Appliances included. 810-4416002. Nice 1 Bedroom Apartment $445/ mo.; Imlay City; First Month Free w/Good Credit 810-441-2644 or 810-441-0396. 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. One Bedroom Large Neat/Clean Near Imlay City, $400/Mo Must Be Employed, No Smoking. No Pets.Call 810-7972790 Studio apartment available for rent, city of Lapeer. Call Mike after 5 p.m. 810-6645786

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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All Autos Wanted, Running or Not, will 220 Horses pay up to $500. Free pick up . 810-610Bulk Horse Bedding 2876 23 yard or 6 yard loads, delivered. 600 Real Estate 810-656-7476 George Kish Horse PUBLISHER NOTICE Shoeing, trim & cor- All real estate advertised in rective work. this newspaper is subject to Reasonably priced. the Federal Fair Housing Act Kish Fencing, 3 of 1968 which makes it illegal Board Oak horse to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination fencing, Cyclone fenc- based on race, color, religion, ing, High Tensile Wire sex or national origin, or an fencing. 248-425- intention to make any such 6976 preference, limitation, or

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607 Homes for Rent 2 Bedroom home, city of Lapeer, clean, well maintained, basement, garage. $695/mo. 810-3977857 4 Bedroom, Lapeer, Close to I-69, Nice yard, Basement. Appliances included. $750/mo. 810-4419616 leave message. MSHDA.

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 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.

620 CommercialRent Commercial office space , 1690SF, plus full basement, set up for doctor, laywer, RE, etc. South M-24, available immediately. 810-664-1900

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, $265K OBO. Terms Available. 810-2457010

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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

645 Mobile Homes 1995 Century, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, Asking $5,000, moving must sell, make an offer. 810-7284196

652 Office Space for Lease 1400 SF Office Space w/kitchen, downtown Lapeer. $900/mo.; 800SF available for $700/ mo. 20 car parking lot. Mr. Haddad 820664-7400

700 Employment Auto Tech., Certifications, Full Time, Busy Shop in Imlay City, Call Rich810-721-1314 Direct Care Workers needed in the Lapeer area. Competitive wages, flexible hours. Please call Alternative Services, Inc. at (810)-733-3999 EOE Experienced Wait Staff/Kitchen Help & Bussers, Apply within, Gregg’s Restaurant, 3768 S. Lapeer Rd. Metamora.

710 General CDL drivers (class B) and portable toilet delivery driver wanted, must have medical card, apply at Jay’s Septic Tank Service, 2787 Greenwood Rd. Lapeer, 810-6648080 Hairdresser/NailTechs Needed At Hair Etc. Salon, Lapeer. Call For Confidential Appt. Cathy 810-7308157 J a n i t o r / C l e a n e r, North Branch Area, Monday-Friday, PT, evenings, must have clean criminal record, 866-869-6582 ext 152 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 equivalent. Applications are accepted on-line at www.lapeerschools.o rg 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.

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.

For information contact Wes Smith 810-338-7888


Wednesday, March 21, 2012 • 5-B

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Seeking individuals for manufacturing and light assembly work. Job Summary: Able to follow Standardized Work Procedures, Operate equipment associated with operations, responsible for part Quality, Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor. Essential Functions: While performing the duties of the job the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; bend, twist, stoop, reach and lift overhead, and perform repetitive tasks. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds, stand in one area for up to 10 hours. Requirements: Must be able to work overtime and weekends, must be flexible in work schedule which can change daily, must be reliable and have a good work ethic, have a good attendance record, must be dependable and have reliable transportation. Ability to work any shift, mandatory overtime for up to 12 hours is a possibility. High School diploma or GED equivalent, ability to pass reading and writing test, must pass drug screen, physical, and background check. Apply in Person at Grupo Antolin 6300 Euclid Marlette, MI 48453 every day from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

PIX Tickets The first person to bring this ad to The County Press, 1521 Imlay City Rd, Lapeer on Thursday, March 22, 2012 after 8:30am will win 2 tickets to see Red Skelton: A Performance Tribute by Tom Mullica at the PIX. Show dates are March 24th & March 25th. No phone calls please. **You must be willing to have your picture taken for the paper**** Hope to see you soon! 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 Shelter manager, full/part time volunteer position, local pet shelter, apply in person at 5380 N. Lapeer Rd. (M-24) Columbiaville. 810793-5683 or 810441-2441

720 Health Care Direct Care Part-Time 32HR/WK Open In Oxford. Great Starting Pay. Call Christy 248628-3442.

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Appointment Receptionist needed for Dental Office. Imlay City/Lapeer. Experience a must, professional/organization/telephone skills needed. Please send resume to Department 1103, 1521 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer, MI, 48446. Part-Time Positions Available, All Shifts, For Experienced CNA’S & MA’S. Assisted Living In Oxford, Call 248-2368300 EXT: 22.

Experienced Dental Assistant needed. Imlay City/Lapeer. Looking for someone with good work ethics, emphasizes on patient care, selfmotivated, dependable, ability to multitask & willing to learn. Please send resume to Department 1104, 1521 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer, MI, 48446.

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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. 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. Looking for substitute Hygienists with opportunity for employment. Imlay City/Lapeer. Must be Self-Motivated, Good Communication Skills, Patient Oriented, Digital Radiography. Please send resume to Department 1105, 1521 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer, MI, 48446.

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Legal Notice

Legal Notice

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 Charles E Sparks Jr and Annette Sparks, Husband and Wife to Argent Mortgage Company, LLC, Mortgagee, dated December 5, 2006, and recorded on December 15, 2006, in Liber 2224, Page 579, Lapeer County Records, said mortgage was assigned to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the CMLTI Asset-Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2007AMC3 by an Assignment of Mortgage dated January 12, 2009 and recorded January 16, 2009 in Liber 2365, Page 172, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Two Hundred Eleven Thousand Four Hundred Sixty-Eight and 67/100 ($211,468.67) including interest at the rate of 4.81000% 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 Elba , Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Part of the Southeast quarter of Section 20, T&N, R9E, Elba Township, Lapeer County, Michigan. Being more particularly described as commencing at the center of said Section 20; thence South 00 degrees 06 minutes 21 seconds East 965.10 feet along the NorthSouth quarter line of said Section 20 to the Point of Beginning; thence proceeding South 00 degrees 06 minutes 21 seconds East 333.00 feet along the North-South quarter line of said Section 20 to a point; thence South 88 degrees 40 minutes 36 seconds East 1308.87 feet to a point; thence North 00 degrees 05 minutes 54 seconds West 333.00 feet to a point; thence North 88 degrees 40 minutes 36 seconds West 1308.91 feet to the Point of Beginning. Commonly known as: 1815 S. Elba Rd 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 14, 2012 Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the CMLTI Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-AMC3 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302, 248-335-9200 Case No. 12OMI00087-1 (03-14)(04-04) 22-1,24-1,26-1,28-1

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 Timothy J. Hume, a single person, to Fifth Third Mortgage - MI, LLC, Mortgagee, dated December 27, 2001 and recorded January 18, 2002 in Liber 1470, Page 21, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Fifth Third Mortgage Company by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of NinetyOne Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty and 48/100 Dollars ($91,850.48) including interest at 7.25% 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 18, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Parcel 1: Lot(s) 26, 27, and 28, Supervisor’s Plat Number 3, as recorded in Liber 1 of Plats, Page 84, Lapeer County Records. Parcel 2: Part of Lot 40, Supervisor’s Plat Number 3, as recorded in Liber 1 of Plats, Page 84, Lapeer County Records, being more particularly described as commencing at the Southeast corner of said Lot 40; thence North 2 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 77.16 feet along the East line of said Lot 40 to the Northeast corner of said Lot 40; thence Southwesterly 122.25 feet along the Northerly line of said Lot 40 to a point; thence South 15 degrees 17 minutes 00 seconds East 61.00 feet to a point; thence North 81 degrees 55 minutes 35 seconds East 99.47 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 21, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 200.8840 (03-21)(04-11) 24-1,26-1,28-1,30-1

Legal Notice 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 Douglas E. Worden, a married man joined by his wife, Cheryl L. Worden, to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Mortgagee, dated April 18, 2008 and recorded May 7, 2008 in Liber 2329, Page 665, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Five Thousand Seven Hundred Seventeen and 58/100 Dollars ($105,717.58) including interest at 6.5% 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 Marathon, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: The land referred to in this Commitment is located in the Township of Marathon, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan, and is described as follows: Part of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 10, Township 9 North, Range 9 East, Marathon Township, Lapeer County Michigan, described as: Beginning North 661.22 feet from the East 1/4 corner of said Section; thence North 89 degrees 24 minutes 26 seconds West, 655.50 feet; thence South 150; thence South 89 degrees 24 minutes East, 655.50 feet; thence North 150 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 7, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 682.1335 (03-07)(03-28) 20-1,22-1,24-1,26-1

LAPEER SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

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LapeerAdventist.org • 810-664-2060 986 Turrill Road, Lapeer, MI 48446 (M-24 just N. of I-69, Exit 155) Harry Rogers, Pastor - 269-313-2633 Saturday Sabbath Services: Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Sabbath Worship 11:00 a.m. Tuesday Community Services 10-12 Noon Youth Pathfinder Meeting 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 5 Day Stop Smoking Seminar Heart Healthy Cooking School All Welcome! Come and Join Us! “ Your Friends”, The Adventist!

Christ the King

LUTHERAN CHURCH Thursday, March 22 - Free Meal 5:45PM Thursday Worship 6:30PM Sunday, March 25 - Worship - 8:30AM & 10:00AM Future building on M-24 between Newark Rd. & I-69 A Mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (E.L.C.A.)

1175 S. Lapeer Rd. • Lapeer 810-664-5584 • www.christthekinglapeer.org

810-245-9343 Legal Notice

Legal Notice

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Anthony J Bailey and Tammy J Bailey, husband and wife, original mortgagor(s), to Oxford Bank Mortgage Services, LLC, Mortgagee, dated February 26, 2003, and recorded on March 4, 2003 in Liber 1663 on Page 759, and assigned by mesne assignments to Wells Fargo Bank, NA as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Two Hundred Seven Thousand Five Hundred Fifteen and 05/100 Dollars ($207,515.05), including interest at 6% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on April 18, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Parcel K: Part of the East 1/2 of Section 27, Town 7 North, Range 10 East, Lapeer Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as beginning at a point that is North 02 degrees 59 minutes 41 seconds West 1323.74 feet and North 87 degrees 54 minutes 59 seconds East 1068.30 feet from the South 1/4 corner of said Section 27; thence North 21 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West 987.78 feet; thence North 37 degrees 09 minutes 05 seconds East 30.68 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the right, 276.94 feet, radius of 640.00 feet, central angle of 24 degrees 47 minutes 35 seconds and long chord bears North 49 degrees 32 minutes 53 seconds East 274.79 feet; thence South 14 degrees 10 minutes 15 seconds East 1151.46 feet; thence South 87 degrees 54 minutes 59 seconds West 147.59 feet to the point of beginning. Together with and subject to an easement for ingress, egress and public utilities, described below as Private Road Easement. Private Road Easement: An easement for ingress, egress and public utilities described as beginning at a point on the East line of Section 27, Town 7 North, Range 10 East, Lapeer Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, that is South 03 degrees 07 minutes 37 seconds East 852.02 feet from the East quarter corner of said Section 27; thence extending along said East line, South 03 degrees 07 minutes 37 seconds East 66.04 feet; thence South 88 degrees 57 minutes 42 seconds West 306.35 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the right, 506.35 feet, radius of 483.00 feet and long chord bears North 61 degrees 00 minutes 21 seconds West 483.48 feet; thence North 30 degrees 58 minutes 15 seconds West 188.94 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the left, 135.61 feet, radius of 607.00 feet and long chord bears North 35 degrees 37 minutes 15 seconds West 135.33 feet; thence North 56 degrees 14 minutes 21 seconds West 48.26 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the left, 140.00 feet, radius of 597.00 feet and long chord bears North 53 degrees 14 minutes 28 seconds West 139.68 feet; thence North 50 degrees 14 minutes 35 seconds West 48.38 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the left, 830.56 feet, radius of 607.00 feet and long chord bears South 76 degrees 20 minutes 34 seconds West 767.27 feet; thence South 37 degrees 09 minutes 05 seconds West 140.00 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the right, 142.10 feet, radius of 343.00 feet and long chord bears South 49 degrees 01 minute 10 seconds West 141.08 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the left, 29.78 feet, radius of 42.50 feet and long chord bears South 40 degrees 48 minutes 54 seconds West 29.17 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the right, 742.21 feet, radius of 140.00 feet and long chord bears North 07 degrees 22 minutes 48 seconds West 131.98 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the left, 73.71 feet, radius of 42.50 feet and long chord bears South 85 degrees 11 minutes 21 seconds East 64.81 feet to a point of compound curvature; thence continuing along an arc of a curve to the left, 38.54 feet, radius of 277.00 feet and long chord bears North 41 degrees 08 minutes 16 seconds East 38.51 feet; thence North 37 degrees 09 minutes 05 seconds East 140.00 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the right, 277.15 feet, radius of 673.00 feet and long chord bears North 48 degrees 56 minutes 44 seconds East 275.19 feet; thence North 26 degrees 38 minutes 10 seconds West 22.64 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the right, 512.28 feet, radius of 758.00 feet and long chord bears North 07 degrees 16 minutes 31 seconds West 502.58 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the left, 45.12 feet, radius of 42.50 feet and long chord bears North 18 degrees 19 minutes 46 seconds West 43.03 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the right, 759.71 feet, radius of 140.00 feet and long chord bears South 73 degrees 17 minutes 13 seconds East 116.30 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the left, 52.79 feet, radius of 42.50 feet and long chord bears South 46 degrees 35 minutes 19 seconds West 49.46 feet to a point of compound curvature; thence continuing along an arc of a curve to the left, 454.64 feet, radius of 692.00 feet and long chord bears South 07 degrees 48 minutes 53 seconds East 446.51 feet; thence South 26 degrees 38 minutes 10 seconds East 22.84 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the right, 577.68 feet, radius of 673.00 feet and long chord bears South 89 degrees 02 minutes 55 seconds East 560.11 feet; thence South 72 degrees 47 minutes 21 seconds East 54.21 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the right, 160.17 feet, radius of 683.00 feet and long chord bears South 53 degrees 14 minutes 28 seconds East 159.80 feet; thence South 33 degrees 38 minutes 46 seconds East 54.11 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the right, 149.77 feet, radius of 673.00 feet and long chord bears South 35 degrees 38 minutes 52 seconds East 149.46 feet; thence South 30 degrees 58 minutes 23 seconds East 187.50 feet; thence along an arc of a curve to the left, 437.16 feet, radius of 417.00 feet and long chord bears South 61 degrees 00 minutes 21 seconds East 417.41 feet; thence North 88 degrees 57 minutes 42 seconds East 303.95 feet to the point of beginning. Including a 10 foot wide easement for public utilities lying 10 feet on each side of above described easement. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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: March 21, 2012 For more information, please call: FC D (248) 593-1309 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #261385F02 (03-21)(04-11) 24-1,26-1,28-1,30-1

Legal Notice MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Jeffrey R. Jaworski, A Married Man and Jami Jaworski, His Wife, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated July 11, 2003, and recorded on July 18, 2003 in Liber 1753 on Page 914, and assigned by mesne assignments to FCO Residential 2011-1 Trust as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Forty-Seven Thousand Nine Hundred Eleven and 39/100 Dollars ($147,911.39), including interest at 3.75% 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 place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on April 18, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Burnside, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Parcel 9: Part of the West 1/2 of Fractional Section 6, Township 9 North, Range 12 East, Burnside Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as: Commencing at the West 1/4 corner of said fractional Section 6, thence North 00 Degrees 04 Minutes 21 Seconds West 1320.00 Feet along the West line of said Fractional Section 6, Thence Due East 2544.36 Feet along the North line of the South 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of said Fractional Section 6 to a Point on the NorthSouth 1/4 line of said Fractional Section 6 and the Centerline of Brown School Road, thence along said line, South 00 Degrees 06 Minutes 40 Seconds West 330.00 Feet to the Point of beginning, thence continuing South 00 Degrees 06 Minutes 40 Seconds West 330.00 Feet along the NorthSouth 1/4 line of said Fractional Section 6 and the Centerline of Brown School Road, thence due West 330.00 feet, thence North 00 Degrees 06 Minutes 40 Seconds East, 330.00 Feet, thence due East 330.00 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 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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: March 21, 2012 For more information, please call: FC H (248) 593-1300 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 483342525 File #339695F03 (03-21)(04-11) 24-1,26-1,28-1,30-1


6-B • Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Legal Notice

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NORTH BRANCH TOWNSHIP MINUTES REGULAR MEETING MARCH 8, 2012, 7 PM The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Hoffman at 7:00 pm. PUBLIC COMMENT. Gary Roy commented on the activities of the County Board of Commissioners. The consent agenda packet was approved. 4 fire runs for the month of February. A letter was received from Burnside Township informing the Board that they wish to cancel the fire contract with our department. DTE asked that the Township accept the settlement of $750 as payment in full for the fire runs date 9/201010/2010. The Supervisor discussed the Fire Association meetings. The Clerk noted that the fire 1.5 millage proposal did pass for the Fire Department. Four firemen were authorized to attend training at Lapeer City at a cost of $150 per applicant. The Supervisor reported on the Lapeer County Road Commission annual meeting. The Dust Control Resolution for a cost of $13,906 each application was approved. The Mowing Resolution for a cost of $5463.50 for double swath for 54.5 miles of Township roads was approved. The brush axing of the roads cost was $20,000. The Board discussed a road millage question for the August Primary. The Clerk reported that a grant has been applied for through the State which covers the costs of a Laptop for implementation of the new electronic poll book. A motion to reappoint William Simmons to the Board of Appeals for a three year term to expire in 2015 was approved. The Mining Ordinance #28 was reviewed and approved. The Building Department was discussed. The Board authorized payment of the new furnace costing $2221 by Hank’s Heating. A motion to approve cutting the trees out in the front of the building was approved. PUBLIC COMMENT. ADJOURN. Meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm. Respectfully submitted, Lynn Hoffman, Supervisor Bonnie Bridger, Clerk These are condensed minutes. Actual copies are available at the Township office during regular hours.

Case No. 2011-044396-CH CIRCUIT COURT SALE In pursuance and by virtue of a Judgment of the Circuit Court for the County of Lapeer, State of Michigan, made and entered on the 18th day of January, A.D., 2012 in a certain cause therein pending, wherein Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee, for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006-NC4 Asset-Backed Pass-Through certificates was the Plaintiff and Bradley P. Jones and Paula M. Jones, husband and wife and State of Michigan -Department of Treasury were the Defendants. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that I shall sell at public auction to the highest bidder, at public vendue, at the main entrance of the County Complex Building, 255 Clay St., Lapeer County, Michigan (that being the place of holding the Circuit Court for said County), on the 4th day of April, A.D., 2012 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, Eastern Standard Time, the following described property, viz: All certain piece or parcel of land situated in the Township of Goodland, County of Lapeer and State of Michigan, described as follows: Part of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 20, Town 8 North, Range 12 East, Goodland Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as beginning at the Northwest corner of Section 20; thence South 89 Degrees 00 Minutes 41 Seconds East 318.73 feet along the North Section line; thence South 01 Degree 26 Minutes 34 Seconds West 685.00 feet; thence North 89 Degrees 00 Minutes 41 Seconds West 318.73 feet parallel with said North section line to the West section line; thence Nor th 01 Degree 26 Minutes 34 Seconds East 685.00 feet along the West section line to the point of beginning. Tax ID: 44009-020-017-00 Commonly known as: 2484 North Blacks Corners Rd., Imlay City, MI 48444 This property may be redeemed during the six (6) months following the sale. Dated: February 15, 2012 Ron Kalanquin Sheriff, Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. Raymond H.K. Scodeller (P56780) Attorneys for Plaintiff 43252 Woodward Ave., Suite 180 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 (248) 335-9200 (0215)(03-28) 14-1,16-1,18-1,20-1, 22-1,24-1,26-1

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Richard C. Brozich, a single man, original mortgagor(s), to Citizens First Mortgage, LLC, Mortgagee, dated April 3, 2006, and recorded on April 10, 2006 in Liber 2154 on Page 766, and assigned by said Mortgagee to 2010-3 SFR Venture, LLC as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Fifty-Four Thousand Three Hundred Eighty and 44/100 Dollars ($154,380.44), including interest at 6.5% 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 place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on April 11, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Attica, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Parcel E-4 Part of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 32, Town 7 North, Range 11 East, Attica Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as commencing at the North 1/4 corner of said Section; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 674.46 feet along the North Section line; thence South 00 degrees 12 minutes 30 seconds East 742.25 feet along the centerline of a private road to the point of beginning; thence North 89 degrees 54 minutes 14 seconds East 648.01 feet; thence South 01 degrees 06 minutes 35 seconds East 167.50 feet; thence South 89 degrees 54 minutes 06 seconds West 650.64 feet; thence North 00 degrees 12 minutes 30 seconds West 167.50 feet along said centerline of a private road to the point of beginning conveying nonexclusive easements rights for ingress and egress purposes over and across the entire length of said private road described herein. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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: March 14, 2012 For more information, please call: FC H (248) 593-1300 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Hwy, Ste 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334 File #397305F01 (03-14)(04-04) 22-1,24-1,26-1,28-1

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE MORTGAGE SALE-Default having been made in the terms and conditions of a mortgage made by JOSEPH L. WHITT and SUZANNE M. WHITT, his wife, 3714 HANNAMAN ROAD, COLUMBIAVILLE, MI 48421-8709, Mor tgagor(s), to DORT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION of 2845 DAVISON ROAD, FLINT, MI 48506, Mortgagee, dated JUNE 14, 2006, and recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Lapeer County, and State of Michigan on JUNE 21, 2006, in LIBER 2175 on PAGE 870 of Lapeer County Records on which mortgage there is claimed to be due, at the date of this notice, for principal and interest, the sum of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY TWO THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY THREE AND 93/100THS ($152,383.93) DOLLARS at 6% percent per annum and attorney fees as provided for in said Mortgage, and no suit or proceedings at law or in equity have been instituted to recover the moneys secured by said Mortgage, or any part thereof; NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, and pursuant to the statute of the State of Michigan in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that on APRIL 25, 2012, at 9:30 A.M. local time, said Mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale at public auction, to the highest bidder in the Lapeer County Circuit Cour thouse in Lapeer, Michigan (that being the building where the Circuit Court for the County of Lapeer is held), of the premises described in said mortgage, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the amount due, aforesaid, on said mortgage with interest thereon and all legal costs, charges and expenses, including the attorney fees allowed by law, and also any sum or sums which may be paid by the undersigned, necessary to protect its interest in the premises. Which said premises are described as follows TOWNSHIP OF OREGON, COUNTY OF LAPEER AND STATE OF MICHIGAN, to wit: A PART OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 8 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, DESCRIBED AS BEGINNING AT THE CENTER POST OF SAID SECTION 4; THENCE SOUTH 87 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 42 SECONDS EAST 327.14 FEET ALONG THE EASTWEST 1/4 LINE OF SAID SECTION; THENCE SOUTH 02 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 20 SECONDS WEST 666.52 FEET: THENCE NORTH 87 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WEST 326.40 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH-SOUTH 1/4 LINE OF SAID SECTION 4; THENCE NORTH 02 DEGREES 09 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 666.52 FEET ALONG SAID LINE TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING PARCEL 4 OF SURVEY RECORDED IN SURVEY LIBER 6, PAGES 804 THROUGH 806, LAPEER COUNTY RECORDS. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 3714 HANNAMAN ROAD, COLUMBIAVILLE, MI 48421-8709 During the TWELVE (12) MONTHS immediately following the sale, the property may be redeemed, except that in the event that the property is determined to be abandoned pursuant to MCLA 600.3241 a, the property may be redeemed during the thirty (30) days immediately following the sale. KENNETH C. BUTLER II (P 28477) ATTORNEY FOR MORTGAGEE 24525 Harper Avenue St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 (586) 777-0770 Dated: 3-21-12 (03-21)(04-18) 24-1,26-1,28-1,30-1,32-1

www.mihomepaper.com Legal Notice CIRCUIT COURT SALE BELOW WILL BE ADJOURNED FROM JANUARY 4, 2012 TO MARCH 28, 2012 NOTICE OF JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALE Julie A. Krohta TROTT & TROTT, P.C. 31440 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. 200 Farmington Hills, MI 48334 THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE IF YOU ARE A BORROWER ON ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTENTION PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the circuit court at the request of the plaintiff. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest, as determined by the court. Lapeer County Circuit Court Case No. 10-043491-CH NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE JUDICIAL SALE IN PURSUANCE and by virtue of a Judgment of the Circuit Court for the County of Lapeer, State of Michigan, made and entered on the 17th day of October, 2011, in a certain cause therein pending, wherein Citibank, N.A., as Trustee for First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust, Mortgage Loan Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2005-FF12 was the Plaintiff and Tiffany J. Burr and Matthew W. Burr were the defendants. The aforementioned judgment established a debt owing to plaintiff in the amount of $185,005.75, plus post-judgment interest at an annual rate of 7.5% and other amounts recoverable pursuant to said judgment. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to satisfy said judgment, in whole or in part, the property described below shall be sold at public auction, to the highest bidder, at the Circuit Court for the County of Lapeer, located at 255 Clay St., Lapeer, Michigan (that being the building in which the Circuit Court for the County of Lapeer is held) on Wednesday the 4th of January, 2012 at 9:30 am local time. On said day at said time, the following described property shall be sold: Township of Almont, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan, particularly described as: Parcel of land in the Southeast 1/4 of Section 5, Town 6 North, Range 12 East, Almont Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of Section 5; thence West along the South line of Section 5, a distance of 491.27 feet; thence leaving said South line North 01 degrees 43 minutes 04 seconds East 223.90 feet; thence East parallel with said South line of Section 5 a distance 491.26 feet to a point on the East line of Section 5; thence South 01 degrees 42 minutes 59 seconds West along said East line 223.90 feet to the Point of Beginning. Being subject to the part now used as Hollow Corner and Shoemaker Roads so called, Tax Parcel ID: 44001-005-016-00 More commonly known as: 6975 Hollow Corners Rd. REDEMPTION PERIOD IS SIX MONTHS. Dated: November 16, 2011 Ron Kalanquin Sheriff For more information please call 248642-2515. Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff 31440 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. 200 Farmington Hills, MI 48334 File No. 291365L03 (03-21) MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Mary Michelle Terzich, a single person, original mortgagor(s), to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc., Mortgagee, dated July 15, 2005, and recorded on August 9, 2005 in Liber 2075 on Page 276, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of NinetyNine Thousand Five Hundred NinetyFour and 03/100 Dollars ($99,594.03), including interest at 6% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on April 18, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Almont, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 131, Village of Almont Southern Division, as recorded in Liber A, Page 226 of Plats, Lapeer County Records. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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: March 21, 2012 For more information, please call: FC C (248) 593-1301 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 483342525 File #396525F01 (03-21)(04-11) 24-1,26-1,28-1,30-1

Legal Notice MORTGAGE SALE FORECLOSURE NOTICE This firm is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for this purpose. If you are in the Military, please contact our office at the number listed below. Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by: Tammy Saint Charles and Bernie Saint Charles aka Bernie St Charles, Wife and Husband to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Countrywide Bank, FSB, its successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated April 20, 2007 and recorded July 17, 2007 in Liber 2273 Page 475 , and rerecorded by Affidavit dated February 3, 2012 and recorded on February 10, 2012 in Liber 2542 Page 785 Lapeer County Records, Michigan Said mortgage was assigned to: BAC Home Loan Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, by assignment dated May 26, 2011 and recorded June 6, 2011 in Liber 2504, Page 703, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Seventy-Eight Thousand Nine Hundred Forty-One Dollars and Seventeen Cents ($178,941.17) including interest 7.875% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, Circuit Court of Lapeer County at 9:30AM on April 4, 2012 Said premises are situated in Township of Oregon, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Section 28, Town 8 North, Range 9 East, East one-half of the Northwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter and the North 320 feet of the East onehalf of the Southwest one-quarter of the Southeast one-quarter lying West of McDowell Road, except the South 25.5 feet thereof. Commonly known as 4600 Mcdowell, Lapeer MI 48446 The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 or MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or upon the expiration of the notice required by MCL 600.3241a(c), whichever is later; or unless MCL 600.3240(17) applies. If the property is sold at foreclosure sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, under MCL 600.3278, the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. Dated: 3/07/2012 Bank of American, N.A. successor by merger to BAC Home Loan Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, Assignee of Mortgagee Attorneys: Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 811 South Blvd. Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 Our File No: 11-49948 (03-07)(03-28) 20-1,22-1,24-1,26-1 MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Ronald M. Fox and Renae L. Fox, husband and wife, original mortgagor(s), to Rock Financial Corporation, Mortgagee, dated March 22, 1999, and recorded on March 29, 1999 in Liber 1172 on Page 0206, and assigned by mesne assignments to Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Eighty-Six Thousand Three Hundred Forty-One and 40/100 Dollars ($86,341.40), including interest at 7% 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 place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on April 18, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Mayfield, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 58, Westbrooke #2, as recorded in Liber 6 of Plats, Pages 44 and 45, Lapeer County Records The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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: March 21, 2012 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 483342525 File #178439F04 (03-21)(04-11) 24-1,26-1,28-1,30-1

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MORTGAGE SALE FORECLOSURE NOTICE This firm is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for this purpose. If you are in the Military, please contact our office at the number listed below. Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by: Gary J. Deloof and Amy J. Deloof, Husband and Wife to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc as nominee for Quicken Loans Inc its successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated March 18, 2002 and recorded May 14, 2002 in Liber 1519 Page 177 Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage was assigned to: BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, by assignment dated March 2, 2011 and recorded March 11, 2011 in Liber 2490, Page 681, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Ninety-Six Thousand Three Hundred TwentyEight Dollars and Thirty-Eight Cents ($196,328.38) including interest 7.375% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, Circuit Court of Lapeer County at 9:30A.M. on April 11, 2012 Said premises are situated in Township of Almont, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Part of the Southwest quarter of Section 29, Town 6 North, Range 12 East, Almont Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as beginning at a point on the South Section line that is South 89 degrees 19 mins 47 secs East, 1516.22 feet from the Southwest corner of Section 29; thence continuing along said South Section line, South 89 degrees 19 mins 47 secs East, 165.0 feet; thence North 2 degrees 34 mins 31 secs East, 528.3 feet; thence North 89 degrees 19 mins 47 secs West, 165.0 feet; thence South 2 degrees 34 mins 31 secs West, 528.3 feet to the point of beginning; above described parcel being recorded in Liber 7 of Surveys, Page 707, Lapeer County Records. Commonly known as 6643 Hough Rd., Almont Township MI 48003 The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 or MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or upon the expiration of the notice required by MCL 600.3241a(c), whichever is later; or unless MCL 600.3240(17) applies. If the property is sold at foreclosure sale under Chapter 32 of the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, under MCL 600.3278, the borrower will be held responsible to the person who buys the property at the mortgage foreclosure sale or to the mortgage holder for damaging the property during the redemption period. Dated: 3/14/12 Bank of America, N.A. successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, Assignee of Mortgagee Attorneys: Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 811 South Blvd. Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 Our File No: 12-57084 (03-14)(04-04) 22-1,24-1,26-1,28-1

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 Donald J. Sweet and Patricia Ann Sweet, husband and wife, to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Mortgagee, dated March 26, 2007 and recorded April 5, 2007 in Liber 2250, Page 666, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Two Thousand One Hundred Eighty-Two and 36/100 Dollars ($102,182.36) including interest at 6.875% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on MARCH 28, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Mayfield, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Commencing at the Southeast corner post of the West 1/2, of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 26, Town 8 North, Range 10 East, Mayfield Township, Lapeer County, Michigan; thence North 13 rods; thence West 12 1/4 rods; thence South 13 rods; thence East 12 1/4 rods to the place 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: February 29, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 682.1274 (02-29)(03-21) 18-1,20-1,22-1,24-1

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Joyce Ferguson, an unmarried woman, original mortgagor(s), to Chase Bank USA, N.A., Mortgagee, dated December 15, 2005, and recorded on December 28, 2005 in Liber 2124 on Page 474, and assigned by said Mortgagee to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Thirty-Seven Thousand Two Hundred Sixty-Six and 52/100 Dollars ($137,266.52), including interest at 10.375% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on April 18, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Oregon, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Parcel known as Lots 67 and 68 of Supervisors Plat No. 2, as recorded in Liber 1 of Plats, Page 70, Lapeer County Records, using lines mutually agreed on by adjoiners: Part of the West 1/2 of Section 23, Town 8 North, Range 9 East, Oregon Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as beginning at a point on the Northwesterly line of Gray Road as occupied, said point being North 0 degrees 27 minutes 0 seconds East 1178.05 feet along the West Section line and North 69 degrees 35 minutes 00 seconds East 658.80 feet and North 64 degrees 52 minutes 56 seconds East 779.73 feet and North 49 degrees 18 minutes 59 seconds East 37.11 feet and North 26 degrees 25 minutes 19 seconds West 34.21 feet and North 48 degrees 16 minutes 10 seconds East 88.40 feet and North 43 degrees 57 minutes 39 seconds East 114.97 feet from the Southwest corner of said Section 23; thence North 75 degrees 15 minutes 40 seconds West 66.30 feet; thence North 65 degrees 49 minutes 55 seconds West 30.88 feet; thence along traverse line along the edge of Bronson Lake, North 28 degrees 17 minutes 42 seconds East 49.19 feet; thence South 79 degrees 50 minutes 34 seconds East 108.91 feet; thence along the Northwesterly line of Gray Road, South 33 degrees 50 minutes 28 seconds West 65.17 feet to the point of beginning. Also including all that land lying between above described traverse line and Bronson Lake and above described sidelines as extended to Bronson Lake. Also including rights of ingress over and across Easement A as described below. Easement A: An easement for ingress and egress over and across and existing driveway, being a part of the West half of Section 23, Town 8 North, Range 9 East, Oregon Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as beginning at a point on the Northwesterly line of Gray Road, as occupied, said point being North 0 degrees 27 minutes 0 seconds East 1178.05 feet along the West Section line and North 69 degrees 35 minutes 00 seconds East 658.80 feet and North 64 degrees 52 minutes 56 seconds East 779.73 feet and North 49 degrees 13 minutes 59 seconds East 37.11 feet and North 26 degrees 25 minutes 19 seconds West 34.21 feet and North 48 degrees 16 minutes 10 seconds East 88.40 feet and North 43 degrees 57 minutes 39 seconds East 89.97 feet from the Southwest corner of said Section 23; thence continuing North 43 degrees 57 minutes 39 seconds East 25.00 feet; thence North 75 degrees 15 minutes 40 seconds West 15.00 feet; thence South 7 degrees 26 minutes 18 seconds West 22.00 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 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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: March 21, 2012 For more information, please call: FC S (248) 593-1304 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334 File #380575F01 (03-21)(04-11) 24-1,26-1,28-1,30-1


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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 Janet D. Aldridge, unmarried, to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Mortgagee, dated July 19, 2007 and recorded August 9, 2007 in Liber 2278, Page 809, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Fifty-Two Thousand Nine Hundred Three and 6/100 Dollars ($52,903.06) including interest at 7.65% 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 MARCH 28, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Marathon, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: The following described premises situated in the Township of Marathon, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan to-wit: Lot 14, North Lake Little Farms, part of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 21, Town 9 North, Range 9 East, Marathon Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Liber 3, Page 29 of Plats, Lapeer County Records. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If 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: February 29, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 224.6548 (02-29)(03-21) 18-1,20-1,22-1,24-1

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 Jason R. Groat, a married man and Stacey Groat, his wife, to Centurion Mortgage Corporation, a Michigan Corporation, Mortgagee, dated April 30, 2004 and recorded May 5, 2004 in Liber 1897, Page 1000, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Midfirst Bank by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Twenty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Sixty-Two and 7/100 Dollars ($127,562.07) including interest at 4.875% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on MARCH 28, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Oregon, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 9 of Holloway Hills Number 1, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Liber 3, Page 45, Lapeer County Records. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If 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: February 29, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 326.8050 (02-29)(03-21) 18-1,20-1,22-1,24-1

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 Sharon A. Lockwood and David J. Lockwood, wife and husband, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and/or assigns, Mortgagee, dated October 5, 2006 and recorded October 25, 2006 in Liber 2211, Page 100, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Fifty Thousand One Hundred Thirty and 95/100 Dollars ($150,130.95) including interest at 6.75% 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 MARCH 28, 2012. Said premises are located in the City of Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 12, Peppermill Estates Subdivision, as recorded in Liber 7 of Plats, Page 139 and 140. 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: February 29, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 617.8521 (02-29)(03-21) 18-1,20-1,22-1,24-1

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 Gary R. Young and Guillermina Young, husband and wife, to PNC Bank, National Association, successor by merger to National City Mortgage a division of National City Bank, Mortgagee, dated March 16, 2007 and recorded March 29, 2007 in Liber 2248, Page 238, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Forty Thousand Three Hundred Nineteen and 86/100 Dollars ($140,319.86) including interest at 6.5% 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: Lots 651 and 652, Deerfield Park Number 1, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Liber 1, Page 47 and 48, Lapeer County Records. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If 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 7, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 401.1022 (03-07)(03-28) 20-1,22-1,24-1,26-1

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 Bill D. Underwood and Stephanie Underwood, husband and wife, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Amera Mortgage Corporation, Mortgagee, dated April 5, 2007 and recorded May 9, 2007 in Liber 2258, Page 672, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by US Bank Trust National Association, as Trustee for LSF7 NPL II Trust by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Million Fifty-Two Thousand One Hundred Twenty-Two and 38/100 Dollars ($1,052,122.38) including interest at 6.875% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on APRIL 11, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Township of Metamora, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan, described as follows: Parcel A: Part of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 29, Town 6 North, Range 11 East, described as: beginning at a point on the East-West 1/4 line of Section 29, that is North 87 degrees 01 minutes East 1982.04 feet from the West 1/4 corner of Section 29; thence continuing North 87 degrees 01 minutes East 316.0 feet; thence North 02 degrees 38 minutes 08 seconds West 660.00 feet; thence South 87 degrees 01 minutes West 316.36 feet; thence South 2 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds East 660.00 feet to the point of beginning, said parcel is subject to an ingress and egress easement over and across the Easterly 45 feet thereof, being Parcel A of Survey Liber 2, page 283, Lapeer County Records. Together with that part of the following described land which lies within the Southwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 29, part of the North 1/2 of Section 29, Town 6 North, Range 11 East, described as: beginning at a point on the East-West 1/4 line of Section 29, that is North 87 degrees 01 minutes East 1322.04 feet from the West 1/4 corner of Section 29; thence continuing North 87 degrees 01 minutes East 660 feet; thence North 2 degrees 40 minutes West 660 feet; thence South 87 degrees 01 minutes West 660 feet; thence South 2 degrees 40 minutes East 660 feet to the point of beginning, excepting therefrom any land lying within the West 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 29, Town 6 North, Range 11 East. ALSO Parcel B: Part of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 29, Town 6 North, Range 11 East, described at a point that is North 87 degrees 01 minutes East 2298.04 feet along the East-West 1/4 line of said section and North 2 degrees 38 minutes 08 seconds West 660.00 feet from the West 1/4 corner of Section 29; thence continuing North 2 degrees 38 minutes 08 seconds West 450.00 feet; thence South 87 degrees 01 minutes West 976.6 feet; thence South 2 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds East 450.00 feet; thence North 87 degrees 01 minutes East 976.36 feet to the point of beginning, said parcel is together with and subject to an easement for ingress and egress purposes over and across a 45 foot wide strip of land the centerline of which is described as: beginning at a point that is South 87 degrees 01 minutes West 22.5 feet from the Northeast corner of said parcel; thence South 2 degrees 38 minutes 08 seconds East 1110.0 feet to a point ending, being Parcel B of Survey Liber 2, page 283, Lapeer County Records. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If 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 14, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 676.0957 (03-14)(04-04) 22-1,24-1,26-1,28-1

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 Ian J. Groom and Tracey L. Groom, husband and wife, to Citizens First Mortgage, LLC, Mortgagee, dated January 26, 2006 and recorded January 30, 2006 in Liber 2134, Page 663, 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 Thirty-Three Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-Seven and 10/100 Dollars ($133,767.10) including interest at 6.25% 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 11, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Elba, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Township of Elba: Parcel 1: Part of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 32, Town 7 North, Range 9 East, Elba Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as beginning at a point that is North 88 degrees 58 minutes West 1105.23 feet and North 0 degrees 09 minutes West 660 feet from the Southeast corner of Section 32; thence North 88 degrees 58 minutes West 330 feet; thence North 0 degrees 09 minutes West 660 feet; thence South 88 degrees 58 minutes East 330.00 feet; thence South 0 degrees 09 minutes East 660 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel 2: Part of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 32, Town 7 North, Range East, Elba Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as beginning at a point that is North 88 degrees 58 minutes West 1105.23 feet from the Southeast corner of Section 32; thence North 88 degrees 58 minutes West 330.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 09 minutes East 660.00 feet; thence South 88 degrees 58 minutes East 330.00 feet; thence a South 00 degrees 09 minutes East 660.00 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 14, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 275.0252 (03-14)(04-04) 22-1,24-1,26-1,28-1

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 April A. Ciaravino, a married woman, and James V. Ciaravino, her husband, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and/or assigns., Mortgagee, dated December 20, 2002 and recorded January 21, 2003 in Liber 1638, Page 528, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing L.P by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Fifty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-Nine and 53/100 Dollars ($157,559.53) including interest at 6.25% 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 Attica, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: A parcel of land in the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 7, Town 7 North, Range 11 East, Attica Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as follows: Commencing at a point 1061.32 feet, North 89 degrees 53 minutes 30 seconds West from the Northeast corner of said Section 7; thence South 00 degrees 36 minutes 00 seconds East parallel with the East 1/8 line of said Section, 350.03 feet; thence North 89 degrees 53 minutes 30 seconds West, parallel with the North line of said Section, 266.02 feet; thence North 00 degrees 36 minutes 00 seconds West on East 1/8 line, 350.03 feet; thence South 89 degrees 53 minutes 30 seconds East on said North section line, 266.02 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 7, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 708.1096 (03-07)(03-28) 20-1,22-1,24-1,26-1

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by David T. Hurd, a married man and Kay E. Hurd, his wife, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated May 28, 2003, and recorded on June 16, 2003 in Liber 1730 on Page 964, and assigned by said Mortgagee to Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Eighty-Six Thousand TwentyFour and 45/100 Dollars ($186,024.45), including interest at 6% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on March 28, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Part of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 24, Town 6 North, Range 11 East, Dryden Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as commencing at the Southwest corner of said Section 24; thence North 00 degrees 09 minutes 26 seconds East along the West line of Section 24, 2320.07 feet to a point of curve; thence, along a curve to the right along the centerline of Mill Road (66 foot wide right-of-way), radius of 135.00 feet, through a central angle of 70 degrees 00 minutes 54 seconds, arc distance of 164.97 feet, chord bearing North, 35 degrees 09 minutes 53 seconds East 154.90 feet to a point of reverse curve; thence along a curve to the left along the centerline of Mill Road, radius of 278.06 feet, through a central angle of 67 degrees 39 minutes 26 seconds arc distance of 328.35 feet, chord bearing North 36 degrees 20 minutes 37 seconds East 309.60 feet, thence North 88 degrees 59 minutes 25 seconds East, along the East-West 1/4 line of said section and the centerline of Casey Road (66 foot wide right-of-way), 567.06 feet, to the point of beginning; thence continuing North 88 degrees 59 minutes 25 seconds East, along said section line and centerline, 662.94 feet to the centerline of a 66 foot wide private easement described hereafter; thence South 01 degrees 00 minutes 35 seconds East, along said centerline 530.00 feet; thence South 45 degrees 08 minutes 53 seconds West 535.00 feet; thence North 44 degrees 51 minutes 07 seconds West 400.00 feet; thence North 01 degrees 00 minutes 35 seconds West 612.08 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 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #394889F01 (02-29)(03-21) 18-1,20-1,22-1,24-1

NOTICE OF HEARING TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS FILE NO. 11-3181-AF STATE OF MICHIGAN, 40TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT-FAMILY DIVISION, LAPEER COUNTY In the matter of ALEXIA MICHELLE TRAMMEL, adoptee TO: Tia Kaye Parks TAKE NOTICE: On 04/05/2012 at 9:00 a.m., in the Circuit Court courtroom, Lapeer County Complex, 255 Clay Street, Ste. 102, Lapeer, Michigan 48446, before Michael P. Higgins, Circuit Court Judge, a hearing will be held on the PETITION TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS. The law provides that you should be notified of this hearing. If you fail to appear at this hearing YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS MAY BE TERMINATED. If you choose to attend this hearing and you require special accommodations to use the court because of a disability or if you require a foreign language interpreter to help you fully participate in court proceedings, please contact the court immediately to make arrangements. Date: 03/15/2012 David N. Richardson, P38038, Attorney, 301 W. Genesee Street, Ste. 102, Lapeer, Michigan 48446; (810)667-2055 Josephine L. Trammel, Petitioner, 5667 Fostoria Road, Columbiaville, Michigan 48421; (810)793-2935


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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 Jane Pietrzkiewicz, also known as Jane L. Pietrzkiewicz and Stanley C. Pietrzkiewicz, wife and husband and Ingrid Pietrzkiewicz, a single woman, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Quicken Loans Inc., its successors or assigns, Mortgagee, dated September 28, 2006 and recorded October 18, 2006 in Liber 2209, Page 137, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing L.P by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Two Hundred Nineteen Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty-Four and 57/100 Dollars ($219,784.57) including interest at 6.375% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public 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 11, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Hadley, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Land situated in the Township of Hadley in the County of Lapeer in the State of Michigan Part of the South 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 23, Town 6 North, Range 9 East, Hadley Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as beginning at a point that is North 00 degrees 39 minutes 41 seconds East 723.10 feet along the West section line and South 89 degrees 25 minutes 20 seconds East 440.61 feet from the West 1/4 corner of Section 23; thence, continuing South 89 degrees 25 minutes 20 seconds East 402 feet; thence, North 04 degrees 59 minutes 32 seconds West 602.85 feet; thence North 89 degrees 25 minutes 20 seconds West 341.04 feet; thence, South 00 degrees 48 minutes 41 seconds West 600 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 14, 2012 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 617.2660 (03-14)(04-04) 22-1,24-1,26-1,28-1

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 STANLEY JAMES MERSINO, II, A SINGLE MAN, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), solely as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated June 23, 2011, and recorded on July 7, 2011, in Liber 2508, on Page 665, 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 Sixty-Two Thousand Nine Hundred Forty-Five Dollars and Fifty Cents ($162,945.50), including interest at 4.250% 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: PART OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER OF SECTION 30, TOWN 10 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST, RICH TOWNSHIP, LAPEER COUNTY, MICHIGAN, DESCRIBED AS BEGINNING AT A POINT ON THE WEST SECTION LINE THAT IS NORTH 00 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 31 SECONDS, EAST 600.00 FEET FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 30, THENCE CONTINUING ALONG WEST SECTION LINE, NORTH 00 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST 722.21 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 31 SECONDS EAST 659.00 FEET ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTH HALF OF THE SOUTHWEST FRACTIONAL QUARTER; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 31 SECONDS WEST 721.93 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 00 SECONDS WEST 659.00 FEE 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. 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.004338 (03-21)(04-11) 24-1,26-1,28-1,30-1

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Wayne W. Wilson II and Janelle M. Wilson, Husband and Wife as Joint Tenants with right of Survivorship, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated January 7, 2005, and recorded on January 27, 2005 in Liber 2003 on Page 470, and assigned by said Mortgagee to CitiMortgage, Inc. as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Two Hundred Forty-Seven Thousand Sixty and 40/100 Dollars ($247,060.40), including interest at 5.625% 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 place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on March 28, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Hadley, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Parcel D - Part of the East 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 21, Town 6 North, Range 9 East, described as beginning at a point on the North-South 1/4 Line that is North 0 Degrees 18 Minutes 39 Seconds East 556.20 feet from the Interior 1/4 Corner of said Section; thence continuing North 0 Degrees 18 Minutes 39 Seconds East 335.0 Feet along the North-South 1/4 Line; thence West 1325.62 Feet; thence South 0 Degrees 11 Minutes 10 Seconds West 335.0 Feet; thence East 1324.89 Feet to the point of the beginning. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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 For more information, please call: FC C (248) 593-1301 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #367043F02 (02-29)(03-21) 18-1,20-1,22-1,24-1

www.mihomepaper.com Legal Notice MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE. Default has been made in the conditions of a Mortgage made by Randy L. Pearsall and Luanne M. Pearsall, husband and wife, to Lapeer County Bank & Trust Company dated March 16, 2009, recorded in the Lapeer County Register of Deeds on March 23, 2009 in Liber 2376, Pages 928 through 939. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Thirty-Three Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-Six and 62/100 ($133,766.62) Dollars plus per diem interest of $2.69 per day through the end of 2012. 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 Mortgage premises, or some part of them at public venue at the main entrance to the Lapeer County Complex Building, 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012. Said premises are located in the Township of Mayfield, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan, described as: Commencing at the centerline of Section 29, Town 8 North, Range 10 East, thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes 30 seconds East 206.75 feet, thence North 67 degrees 09 minutes 30 seconds West 1039.20 feet along the centerline of Angle Road, thence North 83 degrees 38 minutes 45 seconds West 347.54 feet to the point of beginning, thence North 83 degrees 38 minutes 45 seconds West 208.71 feet, thence North 06 degrees 21 minutes 15 seconds East 208.71 feet, thence South 83 degrees 38 minutes 45 seconds East 208.71 feet; thence South 06 degrees 21 minutes 15 seconds West 208.71 feet to the point of beginning. Commonly known as 400 Angle Road, Lapeer, MI 48446 The redemption period shall be six (6) months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be thirty (30) days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: THE FORECLOSING MORTGAGEE CAN RESCIND THE SALE. IN THAT EVENT, YOUR DAMAGES, IF ANY, ARE LIMITED SOLELY TO THE RETURN OF THE BID AMOUNT TENDERED AT SALE, PLUS INTEREST. IF YOU ARE A TENANT IN THE PROPERTY, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AS YOU MAY HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS. Dated: March 14, 2012 Taylor, Butterfield, Howell, Churchill & Jarvis, P.C. Attorneys for Mortgagee 407 Clay Street Lapeer, MI 48446 (810) 664-5921 24-1,26-1,28-1,30-1,32-1 MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Timothy R. Murray, a single man, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated May 12, 2003, and recorded on June 6, 2003 in Liber 1726 on Page 0374, and assigned by said Mortgagee to Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Thirty-Two Thousand Eight Hundred Forty-Two and 44/100 Dollars ($132,842.44), including interest at 5.875% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on March 28, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Hadley, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: The North 231 feet of the South 683.45 feet of the East 1320 feet of the South 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 23, Town 6 North, Range 9 East, Hadley Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, except the West 185.33 feet thereof. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 483342525 File #395428F01 (02-29)(03-21) 18-1,20-1,22-1,24-1

Legal Notice MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by John A. Hale and Helen L. Hale, his wife, original mortgagor(s), to JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA, Mortgagee, dated August 14, 2007, and recorded on August 31, 2007 in Liber 2283 on Page 309, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Forty-Six Thousand Eight Hundred Ninety-Six and 35/100 Dollars ($146,896.35), including interest at 8.13% 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 place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on March 28, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Mayfield, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 49, Pine Knob Estates No. 3, Part of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 13, Town 8 North, Range 10 West, Mayfield Township, Lapeer County, Michigan according to the plat thereof as recorded in Liber 5 of Plats, Page 17, Lapeer County Records. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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 For more information, please call: FC S (248) 593-1304 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 483342525 File #394982F01 (02-29)(03-21) 18-1,20-1,22-1,24-1 MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Geraldine J. House a married woman and William House her husband, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated November 8, 2005, and recorded on December 1, 2005 in Liber 2116 on Page 548, and assigned by said Mortgagee to The Bank of New York Mellon FKA the Bank of New York, as Trustee for the Certificateholders of CWALT, Inc., Alternative Loan Trust 2005-72, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-72 as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Eighty-Six Thousand Two Hundred Forty-Three and 27/100 Dollars ($186,243.27), including interest at 4.75% 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 place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on April 4, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Metamora, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Section 22, Town 6 North, Range 9 East, Metamora Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, the North 333.42 feet of the South 1333.67 feet of the East 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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: March 7, 2012 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 483342525 File #390030F01 (03-07)(03-28) 20-1,22-1,24-1,26-1

Legal Notice MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Phillip Adams and Sherry Adams, husband and wife, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated September 1, 2006, and recorded on September 11, 2006 in Liber 2197 on Page 703, and assigned by said Mortgagee to Bank of America, N.A., successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Seventy-Seven Thousand Nine Hundred Forty-Two and 97/100 Dollars ($177,942.97), including interest at 5.25% 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 place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on April 11, 2012. Said premises are situated in City of Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 19, SandPiper, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Liber 7, on Page(s) 52 and 53 of Plats, Lapeer County Records The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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: March 14, 2012 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 483342525 File #398497F01 (03-14)(04-04) 22-1,24-1,26-1,28-1

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MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Donald W. Brady III, a single man, original mortgagor(s), to Franklin Bank a Division of First Place Bank, Mortgagee, dated April 13, 2005, and recorded on April 22, 2005 in Liber 2035 on Page 91, in Lapeer county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Eighty-Seven Thousand Three Hundred Thirty and 30/100 Dollars ($87,330.30), including interest at 3.25% 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 place of holding the circuit court within Lapeer County, at 9:30 AM, on April 18, 2012. Said premises are situated in Township of Deerfield, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: The South 165 feet of the East 160 feet of the West 581 feet of the following described parcel: Commencing at the Southwest corner of the Northwest quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section 16, Town 9 North, Range 10 East, Deerfield Township, Lapeer County, Michigan; running thence North 20 rods; thence East 64 rods; thence South 20 rods; thence West 64 rods to the point of beginning. Together with and subject to an easement for ingress and egress with others over and across the North 66 feet of the South 198 feet of the West 720 feet of the Northwest quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section 16, Town 9 North, Range 10 East. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 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: March 21, 2012 For more information, please call: FC H (248) 593-1300 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 483342525 File #399140F01 MORTGAGE SALE (03-21)(04-11) THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR 24-1,26-1,28-1,30-1 ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL NOTICE OF JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SALE Julie A. Krohta TROTT & TROTT, PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT P.C. 31440 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE 200 Farmington Hills, MI 48334 T# IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. 294262L02 THIS FIRM IS A DEBT ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLbe rescinded by the foreclosing LECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION mortgagee. In that event, your dam- OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT ages, if any, shall be limited solely PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR to the return of the bid amount ten- OFFICE IF YOU ARE A BORROWER ON dered at sale, plus interest. ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTENTION Default has been made in the con- PURCHASERS: This sale may be ditions of a mortgage made by rescinded by the circuit court at the Curtis R. Macinnis and Jennifer L. request of the plaintiff. In that event, Macinnis a/k/a Jennifer Macinnis, your damages, if any, shall be limited Husband and Wife, joint tenancy solely to the return of the bid amount with full rights of survivorship, origi- tendered at sale, plus interest, as nal mortgagor(s), to Mortgage determined by the court. Lapeer Electronic Registration Systems, County Circuit Court Case No. 11Inc., Mortgagee, dated July 16, 043754-CH NOTICE OF JUDICIAL 2004, and recorded on August 9, SALE JUDICIAL SALE IN PURSUANCE 2004 in Liber 1940 on Page 28, and by virtue of a Judgment of the and assigned by said Mortgagee to Circuit Court for the County of Lapeer, Central Mortgage Company as State of Michigan, made and entered assignee as documented by an on the 14th day of November, 2011, assignment, in Lapeer county in a certain cause therein pending, records, Michigan, on which mort- wherein Bank of America, N.A., gage there is claimed to be due at Successor by Merger to BAC Home the date hereof the sum of Two Loans Servicing, L.P. was the Plaintiff Hundred Ninety-Four Thousand Two and James C. Armstrong was the Hundred Sixty-Nine and 71/100 defendant. The aforementioned judgDollars ($294,269.71), including ment established a debt owing to interest at 3.625% per annum. plaintiff in the amount of Under the power of sale contained $176,693.21, plus post-judgment in said mortgage and the statute in interest at an annual rate of 7% and such case made and provided, other amounts recoverable pursuant notice is hereby given that said to said judgment. NOTICE IS HEREBY mortgage will be foreclosed by a GIVEN that in order to satisfy said sale of the mortgaged premises, or judgment, in whole or in part, the propsome part of them, at public ven- erty described below shall be sold at due, at the place of holding the cir- public auction, to the highest bidder, cuit court within Lapeer County, at at the Circuit Court for the County of 9:30 AM, on April 11, 2012. Lapeer, located at 255 Clay St., Said premises are situated in Lapeer, MI (that being the building in Township of Metamora, Lapeer which the Circuit Court for the County County, Michigan, and are of Lapeer is held) on Wednesday the described as: Lot(s) 19 of North 25th of April, 2012 at 9:30 am, local Ridge, according to the Plat thereof time. On said day at said time, the folrecorded in Liber 7 of Plats, Page(s) lowing described property shall be 156-161 of Lapeer County Records. sold: Township of North Branch, The redemption period shall be 6 County of Lapeer , State of Michigan, months from the date of such sale, particularly described as Part of the unless determined abandoned in Southwest Quarter of the Southwest accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, Quarter of Section 11, Town 9 North, in which case the redemption period Range 11 East, described as: shall be 30 days from the date of Beginning at a point on the South such sale. Section line that is North 89 Degrees If the property is sold at foreclosure 37 Minutes 14 Seconds East 647.12 sale under Chapter 32 of the Feet from the Southwest corner of Revised Judicature Act of 1961, pur- said Section 11, thence North 0 suant to MCL 600.3278 the borrow- Degrees 29 Minutes 59 Seconds er will be held responsible to the West 497.82 Feet, thence North 89 person who buys the property at the Degrees 37 Minutes 14 Seconds mortgage foreclosure sale or to the East 175.00 Feet, thence South 0 mortgage holder for damaging the Degrees 29 Minutes 59 Seconds property during the redemption peri- East 497.82 Feet, thence along said od. South Section line, South 89 Degrees Dated: March 14, 2012 37 Minutes 14 Seconds West For more information, please call: 175.00 Feet to the Point of Beginning. FC J (248) 593-1311 Tax Parcel ID: 44-016-011-008-10 Trott & Trott, P.C. Commonly known as: 5065 Burnside Attorneys For Servicer Rd. REDEMPTION PERIOD IS SIX 31440 Northwestern Highway, MONTHS. Dated: March 7, 2012 Ron Suite 200 Kalanquin Sheriff For more informaFarmington Hills, Michigan 48334- tion please call 248-642-2515. Trott 2525 & Trott, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff File #188993F02 31440 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. 200 (03-14)(04-04) Farmington Hills, MI 48334 File No. 22-1,24-1,26-1,28-1 294262L02 (03-07)(04-18) 20-1,22-1,24-1,26-1, 28-1,30-1,32-1


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