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Students to pay more to play sports, eat lunch and park at school LAPEER — District parents and residents will have an opportunity June 16 to offer their input on a proposal by the administration and the Lapeer Community Schools Board of Education

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and benefit concessions from the district’s 350 teachers as well as reflects $2 million in cuts and higher fees for student lunches and to participate in sports. The LCS board discussed the budget until nearly midnight Thursday, agonizing

to close the gap on a projected $8.6-million deficit for the 2011-2012 budget. A special budget hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the district’s Administration and Services Center on Second Street in Lapeer. Following the hearing the LCS board may vote to approve the budget that includes nearly $4 million in wage

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Medical marijuana activists face drug charges BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com

Michigan DNR Fisheries Tech Supervisor Chris Schelb (left) measures a brown bullhead netted in Lake Nepessing on Wednesday. Fisheries Tech. Don Barnard (above) swings the boat into the dock. See the story and more photos on page 7A.

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LAPEER — Three area medical marijuana activists are facing charges that could put them behind bars for up to four years. Randy Crowel, 54, of Dryden, along with Romeo residents Mark Carter, 49, and Patrick Salas, 53, have been charged with delivery and manufacturing of marijuana. Carter, who police said had an earlier felony conviction, was also charged as a habitual offender. Lapeer County Prosecutor Byron Konschuh said that could up the penalties for Carter one-and-a-half times, if he’s convicted. Crowel, who operates The Village Grill in Dryden, opened the Compassion Care Center of Michigan last April along with local businessman Bob Wiegand in the wake of a 2008 law legalizing the use of medical marijuana. Following a contentious summer with local officials, Lapeer County officials shuttered the facility on Dryden’s main for corners in September. Carter was one of the caregivers operating out of Crowel’s Compassion Care Center. As late as April Salas and three caregivers were negotiating with Metamora officials over a medical marijuana grow operation run by Salas’ firm SMC Enterprises. SEE CHARGES, PAGE 10A

Imlay City, Lapeer schools offer summer feeding programs BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com

More than 10,000 meals served last year in Lapeer

LAPEER COUNTY — The living may be easy in the summertime of Porgy and Bess, but for thousands of children across Michigan, including Lapeer County, summertime can be a time of hunger.

According to Ann Arborbased Michigan Radio, only 17 percent of the 546,000 children eligible for free and reduced lunches at school last year took advantage of summer food service programs.

This year the Center for Civil Justice in Saginaw is urging parents to find out more about these programs. In Lapeer County, Imlay City Community Schools and Lapeer Community Schools

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2-A • Sunday, June 5, 2011 lunch to children participating in the Wednesday reading program at Marguerite deAngeli Library at the corfrom page 1A ner of Main and Genesee streets. breakfast, lunch and a late On June 14, LCS will begin meal at Borland Elementary serving breakfast and lunch School from June 23 through at Rolland-Warner Middle August 4. School and the Lapeer The meals, said the district’s Food Services Director, Community Center. As with Imlay City, the meals are Sandra Combs, are offered offered free to all children. free “no questions asked” to Smith said breakfast will anyone under the age of 18 and anyone between the ages be served at Rolland-Warner of 18 and 26 who’s enrolled in from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. and at the community center from an educational program for 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. Lunch at mentally or physically disRolland-Warner is served abled people. Combs called the program from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. and at the community center from “Imlay City’s best kept secret,” adding there’s always 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The only difference room for more at the table. between the two sites, said Last summer, she said, the Smith, is that hot and cold program averaged 300 meals meals are available at a day, adding “some days we Rolland-Warner, while only were up to 500.” cold meals are available at “The need is there,” said the community center. Combs, who is retiring June However, he added, fresh veg30 after running Imlay City etables and fruits along with Community Schools’ food service program for 17 years. a choice of milk or juice will be available. Combs said Imlay City While Smith has three serves breakfast from 7:30 to feeding programs set up, he’s 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday at Borland Elementary, looking for more children he 500 Borland Road; lunch from can feed. “I’m still looking for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and a groups we can take care of. The key is, we can’t just say late meal from 2:30 to 3:30 let’s all meet at a tree, you’ve p.m. She added the school got to have a program.” will be closed on July 4. Smith said he’s contacted Combs said the program is church day camps and other run out of Borland because that’s where the district runs organizations. “The more people know about this, the most of its summer programs. But she noted they get more it will grow,” he said. Last summer Smith and his a fair amount of walk-ins and cooks served 10,000 meals, some people drive their childown 2,000 from the year dren in from outlying areas before. He said that might for meals. Combs said she needs out have been because the pronotices to area churches and gram was moved from Turrill Elementary to Rollandnon-profit groups each year Warner. However he added, “I reminding them the program think we’ll get small increase is available. this summer, bases on curIn Lapeer, Scott Smith, rent economic conditions.” director of food services for For more information on Lapeer Community Schools, the summer food service prois beginning his third year of offering a summer food serv- gram in Imlay City, call 810721-9299 and in Lapeer, call ice program by expanding it. 810-648-5202. Starting June 15 Smith’s cooks will be offering a sack

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Fire guts bedroom at Attica Township home ATTICA TWP. — Fire officials are still investigating a blaze that gutted a bedroom in a Hart Street home May 27. Attica Township Assistant Fire Chief Matt Dougherty said a middle aged man was sleeping when he was awakened by the smell of smoke at 2:46 a.m. “My guys did a quick knock down,” he said, noting the last unit left the scene about 3:30 a.m. Still, Attica called for back-up from Imlay City and Arcadia Township, which both sent four trucks. At 3:15 a.m. firefighters closed

off Hart Street at Lake Pleasant Road to give all the fire trucks a place to park. Between 20 and 25 firefighters arrived to fight the blaze. Dougherty said the fire was confined to a 10-by-12-foot bedroom. Between fire, smoke and water damage, Dougherty estimated the damage to the 1,300-square -foot, two-story home at between $25,000 and $30,000. “That’s just a rough estimate,” he said. “I’m not a carpenter.” —Phil Foley

Police Beat Township Police May 26 that his younger daughter came home to find the house burglarized for the third time this week. He said thieves took three computers and a television. The man told police Phone scam reported his other daughter is a heroin DEERFIELD TWP. — A Fish Lake addict and he hasn’t seen her in Road woman told Central Dispatch two weeks. May 26 that a two men and a woman called four times claiming Credit fraud she’d won money and asking for BURGLINGTON TWP. — A Peck her personal information. Road man told Central Dispatch May 26 that someone else made a Business burglarized $629 purchase online with his credIMLAY CITY — A North Almont it card number. Avenue man told Imlay City Police May 26 that burglars forced their way inside Ruiz’ Discoteca, but he Three GPS units, cash stolen couldn’t tell if anything had been NORTH BRANCH TWP. — A taken. Jefferson Road woman told the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. May Break-in at home garage 26 that burglars broke into her NORTH BRANCH TWP. — A garage and took three GPS units Slattery Road woman told the and some money out of cars. Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. May 26 that her ex-husband came by to Boy assaulted at school pick up his motorcycle and broke LAPEER — A South Lapeer into her garage and helped himself Road woman told the Lapeer to some other items. Police Dept. on May 26 that her son was assaulted by a 13-year-old Three computers, TV stolen boy at Rolland-Warner Middle METAMORA TWP. — A West School that has been bullying him. Brocker Road man told Metamora — Phil Foley Editor’s note: More Police Beat is available at the on-line edition of The County Press at www.mihomepaper.com.

A look ahead to Wednesday Editor’s note; Thank you for reading the Sunday edition of The County Press. Look for the following stories and features in Wednesday’s paper.

• Swingout tradition continues in Lapeer; • Lapeer City Commission meets Monday

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Marguerite deAngeli parking lot to be closed Monday for repairs LAPEER — The Lapeer District Library’s Marguerite deAngeli Branch will be closed Monday, June 6 in order for the parking lot to be rebuilt and resurfaced. The library is working to have the project completed before the annual Summer Reading Program begins on June 13. Library staff will be stationed near the library to accept materials that are being returned, as access to both

book drops will be blocked during this time. The Identity Theft Program, originally scheduled for Monday evening, has been rescheduled for Monday, August 8. Staff not gathering returned materials will be working in other locations for the day. The Marguerite deAngeli Branch Library is located at 921 W. Nepessing St. For further details, contact the library at 810-664-9521.

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Diamond Optical owner Mark Clark fits Carrie McGhee with a set of glasses.

Optical business owner partners with Love INC Aims to help ‘people falling between the cracks’ BY ABIGAIL WISE Contributing Writer

LAPEER TWP. — With the loss of vision coverage through Medicaid, getting the proper eye care can be prohibitively expensive. Mark Clark, owner of Diamond Optical Care in downtown Lapeer, is partnering with Love INC of Greater Lapeer to help solve this problem and provide care to the “people between the gaps.” Clark decided to contribute to filling the need for vision coverage by providing eye care to people in need for the same rate the state used to pay through Medicaid, about $90. He says his goal is to make sure people “get what they need no matter what.” If the $90 fee is still too large an expense, then Diamond Optical will work with Love INC to find a solution. Anyone who goes to Lapeer’s Diamond Optical for assistance can expect to first be referred to Love INC to assess their need. Those who pass Love INC’s assessment will receive a full eye exam and have about 40 to 50 “current, modern” frame styles with lenses to choose from. Clark says “one of the reasons why we can do this is we have an in-house laboratory” where lenses bought from a separate lab in Michigan are cut. When Clark decided to take action to assist with vision coverage, his first step was to contact the state Health Department and inform them of his program. He was unsatisfied with this step, however, because he knew he was missing a large number of people with a need for eye care. On the advice of a local pastor, he decided to contact Love

INC, a non-profit organization that provides and helps people find assistance. In the past, Love INC has tried to assist people with vision care by finding sponsors and paying the full retail value for glasses. Clark contacted Love INC to “(try) to locate people who have a need.” Clark emphasized that he especially hopes to help children with his program. He said that eye care is particularly important for young children developmentally, because until they are about 9 years old, the connection between the eye and the brain is “soft-wired.” If vision remains uncorrected, the brain will begin to ignore and “turn off” the signal from the improperly performing eye. If the connection reaches that point, there is no way to get that vision back. According to Clark, children with symptoms of vision problems need to be checked out by an eye care professional as soon as possible, and those without apparent symptoms should be examined after they are able to “verbalize” and describe their vision but before they reach 8 years. “If a child hasn’t had an eye exam, give us a call — we’ll try to get them in,” says Clark. Already, patients in need have been directed to Clark by the health department, and he is optimistic about the partnership with Love INC. With so many people “falling between the cracks” in vision coverage, Clark says he is “just trying to fill that need for them.” Clark encourages anyone with a genuine need in vision coverage to either contact Love INC at 810-245-2414 or Diamond Optical Care directly at 810664-5929.

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Family Literacy Center hosts open house on Tuesday attending annually. In addition to the personal tutoring and workshops, FLC holds several educational programs and training opportunities throughout LAPEER — The Family Literacy the year. And until recently, the organiCenter of Lapeer (FLC) finally has its zation was located in a small office at own building for operations and prothe center of the Mott Community grams. Located in downtown Lapeer College building on DeMille Road. behind the Post Office, the new buildWhile the FLC staff is still getting seting comes after over 30 years of opera- tled into the new location, they have tions. already seen an increase in volunteer “This was the dream for so long,” support and people in need of their said Mary Shelton-Wiese, executive services. Their upcoming programs director of FLC. include training sessions for adult and To celebrate the new building, show- student tutors, a summer tutoring procase their programs and gain new inter- gram through the Lapeer Community est and support, FLC is hosting an open Schools and the annual Family Fun Day house on Tuesday (June 7) from 3-6 event. p.m. The volunteer staff of FLC will be FLC may be happy with their new on hand to give tours of the new build- building, but their list of needs still has ing, which has undergone extensive items on it. Shelton-Wiese said they remodeling and repairs. Books and would like to repaint the building exteother literature will be available for the rior to make it more recognizable, espepublic, giving examples of the center’s cially for people with literacy probvarious programs for adults and chillems. They also need a refrigerator, dren. Castaway’s Eatery & Spirits in stove and hot water heater. When the Elba Township has agreed to cater the snow cleared away it became evident event. that the parking lot needed new pave“We just want people to know where ment, and immediately after moving we are, see the new building and get an into the building, it was discovered idea of what they can do to help,” said that the air-conditioning and heating Shelton-Wiese. system does not work, so that needs to She added, “Anybody can drop by be repaired or replaced, said Sheltonanytime they want, but this time we’ll Wiese. have books, ?... and food.” The Family Literacy Center of Lapeer Family Literacy Center tutors an is located at 311 Higgins St., Lapeer. For approximately 500 adults and more more information about the organizathan 100 children each year. They also tion or the open house on Tuesday, call hold family workshops for parents and 810-664-2737 or visit online at children, with about 2,000 people www.readlapeer.org.

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A very special congratulations from all of us at Devonshire to Lillian Hershberger. Lillian was honored as May's Resident of the Month. To help make her honor a special one, she was able to select her ideal lunch the last day of the month. Lillian enjoyed a plate of baby back ribs, baked potato and cole slaw. Congrats again to Lillian Hershberger!

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oday marks a historic day in Clifford and Lapeer County. Today the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church congregation celebrates its 125th anniversary. The year was 1886 when St. Patrick’s celebrated its first Mass in the structure that still stands on Main St., gracing the community with its tall white steeple. St. Patrick’s history actually dates to 1879 when Father Clement Krebs, a Gagetown pastor and circuit rider, began visiting the area to say Mass inside family homes. The Archdiocese of Detroit acquired the property for the church in 1884, and construction was underway in 1886. It was built to hold 100 people. “It began simple and it remains that way,” parishioner and celebration organizer Marie Czelusniak told The County Press on Wednesday. Architecturally it may be simple, but its history and importance to the community runs deep. To mark the occasion and celebrate the day, Archbishop Allen Vigneron will celebrate Mass at 1 p.m. along with Pastor Rich Treml. State Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, will join Village council members and the Knights of Columbus honor guard to mark the event. Congresswoman Candice Miller acclaimed the occasion with a Congressional address and is providing a copy of it to the church. Even Governor Rick Snyder has signed a proclamation to be read at the end of the Mass. The church will host an open house following Mass, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. You’re welcome to attend the service, and come and visit the historic church and surrounding grounds, which also hold St. Patrick’s Cemetery. If not familiar with the church and community, it’s worth the drive to Clifford. The white walls and ceiling of the church reach over the pews whose wood glows warmly with recent restoration. The original stained glass windows sparkle with color and even contain some of the names of early parish families. The stations of the cross are more than 100 years old, dating to 1896. They have recently been painstakingly refurbished by area artist Ruth Ann Mersino. Even the bell in the reconditioned steeple remains. Parishioners ring the bell by its rope every Sunday morning at 7:15, calling the faithful to worship. Parishioners over the last year and a half have lovingly tended their church to make it shine for today’s celebration, repainting the doors and repairing the window casings. While the church and congregation is small, its impact by contrast is big. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church is an active parish when it comes to the community. “Where our heart really lies is in our young people, in virtue, being faithful to tradition in the Roman Catholic Church and working with other denominations,” boasted an active church member. The church is grounded, been around for a long time, and with that kind of youthful energy and conviction in faith will continue to serve the congregation and community for many more years to come. Clifford celebrates its heritage in a tradition that St. Patrick’s started about 12 years ago. Clifford Heritage Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in August. The village is now involved with the event, and St. Patrick’s hosts games, bingo and its hallmark beef and pork dinner. Congratulations to the St. Patrick’s church family and the greater community it serves.

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 State Senator Phil Pavlov (R) P.O. Box 30036 Lansing, MI 48909 Phone: 517-373-7708 senppavlov@senate. 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 Debbie Stabenow (D) Room No. 133 Hart Building Washington, D.C., 20510 Phone: 202-224-4822 www.stabenow.senate.gov U.S. Representative Candice S. Miller (R) 228 Cannon Office Building Washington, D.C., 20515 Phone: 202-225-2106 www.candicemiller.house.gov

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On behalf of all the Lapeer County veterans and their families, we would like to thank Randy & Teresa’s Garden Center for donating the flowers for Veterans Memorial Park. Thank you. Mel, Sandie Major Oregon Township

IN YOUR WORDS “Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech or of the press.” Anti-tax stand? What ever happened to the anti-tax stand of the Lapeer County Tea Party? I was so sure they were against raising taxes. I thought this was one of their major beliefs, principles and what they stood for. However, there have been no letters to the editor, no courthouse speeches or gatherings to oppose the new state tax on the pensions of older residents or senior citizens of the county. The only conclusion someone can draw is that the Tea Party members must favor this new tax on seniors and older people or they would have spoken out against it. It is also very surprising to see that the Tea Party has not spoken against the state income tax being increased from 3.9 percent to 4.25 percent. Again where were the letters to the editor, where were the courthouse speeches and gatherings against this tax increase? Once again, the only conclusion someone can make is that if the local Tea Party is not against the tax increase they must be for it or they would have spoken against it. The last surprise is their apparent support for doing away with Proposal A or the 1994 state-wide vote to greatly lower the property taxes in exchange for a two cents increase in the sales tax. This vote also had the state legislature’s commitment and promise to dedicate specific taxes for the funding of public schools. It is hard to understand how the county Tea Party can go against a state-wide vote of the people. Why didn’t they speak out against this change? Again, their silence must mean they favor doing away with Proposal A and what the people voted to have. In summary who can you trust? We know we can’t trust our politicians whether local or statewide. They are run by their political parties and only pretend to be for the needs of the local citizens. It was thought by many that the Tea Party was a little different. But it appears they are basically just like any other political group. They say one thing but do something different once they have some political power. Who would have thought the local Tea Party would favor raising state taxes and would not speak out against increased taxation? Some thing just never change!

LeRoy Mabery Springtime On The Farm Lapeer Township event was a success. We would like to thank Laurie Yonkowski for sharSuncrest memories ing the Yonkowski family’s Usually we view a cool, two friendly goats Fiona misty morning with disand Windy, four large taste and stay indoors. On cages filled with colorful Friday, May 27 there was chickens, a box of fluffy no sunshine, yet these baby chicks, two long wonderful people looked tables displaying different forward to a day that types of eggs, animal food, could be filled with warm mini Rex rabbits, a basket friendly exchanges. They of baby bunnies and her worked to share their farm duck on a leash, Quackers. animals with the residents Laurie enlisted her friends and children of Suncrest. Carol, Sarah and Samantha Most of these people Pontbriand to help transare farmers; this spring port the animals, set up the prospect of successful- the displays and share her ly planting crops and harfamily’s animals with the vesting cash crops diminresidents and children. ishes with each cool rainy We want to thank Karen day, while farm operating Ormiston and her grandexpenses grow. For these son Ryan Ormiston for farm families, community sharing her two miniature service is very important horses, Precious and — they choose to transNugget, with the residents port their animals to and children. Karen’s horsLapeer County Medical es like to do tricks for Care Facility and share Karen and have their coats their gentle animals with brushed by everyone. the residents who would Many thanks to these probably not have as Ankley family members: many opportunities to see Parents Bill and Virginia; and touch farm animals children Phillip, Willie, and with the young chilMary and Joe for bringing dren during our Holstein calves Minnie and Springtime On The Farm Nicky, a friendly puppy event. named Rosie, two 4-H As the farm families lambs PJ and Wooly and moved their animals into five downy gray goslings. their display areas around Thank you Jennifer and the pavilion’s outer walls, Tiffany Cronin for assisting one farm lady voiced what the Ankley and Listwak we were all thinking, “Is it families. too cold?” “Will the resiWe would also like to dents come out to see the thank these Tanis family animals?” She was anticimembers: Mallory, Meri, pating a disappointing Riley and Miranda for turnout. sharing two tiny Jacob First to arrive were the lambs, Rillan and Caspian, children. They were so and G.G., a mini pony. excited to see so many Many thanks to Stephen animals, and animals Listwak and his daughter down low for the children Mary Listwak for bringing to see and touch (eyes an orphaned black Angus reflecting interest and heifer calf named Lucky, a wonder). baby goat named Tillie Then the curious resiand colorful Rex rabbits dents started wheeling up Buda, Snowball and Spot. the sidewalk and entering Cheerful thanks to the pavilion, one person retirees Joyce Chapel and after another — some peo- Mary Paine for helping to ple with support staff and set up the pavilion, worksome people on their own. ing through the event and We would like to thank for helping the farm famiall of the residents and the lies clean up the pavilion supportive staff of our and set everything back in Lapeer County Medical its place after their farm Care Facility for coming animals had been loaded out to the pavilion on on to the stock trailers. We Friday — they completed want to thank Ron Klocek the circle of friendship and Carl Kern for helping with the farm families and to compost the straw and their gentle animals. The clean up the pavilion at residents were gracious the end of our Springtime and were interested in the On The Farm event. farm animals and the farm We would also like to families, asking questions thank the parents and and sharing some of their teachers who brought the memories. Because the young children to the day was cool the LCMCF pavilion just to see and staff took extra care to touch the farm animals — keep their residents warm, the children’s sense of occasionally helping with delight and lively curiosity introductions and at times is so much fun to be a part pointing out open display of. areas. Due to the staff’s Regina Thomas interest and support our North Branch

In living color Gov. Snyder and the Republicans, including our own Kevin Daley, have shown their true colors in the budget process. And especially with the new tax bill, that gives tax breaks to businesses at the expense of you and I. Not every business person is going to hire new people. They will pocket the money and get richer yet. Sheila Hooper Imlay City

Passengers lucky The bus accident on Norway Lake Road could have been a real tragedy had the water been deeper and it went completely on its side. Those people were very lucky indeed. Harold VanCamp Hadley Township

It’s about time! It’s about time the Lapeer school teachers, and all school teachers, pay more for their health care. The Lapeer union rep makes it sound like it was a huge sacrifice. We’ve been doing it out here for years. It’s about time! Stacie Kohler Metamora

Touched by God Wow! That’s my reaction after seeing the bus accident photo in the paper. It’s amazing nobody drowned or was seriously injured. God’s hand reached down touched those people last week. Margo Quandt Attica Township

Not impressed So we’re supposed to be impressed that the Lapeer teachers are paying toward their health care premium? These union people make this sound like a big deal. My family’s insurance has gone through the roof, and I’ve been paying it. It’s time teachers and public sector union people do too. Del Peterson Lapeer Township

Squeeze on Well it’s done people! Snyder and the state GOP have socked it to us again. Go online and read the details to the new tax law. It completely favors business. But guess what? It puts the squeeze on the middle class and poor again. Kari Whelan Lapeer

Back on its feet Snyder is my man. He’s getting this state back on its feet. Granholm and the Democrats were a disaster for Michigan. Carl Nielsen Almont Township


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Blondie’s, Dagwood’s under new ownership Weigh In

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LAPEER — Tony Abruzzo opened Dagwood’s Deli in downtown Lapeer 30 years ago, opening its doors for the first time on August 28, 1980. Blondie’s Sweet Boutique opened in the store front 10 years later. After three decades, the small downtown shops on the corner of Nepessing and Court streets has become a Lapeer icon. Now it is under new ownership, but not much is going to change. Abruzzo, and his wife, Jane, sold the two stores on May 1 to Nickol Schop, an 11-year employee. Schop, 39, began working at Dagwood’s over a decade ago, working part time as a cashier and making sandwiches. Now she is the proud owner, and she couldn’t be happier. “I love it. I love this place. It’s almost like a family thing,” said Schop. And for her it really is a family thing, with both of her daughters working with her. Both Blondie’s Sweet Boutique and Dagwood’s Deli will be keeping their names and appearances. The only apparent changes so far have been the addition of baked goods in the deli, new bulk candies and ice cream flavors and minor changes to the storefront window of Blondie’s. One new feature that Schop is excited about is a discount being offered to certain groups eating at the deli or getting some ice cream. She says she wants to give group discounts to school groups that visit the downtown business, as well as sports teams like local little league or soccer teams look-

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Nickol Schop, the new owner of Dagwood’s and Blondie’s in downtown Lapeer, serves coffee to customer Robin McSparin.

ing for a treat after a game. Schop is very familiar with the business, having worked in Dagwood’s, Blondie’s and Abruzzo’s Piano Grille down the street for so many years. She bought the Dagwood’s and Blondie’s businesses as well as the building space itself. Schop said the purchase was a simple one. “He (Abruzzo) was talking about selling it and I said I was interested.” When asked if he was sad to sell it, Abruzzo said, “A little bit, but I’m happy to see Nickol take it. She earned it. I think she’s the best employee I’ve ever had in terms of work ethic. She has a wonderful work ethic.” He says he’s looking to sell Abruzzo’s Piano Grille as well. Though the business is not listed, said Abruzzo, “everything’s for

sale.” “I don’t see myself retiring,” said Abruzzo, stating his reason for wanting to sell the bar was to get back into acting. Before settling in downtown Lapeer as a business owner, Abruzzo was a professional actor with a success career of over 20 years. He acted in movies, television shows, commercials and more. The bar alone keeps him busy up to 70 or 80 hours a week, leaving little to no time for auditioning and acting. If he sells the piano bar in downtown, Abruzzo says he might try getting back into acting in Detroit, Chicago or New York, or a combination of all three. However, he will not be leaving until he finds a new owner for Abruzzo’s Piano Grille. “I’ll never shut this place down and leave it vacant. I’ll die trying before that.”

His commitment to downtown Lapeer’s success comes at a time when the business strip is severely struggling. According to Abruzzo, who has been running businesses in downtown Lapeer since 1974, this is the worst he has ever seen the downtown section. Still, he is happy with how his businesses have turned out over the years. His personal motto, Abruzzo says, “Success is knowing that what you have is enough.” Abruzzo’s Piano Grille, located at 315 W. Nepessing Street, can be reached by phone at 810-667-1002. Blondie’s Sweet Boutique and Dagwood’s Deli is located at 193 W. Nepessing Street, and is available by calling 810-664-8120 or 810-664-7306.

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Business In Brief board member of the Wine tasting to Lapeer Downtown celebrate McQueen Business Association, has sat on numerous Financial’s new office and other boards to improve LAPEER — To celethe community. His brate its new location, favorite topic is why he McQueen chooses to run Financial will his practice in host a wine Lapeer. He tasting open to commented, the public on “Lapeer is the Friday, June 10 perfect place at 6 p.m. at its to live. You office, 897 have all the Baldwin Rd. amenities any Suite C in city could ask Lapeer. for and you McQueen still get to Financial reloknow your cated earlier neighbors.” this year to a McQueen more visible Financial is Jim McQueen location and owned and wants local peooperate by Jim ple to feel welcome to McQueen. He grew up in stop in with any financial Michigan’s Thumb region question. and has lived and worked “The wine tasting will in Lapeer since 1999. He be a great way to socialhas worked in the investize with new and old ment field since 1997. friends and we hope McQueen attended everyone will feel welCentral Michigan come to come and enjoy,” University where he studsaid Jim McQueen, owner ied personal financial of McQueen Financial. planning. Wine selections are being McQueen Financial is provided by sommelier an independently owned Dean Rondy, owner of company with Securities Oxford Wine and offered through LPL Beverage. Financial member McQueen Financial is SIPC/FINRA. dedicated to providing — Jeff Hogan investment solutions for their clients’ needs. They All Dolled Up believe this is best served through direct welcomes new stylist meetings face to face NORTH BRANCH — which is why they believe All Dolled Up welcomes being involved in the Amy Lanway Burows to community is the best their team of stylists in first step. McQueen said, North Branch. “People like to do busiLanway brings 15 ness with someone they years of salon experitrust. It just makes sense ence. She will be welcomthat people want to know ing walk-ins as well as you before trusting you taking appointments. All to protect their financial Dolled Up unisex hair future. I hope people take salon is located at 43040 advantage of our grand Huron St., North Branch. opening to get to know To schedule an appointme a little better.” ment with the new stylist, McQueen is a past call 810-688-3830. president of the Kiwanis — Jacob Hunsanger Club of Lapeer, a former

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Budget from page 1A line by line on a list of suggested cuts and also setting the tone for future budget priority discussions including the possibility of privatizing janitorial services, reducing the number of athletic directors (currently four) while at the same time finding a way to ensure technology maintenance and upgrades remain funded. As proposed, the 20112012 budget, beleaguered by declining enrollment, a reduction in per-pupil funding from the State of Michigan and rising health care costs and other day-to-day expenses, includes the transfer of $2.6 million from the district’s fund balance to the general fund to compensate for the loss in state aid as recently approved by the state Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder. The reduction from the so-called “rainy day” fund will leave the district with approximately $2.8 million in the fund balance, or about 5.5 percent of the district’s overall $49 million budget. “It’s been pouring for years. That’s what we budget that money for, but we need to be careful so as not to deplete that fund too much in event of any major unforeseen emergencies,” said Kevin Rose, the district’s finance manager. The greatest savings to the budget crisis was announced last week when the district and the Lapeer Education Association said they had reached agreement on a one-year contract that includes no increase in pay as well a structural change that reduces the number of teaching positions in the district by more than 30 and increases the amount teachers pay toward their health

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make swimming an unfunded sport for a savings of $18,000; combine (East and West) or eliminate hockey to save $14,000; eliminate Saturday transportation for athletic events for a savings of $12,600; begin to charge for softball and baseball games to raise $10,000, and the consolidation of athletic trips to save $5,000. The board also concurred that it must be firm on its resolve to fund sports teams who dress the number of players stated by previous guidelines for number of students per team necessary. For example, if policy states a team must have 16 players and only Debbie Thompson 15 come out for the team Superintendent it likely won’t be funded in the future. High school students care premiums. who drive to school will The 2011-2012 budget also likely pay more to calls for an increase in park, as the district proschool lunch prices as poses to change its annuthe district works to meet al parking permit fee to a an unfunded mandate by per trimester fee. The the federal government to parking fee is expected to increase the nutritional generate $7,000 for the content in food served district. students, that will averOther savings will be age about an 8-cent found in management increase for as many as reorganization of non600 students in the LCS instructional personnel in district at the middle and the elementary, middle high school level. In order school and high school to reduce childhood obe- buildings for a combined sity and encourage savings of nearly $450,000 healthier eating, the disas well as in the reductrict’s food management tion of 12 benefit packcompany will be offering ages at the bus garage students even more fruit ($180,000). In other perand vegetables while sonnel matters, a special encouraging the conassessment coordinator sumption of water rather position may be eliminatthan soda beverages. All ed, dean of students will milk served in the district be contracted to save as beginning next year will much as $106,000, supbe no fat. port positions at the In an effort to raise administration building more revenue, the district may be reorganized to will likely also increase save $50,000, while the the pay-to-participate fee assistant food director for high school students position may be reduced from $120 to $150 that to part-time status to will allow the student to save $15,000. play in up to four sports Also in the transportaduring the school year, tion area, the budget calls while the students that for reorganization of bus qualify for free or garage staffing (mechanreduced cost lunches will ic, office) to save $61,700. be required to pay $25. An initial proposal to Currently this segment of eliminate bus purchases the population pays noth- for a savings of $360,000 ing. Nearly 47 percent of was altered to include the district’s student $90,000 in the budget that qualify for free or may allow for the purreduced meals due to the chase of two or three income level of their par- used buses. In addition, ents. LCS students who ride a “As much as I don’t bus may in the future find like this, when we came advertising on the interiinto this budget process I or of the bus as a way to wasn’t sure if we were generate new revenue. going to have sports or By its own bus replacemusic,” commented ment policy, the district is trustee Mike Keller. 14 buses behind in its Also related to sports, plan to put newer buses the district proposes to on the road. The board

“In my years as superintendent here, this has been the most difficult and painful budget we’ve ever had to work on. We’re coming up with some creative ways to do things, but it remains difficult when we never really know what the state is going to give us.”

was reluctant to eliminate all funding, since several buses are pushing 200,000 miles and repairs and parts are becoming increasingly expensive. The board also agreed to restore $75,000 to the technology replacement budget. The budget proposed elimination of $150,000 from that fund, but with recent investment in new equipment district-wide as well as a system that includes many old servers and computers the board was leery to budget no money to support the district’s equipment. The central office administration has accepted a 2.5 percent pay cut as well. Board secretary John Nugent isn’t convinced there can’t be more savings found at the administration level and inquired how many people work out of the Administration and Services Center. Superintentendent Debbie Thompson said since 2000 when the numbers of positions totaled 28 or 29, she noted by next year there will 20 people in administration. Holding up a piece of paper, he drew an inverted triangle to demonstrate that he believes that district is top-heavy in high-paid administrators. “I think we have looked at ourselves, and we are continuing to look at that,” said Thompson, set to retire from the district in two weeks after 40 years in education. Nugent countered, “I think we need to look more like the business world that has gotten used to making due with less for years. Somehow education always seems to think they are different.” As an example of how district officials are looking under every rock for savings or alternative outside-the-box sources of revenue, visitors to the district’s website, lapeerschools.org, may even find advertisements on the home page, possibly generating as much as $25,000 for the school district. “In my years as superintendent here, this has been the most difficult and painful budget we’ve ever had to work on. We’re coming up with some creative ways to do things, but it remains difficult when we never really know what the state is going to give us,” said Thompson.

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DNR employees study fish population in Lake Nepessing stunted bluegill. “It seems to be working,” he said. The DNR puts 25,000 walleye fingerlings in the lake every other year in mid-June. Leonardi said DNR ELBA TWP. — A stiff breeze releases walleye at inch-and-a-half, ripped across Lake Nepessing because that’s the size they begin Wednesday morning, snapping a eating each other in DNR hatchery white cap here and there, as three ponds. men in a dark green John boat Thinning out the panfish means pulled away from the Hunt Road public access dock at the north end bigger panfish and Leonardi noted a of Lake Nepessing for a day’s fishing. kid from Flint caught the state No other fishermen were ventur- record pumpkin seed in Lake Nepessing last year. At 12.6 inches ing out on the lake, but the trio “it was just shy of the world record,” weren’t there for fun, they were he said smiling. “It was an awesome there for science. fish.” The state Dept. of Natural Along with bluegill, redear sunResources (DNR) has monitored the fish, pumpkin seed, bullheads, wallhealth of this 427-acre lake since it eye and pike, the lake is also home first built a boat ramp on its shores to largemouth bass, warmouth and in 1944. rockbass. It’s oddest denizen, howDNR Fisheries Management Biologist Joe Leonardi said his office ever, is the bowfin or dogfish. It’s a hard-fighting primitive fish does general fish surveys on lakes that’s literally outlived the every six to 10 years. He said he’d dinosaurs. like to do it more often, but “it’s a When caught this time of manpower issue.” year, when they’re breeding, Leonardi, along with Fisheries the males sport odd shades of Tech Supervisor Chris Schelb and green, but it doesn’t make them Fisheries Tech Don Barnard, set gill any prettier. nets and fish traps in several locaBy the end of the first day tions around the lake over a two-day Leonardi and his companions period and then spent two nights had netted 2,259 fish. “Bluegill electrofishing to catch territorial and redear sunfish (another species like bass, which are more introduced species) were most difficult to catch with nets. common. Everything looks On the first net pull the crew good. I am most impressed brought in two northern pike, a small walleye, a brown bullhead and with the redear sunfish size structure. We are seeing good a handful of bluegill. The pike and walleye were already dead and they numbers of redear sunfish in the 8-10 inch size range.” joined the bluegill in a cooler desThat should spell a fun sumtined for a Michigan State University mer for a lot of people. lab, where the would be tested for The three men said the signs of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS). But Schelb tossed the found pretty much what they expected to find and the lake looks bullhead back into Nepessing’s healthy for now. chilled waters after recording its size. “We don’t like to kill anything SEE FISH, PAGE 8A we don’t have to,” he said. Between May and July the trio will repeat the survey in another 10 lakes in a 22 county region that stretches from Tawas, south to Brighton and as far west as Mecosta County. Depending on the work load of the projects, said Barnard, they survey eight to 12 lakes each summer. Leonardi said after gathering data all summer, he spends the winter analyzing it before issuing a report and beginning the cycle anew. Lake Nepessing, said Leonardi, is one of the region’s premier walleye lakes, though it’s not a natural one. The DNR, he said, began stocking it with inch-and-a-half walleye fingerlings in the early 1980s. “We do it for two reasons,” said Leonardi. “It’s highly prized as a sport fish and it’s a great predator.” He explained Nepessing is a naturally weedy lake and without the walleye, it would be packed with BY PHIL FOLEY 810-452-2616 • pfoley@mihomepaper.com

DNR Fisheries Tech Supervisor Chris Schelb (above) measures fish netted in Lake Nepessing, while Fisheries Tech Don Barnard and Fisheries Management Biologist Joe Leonardi record data Wednesday morning. “So far, this has been a very good survey,” said Leonardi, “It shows that Lake Nepessing is a very fertile and productive lake with a lot of fish biomass.” Barnard (left) prepares to release a snapping turtle caught in one of the DNR’s fish traps.

A male bowfin (above) sports the brilliant green coloring that shows it’s ready for breeding. The species has been around since the dinosaurs. Schelb (left) holds a carp scale. Biologists use them to age fish and Schelb said plucking one is about the same as yanking out a hair.

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Researchers pull up a Fyke net (above) on the south side of the lake. They also used gill nets and trap nets, along with an electrofishing boat to sample fish life in the lake. Leonardi said by the time they’re done sampling Wednesday night, they will have examined 3,000 fish, most of which are returned live to the lake. Researchers collected a cooler full of redear sunfish, bluegill, and pumpkinseed sunfish to be tested for signs of viral hemorrhagic septicemia, a disease deadly to fish, but harmless to humans, that’s been spreading throughout the U.S. and Great Lakes in recent years. Barnard and Leonardi (left) record data that will be the basis for a report released in January or February. For a copy contact Leonardi at LeonardiJ@michigan.gov.


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Schelb clips a fin from a small perch for tests at Michigan State University.

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the 1950s, but began spreading across North America from the Pacific Northwest in 1988. from page 7A Leonardi said Lake Nepessing, like nearly There are however, con- every lake in the state cerns. VHS is a highly with a public boat ramp is lethal fish disease that was infested with Eurasian milfirst reported in Europe in foil and zebra mussels.

Lordy, Lordy Look Who’s Turning “40”! Timothy Summers June 6, 1971 Love, Mom & Dad

Fiore Jr., and Cynthia Bertoni of Metamora are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Marie Bertoni to Tad Christopher Graham, son of Ronald and Cindra Graham of Orlando, Indiana. Amber was a 2003 graduate of Lapeer West and 2007 graduate of Michigan Technological University. She resides in Warsaw, Indiana, where she is a Senior Development Engineer, with the Zimmer Corporation. Tad is also a resident of Warsaw, Indiana where he is a Senior CNC Programmer with the Zimmer Corporation. Other well wishers are Cayla, Christopher and Cole Graham, children of the Groom and Josephine Bertoni, grandmother of the bride. A June 18th 2011 wedding is being planned for the North Beach in South Haven, Michigan.

CLUES ACROSS 1. A roll of insulation 5. Brazilian dance 10. Something that is owed 14. Middle Eastern chieftain 15. South African village 16. 6th Jewish month 17. Sandwich shop 18. “Air Music” composer 19. Extinct flightless bird 20. Exabyte 21. 1/1000 of an inch 22. 4th US state 23. Boater 27. Quarterback throws 30. Dentist’s group 31. Honorable title (Turkish) 32. Ursidae family 35. Removes an apple’s center 38. To have supper 42. Back breaking work 43. Public promotion of a product 44. Point midway between N and E 45. Dull in appearance 46. Change by reversal 47. Attack on all sides 49. Scientific workplaces 50. Prickly seed covering 52. Frozen water 54. Move back and away from 56. Fipple flute 60. Bladed tool 61. Actress Farrow 62. 2001 Spielberg film 63. An explosive device 66. Explosive sounds 68. Duffels 70. Dwarf buffalo 71. Seraph 72. Scottish hillside 73. Czar (alt.) 74. Iraq seaport 75. Metal food containers

CLUES DOWN 1. Cover with condensation 2. Rhizopodan (alt. sp.) 3. ‘__ death do us part 4. Denotes three 5. Swedish krona 6. A pleasant odor 7. One who navigates a ship 8. Yellow edible Indian fruit 9. River in Upper Austria 10. Father 11. Ancient Tokyo 12. Scout merit emblem 13. Region near Troy 24. Common piercing location 25. Rural delivery 26. Suggesting the horror of death 27. One afflicted with paresis 28. Silver 29. A maker of saddles 32. British thermal unit 33. Longest division of geological time 34. Assistance to others 36. A lyric poem 37. Midway between NE and E 39. One of the Gershwins 40. Grab 41. One point S of due E 48. Elastic coils of wire 51. Newark Del. school 53. Atomic #27 54. Capital of Morocco 55. Interspersed with introns 57. Showing keen interest 58. MN 55121 59. Ascends 61. Supernatural force 64. Extinct bird of New Zealand 65. A measure of music 66. Founder of Babism 67. Patti Hearst’s captors 68. London radio station 69. Macaws

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GEORGE J. WOIDAN, 45, of Lapeer, died May 29, 2011. George was born on February 11, 1966, in Lapeer, son of George and Cheryl (Nellenbach) Woidan Sr. He married Teresa Childers, at North Branch United Methodist Church, on October 18, 1997. George grew up in North Branch and graduated from North Branch High School in 1984. He attended Ferris College. He was working for Lapeer Industries as a Metal Treatment Technician. George was an avid Michigan fan and also an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially spending time with his family. George also enjoyed taking care of his lawn, yard work and watching football. George is survived by his wife, Teresa; parents, George and Cheryl Woidan Sr. of Attica; daughters, Jessica (Scott) Stroup of Almont, Danielle (Brant) Berry of Burton; son, Johnny Gies of Lapeer; sister, Kimberly Boyle of Davison; and brother, Jeff Woidan of North Branch; 6 grandchildren; 1 grandchild on the way; and many nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; grandson, P.J.; and his parent-in-laws, Rollie and Lillian Childers. Memorials may be directed to the family. A funeral service was held Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home. Father Richard Treml officiated. Burial was in Lum Cemetery, Lum. Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home. You may share an online condolence at www.blackburnchapel.com.

LORYCE MARY SCHULTZ, 85, a lifetime resident of Imlay City, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011. She was born January 22, 1926, in Newberry, daughter to George and Exillia (Ranger) Dean. She married Bruce Schultz. Mrs. Schultz worked as a Ward Clerk at the Lapeer State Home (Oakdale Center). She was a life long member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by her children, Jan (Larry) Dortman of Davison, Richard (Sally) Hogan of Attica; grandchildren, Larry (Amber) Dortman, Terri (Greg) Crary, Timothy (Holly) Hogan, Amie (Eric) Planck, Anthony (Christine) Hogan, Michelle Lynch, Lindsay Lynch, Matthew Lynch, Tom Howe, Paula Howe; and great grandchildren, Brennan, Cameron, Austin, Alexus, Madelynn, Teghan, Charley, Kingston and one on the way. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Schultz; lifetime friend, Harold VanZoeren; daughters, Charlene LaCross, Patricia Howe; sisters, Irma Reams, Ilene Paul; and brother, Bernard “Bud” Dean. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of your choice. A funeral Mass was held Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Father Wayne Ureel officiated. Burial was at Mt. Loretto Cemetery, Lapeer. Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Our family serving yours for Generations 810-664-8111

THOMAS LEE WATERBURY, 87, of North Oaks, MN, passed away peacefully in the presence of his immediate family on Monday, May 30, 2011. Thomas will be remembered as a devoted loving husband, a true friend of nature, outdoorsman and by those who knew him well, a gentleman with a caring heart. Thomas considered himself a teddy bear, and at heart he was. As Barbara created the family’s social grace, Thomas complemented Barbara by honing the family character and instilling a sense of discovery within all who interacted with him. We shall miss his sense of awareness-but we will forever hold him close to our hearts. Thomas is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Anderson; sons, John (Deborah) Waterbury, Christopher (Dennis Krager) Waterbury; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Ann Gadvos; sisters-in-law, Helen Arnold, Carolyn (Tom) Pembleton; and special friend, Vicki White. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Barbara J. Waterbury. Memorial contributions may be made to Pheasants Forever. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 2:00pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Lapeer. Rev. Todd Smith will officiate, with burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lapeer. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Our family serving yours for Generations 810-664-8111

THOMAS LEONARD JOLICOEUR, 75, of Marlette, passed away Friday, June 3, 2011 at Marlette Hospice Residence in Marlette, Michigan. He was born July 8, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Thomas and Leoma (LaFave) Jolicoeur. Thomas married Marilyn Boyne on February 4, 1956 in Marlette. He was a lifelong area resident, a 1954 graduate of North Branch High School and attended Marlette Second Presbyterian Church. Thomas was a truck driver for Guerdon Industries, State Sales and Tangent Tool. He was a member of the Goldwing Road Riders of America. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; one son, Brian (Bonnie) Jolicoeur of Marlette; one daughter, Lori (Ken) Davis of Mulliken; two brothers, Richard (Cathy) Jolicoeur of North Branch, Eugene (Dot) Jolicoeur of TN; one sister, Rosemary (Art) Bussure of Georgia; one grandson, Craig Davis of Florida; and one granddaughter, Deanna (Dustin) Arnold of Grand Ledge. Memorial suggestions may go to Marlette United Hospice or Marlette Second Presbyterian Church. Cremation has taken place at the Sunset Valley Crematory in Bay City. Memorial services will be held Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 3:00 P.M. at Marlette Second Presbyterian Church. Pastor Chris Wolf will be officiating. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Marlette. www.marshfuneral.com Marsh Funeral Chapel, Inc. (989) 635-3658

DAVID W. BRUSIE SR., 79, a lifelong resident of North Branch, died Saturday, May 28, 2011 at his home. David was born on March 17, 1932, in North Branch, son to David and Elaine (Ballard) Brusie. He married Ann Gural, in North Branch, on August 22, 1953. David graduated from North Branch High School in 1950. David had over 30 years of of employment at Pontiac Motors and he was also a lifetime farmer. He attended North Branch Methodist Church and was a member of the North Branch Mason #312. David enjoyed his old tractors, playing cards, traveling, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren and watching his grandchildren play sports. He is survived by his wife, Ann; sons, Dave (Deanna) of North Branch, Robert (Melissa) of Florida, Tim (Patty) of North Branch, Dan (Jody) of North Branch; sisters, Mary Jane Diegel of Clio, Margaret Ann (Oscar) Schierlinger of Huston, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials may be made to the North Branch Masonic Lodge #312, or Maple Grove Cemetery, or the North Branch Methodist Church. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the North Branch Methodist Church. Rev. Ronald Hutchinson officiated. Burial follwed at Maple Grove Cemetery, North Branch. Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home. You may share an online condolence at www.blackburnchapel.com

BERNADINE V. CLARK, 74, of Lupton, passed away at her home. Bernadine was born and raised in Lapeer and had lived in the Lupton-Rose City area for over 40 years. She was active on the AuSable Valley Mental Health Board, was employed as a manager of the Rose City Clinic, the Ogemaw Valley Medical Facility (Bortz) and Physical Aids Equipment in West Branch. She enjoyed living on Sage Lake and having many family parties. She is survived by her mother, Virginia DeGroat of Lapeer; her children, Daniel Reed of Lansing, Randy Reed of Kentucky, Sandy Crawford of Rose City, Sally (Rob) Reid of Lupton; 13 grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Darla Jean Haggadone of Lapeer; and her lifelong friend, Dr. William Williams. She was preceded in death by her father, Bernard; her brother, Bernie; and her grandson, Kevin. The funeral service was held Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Rev. Arnold Bracy officiated and burial followed at Oregon Township Cemetery. Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Our family serving yours for Generations 810-664-8111

WARREN COHOON, 70, of Lum, previously of Manistee and Almont, passed away Thursday, June 2, DAN DEMEULENAERE, 64, of Dryden, previously of 2011 at home. Warren David Cohoon was born March 7, 1941, in Detroit, son of Carl and Jessie Cohoon. He Roseville, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011 at married Patricia Skibicki, on August 31, 1963, in Elk Lapeer Regional Medical Center. Daniel Julius DeMeulenaere was born October 23, 1946, in Highland Grove Village, IL. He grew up in the Washington and Romeo areas. He Park, son of George and Laura DeMeulenaere. He married Beverly Joyce McGill on December 4, 1964, in attended Romeo High School where he held the record for no hit baseball games. Warren served his country in Warren. the U.S. Marine Corp from 1958 to 1968. He managed He grew up in Warren and was a graduate of East Detroit High School, class of 1960. He built a race car several Hunt Clubs in the area: Bourbon Barrel, Huntsman's, and the Secord Game Preserve in Almont. for Carl Scholz. He enjoyed tractor pulling for 24 Warren worked 21 years as a School Bus Driver for years, starting with the MT Pocket Pullers Tractor Imlay City Community Schools. In his spare time he Pullers Inc. as a founder and former president. He trained hunting dogs. He was a past Commander of the joined the Mid-Mini Michigan Tractors Pullers Almont American Legion and a charter member of Lum Association in 2005. This was a passion he shared International Golf Course (now known as Castle Creek completely with his family. He worked at Duckwitz Excavating in Lapeer, he owned Dan & Son Trucking in Golf Course). He is survived by his wife, Patricia Cohoon of Lum; Dryden, and he was a truck driver for Belle Tire for 16 daughter, Terre Cohoon Conner of Lake Charles, LA; 2 years delivering tires to the stores. He is survived by his wife, Beverly DeMeulenaere of sons, Tim (Stacy) Cohoon of Imlay City, Ted (Valerie) Cohoon of Chesterfield Twp.; 7+ grandchildren, Tyler Dryden; son, Daniel Ray DeMeulenaere of Dryden; Roche, Bobby Roche, Nathan Roche, Abbey Cohoon, daughter, Ann Marie (Dale) Fuller of Dryden; 2 grandShelby Cohoon, Jacob Cohoon, Alexis Cohoon, and children, Matthew DeMeulenaere, Brian Fuller; brothsoon to be expecting more; 6 sisters, Rosella Koster of ers, Gerald (Patircia) DeMeulenaere, Robert (Susan) Gaylord, Rhonda (John) Ardelean of Owosso, Patricia DeMeulenaere; brother-in-law, Bill and Carol; and sis(James) McDole of Sacramento, CA, Linda (Edward) ters-in-law, Sue McGill, Frances (Floyd) Henderson, Weber of Bluffton, SC, Kathy (Louie) Crawford of and Jackie DeMeulenaere. Hillman, Lydia Smith of FL; 3 brothers, Michael Cohoon He was preceded in death by his parents, George of Hillman, Mitchell Cohoon of FL, Kevin Cohoon of and Laura; and his brother, Richard. Hillman; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held Friday, June 3, 2011 at He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and the Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Imlay City. Pastor Tom Jessie Cohoon; and by his brother, Raymond Cohoon. Blount officiated. The family will be available for visiting 1-5 & 6-8pm Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Imlay City. Imlay City. A 7:00 pm Sunday evening Rosary/Scripture For more information please visit our online guestService will be held. book at muirbrothersfh.com A funeral Mass will be held 10:00am, Monday, June Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Imlay City 6, 2011 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Imlay City. Our family serving yours for Generations Father Paul Ward will officiate. 810-724-8285 Arrangements by Muir Brothers Funeral Home Imlay City. ROSEMARY JUDITH TOMLAN, 63, an eighteen year For more information please visit our online guestresident of Lapeer County, formerly of Almont, Sterling book at muirbrothersfh.com Heights, and St. Clair Shores, passed away Tuesday, Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Imlay City May 31, 2011. She was born October 24, 1947, daughOur family serving yours for Generations ter to Jerome and Rosemary (McBreaty) Terrien. She 810-724-8285 married Michael Tomlan, in Clinton Township, on October 31, 1992. CHARLES "CHUCK" GRIGG, 66, of Lapeer, formerRosemary was the Deputy Treasurer of Arcadia ly of Caseville, died Thursday, June 2, 2011. Chuck Township. She worked for JC Penny’s in Sterling was born July 10, 1944, in Caseville, son to William and Heights for fifteen years. Eva (Heron) Grigg. He married Sharon Elaine She is survived by her husband, Michael Tomlan of Lapeer; children, Michelle Kuczaj of Macomb, Kim Pace Hutchins, on June 21, 1969, in Ortonville. Mr. Grigg retired from General Motors, where he of Macomb Township; grandchildren, Breanna, Brian, worked as an "oiler". He especially enjoyed bowling, Megan, Brendan, Brent, Rachel, Blake; two brothers; hooking rugs and painting, most importantly he loved and a sister. his family. She was preceded in death by her dad, Jerome Chuck is survived by his wife, Sharon of Lapeer; chilTerrien; mother, Rosemary William; and son, Brian dren, Todd (Sarah) Grigg, Tanya Seabrooks; grandchilKuczynski. Memorial contributions may be made to the American dren, Wesley, Johnnie, Zac, Mya; special friend, John Seabrooks; and siblings, Wilma and Richard. Lung Association or the Great Lakes Cancer Institute, He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Lapeer. Eva Grigg; sister, Ethelmae and her husband, Andy. A funeral service was held Friday, June 3, 2011 at Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Lapeer. Father Douglas The funeral service was held Saturday, June 4, 2011 Terrien officiated. Burial was at Arcadia Township at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Cemetery. Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Our family serving yours for Generations Our family serving yours for Generations 810-664-8111 810-664-8111

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IRENE P. BLAZO, 87, a lifetime resident of Lapeer, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2011. Irene was born on March 26, 1924, in Lapeer, daughter to George & Grace (Ross) Castle. She married Richard L. Blazo, on April 3, 1947. Irene graduated from Lapeer High School, class of 1941. She went on to earn her nursing certificate at the St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing (Saginaw) in 1947. Irene worked several years in Dr. McBride’s office. She was the assistant director of nursing at Lapeer County General Hospital and also worked for the Lapeer County Health Department as a public health nurse. Irene is survived by her daughters, Christine “Tina” (Michael) Pope of St. Charles, Gay (Mark) Allison of Rochester. Christine was employed by Ray C's Harley Davidson Metamora; grandchildren, Jennifer (Odessa Nesbittof Lapeer and also owned her own computer business. Judd) Judd, Benjamin (Melanie) Judd, Amanda (Emanuele) Caraccia, Katharine Pope, Elizabeth She was secretary of the Michigan Harley Davidson (David) Ostrander; and four great grandchildren, Isabell, Dealers Association and a charter member of Lapeer Isaac, Maxwell and Myles. Irene is also survived by Harley Owners Group. many nieces & nephews. Christine loved playing with her grandchildren, garIrene was preceded in death by her husband, dening, reborning dolls, cross-stitching, crocheting, Richard L. Blazo in 1988; her sister, Betty LeDuc; brothmaking quilts, and motorcycling. ers, Stewart Castle, Dr. Bernard Castle; and her parShe is survived by her husband, Robert of Lapeer; ents. three children, Derek (Tracy) Dryden of Columbiaville, Memorial contributions in memory of Irene can be Dawn Dryden of Lapeer, Kelli (Larry) Baker of Davison; her mother, Helen Exelby of Rochester Hills; four broth- made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lapeer or the American Cancer society. ers, Richard Exelby, Gary (Sue) Exelby, both of Irene’s funeral service was held Saturday, June 4, Rochester Hills, Randy (Christine) Exelby of Fairhaven, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church, Lapeer. Pastor Todd Brian Exelby of Rochester Hills; two sisters, Sharon (Ron) Morris of Auburn Hills, Cathy (Bob) Zegar of Lake D. Smith officiated. Muir Brothers Funeral Home - Lapeer Orion; six grandchildren, Katie and Jenna Dryden, Our family serving yours for Generations Silas, Jacob, Caeden and Elijah Baker; doll forum 810-664-8111 (PRAMS) friends, Michelle Hagins, Sherry Oakes, Eileen Giumelli, Eileen Keatts; also special companions, BB & Squeaky; and her pond fish and turtles. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Exelby; two sisters, Vicki Shedlock and Lori Smith. A special thanks to Dr. Mark Zalupski and Gwen Hejna PA-C of the U of M Comprehensive Cancer Center. Memorials may be made to U of M Comprehensive Cancer Center. Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the Avram Funeral home in Mayville, with Pastor Ron Hutchinson officiating. Internment will take LAPEER — The Lapeer County place at Stiles Cemetery in Lapeer. Prosecutor’s Office is considering filThe family will receive visitors 12:00pm until time of ing charges against a pair of middle the service Sunday at the funeral home. school students who reportedly got Friends may share an on-line condolence at caught May 26 taking narcotic prewww.avramfuneralhome.com scription medication at school. Arrangements by Avram Funeral Home, 6028 Lincoln St. P.O. Box 130, Mayville, MI 48744 Telephone 989Lapeer Police Department’s Sgt. 843-5441. Robert Govitz was sent to RollandCHRISTINE (CD) DRYDEN, 59, of Lapeer, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011 at home with her family. Christine was born August 8, 1951, in Royal Oak, the daughter of Richard and Helen (Blank) Exelby. She graduated from Avondale High School Class of 1969, and married Robert Dryden on July 10, 1971 in

Lapeer middle school students reportedly found with narcotics

KENNETH JAY HARRIS, 62, of Mio, formerly of Lapeer, passed away Friday, June 3, 2011 at Marlette Regional Hospital Hospice Service with his family at his side. Ken was born December 9, 1948, in Lapeer, the son of Keith and Bernice (Richardson) Harris. He married Laura Sealey, at the Imlay City United Methodist Church, on July 29, 1972. Ken grew up in the Fostoria area and graduated from North Branch High School in 1967. Ken served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He retired in 1999 from Pontiac General Motors after 31.5 years of service. Ken was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Comins, MI and the American Legion of Luzerne. Ken enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing horseshoes and pool. Ken’s granddaughter, Ava Ann was very special to him. Ken is survived by his wife, Laura; sons, Matthew (Lori) of Lapeer, Jerome (Jennifer) and their daughter Ava Ann of Stanwood, MI; parents, Keith and Bernice Harris of Fostoria; sisters, Peggy (Doug) Roselle of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Pamela (Larry) Parrott of Otter Lake; brothers, Wayne (Dutch) Harris of North Branch, David (Kathy) Harris of Caseville; father-in-law, Edwin Sealey of Attica; his companion, Barbie; and several nephews, nieces and cousins. Ken was preceded in death by his grandmother, Laura Harris; and mother-in-law, Margaret Sealey. Memorials may be made to the Marlette United Hospice Service. The family will be present for visitation on Sunday, June 5, 2011 from 4-8pm, Monday, June 6, 2011 from 1-2pm and the funeral service will follow at 2:00pm at Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home. Rev. Ronald Hutchinson will officiate. Cremation will follow. Arrangements by Blackburn Chapel-Martin Funeral Home. You may share an online condolence at www.blackburnchapel.com

Marriages • Kevin John Woidan, Brighton, and Penny Lou King, North Branch • Adam Joseph Grondin and Shaun Heather Savine, Metamora • Daniel James Bullinger and Jamie Leigh Burger, North Branch • Nicholas Alexander Madden and Kattie Lynn West, Lapeer • Christopher Donald Simpson, Fostoria, and Laurie Ann Roon, North Branch • Alexander Odell Qualman and Amber Nicole Anderson, Lapeer • Brent Allen Medley, Tulsa, Ok., and Shayna Christine Pratt, Lapeer • Jack Robert Smith and Carrie Anne Turner, North Branch • Raymond Lyle Lanaville, Silverwood, and Vernita Adell Knoch, Collegedale,Tenn. • Nicholas Paul Stevens and Erica Kay Fuller, Attica

Warner Middle School at 1:35 p.m. after the assistant principal called Central Dispatch, saying she had two students who had been caught with prescription medication. Lt. Dave Frisch said the department reminds everyone to always safely and securely store their prescription medications. Police released no further details about the incident. — Phil Foley

Charges from page 1A Tuesday, Crowel’s son, Joe, who once headed security at the Compassion Care Center, said his father still didn’t know what the basis for the charges against him were. After learning of the warrants, which were issued May 25, the younger Crowel said his father tried to surrender to Konschuh Friday, but was turned away from the courthouse because the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Dept. detail that operates out of the courthouse had left for the day. Lapeer County Sheriff Ron Kalanquin said the warrants were the result of a nine-month investigation stemming from raids conducted last August and September. While Kalanquin has characterized Crowel’s facility as a “quick buck” operation, Crowel has consistently argued that he operated a pain-relief facility within the bounds of the law. However, in January Crowel was arrested by Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. deputies in Pontiac as he and a Colorado woman reportedly attempted to pick up what investigators said was 42 kilos of “high grade” marijuana at a warehouse. Crowel was released after posting 10 percent of a $5,000 after being arraigned on a charge of possession with intent to deliver marijuana before an Oakland County magistrate. On his latest charges Crowel appeared before District Court Judge Laura Cheger Barnard Friday morning for a pre-preliminary conference. Salas and Carter are slated to appear before the judge for pre-preliminary conferences June 10.


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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: 810664-2109.

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. Karaoke with Mike Cuda beginning at 7 p.m. at VFW post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Lapeer. Details: 810-664-9222.

SECOND, FOURTH THURSDAYS Darts beginning at 7 p.m. at VFW post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Lapeer. Details: 810664-9222.

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

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

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

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

SECOND SATURDAYS Euchre Night hosted by the Almont Lions Club at the hall, 222 Water St., Almont. Doors open at 6 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Identification required. Proceeds benefit humanitarian projects. Details: Don, 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: 810-798-2214.

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

THIRD SUNDAYS

SATURDAYS

Bunco starting at 1 p.m. at VFW Post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield Township. Cost is $5, draw for partner. Details: 810664-9222.

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.

Children

SUNDAYS

THURSDAYS Attica Christian playgroup from 9:3011 a.m., featuring pre-school sized Bible stores, 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, 810724-6941

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

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

Church WEDNESDAYS Word of Life Club, 6:30-8 p.m., at Calvary Bible Church, 923 S. Main St., Lapeer. For grades 7-12. Details: 810-6642838. Adult Bible Study, youth group, Discipleland children’s ministry and nursery, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Faith Christian Family Church, 3440 Davison Rd. Details: 810-667-0075. 2911 Youth, games and worship for kids ages 13-18 at 7 p.m. at New Life Christian Church, 4411 Newark Rd. Details: www.newlifechristian.net or 810-724-2702. Family night at New Life Christian Church, 4411 Newark Rd., at 7 p.m. Details: www.newlifechristian.net or 810-2702. Youth night at 7 p.m. at Faith Christian Family Church, 3440 Davison Rd., Lapeer. Details: 810-667-0075. Divorce Care at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 90 Millville Rd., Lapeer, at 7 p.m. Details/registration: 810-664-6653. Knit/Crochet Out of Love (KOOL) ministry meeting from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in room 219 of Grand Blanc Faith Lutheran Church. Details: Judy Caruso at 810-424-1566.

THURSDAYS Harmony Gateway Chorus rehearsals from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Davison Assembly of God Church, 1234 S. Gale Rd., Davison. Details: 810-664-3552, 810-496-0516 or harmonygatewaychorus@yahoo.com.

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

THIRD FRIDAYS Dinner, desserts and refreshments at VFW Post 2492, 598 N. Almont Ave., Imlay City, from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $7 per plate, all you can eat. Details: 810-724-1250.

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

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MONDAYS Lapeer Car Cruise from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Lapeer. Raffles benefit The Refuge of Lapeer County. No cruises on

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THURSDAYS Classic car meet at Big Boy in Imlay City from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Details: 810-6140342.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12 Car show benefit in downtown Lapeer from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with the Classic Cruisers Car Club of Lapeer. All proceeds benefit Ava Ferguson, a six year old girl battling cancer. Entrance fee is $10. Entry is free to all 1959 Oldsmobiles.

Food for a Cause WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS Angel Food Ministries orders taken at Goodrich United Methodist Church, 8071 S. State Rd., Goodrich, from 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and at 11:15 a.m. Sundays. Details: www.goodrichumc.org, 810-6362908 or 810-287-1697.

THIRD THURSDAYS Spaghetti dinner at the Hadley Old Town Hall, 3551 Hadley Rd., from 5-8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Hadley Mill.

FIRST, THIRD FRIDAYS Fish Fry at the Lapeer VFW, Post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield Township, from 5-8 p.m. Cost is $8. Details: 810-664-9222.

THIRD FRIDAYS Dinner and refreshments at VFW Post 2492, 598 N. Almont Ave., Imlay City, 4-7 p.m. All you can eat for $7. Children ages 5 and younger eat free. Details: 810-724-1250.

THIRD SATURDAYS Country Breakfast hosted by the Davison DeMolay at the Davison Masonic Center, 9108 Davison Rd., Davison, from 811 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 years and younger. Details: 810-653-3831.

FIRST SUNDAYS Community Breakfast at the North Branch Masonic Lodge in the morning. Open to the public. Pancake Breakfast at the Hadley Old Town Hall from 9 a.m.-noon, hosted by the Hadley Chamber of Commerce.

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And the winners are... District finals in softball, baseball and soccer took place on Saturday. Check back Wednesday to see who may have won a title.

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Panthers win district golf title BY DAN NILSEN 810-452-2655 • dnilsen@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER — Lapeer West didn’t look like a district championship team at the start of this golf season, but the Panthers were hoisting the trophy on Thursday. Seven weeks after shooting 365 in the Lapeer Tuneup, West carved out a sizzling 314 to capture the Div. 2 district at Lapeer Country Club. Chet Ryeson was medalist with a 2-over-par 74 and Jacob Podgorski was second with a careerbest 75 as the Panthers won it by eight strokes over Clio. Croswell-Lexington was third with 330, Linden shot 332, Goodrich had 334 and Fenton 339 to round out the six teams that qualified for this Friday’s regional at The Pohlcat in Mount Pleasant. The rest of the field had Kearsley at 345, Corunna at 351, Lapeer East at 375, Yale at 379 and North Branch at 382. “We’ve been getting better, and it’s been fun to watch,” said West coach Tim Bradley. “We knew we were going to qualify (for regionals), but we didn’t want to just qualify, we wanted to compete for

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Lapeer West players showing off their district championship trophy are (from left) Cullen Turczyn, Jacob Podgorski, Chet Ryeson, Myles Burrough and Jeff Ryeson.

the district championship and we did.” Ryeson’s 74 included an eagle on the par-5 eighth hole, and Podgorski hit 13 fairways and 15 greens in regulation. Myles Burrough added an 82 despite two shots out of bounds, Cullen Turczyn carded 83 despite double bogeys on

the last two holes, and Jeff Ryeson fired 88 for West. Drake Lamphere led East with a 91, Adam DeMeyere shot 92, Charlie Coulter and Nate Shelly carded 96s and Pat Riecchi shot 109. Andrew Beckwith led North Branch with an 81 to earn one of six individ-

ual qualifying berths. Nick Kreiner added 97, Austen Waterman 100, Jack Schulte 104 and Tyler Vaughn 117 for the Broncos.

Div. 3 Holly Meadows Imlay City grabbed the sixth and final regional qualifying berth with a

347, three strokes better than Armada. Brenan Hopkins shot 80 to place seventh individually and lead the Spartans into Thursday’s regional at The Fortress in Frankenmuth. Shane Lesniak added 87, Grant Hurford 89, Steve Preisel 91 and Mike Bacis 101. Almont’s Joe Torres shot 83 to earn the first of six qualifying spots for individuals not on a qualifying team. Capac’s Mike Vollen was the second individual qualifier with an 84. Capac carded 351 to finish eighth, four strokes off the last qualifying spot. Alex Montney shot 88 to miss an an individual berth by one stroke, Jeff McConnell shot 89, Justin Heiden had 90 and Adam Sermo 97. Almont sophomore Aaron Stanek carded 89 to miss an individual spot by two strokes. Brett Gors shot 92, Jason McKelvey 93 and Jared Klebba 109 as the Raiders totaled 357 to finish 10th. Marlette was 11th with a 437. Mayy Gyomory shot 106, Cody Newland 107, Ben Crane 111, Justin Fischer 113 and Taylor Chappel 115. Detroit Country Day won the district with 313, eight strokes better than

Pontiac Notre Dame Prep.

Div. 3 At Verona Hills LakeVille played in the district hosted by Bad Axe on Friday, after our deadline. See results in Wednesday’s County Press.

Div. 4 At Ubly Heights Brown City placed third and Mayville squeezed into sixth to earn qualifying berths in the regional at Flint Elks Club last Thursday. The Green Devils shot 384, led by Alex Berry’s 94. Chris Fischer and Alec Sajewski each shot a 95, while Trenton Wood and Antonio Sanson shot 100. Mayville carded 388 to earn the last qualifying spot by two strokes over Harbor Beach. Kyle Aiken and Brandon Baber led the Wildcats with 87s, while Jake Neighbors shot 99. Tim McComas carded 115 and Tim Robinson 122. Dryden only had two players competing, and one became a qualifier. Andrew Quni shot a 94, earning the second of six qualifying berths for individuals not on a qualifying team. Cody Meredith shot 103.

Soccer district titles decided yesterday BY SPORTS STAFF

AREAWIDE — After we went to press on Friday, area girls’ soccer teams completed semifinals action leading into Saturday’s finals matchups. Below is a recap of who may have moved on and who was eliminated in the first rounds and semifinals.

No. 31-2 Cros-Lex

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Lapeer East’s Jessica Wager delivered a pitch earlier this year.

Softball districts reach finals BY SPORTS STAFF

No. 4-1 Flint Kearsley Lapeer West took on the host Hornets in the first semifinal on Saturday at 10 a.m. Grand Blanc took on OrtonvilleBrandon at 11:30 a.m. with the finals being played at 1 p.m. Brandon defeated Davison, 10-4, in the predistrict game last Monday to advance to the semifinal round. West has defeated Kearsley twice this season, but this district is still the Hornets’ to lose. Kearsley has been favored since the beginning of the season and has been ranked most of the season. — E.H.

No. 39-2 Flint Powers The host Chargers defeated Flint Southwestern, 7-0, to advance to the semifinal round against LakeVille on Saturday at noon. On the other side of the bracket, Mt. Morris squared off with Goodrich at 10 a.m. with the finals being played at 2 p.m. Goodrich has been the

class of the Genesee Area Conference for years, but the Falcons have had the upper hand this season and the finals should pit these two rivals against each other for another exciting match-up. — E.H.

nals at noon on Saturday and the finals were set for 2 p.m. — M.S.

No. 40-2 Yale

The Lady Broncos had the pre-district play-in game for the No. 40-2 district at Yale Tuesday, and were shut out, 9-0, by No. 64-2 Armada Croswell-Lexington. CrosIn their initial voyage Lex hurler Ashley Barth into district competition, threw a one-hitter striking Almont out-hit Marysville, out five. 10-3, but still wound up on For North Branch, the wrong side of an 8-6 Micaela Deshetsky pitched decision. seven innings giving up 10 Having fallen behind, 6- hits, striking out one, walk4, and, 8-4, at the end of ing four. She had the only the second and sixth hit for North Branch. innings, Almont’s Jessica "I enjoyed the girls and Zehnphennig was 2-for-3, the season we had," said Keeley Creger had two North Branch coach Cindy doubles, two runs and an Howe. "We struggled offenRBI in three at-bats, and sively. And, our inexperisliding in at 2-for-3 with ence on the mound was two RBI and a run was also a contribution to our Sidney Switanowski. loss. Cros lex had a solid Despite six team errors, team. Their pitcher's rise Erika Garrant was also in proved to be a huge asset the mix for the Lady to their win." Raiders at 2-for-4 with two Cros-Lex, 30-6 on the runs, Jackie Jessel had two season, took on Yale RBI, a single and a run in Saturday in the district four trips to the plate, and semis at 12:30 p.m. followgoing 1-for-3 was Lindsay ing the Lapeer East vs Ladzinski. Imlay City semifinal at Marysville played St. SEE SOFTBALL, PAGE 4B Clair in the district semifi-

North Branch opened district play last Tuesday with with a 3-0 victory over visiting St. Clair. The Broncos were outplayed the first 10 minutes of the game with St. Clair applying all the pressure. Once the Broncos settled in, they applied the pressure and got scoring chance after scoring chance. Karisma Leon once again led the offense with two goals and one assist with Brittany Swadling adding the other goal. Anne Jansen made 11 saves in net for the shutout. North Branch traveled to Lapeer East Friday to take on the Eagles in semifinal action after we went to press. On the other side of the bracket, Lapeer West took on Marine City on Friday at 6 p.m. at East China Stadium. Marine City defeated Marysville, 3-0, to advance to the semifinals. The finals were set for Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lapeer East. — E.H. Lapeer East played North Branch in a Div. 2 district semifinal Friday night. The winner advanced to Saturday’s championship game against either Lapeer West or Marine City from Friday’s semifinals. East opened the district Tuesday with a 7-0 rout of host Croswell-

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North Branch’s Allicyn Skinner contended for the ball in the Broncos’ district win over St. Clair on Tuesday.

Lexington. Alexis Whatcott had a hat trick and Alexis Nichols, Dayna McIntyre, Ariana Donahue and Jessie Carie also scored. — D.N.

lead at the half, but three unanswered goals in the second half helped the Tigers dispose of the Lady Raiders. Schmaizel made five stops for Almont. The Lady Raiders season comes to an end, No. 38-3 Armada finishing 9-7 overall and Almont played its 6-6 in the BWAC. — B.P. first game of the district Capac was blanked, 8playoffs last Tuesday, as 0, by Richmond last they slaughtered Mt. Tuesday in the district Clemens, 8-0. opener. Richmond Almont led, 3-0, at the scored seven goals in half on goals from Carlie the first half. Capac’s Lawrence, Anna Hoover Andria Kreger made 12 and Julie Kline. Kline saves in net. would find the back of In the semis last the net once again in the Thursday, Almont lost second half, and teamto Armada, 4-0. mates Lexi Sheehan, Richmond was slated to Caitlin Boone, Sabrina battle against Lutheran Ranucci, and Hillary North in the other semiCooper also scored for final. The finals were the Raiders. Goalkeeper Saturday at 4 p.m. at Brittany Schmaizel Armada. — L.P. turned aside all 12 shots Imlay City began its that came her way. playoff experience Almont then against its hosts, playing advanced to play a solid defensive game Armada last Thursday in and only allowing two the next round, where it first-half goals before was defeated, 4-0. SEE SOCCER, PAGE 4B Armada held a slim 1-0

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Baseball district titles up for grabs in to get the evening’s final nine-plus outs, giving up four walks with five strikeouts. At the plate, Dryden got a double and a single from Chad Jordan, Mike Rinke blasted a homerun and a double, and notching a hit each were Evan Paupert, Nic Schiner, Josh Clark, Dunnigan, Jakob LUcas, RYan Allen and Chris Schenkel. The Cardinals completed their first season in the Genesee Area ConferenceBlue at 13-7. Morrice next played New Lothrop on Friday at 3 p.m. and the finals are slated for 5 p.m. — M.S.

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No. 64-2 Armada The Raiders saw their district tournament end far too soon as they lost to Marysville in the opening round on Tuesday, 8-5. Marysville advanced to the semifinals on Saturday against St. Clair at 10 a.m. Armada played Richmond at noon in the other semifinal. — E.H.

No. 40-2 Yale North Branch opened up the district playoffs on Tuesday, as it squeaked by Croswell-Lexington, 5-4. Mike Berlin earned the win lasting 4-1/3 innings. Jacob Clark was credited with the save, as he held the Pioneers scoreless. Garrett Washington was 2for-3 with a double and a run. Clark would get two hits at the plate, with a home run and two RBI and Jered Laur knocked in a single for two RBI. The Broncos advance to the next round of districts, where they played Yale at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Lapeer East began the postseason in the semifinals on Saturday against Imlay City at 12:30 p.m. — B.P./ M.S.

No. 75-3 Memphis The Chiefs began district play at 10 a.m. on Saturday

No. 106-4 AkronFairgrove The Wildcats started their playoff journey on Tuesday in the first round of districts against North Central Thumb League rival Akron-Fairgrove, winning, 7-6, in 10 innings. “We got a very nice pitching performance by Tyler Photo by DAN NILSEN Dunham, who allowed only one earned run over eight East’s Chad Carson in action earlier this season. innings while striking out eight. Aaron Mercer pitched Morrice Tuesday in the first against Marlette at Memphis. round of New Lothrop district well in the last 2 innings earnMemphis took on Sandusky in No. 123-4, losing , 8-5, in eight ing the win,” said coach the other semifinal. The finals Aarom McCormack. “The were set for 2 p.m. on the same innings. Wildcats were led on offense Taking the mound for the day. — E.H. by Wade Stevenson, who went Cardinals was Josh Clark, 3-4 with a double, two singles, allowing two hits and three No. 123-4 New Lothrop walks with seven strikeouts in a walk and three RBI. Eric In a contest that was back- just over four innings of work Dumka, Cody Pyles, and and-forth, Dryden played before Austin Dunnigan came Theron Wiley each con-

tributed a hit and a RBI. In the bottom of the 10th, Tyler Dunham delievered a walk off base hit to seal the victory.” Mayville played the Bay City All Saints on Saturday in the district semifinals, with Merill against Michigan Lutheran Seminary in the other semi. Finals were at 5 p.m. — M.S.

No. 108-4 Kingston The Green Devils opened up their district play on Friday against Kingston at Kingston. Peck faced CPS on Friday at 1:30 p.m. at Kingston. Brown City took on Kingston at 3:30 p.m. with the finals taking place at 5:30 p.m — E.H./B.P. OTHER SCORES: 6-1-11 Imlay City 11, Holly 12 Imlay City 2, Holly 1 (8 innings) WP: Ben Rodak 1 IP, 1 HR AJ Kanaziz 4 hits Mason Scully 3 hits Will Podeski 1 hit, 3 BB, 2 runs 5-31-11 Lapeer West 11, CarmanAinsworth 6 WP: Mike Fearson 3-2B, 1 RBI Garret Miller 1 hit, 2 RBI Hunter Sharrard 1 hit, 3 RBI Trevor Schalua 1 hit, 1 RBI — M.S.

Thrashers deal done, one step away BY BRANDON POPE 810-452-2651 • bpope@mihomepaper.com

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA — For the past few weeks, the main focus on the NHL has not been about the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but whether or not the Atlanta Thrashers would uproot and start over in Winnipeg. Tuesday’s press conference at Winnipeg’s MTS Centre confirmed what everyone, except maybe Thrashers fans, saw as an inevitability. The Atlanta Spirit Group completed a deal with True North Sports and Entertainment in the early hours of Tuesday morning, relinquishing the operating rights of the Thrashers to True North. True North has planned to relocate the team to Winnipeg since they threw their name into the hat of potential buyers. Now that the deal has been completed, there is one minor,

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Lapeer’s Jim Slater will take his talents to Canada next season.

yet decisive, bump in the road for True North. The NHL board of governors will meet on June 21 to vote on the issue. It will require a threefourths vote to approve the sale of the team, and only a majority vote to allow the relocation to Winnipeg. But, seeing as

how the NHL will receive $60 million in relocation fees, it is highly unlikely that they will vote against the sale or relocation. In terms of travel costs, the move will be difficult on the NHL. For the 2011-12 season, the team will remain in the

Eastern Conference’s Southeast Division with Carolina, Washington, Tampa Bay, and Florida, despite the fact that Winnipeg is located in western Canada. The league will realign divisions after next season, when it will have more clarity on the long-term

future of the struggling Phoenix Coyotes. The realignment could see either Detroit, Nashville, or Columbus move to the Eastern Conference. However, the likely scenario will have Nashville moving from the Central Division to the Southeast to fill the void left by the Thrashers, while Winnipeg will move from the Southeast to the Northwest, and Minnesota from the Northwest to the Central. The relocation could be the start of an off-season trend in the NHL. Online rumors are speculating that teams such as Phoenix, Columbus, Florida, and Nashville may have to face the same inevitability as Atlanta in the coming years, with an emphasis on Phoenix. Now that the NHL will return to Winnipeg, other Canadian cities will be scratching and clawing to get their paws on one of the struggling

American franchises. Two cities that are making the best argument for themselves are Quebec City, Quebec, and Hamilton, Ontario. Quebec City was home to the NHL’s Quebec Nordiques until the team relocated in 1995, becoming the Colorado Avalanche. Hamilton has not had an NHL franchise since the Hamilton Tigers left town after the 1925 season. Lapeer’s Jim Slater is currently under contract with the Thrashers, and has been since his rookie season in 2005-06. Slater has played in 371 career games for for Atlanta, scoring 47 goals and tallying 53 assists. Unless the new ownership decides to rebuild the roster, or there is an unforeseen clause in his contract, Slater will follow the team to Winnipeg next season. After six NHL seasons, he will likely spend his seventh in a new city for the first time in his career.

Area Briefs Supporting Area Athletes BROWN CITY — Michael Ogboh, DO, DABFM and Kimberly Verellen, PA-C of Family HealthCare of Brown City will be providing reduced price sports physicals to area athletes for a cost of $10. Half of the proceeds will be donated back to Brown City Schools’ athletic program. Physicals will be offered on July 19 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. by appointment at their office at 4472 Main Street, Brown City. On August 4 from 4–7 p.m. walk-ins can get a physical at the Brown City High School. Parents must accompany their child or send a “permission to treat” slip with the student. Details: 810-346-2751. —L.P.

Camp for Champs date set ALMONT — The Second Annual Football Camp for Champs, a camp for special needs students, will hit the gridiron June 9-10 from 5:307:30 p.m. with a game taking place at noon on Saturday, June 11 at the Almont varsity football field. Cost is $18 and includes a T-shirt to be worn on game day. Additional T-

shirts will be available for sale for friends and family members for $10. Registration deadline is Monday, June 6. Late registrants are not guaranteed a T-shirt. Registration and payment can be made online at www.almont.k12.mi.us and click on the PaySchools logo. Details: 810-673-9165. — L.P.

Youth camps on tap DRYDEN — A youth football camp is set for June 27-28 from 9 a.m-noon at Dryden High School. The event is for grades 3-8 and costs $30 pre participant. The camp will focus on fundamentals of football that will be taught by the Dryden varsity football staff and players. A camp T-shirt is included. Details: 810-358-2597 or almargrif@hotmail.com. The Michigan Bucks are holding a USL Professional Team Clinic at Dryden High School from July 18-22. The camp is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and costs $125 per participant. The cost includes five days of professional instruction, camp T-shirt, camp diploma, player evaluation, family pass to a Michigan Bucks game and the opportunity to have your club team

play prior to a Bucks game. Details: 810-798-3705 or 7962201x1151— E.H.

Alumni football pits Dryden against Brown City DRYDEN — Al Margrif, varsity football coach at Dryden, has announced an alumni football game that will feature Brown City as the opponent on Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Players from Dryden interested in playing can e-mail Margrif at almargrif@hotmail.com or call 810-358-2597. Brown City players can contact varsity coach Scott Banks at 810-537-1156 or bankscabinets@yahoo.com. — L.P.

Detroit Lions’ youth football camp on tap GRAND BLANC — The Detroit Lions annual four-day youth football camp is slated to take place at Grand Blanc High School June 20-23. Camp is open to boys and girls and runs 8:30 a.m.-noon. Participants will spend two days learning offensive fundamentals and two days learning defensive fundamentals along with special teams’ basics. Detroit Lions Youth Football Camps partner with the NFL’s “Fuel Up To Play 60” program

to offer non-contact, fundamental football instruction, a Lions Camp T-shirt, Chalk Talk and Video Sessions, skills contests and scrimmages, and the opportunity to earn Detroit Lions Camp awards. Space is limited to the first 70 registered participants. Register at 313-262-2248 or e-mailing: youthfootballcamps@detroitlio ns.com. Online registration is available through Ticketmaster. Details on Detroit Lions Youth Football Camps are at www.Detroitlions.com/youthfootball. Former Lions quarterback Eric Hipple will headline the camp interacting with the campers. — L.P.

mail or fax a letter of interest to the Imlay City High School athletic department by June 10. – E.H.

Lapeer VolleyBlast returns LAPEER — The 9th Annual Lapeer VolleyBlast Tournament will be held on June 25-26. The 4-on-4 grass tournament will benefit the Lapeer East Volleyball program. On June 25, the men’s, women’s and girls’ teams will compete. The cost is $100 per team. On June 26, the co-ed teams will compete at a cost of $80 per team. Details: Carol at 810-614-3161 or www.metrodetroitvolleyball.com. — E.H.

Coaches needed

City to host camps

IMLAY CITY — Coaches are needed at Imlay City Community Schools for the following positions: varsity boys’ soccer coach, varsity competitive cheer coach, freshmen boys’ basketball coach, assistant junior varsity football coach, junior varsity sideline cheer coach, 7th and 8th grade sideline cheer coaches, 7th and 8th grade football coaches and 7th and 8th grade assistant football coaches. Interested applicants should e-

LAPEER — The City of Lapeer Parks and Recreation will be hosting a basketball camp from June 27-30 that will feature Lapeer East girls’ varsity basketball coach Phil Widzinski, and volleyball camp from July 18-21. Both camps cost $48 apiece, and will take place at Lapeer Community High School at Crampton. Registration ends June 22 for basketball, and July 13 for volleyball. — B.P.


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Court is in session The Grand Blanc girls’ tennis team competed for the state title in Div. 1 Saturday at Midland Tennis Center. While the season for Almont, Imlay City, Goodrich, CarmanAinsworth, Swartz Creek and Davison is officially over after regionals pared down the field on May 19-20, tennis is alive and well for the Div. 1 Grand Blanc program. The going won’t be easy, however, as No. 1 Singles Sabrina Dass has drawn Ann Arbor Huron’s Isabell Zheng. No. 2 Singles Ruchi Ahluwalia has a bye in round one and faces Ann Arbor Pioneer’s No. 2 seeded Jennifer Liu. At No. 3, Anjali Mannam also has a round-one bye and drew Ann Arbor Huron’s Catherine Cho. At No. 4, Alison Stevens moves on to the second round and will contend with Livonia Churchhill’s Mara Kargeozian. In the doubles tandems, Andrea Thompson/Ola Nowakowska face No. 4 seed Arvidson/Rampton of Pioneer, while Rachel Goyette/Hali McMillan faced Utica Eisenhower’s Dellkor/Spirovski. Morgan Ulseth/Kate Colsanti drew a bye at No. 3 and face Novi’s Aljadeh/Sheeran and Carly Fockler/Anissa Ciani have to take on the No. 4 seeded Handley/Von Behran of Rochester. Also looking for state hardware are the track and field teams, who competed on Saturday with D1 teams at Rockford, D2 squads at Grand Rapids, D3 teams at Comstock Park and D4 schools at Jenison. The weather was predicted to be iffy again for Saturday with rain predicted. That could have

nearly upset Schiavone in the final set. Sharapova lost to Li Na of China Thursday 6-5, 75, while Marion Bartoli fell to Schiavone 6-3, 6-3. Schiavone looked to defend her title against Na on Saturday. Noticeably absent are the Williams sisters, as ISA AINE Serena continues to contend with the slow healSPORTS EDITOR ing from an embolism after foot surgery and been a welcome change Venus continues to batafter the 90-degree heat tle several injuries. Both wave from last Monday and Tuesday that dogged are rumored to be the softball, baseball and returning for the grass soccer districts that had court season, but we’ll see what transpires to play under heat advithere. sories. The men’s field still World Class Clay holds some of the most exciting matches to Tennis fans also have come after Tuesday’s been able to enjoy a quarterfinals saw No. 9 wide coverage of the Gael Monfils lose in French Open on the straight sets to No. 3 Tennis Channel, ESPN Roger Federer. He has and NBC for the past his highest ranking to week and a half. The competition reached the date and player David Ferrer of Spain to a brilsemifinals on Thursday. Some big upsets include liant five set win on on the women’s side, the Monday. That set up a Federer vs. Novak top three bowing out Djokovic meeting Friday. with No. 3 Kim Clijsters Djokovic is undefeated ousted by an unranked thus far this season. No. Arantxa Rus, No. 10 1 Rafael Nadal took on Jalena Jankovic was No. 5 Robin Soderling taken out by defending pasting him in straight champ and No. 5 sets, 6-4, 6-1, 7-5, on Francesca Schiavone. Perhaps most surprising, Wednesday. That was No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki supposed to be another was eliminated by No. 28 epic battle. Soderling beat Nadal in 2009, Nadal Danielle Hantchukova. defeated Soderling in She’s out too. That 2010. Nadal was set to leaves a wide open field that includes No. 7 Maria play Andy Murray on Friday after Murray Sharapova, who has defeated Juan Ignacio finally tamed the injury Chela. demons that have It’s been interesting dogged her over the past that the upsets have couple of years after come from players who shoulder injuries and are finally using their finally surgery. She’s short game, volleying at hired a new coach, gotten engaged and looks to the net, slicing and changing up the pace. be in good form with Schiavone still in the mix That’s been missing from the men’s and women’s after she was taken to a 1-6, 7-5, 7-5 three-set bat- game and is so refreshing to see versus the tle against Anastasia slugfests at the baseline. Pavlyuchenkova, who

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TEETIME MID-MAY – BEFORE LABOR DAY Golf League for Senior Women is looking for more members. We are enjoyably competitive and love going out to lunch afterwards. We play at MULBERRY HILL GOLF COURSE in northern Oxford. Tee time is 9 a.m., Tuesday mornings. For more information call Linda at 810-7963014. MONDAY, JUNE 6 The 26th annual Whaley Golf Classic will take place at the ATLAS VALLEY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, 8313 Perry Rd., Grand Blanc. The four person scramble starts with registration and lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Included are contests, activities along with dinner and a silent auction. For details call 810-234-3603 or email kparker@whaleychildren.org. SATURDAY, JUNE 11 The Flint Alumni Chapter of Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will host its 27th Annual Scholarship Scramble at BROOKWOOD GOLF COURSE, Davison Rd., Burton. The four-person scramble is open to men and women and will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The cost of $75 per person includes golf, cart, a boxed lunch at the turn, food after the final hole, trophies and prizes. A pre-registration special of $260 per foursome is available if full payment is made by June 1. For details contact David Guinn at 810-4441271 or Keith Tipper at 810-309-5318. SATURDAY, JUNE 11 The Lapeer Aerie No. 2427 Golf Outing is a four-person golf scramble which will take place at the LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. with a cost for the outing of $65 per person or $260 per team. Cost includes a golf cart, hot dogs, steak dinner, and a two drink ticket. Prizes for a variety of course games will be presented. For information or to register contact Mat Viviano or Jackie Smith at 810-664-2812. FRIDAY, JUNE 17 Lapeer Junior Golf League will play at LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB. Rules meeting is June 7th at Lake Nepessing Golfland at 6:00 p.m. For further information contact Steve Carlson at Lake Nepessing Golfland at 664-3514 or Mike Ogg at 810-577-7108. SATURDAY, JUNE 18 The Susan G. Komen 3 Day For The Cure team of walkers are hosting a fourperson, 18-hole golf scramble at HOLLY MEADOWS GOLF CLUB, 4855 Capac Rd., Capac, MI . Start time is 1:15 p.m. and the

1. This contest will run from Sunday, May 15 to Friday, June 17, 2011. 2. Persons 18 years and older may submit one entry per person per day at any participating sponsor. No purchase necessary. 3. Employees and family members are not eligible to enter at their employer’s/family member’s business but may enter at any other participating business. Employees and family members of JAMS Media are not eligible. 4. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011. One semi-finalist ticket will be drawn at each sponsor’s store.

Almont Almont-Dryden Vet Clinic - 4009 Van Dyke Rd. Buccilli’s Cakes & Pizza - 129 N. Main St. Novak’s Supply & Equipment - 3620 Van Dyke Rd.

Imlay City Don’s Auto Repair - 614 N. Van Dyke Rd. Muxlow Auto Repair - 525 E. Capac Rd. Radio Shack - 1839 S. Cedar St. Todd’s Glass Mirrors & More - 719 N. Van Dyke Rd. Videomotion/Sunstar Tanning - 1773 S. Cedar St. Village Barn Carpets & Rugs - 2650 S. Van Dyke Rd.

Lapeer Bart Lewis (Bart’s Auto Sales) - 1947 N. Lapeer Rd. Bouchard Automotive - 448 N. Saginaw St. Chapman’s Sports - 5605 Davison Rd. E.G. Nick’s - 825 S. Main St.

Lapeer (cont.) Fenton Home Furnishings - 2048 N. Lapeer Rd. Flowers by Carol - 1781 W. Genesse St. Hungry Dan’s - 195 W. Genesee St. Lapeer County Vision Center 129 W. Nepessing St. Lapeer Gold & Diamond - 814 S. Main St., Suite 1 McComb Monument - 3090 Davison Rd. Milnes Ford - 333 E. Genesee St. Miracle Ear (Wal-Mart) - 555 E. Genesee St. Muffler Man - 939 W. Genesee St. Pet Supplies Plus - 873 S. Main St. Ray C’s Harley Davidson - 1422 Imlay City Rd. Ross Automotive - 433 N. Saginaw St. Sidetracks Bar & Grill - 266 Lake Nepessing Rd. Thorpe Animal Hospital - 1678 Mayfield Rd. Tri-County Equipment - 3120 N. Lapeer Rd.

cost is $220 per team ($55 per person). Prizes and lunch are included. For more information contact Amber at 810-4040428 or Dianne at 810-356-2341. SATURDAY, JUNE 25 1st Annual Kimberly Weidenhammer Memorial Golf Outing will help raise money for a 5-year-old boy whose mother was murdered in her home last winter. The event will take place at SUGARBUSH GOLF CLUB, Davison. Shotgun start is at 2:30 p.m. A $60 fee includes 18 holes, range, smack sack, door prizes, trophies and buffet dinner. Reservations are due by June 15. For further information contact Heather at 810-955-1084 or Kristi at 810-691-1209 or Sarah at 989-798-7793. SATURDAY, JUNE 25 Brandon Carr Golf Scramble at SUGARBUSH GOLF CLUB, Davison. For details e-mail sportsmom@comcast.net or call Tawana Branch at 810-201-6929. SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 25 & 26 Genesee County Senior Amateur Championship is open to seniors 50+ and will offer a senior division for players 5062 and a super senior division for players 63+. The event will take place at IMA BROOKWOOD GOLF CLUB. Advance registration is required and entries will close on June 22. The cost of the event is $65 for IMA Brookwood season pass holders and $85 for non-pass holders. For more information call 810-742-4920 and register on-line at www.brookwoodgolfclub.com. SUNDAY, JUNE 26 Fourth Annual Lapeer East Football Golf Outing will be held at the LAPEER COUNTRY CLUB with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. A fee of $320 per team includes golf, lunch at the turn and steak dinner afterwards. Miami Dolphin and Lapeer East grad, Jake Long will be present. An auction and raffle featuring U-M and Dolphins’ memorabilia is part of the day. For details call Jeff Weingartz at 810-6881930 or e-mail jweingartz@mkchambers.net FRIDAY, JULY 15 Sunrise Rotary 19th annual 18-hole four-person scramble to support scholarships and area youth outreach programs. The event will take place at SUGARBUSH GOLF CLUB, One Sugarbush Dr., Davison, MI. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cost for the event is $125. For more information contact Connie Peters at 810-232-1684.

5. All eligible semi-finalist tickets will be entered into the grand prize drawing, to be randomly drawn by The County Press. The top winner will receive a $250 check, the second place winner will receive $100 and third place will receive $50. The winner must agree to use of their name and photo for promotional purposes. 6. The Grand Prize winner will be announced in the Sunday, June 26, 2011, edition of The County Press.

Metamora Best Tyme Party Store - 4105 S. Oak St. Studio One Hair Design - 4053 S. Lapeer Rd. Sundance Grille - 3817 S. Lapeer Rd.

North Branch Bryan’s Supermarket - 6002 N. Lapeer Rd. M & N Market - 5947 N. Lapeer Rd. North Branch Automotive Service 6756 Lincoln St. North Branch Lounge - 4331 E. Huron St. Whistle Stop Party Store - 3670 North Branch Rd.

Oxford Auto Works - 1045 S. Lapeer Rd. Dunlap Collision - 75 N. Washington St. Trikes of Oxford - 561 N. Baldwin Rd. Patterson’s Pharmacy - 1 S. Washington St.


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Heating up Photos by MICHAEL SELECKY

Tori Peet with coach Russ Reitz and parents Laura and Jeff Peet.

Shannon MIller with Brad Miller and parents Tammy and Jerry Miller.

Tyler Andrews and Lapeer West varsity football coach MIke Smith.

Justina Saltarelli with her coaches, brother Luca Miller and mother Sharon MIller.

College dreams come true for five Panthers Northwood University women’s golf team this autumn with a resume’ that includes First Team All League designations as a sophLAPEER — The athletic omore and junior and a Second careers of five Lapeer West stuTeam All League mention as a dents began new and exciting senior along with qualifying for chapters last Wednesday when the state finals all three seasons. the group signed their individual “Having such great team memnational letters of intent to play bers helping and pushing me college sports beginning this fall. along and having just such a great Among these fortunate few was coach who makes sure we have Tyler Andrews, who will be suitfun doing it (have been career ing up for the Albion football highlights). I’d also like to thank team after earning First Team my family and everyone at Offensive Back All Metro League Golfland and my golf instructors. honors as a junior and Second They really push you hard and Team Offensive and Defensive they make it fun so you want to Back All Conference nods as a keep doing it,” Brown said. “I have senior. mixed feelings. I’m excited and “It’s an honor to be able to I’m anxious and I’m scared out of come here and have my picture my mind, actually, because I’m taken and be a representative of going to be on a whole new team the Lapeer West Panthers. I with a bunch of girls where I’ll be enjoyed working hard in practice the only freshman. Pretty much and giving all I had all the time,” I’m starting from the ground up said Andrews. “ (Lapeer West again.” football coach MIke Smith) is a As for Shannon Miller, she’ll be great guy. He’s helped me the taking her softball skills to The most out of anyone. He’s kind of University of Michigan-Dearborn like a second parent to me having earned First Team All through football and I’m much League awards as a freshman and better off having played for him. sophomore and All State I’m definitely nervous, but I think Honorable Mention status last (college) is going to be a good year. experience for me. Not many peo“It’s pretty exciting. I’m going ple are able to say they were able to be playing with my sister to play a college sport. I’m not (Bridget),” said Miller. “I think I sure how much playing time I’ll would be nervous if I didn’t have get (next season), but I think if I my sister there with me, but she work hard it’s definitely a possibil- calms me down alot. In high ity.” school she was on the team with Kimberly Brown will also be me, too, so I think it’s going to be moving on to play for the alot like that. I think I’m going to BY MICHAEL SELECKY 810-452-2632 • mselecky@mihomepaper.com

Softball from page 1B 10:30 a.m. Finals were at 2:30 p.m. — L.P.

No. 123-4 New Lothrop Dryden found itself up against staunch Genesee Area Conf.-Blue rivals New Lothrop, Morrice, along with Genesee in this district. Dryden faced Morrice at 1 p.m. in Friday’s semifinals, while host New Lothrop took on Genesee at 3 p.m. The championship game took place at 5 p.m. after we went to press. Dryden was already beaten soundly by New Lothrop earlier this season, 12-9, 24-5, but the slate is wiped clean and its anyone’s title to earn. It’s been a slight rebuilding year for the Cardinals, especially after having to reload at the mound after graduating Natalie Maynard, but the Cards’ biggest challenges have come from playing in the Blue after years in the North Central Thumb League. — L.P.

No. 75-3 Memphis With just four teams in their district, Marlette, 174 overall, 6-2 GTC-East, met up with Capac at noon yesterday in the No. 75-3 district hosted by Memphis. Host Memphis battled against Sandusky in the other semifinal at 10 a.m. The championship game took place at 2 p.m. Heading into districts, Marlette coach Duane Pitts noted: “Our district will be a tough one. It should be very interesting and I think any of the four teams could win it. We just have to go there prepared and play as hard as we can.” Pitts noted, “You just have to play, have fun, and treat it like any other game. The team that doesn’t cave into the pressure will probably win districts.” — L.P.

Kimberly Brown with parents Carmen and Bill on Wednesday at West.

start in the outfield. Probably left or center field, which will be good.” While Shannon Miller has made varsity since she was a freshman, she hasn’t spoken to her U-of-M Dearborn coaches specifically about her role with the team next year. Her sister, Bridget, is a second baseman with the squad who finished her sophomore season on May 5 with a pair of losses in the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament. Teammate Justina Saltarelli is also taking her game to the collegiate diamond at Oakland Community College. As a prep athlete Saltarelli was Honorable Mention All League as a junior and graduated with honors. “This really means alot to me because I’ve been working towards this for a long time. I’m really excited about this experience and looking forward to it. I think I’ll get alot of mound time (next season),” Saltarelli said. “I lost my dad this winter and he’s been a big part of my softball

Soccer from page 1B eventually falling, 8-0. The district finals are Saturday at 4 p.m. — M.S.

No. 61-4 Harbor Beach

While her first season was filled with plenty of ups and downs, Brown City head coach Nikki Sanchez came into last Tuesday’s first round district soccer game looking to wipe the slate clean and start anew. ElktonPigeon-Bay Port, on the other hand, has been firing on all cylinders this season, a wave of momentum they used to eliminate Brown City from the tournament, 8-0. Heading up the offense for the Lakers OTHER SCORES: was Rebecca Schember and Trisha Machowitz 6-1-11 with a combined six Brown City 5, Capac 3 goals and three assists. WP: Jennifer The district finals took McClelland (BC) 4 IP, 2 place Saturday at Harbor hits, 6 ks Allysa Ambu (BC) 3 IP, 3 Beach. — M.S. Marlette lost a heartruns, 2 ks Vicki VanHorn (BC) 2-3, breaker in overtime to Lakers, 3-2. Harbor 1 RBI Beach defeated Sam Gierman (BC) 2-4, Unionville-Sebewaing, 21 run — M.S.

(career), so it was really hard for me to get going this year, but I’m glad I did.” Running phenomenon Tori Peet was the final athlete to take the stage last Wednesday at West on her way to a four-year stay at Saginaw Valley State, where the school record holder in the 1600m (5:27) and 3200m (12:00) will compete for both the cross country and track and field teams. “I’m excited. I think it was freshman year that I decided I wanted to run for a college. It’s been a long time coming and I’ve worked very hard for this so I’m really happy,” said Peet. “I enjoyed everything with cross country, goofing around with friends and when I won county. That was fun. Last night we raced a thunderstorm (at the Badar Classic at Carman-Ainsworth). My race got cut off half way through, but it was still fun. I know college will be really different compared to high school. It’ll be a big transition, but I’m excited. I’ve already met a couple of the girls.” In the second half, Ashley Sotelo and Becca Spinks scored for Marlette while Stevie Johnson added an assist. Esther Crane made 11 saves in net. Lakers added the overtime goal for the win. “The girls have nothing to hang their heads over because of this game,” said Marlette coach Dave Hayden. “ I have been impressed all year on how well this team has progressed with the amount of youth we have. We are starting four freshmen and two sophomores, whihc says a great deal about the way the program is going.”— E.H.

No. 55-4 Kimball New Life After a tough first season as a member of the Genesee Area Conference-Blue, including an, 8-0, losses to Photo by DAN NILSEN Byron on May 25, Dryden fell to Marine City Marlette’s Rachel McEwen Cardinal Mooney makes the play. Catholic on Tuesday in the first round of dis0, in the other semifinal. The finals were Saturday tricts, 4-1. Cardinal Mooney played last at 1 p.m. Thursday and the disNeither team scored trict finals took place in the first half though both teams had chances. yesterday. — M.S.

The NBA Finals are only two games in, and it already has the makings of a classic series. The Heat made key defensive stops late in game one to take the 92-84 win. Game two seemed it would go Miami’s way again, as it held a nice sized lead for a big chunk of the game. Leading by 15 in the fourth, Miami was not able to hold on, as Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks played amazing down the stretch. Dallas clawed its way back, and earned a 95-93 victory, evening the series at one apiece. So far, we’ve only seen one game of Stanley Cup action, and hopefully the competitiveness of the opener is a sign for things to come in this series. Davison native Tim Thomas made 34 saves for the Bruins, and Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo stopped 36 shots. With the shots in such high numbers, you would think the game was high scoring. Although it was exciting, the exceptional goaltending on both sides held the game in a scoreless deadlock until a mere 19 seconds remained in regulation. Jannik Hansen made a beautiful pass to Raffi Torres, who tapped the puck past Thomas, giving the Canucks the 10 win. The NHL is also still heavily tangled up in the Atlanta Thrashers fiasco. The deal to purchase the team was completed on Tuesday morning, with the announcement being made that afternoon. The only thing standing in the way is the NHL board of governors. If the board takes a threefourths vote, the sale of the team is official. If they take a majority vote, the relocation of the team is official. I doubt any of them will vote against it, considering the $60 million relocation fee will be split amongst them. The Detroit Pistons have officially been sold to billionaire Tom Gores. Gores, a Flint native who currently resides in Beverly Hills. The deal was completed this week, and the Pistons are merely a piece of the package that was purchased by Gores. The package also includes the Palace of Auburn Hills, as well as the DTE Energy Music Theater. On the local front, the semi-pro football season opened last Saturday, with a non-league match up between the MidContinental Football League’s Flint Fury, and the Great Lakes Football League’s Flint Rampage. The game was played at the Rampage’s home of Fenton High, and resulted in a 14-6 Rampage win. The Fury opened the scoring with a punt returned for a touchdown in the third quarter, making it 6-0. The Rampage would get key touchdowns late in the third and fourth to secure the win. The Rampage is 2-0 all-time against its in-town rival, as it was victorious, 2216, in its first-ever meeting last season at Atwood Stadium. The Fury was in action on Saturday at Atwood Stadium against the Detroit Redd Doggs at 7 p.m. The Rampage was also in action, as it hosted the Ypsilanti-based Michigan Vikings at 7 p.m. Neither game was completed before press time.


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ESTATE AUCTION

Thursday, June 9 - 2 PM Location: 5674 Genesee Road, Lapeer Directions: From I-69 & Elba Rd. (Exit 149) intersection, head north on S. Elba Rd, and turn west on Genesee Rd. Or, from the intersection of M-21 & M-24, go west on M-21 (W. Genesee St) approx 6.5 miles and turn south onto S Elba Road, go approx. 1.5 miles and turn west onto Genesee Rd. Watch for auction signs. Estate of Charles & Frances Skellenger Auctioneer’s Note: Join us for a weekday auction featuring a nice assortment of tools, antiques & collectibles. Partial Listing Antiques/Glass/Collectibles - Edison Fireside Phonograph Cylinder A, Several Edison Record Rolls w/ Original Boxes, Honor Roll & War History Of Genesee County in the Great World War 1914-1918 Book, Antique, Singer Sewing Machine, Vintage Ammo Boxes, Rosko Battery Powered Bartender w/ Original Box, Charlie Chaplin Music Figure, Charlie Chaplin Bar Lamp, Emmett Kelly Doll, Big Boy Bank, Carnival Glass, Antique Squirt Soda Pop Wood Crate, Large Collection of Beer & Liquor Bottles, Tapestry of Dogs Playing Pool, Oil Paintings, Old Crocks, Milk Glass, Antique Shoe Anvil, Old books, Oil Lamps, Old Advertising Tins, Old Model Car Kits Furniture/Antique Furniture - La-Z-Boy Rocker Recliner, Antique Wash Stand w/ mirror, Antique Press Back Rocking Chair, Antique Smoker Stand, 4 Retro-Style Bar Stools, 3 piece Wicker Furniture Set, Round 3-Tiered Marble Table, Antique Oak Table, 4 Drawer Chest of Drawers, Small Sewing Stand, Curio Cabinet, Living Room Furniture, Kitchen Table & Chairs Tools/Outdoor Items - Honda EM 3500 X Generator, Sears 125 PSI Twin Cylinder Air Compressor, 4 hp Yardman Rototiller, 16 in Craftsman Scroll Saw, 6 in Craftsman 4 Belt Disc Sander, 16 in Dremel Scroll Saw, 9 Drawer Craftsman Tool Chest on Casters, 10in Craftsman Bench Band Saw, Kiekhaefer Mercury Mark Outboard Motor Household Items/Misc - Gibson Chest Freezer, GE Upright Freezer And much more...see website for large list & photos. Terms: Cash, personal check w/ Michigan ID, All major credit cards. Everything must be paid in full day of auction. Lunch available.

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Pontiac 2008 G6 GXP 4-Door Sedan Low Miles 17,429, V6, silver metallic w/ebony leather interior, heated seats, onstar, remote star t. Excellent condition, loaded with features. Smoke-free $16,995. 810627-9854

135 Pick-up Trucks

2005 Chrysler Town&Country Ltd., 74K, Loaded, (climate-control, heatedleather, navigation, tv, park-asst. etc.) Warranty, $12,500 OBO. 810-667-6120

2004 Dodge Ram 1500, 101k, 4x4/ hemi, trailer pkg, alarm, dual exhaust, tan, $12,500, 586-7551371

130 Sport Utility Vehicle

140 Other Trucks

2008 Limited Ford Escape, Loaded, 5 4 , 4 0 0 K , Burgundy/Red, $14,500. or Best. 810-656-1247

1990 One Ton Chevy Flatbed, w/toolboxes, overhead rack, 167K, 5.7 gas, $2400 810-664-8080

135 Pick-up Trucks

145 Motorcycles

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2004 750 1997 GMC 6.5 Kawasaki Vulcan, miles, Diesel, Parts 9,500 $4,500 OBO 810- $2250 OBO. 810688-7242 667-0915.

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LARGE PUBLIC ESTATE AUCTION SALE

SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011 • 9:30 A.M. 1973 Mach I Mustang, Hit & Miss Engines, Guns, Boats, Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Coins & Currency, Farm Equipment, Shop Tools, Radio Collection, Bayonets, Pocket Watches, Furniture, Plus Much More

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145 Motorcycles

165 Boats

2004 Yamaha TTR125 Dirt Bike, Used For Trail Riding, Hardly Ridden, Great Condition, Asking $1,450 Or OBO 810678-8223. 89 Yahama Virago, 250 CC, Route 66, Twin, Light, Fun, Easy to Ride, 6,700 Original Miles, Well Maintained, $1,595. Call 810724-2742

1988 19ft. Bayliner w/Trailer,125 HP. Over $1,000 in Ski Accessories, SS Prop, Runs Great, $2,000 or Best, 810-793-0416

160 Campers/ RVs 2003, 32 Ft. Jayco 5th Wheel, 2 Slides, New Tires/Awning, Loaded, Excellent Condition,$13,900. 810-797-5223 2006 26 Ft. Wildthing, Big Air Edition Toy Hauler, Fairly Loaded, Good C o n d i t i o n , $19,500. 248-3880776 T R A V C O M o t o r h o m e L’Esprit, 1976 Brochure wanted. Call (954) 6364862. will pay your price plus expenses. URGENT

165 Boats 1985 Baja 19ft open-bow 260 mercruser IO, w/trailer, good condition, $3250. Also: 1991 Yamaha 650 SuperJet, stand-up Jet-Ski $2000, 1996 Yamaha Wave Raider, sit-down, $3500, like new, 810-797-5877

168 Recreational Vehicles Golf Carts: gas/ electric. Club-Car, excellent condition, 2003,2006,2007, $2250-$2650. 810-240-3400

194 Snowmobile 2009 Polaris 550XP Black ATV $5300.00 low mileage. 2009 Polaris 500EFI Red ATV $4600.00 low mileage. ProX 7X14 Enclosed Trailer, Tandem Axle, Silver, like new, $3900.00 Will sell separate or as a package. 810441-8700 Rich

205 Lawn & Garden

210 Farm Equipment

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273 New Holland Baler, also Hay Rake, 810-6314719 For Sale New Holland 269 Hay Bine asking $1200.00, New Holland 258 Hay Rake excellent condition $1975.00, New Holland 268 Hay Baler stored inside excellent condition $2800.00, M c C o r m i c k International Harvestor #46 Baler $900.00, 16 foot hay trailer with back stop, deck and running gear in great condition $1100.00, Oliver 1650 tractor 75HP gas engine - engine overhauled 2 yrs ago 2 ports asking $6500.00, 2 bottom plow - 3 pt hitch $200.00. All items OBO call 810-6915588 JD 24T hay baler, Good Condition, $1100 OBO, Attica area, 810-338-1202

Seed Oats 50lb. bag $7.00, Spring barley seed, 50lb. bag $8, barley straw $6 bale. 810-7248978 Taking orders for 1st cut hay out of field $2.75/bale. Approximately 6-311 weather permitting. Barley Straw, $6/Bale; Oat, Rye, Wheat Straw, $1.50/Bale; 1st cut Hay, $3.00/Bale; 810-724-8978 Wanted- Hay fields & tillable land in Southern Lapeer/ 406 Collectibles Northern Oakland Brand new, never Co. - call Dave: 248- been opened 1989 765-7844 Lionel Trains Classics 1-381E 235 Pets Electric Locomotive AKC Pomeranian ( 6 - 1 3 1 0 2 ) . Pups $300 And Features: Formed Free Kittens Call steel construction; Durable enamel fin810-688-2841. German Shepherd ish; Illuminated red Puppies, AKC and green markers European Lines, front and rear; Latch couplers; G o o d style Te m p e r a m e n t , N i c k e l - p l a t e d Guarantee. $1,000 wheels; Operating +, www.black- headlights front and forestk9kennels.co rear; Weighted for increased traction; m, 810-631-6185 Brass, copper and German Shepherd n i c k e l - p l a t e d Pups, AKC World accents; ìEî unit for Class German f o r w a r d - n e u t r a l Bloodline Of Import reverse operation; Parents, visit web- Working pansite www.wind- tographs; Original dancerkennels.com style bid-a-loco 810-359-2175 motor. Valued at $1,200. Asking $999 OBO and shipping is free. Details: selecktric@ rocketmail.com.

COMPOST - Pick-up or delivery from Metamora Spring sale. $35 per yard (+ deliver) 248-514- 215 Livestock 8457 Angus yearling bulls, from regisHorse Manure, $5. tered stock but not Per Pick Up Load, registered. Service Full Service After size, excellent con5.00p. or Anytime formation, 810on Weekends, 793-4545 or 810Lapeer, Oregon Rd/ 614-4728 Bassett Rd. Area. Baby Chicks, Ducks, Turkeys, 231-519-5782 Guineas, Meat Troybuilt Rototiller, Chicks & Laying 3.5HP, very good Hens, We Buy Your condition, $150. Unwanted Birds. 810-797-2425 810-656-5589 0r Yard Work. Local 810-793-1355 teachers looking for For Sale! Limousine landscaping, mow- Feeder Cattle, 810ing, odd-jobs, scrap 378-5867 metal. 10 yrs landscaping experience. 230 Farm Tyler Leipprandt Produce 810-841-7044. Barley Straw! $6.00 a bale or 4 for $20., 989-8430000 or 810-6642156

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Cavalier King Charles, ready to go soon, adorable, parents on site, $750$800, 989-8712857

410 Furniture

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2 Bedroom apartment for rent, also studio apartment available. Call Mike after 5 p.m. 810664-5786 2 bedroom Apartment, Lapeer City, $525/mo. + Security. References required. 810-6641227 2 Bedroom Duplex, near downtown Lapeer, $750/mo. + utilities, stove/ refrigerator, washer/dryer hook-up. No smoking. 810667-4775 FIRST MONTH FREE! Apartment in Fostoria, $475/mo ,$500 security. Appliances included. 810-441-6002. Davison, Save $100 1&2-Bedroom Apartments, Near I69/x-way, $399 & Up* 0-Deposit/0Fees, Pet Friendly, 810-653-5640 or 810-653-0970. Nice 1 Bedroom Apartment $435/ mo.; Imlay City; First Month Free w/Good Credit 810-441-2644 or 810-441-0396.

Metamora Village Townhouse and Ranch Apartments. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, all appliances, A/C, discount to Seniors /one person, no dogs, $650/$750 plus low security. 810-614-1214

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2 bedroom home in the country. Recently updated, 1st floor laundry, 2 car garage, hardwood floors, appliances included, non-smoker. $700/ month Imlay City area .810- 724-8526 Lake Front (All Sports), Attica, 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, Available Mid June, 810-625-7990 Lapeer, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom , Acreage, 2 Car Garage, Fireplace, $900/MO + Sec. 810-793-7824 or 810-614-1166 Nice 2 Bedroom Apt., Metamora, Across From Elementary, Quiet Country Setting, Section 8 Welcome, 810-678-8096. Lapeer, Great 4 Bedroom Ranch, Full Basement, 2 Car Attached Garage, Appliances, Some Hardwood, Half Acre Corner Lot, Close to Town, Available July 1st. $1200/MO. 810-660-7864 2 Bedroom Lapeer Home, Very Nice, Big Yard, New Kitchen, Washer/ Dryer Hook Ups, 2 Car Garage, No Pets, $650 + Sec. 810-664-1076 3 Bedroom house, 1/2 bath, basement, carport, in country, Lapeer schools, $700 /mo. plus security. 810-441-7225 Ranch, 3 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Baths, For Rent in Lapeer, $1020/MO., Call Kelly 586-992-1350

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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: Marylynn Hughes, a Married Woman and Eddie Hughes, a Married Man and David Hughes, Husband of Marylynn Hughes and Sheila Hughes, Wife of Eddie Hughes to Bay Creek Mortgage, Mortgagee, dated July 5, 2005 and recorded July 19, 2005 in Liber 2067 Page 344 Lapeer County Records, Michigan Said mortgage was assigned through mesne assignments to: CitiMortgage, Inc., by assignment dated May 16, 2008 and recorded May 28, 2008 in Liber 2333, Page 130, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Eighty-One Thousand Eight Hundred Seventeen Dollars and Seventeen Cents ($181,817.17) including interest 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, Circuit Court of Lapeer County at 9:30AM on June 29, 2011 Said premises are situated in City of Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Lots (s) 29, 30 and 31, Kirkwood, according to the recorded plat thereof, as recorded in Liber 4 of Plats, Page 10. Commonly known as 1820 Marquis Street, 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. Dated: 5/29/2011 CitiMortgage, Inc., Assignee of Mortgagee Attorneys: Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 811 South Blvd. Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 Our File No: 11-38972 43-1,45-1,47-1,49-1

NOTICE TO CREDITORS DECEDENT’S ESTATE FILE NO. 11-036396-DE STATE OF MICHIGAN, PROBATE COURT, COUNTY OF LAPEER Estate of John Emil Siegler, deceased; Date of birth: 06/23/1922 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, John Emil Siegler, who lived at 600 Maple Vista Drive, Imlay City, Michigan died 12/23/2010. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Robert W. Thomas, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, Michigan 48446 and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Date: 5/31/11 Robert W. Thomas, P25402, Attorney, 407 Clay Street, P.O. Box 310, Lapeer, Michigan 48446; (810)664-7555 Robert W. Thomas, Personal representative, 407 Clay Street, P.O. Box 310, Lapeer, Michigan 48446; (810)664-7555

NOTICE TO CREDITORS DECEDENT’S ESTATE FILE NO. 11-036397-DE STATE OF MICHIGAN, PROBATE COURT, COUNTY OF LAPEER Estate of Jean B. Siegler, deceased; Date of birth: 06/23/1922 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Jean B. Siegler, who lived at 1455 Suncrest Drive, Lapeer, Michigan died 01/11/2011. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Robert W. Thomas, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, Michigan 48446 and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Date: 5/31/11 Robert W. Thomas, P25402, Attorney, 407 Clay Street, P.O. Box 310, Lapeer, Michigan 48446; (810)664-7555 Robert W. Thomas, Personal representative, 407 Clay Street, P.O. Box 310, Lapeer, Michigan 48446; (810)664-7555

EXPARTE ORDER FOR ALTERNATE SERVICE CASE NO. 11-043881-CH STATE OF MICHIGAN JUDICIAL DISTRICT, 40TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, LAPEER COUNTY PROBATE Court address: 255 Clay St., Lapeer, MI 48446 Court telephone no.: (810)6670358

NOTICE TO CREDITORS DECEDENT’S ESTATE FILE NO. 11-036427-DE STATE OF MICHIGAN, PROBATE COURT, COUNTY OF LAPEER Estate of LOUISE GOLDIE HOUGHTALING, DECEASED; Date of birth: 3/7/1935 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Louise Goldie Houghtaling, who lived at 156 N. Court Street, Lapeer, Michigan died August 15, 2009. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Brenda S. Martin, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, Michigan and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Date: May 31, 2011 Kenneth K. Cassell, P11716, Attorney, 327 Cedar Street, Lapeer, Michigan 48446; (810)664-5933 Brenda S. Martin, Personal representative, 1460 Pebble Creek, Metamora, Michigan 48455

Dryden Township Board 4849 Dryden Road, Dryden, Michigan 48428 (810) 796-2248 SYNOPSIS OF MEETING MINUTES May 10, 2011, Regular Meeting Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. Three members present and two absent. Items approved/discussion. 1. Accounts Payable vouchers. 2. Payroll, Semi-month and monthly. 3. Minutes of Regular Meeting, April 12, 2011 and Special Meetings, April 21st and April 27th. 4. Treasurer’s financial report was presented. 5. Hired Joseph Taylor as a Firefighter and EMS. 6. Will purchase from Forrest Aggregate 10,000 tons of 22A gravel. Lapeer County Road Commission will level and brine. 7. Will purchase from LCRC 4,500 tons of 23A limestone. LCRC will level and brine. 8. Scheduled budget workshop meetings. 9. Set the Budget Hearing for June 29th at 2:00 p.m. 10. Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m. Next Regular Meeting will be held on June 14, 2011. Prepared by Clerk Bonnie Rumley. Approved by Supervisor Tina Papineau. Copies of the meeting minutes are available upon request from the Township Clerk. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday ñ Thursday, Friday 9 a.m. to noon.

THE COURT FINDS: 1. Service of process upon defendant, Brian H. Ellis, cannot reasonably be made as provided in MCR 2.105, and service of process may be made in a manner which is reasonably calculated to give defendant actual notice of proceedings and an opportunity to be heard.

OREGON TOWNSHIP SUMMARY OF SPECIAL BOARD MEETING May 17, 2011 10:00 A.M. Oregon Township Hall Members present: Eldon Card, Cheryl Rhein-O’Neill, H. Paul Spencer, Phil Scrimger and Pamela K. Ross. Members absent: None. Approve 2 year contract with Marathon Area Fire Authority. Approve consent judgment as presented on VanWagoner Farm Market. Approve to rescind Motion #04-08 overnight training for Township Board Adjourn at 12:25 p.m. A full text of the minutes is available at the Oregon Township Hall eight business days after the meeting during regular office hours or on our website at www.oregontownship.org. Eldon Card, Supervisor H. Paul Spencer, Clerk PUBLIC NOTICE ELBA TOWNSHIP Dear Resident/Property Owner, The Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting on Monday June 20, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Elba Township Hall, located at 4717 Lippincott Rd. The purpose of this meeting will be to hear an Application for Wetlands Use in order to build a Seawall. The applicant is Jim Sornig of 3959 Hunt Rd. This property is more legally known as parcel # 44-008-400-006-00 and being more legally described as: 09 91 200 000 00 T7N R9E SUPERVISOR’S PLAT OF HUNT’S LANDING RECORDED IN L1 P66 OF LAPEER COUNTY PLATS LOTS 6 & 7. Interested parties are encouraged to attend this meeting to make inquiry and/or comment with regard to this request for Application. Written comments may be submitted prior to the Friday before this meeting. Should there be need of further information, please contact the Elba Township Clerk’s office during regular office hours.

Plaintiff name(s), address(es) and telephone no(s). CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC Plaintiff’s attorney, bar no., address and telephone no. Janetta Pittman (P72073) Trott & Trott, P.C. 31440 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. 200 Farmington Hills, MI 48334 248.642.2515 V Defendant name(s), address(es) and telephone no(s). BRIAN H. ELLIS 5784 Southwood St. North Branch, MI 48461-9755 In the matter of Chase Home Finance v. Brian H. Ellis, et al.

IT IS ORDERED: 2. Service of the summons and complaint and a copy of this order may be made by the following methods: b. Tacking or firmly affixing to the door at 5784 Southwood St., North Branch, MI 48461-9755 c. Other: Via publication pursuant to MCR 2.201(D), per 2.106(D) 3. For each method used, proof of service must be filed promptly with the court. Date: 5/17/11 Nick O. Holowka, Judge

NOTICE TO CREDITORS DECEDENT’S ESTATE STATE OF MICHIGAN, PROBATE COURT, COUNTY OF LAPEER Estate of Richard Louis Emert, Deceased; Date of birth: 11/24/1964 TO ALL CREDITORS: NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Richard Louis Emert, who lived at 121 Pheasant Run, Lapeer, Michigan died 07/25/2010. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Michelle Lorrison, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 255 Clay Street, Lapeer and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Date: 5/31/11 Howard T. Linden, P25438, Attorney, 3000 Town Center, Ste. 2200, Southfield, MI 48075; (248)3584545 Michelle Lorrison, Personal represenBrenda M. Johnson, Elba Township tative, 516 West Norway Lake Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446; (810)793-1555 Clerk


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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 WILL 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 MAYBE ENTITLED TO THE BENEFITS OF THE SERVICEMEMBERS’ CIVIL RELIEF ACT. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE YOUR HOME To: Sheryl L. Garner and Michael D. Garner 2197 Scott Road North Branch, MI 48461 County Lapeer State law requires that you receive the following notice: You have the right to request a meeting with your mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The person to contact and that has the authority to make agreements for a loan modification with you is: Orlans Associates, P.C Loss Mitigation Department, P.O. Box 5041, Troy, MI 48007-5041, (248) 502-1331. You may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (“MSHDA”) website or by calling MSHDA. The website address and telephone number of MSHDA is: (www.mshda.info/counseling_searc h/), telephone (517) 373-8370, TTY# 1-800-382-4568. If you request a meeting with the servicer’s designate within 14 days after the Notice required under MCL 600.3205a(1) is mailed, then foreclosure proceedings will not start until 90 days after the date the Notice was mailed to you. If you and the servicer’s Designate reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if you abide by the terms of the agreement. You have the right to contact an attorney. You may contact attorney of your choice. If you do not have an attorney, the telephone number for the Michigan State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service is 1-800-968-0738. Dated: June 5, 2011 Orlans Associates P.C Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File Number: 682.1011

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 WILL 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 MAYBE ENTITLED TO THE BENEFITS OF THE SERVICEMEMBERS’ CIVIL RELIEF ACT. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE YOUR HOME To: Erick R. Seger and Lisa M. Seger 1218 West Oregon Street Lapeer, MI 48446 County Lapeer State law requires that you receive the following notice: You have the right to request a meeting with your mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The person to contact and that has the authority to make agreements for a loan modification with you is: Orlans Associates, P.C Loss Mitigation Department, P.O. Box 5041, Troy, MI 48007-5041, (248) 502-1331. You may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (“MSHDA”) website or by calling MSHDA. The website address and telephone number of MSHDA is: (www.mshda.info/counseling_searc h/), telephone (517) 373-8370, TTY# 1-800-382-4568. If you request a meeting with the servicer’s designate within 14 days after the Notice required under MCL 600.3205a(1) is mailed, then foreclosure proceedings will not start until 90 days after the date the Notice was mailed to you. If you and the servicer’s Designate reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if you abide by the terms of the agreement. You have the right to contact an attorney. You may contact attorney of your choice. If you do not have an attorney, the telephone number for the Michigan State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service is 1-800-968-0738. Dated: June 5, 2011 Orlans Associates P.C Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File Number: 682.0118

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Beatriz A. Olvera, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and/or assigns, Mortgagee, dated April 28, 2006 and recorded May 11, 2006 in Liber 2164, Page 822, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee for American Home Mortgage Investment Trust 2006-3 by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Sixteen Thousand Three Hundred TwentyFive and 57/100 Dollars ($116,325.57) including interest at 8.625% 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 Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on JUNE 22, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Land in the Township of Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as: A parcel of land located in and being part of the West half of East half of Southeast quarter of Section 12, Town 6 North, Range 11 East, Dryden Township, Lapeer County, Michigan and being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at a point on the South line of said Section 12, it being 652.13 feet South 89 degrees 34 minutes 11 seconds West from the Southeast corner of said Section 12; thence extending South 89 degrees 34 minutes 11 seconds West 220.00 feet along said South line of Section 12; thence North 00 degrees 55 minutes 35 seconds West 220.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 34 minutes 11 seconds East 220.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 55 minutes 35 seconds East 220.00 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 you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: May 22, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 356.4073 41-1,43-1,45-1,47-1

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MORTGAGE SALE FORECLOSURE NOTICE RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, P.C. MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by Kao Xiong and Nou Thao, husband and wife, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. acting solely as nominee for Netbank, Mortgagee, dated April 1, 2005, and recorded on June 7, 2005, in Liber 2052, Page 116, Lapeer County Records, said mortgage was assigned to THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005- IM1 by an Assignment of Mortgage which has been submitted to the Lapeer County Register of Deeds, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Sixty-Four Thousand Six Hundred Forty-Nine and 34/100 ($164,649.34) including interest at the rate of 4.25000% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, at the place of holding the Circuit Court in said Lapeer County, where the premises to be sold or some part of them are situated, at 09:30 AM on June 29, 2011 Said premises are situated in the Township of Hadley, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Part of the Northeast 1/4 of section, beginning at a point that is South 16 degrees 12 minutes West 1284 feet from the North 1/4 corner; thence North 88 degrees 56 minutes 31 seconds East 740.70 feet; thence South 15 degrees 05 minutes West 310 feet; thence South 88 degrees 56 minutes 31 seconds West 740.80 feet; thence North 16 degrees 12 minutes East 310 feet to the point of beginning, Section 30 Town 6 North, Range 9 East. Commonly known as: 5151 Tody Road fka 5888 Tody Road The redemption period shall be 12.00 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or 15 days after statutory notice, whichever is later. Dated: May 29, 2011 Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC., ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005- IM1 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180 Bloomfield Hills, MORTGAGE SALE MI 48302 (248) 335-9200 Case AS A DEBT COLLECTOR, WE ARE No. 10MI00676-2 ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT 43-1,45-1,47-1,49-1 AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. MORTGAGE SALE NOTIFY US AT THE NUMBER BELOW THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL DUTY. Default having been made in the BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. terms and conditions of a certain PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT mortgage made by Raymond P. THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE Thurlow , A married man, IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF Mortgagors, to Mortgage Electronic YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Registration Systems, Inc. as nomi- Default has been made in the connee for Ross Mortgage Corporation, ditions of a mortgage made by Sam Mortgagee, dated the 15th day of J. Greco, a married person, to October, 2004 and recorded in the CitiMortgage, Inc. FKA Associates office of the Register of Deeds, for Home Equity Services, Inc., The County of Lapeer and State of Mortgagee, dated September 30, Michigan, on the 4th day of 1999 and recorded February 7, November, 2004 in Liber 1973 of 2000 in Liber 1249, Page 0336, Lapeer County Records, page 380, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. said Mortgage having been There is claimed to be due at the assigned to JPMorgan Chase Bank, date hereof the sum of Ninety-Eight National Association on which mort- Thousand One Hundred Eighty-Five gage there is claimed to be due, at and 75/100 Dollars ($98,185.75) the date of this notice, the sum of including interest at 5.64% per Seventy Four Thousand One annum. Hundred Fifty Five & 52/100 Under the power of sale contained ($74,155.52), and no suit or pro- in said mortgage and the statute in ceeding at law or in equity having such case made and provided, been instituted to recover the debt notice is hereby given that said secured by said mortgage or any mortgage will be foreclosed by a part thereof. Now, therefore, by sale of the mortgaged premises, or virtue of the power of sale con- some part of them, at public ventained in said mortgage, and pur- due at the Main entrance to the suant to statute of the State of County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Michigan in such case made and Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan provided, notice is hereby given that at 9:30 a.m. on JUNE 15, 2011. on the 29th day of June, 2011 at Said premises are located in the 9:30 o’clock am Local Time, said Township of Mayfield, Lapeer mortgage will be foreclosed by a County, Michigan, and are sale at public auction, to the high- described as: est bidder, at the Cty Complex Bldg. Beginning at a point on the West 225 Clay St., Lapeer Cty, MI (that section line that is North 544.30 being the building where the Circuit Feet from the Southwest corner of Court for the County of Lapeer is said Section 17; thence continuing held), of the premises described in North 308.15 Feet; thence along said mortgage, or so much thereof the centerline of drainage ditch, as may be necessary to pay the South 89 degrees 22 minutes 21 amount due, as aforesaid on said seconds East 196.78 Feet; thence mortgage, with interest thereon at continuing along said centerline, 7.625% per annum and all legal South 89 degrees 59 minutes 42 costs, charges, and expenses, seconds East 261.40 Feet; thence including the attorney fees allowed continuing along said centerline, by law, and also any sum or sums South 50 degrees 24 minutes 24 which may be paid by the under- seconds East 261.40 Feet; thence signed, necessary to protect its along the South line of the North interest in the premises. Which said 1/2 of the South half of the premises are described as follows: Southwest Quarter, North 89 All that certain piece or parcel of degrees 2 minutes 55 seconds land, including any and all struc- West 32.36 Feet; thence South tures, and homes, manufactured or 52.00 Feet; thence North 89 otherwise, located thereon, situat- degrees 2 minutes 55 seconds ed in the Village of North Branch, West 213.00 Feet; thence South County of Lapeer , State of 61.00 Feet; thence North 89 Michigan, and described as follows, degrees 2 minutes 55 seconds to wit: LOT 14 OF CHIPPEWA, West 230.61 Feet to the point of ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF beginning. RECORDED IN LIBER 1 OF PLATS, The redemption period shall be 12 PAGE(S) 104 OF LAPEER COUNTY months from the date of such sale, RECORDS During the six (6) months unless determined abandoned in with MCLA immediately following the sale, the accordance property may be redeemed, except ß600.3241a, in which case the that in the event that the property is redemption period shall be 30 days determined to be abandoned pur- from the date of such sale. TO ALL suant to MCLA 600.3241a, the PURCHASERS: The foreclosing property may be redeemed during mortgagee can rescind the sale. In 30 days immediately following the that event, your damages, if any, sale. Dated: 5/29/2011 JPMorgan are limited solely to the return of the Chase Bank, National Association bid amount tendered at sale, plus Mortgagee FABRIZIO & BROOK, interest. P.C. Attorney for JPMorgan Chase If you are a tenant in the property, Bank, National Association 888 W. please contact our office as you Big Beaver, Suite 800 Troy, Ml may have certain rights. 48084 248-362-2600 wamu fnma Dated: May 15, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. thurlow Attorneys for Servicer 43-1,45-1,47-1,49-1 P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 671.1803 39-1,41-1,43-1,45-1

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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: Eric Lautzenheiser and Misty L. Lautzenheiser, Husband and Wife to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Quicken Loans, Inc., its successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated November 15, 2007 and recorded November 27, 2007 in Liber 2298 Page 969 Lapeer County Records, Michigan Said mortgage was assigned to: BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, by assignment dated January 24, 2011 and recorded February 16, 2011 in Liber 2487, Page 344, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Thirteen Thousand Three Hundred Ninety-Six Dollars and Twenty-One Cents ($113,396.21) including interest 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, Circuit Court of Lapeer County at 9:30AM on June 29, 2011 Said premises are situated in Township of Mayfield, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 30 Riverside Sub., as recorded in Liber 1, Page 102 of Plats, Lapeer County Records. Commonly known as 1845 N Lapeer Rd, Lapeer MI 48446 The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 or MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or upon the expiration of the notice required by MCL 600.3241a(c), whichever is later. Dated: 5/29/2011 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: 11-35297 ASAP# FNMA4006138 05/29/2011, 06/05/2011, 06/12/2011, 06/19/2011 43-1,45-1,47-1,49-1

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Genevieve Alexander, a single woman and Chisholm Alexander, a single man, as joint tenants with rights of survivorship, to Ameriquest Mortgage Company, Mortgagee, dated December 14, 2004 and recorded January 7, 2005 in Liber 1996, Page 370, and Affidavit to correct legal description was recorded August 8, 2006 in Liber 2188 Page 266, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Quest Trust 2005-X2, Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2005-X2 by assignment. An Affidavit of Scriveners Error has been submitted for recording, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Four Hundred Three Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-Seven and 14/100 Dollars ($403,687.14) including interest at 11.5% 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 JULY 6, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Imlay, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Northwest one-quarter of Northwest one-quarter, Section 31, Town 7 North, Range 12 East, Township of Imlay, Lapeer County, Michigan. Except: part of the Northwest fractional quarter of the Northwest fractional quarter of Section 31,Town 7 North, Range 12 East, Imlay Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as beginning as a point on the West Section line that is South 0 degree 44 minutes 53 seconds West 932.69 feet from the Northwest corner of said Section 31; thence continuing South 0 degrees 44 minutes 53 seconds West 208.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 25 minutes 6 seconds East 312.00 feet; thence North 0 degrees 44 minutes 53 seconds East 208.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 25 minutes 6 seconds West 312.00 feet to the point of beginning. Also except: Part of the Northwest fraction quarter of the Northwest fractional quarter of Section 31, Town 7 North, Range 12 East, Imlay Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as beginning at a point on the West Section line that is South 0 degree 44 minutes 53 seconds West 1140.69 feet from the Northwest corner of said Section 31; thence continuing South 0 degree 44 minutes 53 seconds West 208.00 feet; thence along the South line of said Northwest fractional quarter of the Northwest fractional quarter, South 89 degrees 25 minutes 6 seconds East 312.00 feet; thence North 0 degrees 44 minutes 53 seconds East 208.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 25 minutes 6 seconds West 312.00 feet to the point of beginning. The redemption period shall be 12 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: June 5, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 356.2153 45-1,47-1,49-1,51-1

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Robbie J. Melton, an unmarried man, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and/or assigns, Mortgagee, dated March 26, 2007 and recorded April 19, 2007 in Liber 2253, Page 901, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by GMAC Mortgage, LLC by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Ninety-Nine Thousand Five Hundred Sixty-Eight and 27/100 Dollars ($99,568.27) 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 JULY 6, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Metamora, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 20 Metamora Mobile Estates, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Liber 5 of Plats, Pages 27 and 28. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: June 5, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 618.7831 45-1,47-1,49-1,51-1

STATE OF MICHIGAN IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE COUNTY OF LAPEER CASE NO. 11-044004-DO(M) HON. MICHAEL P. HIGGINS LAWRENCE H. CLARK, JR., Plaintiff, vs CHRISTINE H. CLARK, Defendant, STEPHAN A. MANKO (P49207) Attorney for Plaintiff 132 West Nepessing Street Lapeer, Michigan 48446 (810)664-4600 COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE PREAMBLE THERE IS NO other civil action arising out of the same transaction or occurrence as alleged in this Complaint pending in this Court, nor has any such action been previously filed and dismissed after having been assigned to a Judge. NOW COMES the Plaintiff, LAWRENCE H. CLARK, JR., by and through his attorney, STEPHAN A. MANKO, and files this Complaint for Divorce, and states: 1. That Plaintiff has resided in the County of Lapeer for more than ten (10) days immediately preceding the filing of this Complaint. That Plaintiff has resided in the State of Michigan for more than 180 days immediately preceding the filing of this Complaint. Defendant is domiciled in the State of Michigan at the time of filing of this Complaint. 2. That on or about March 1, 2009, in Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, Plaintiff was duly and legally married to the Defendant noted above by one duly and legally authorized to solemnize marriages and that the parties thereafter lived and cohabited together as husband and wife. 3. That the Defendant’s name prior to the marriage and her maiden name was Christine Holly Tucker.

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4. That the name of the Plaintiff prior to the marriage was as stated in the LAWRENCE H. CLARK, JR., Plaintiff, above caption. vs 5. That there are no minor children CHRISTINE H. CLARK, Defendant, between the parties. STEPHAN A. MANKO (P49207) 6. That the Defendant is not now preg- Attorney for Plaintiff 132 West Nepessing Street nant. Lapeer, Michigan 48446 7. That the parties have acquired (810)664-4600 property and debts during the marSUMMONS riage. IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF 8. That there had been a breakdown THE STATE OF MICHIGAN: of the marriage relationship to the extent that the objects of matrimony To the above-named Defendant: have been destroyed and there Christine Holly Clark remains no reasonable likelihood that 3519 Sutton Rd. Dryden, MI 48428 the marriage can be preserved. WHEREFORE, this Plaintiff, being with- You are hereby notified that a civil out relief except in this Honorable action has commenced against you. If you desire to defend against this Court, prays: action, you are required to answer 1. That upon a final hearing, this Court or to take such other action as may enter a Judgment of Divorce containing be permitted by law with regard to the Complaint served upon you, the following terms and provisions: within twenty-one (21) days after A. That the marriage between the receiving this Summons to file an Plaintiff and Defendant may be dis- Answer with the Court and serve a solved and a divorce from the bonds of copy on the other party or to take matrimony may be ordered and other lawful action (28 days if you were served by mail or you were adjudged. served outside this State). If you B. That the Court award the par- fail to do so, Judgment may be ties a fair and equitable division of their taken against you for the relief demanded in this Complaint. marital property. C. That this Plaintiff may have This Summons is invalid unless such other and further relief as may be served on or before ninety-one (91) agreeable to equity and good con- days from the date it is issued. science. Dated: May 18, 2011 I DECLARE THAT I HAVE READ THE MARLENE M. BRUNS, Clerk of the FOREGOING DOCUMENT AND THAT Court THE CONTENTS THEREOF ARE TRUE Stephan A. Manko (P49207), TO THE BEST OF MY INFORMATION, Attorney for Plaintiff KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF. LAWRENCE H. CLARK, JR.

NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THIS MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE BY ADVERTISEMENT IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THIS 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 your bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. Default having been made in the terms and conditions of a certain Mortgage made by BRIAN D. WILCOX, a single man, and DOREEN S. WILCOX, a single woman, of 6531 Barnes Road, Marlette, MI 48453, MORTGAGOR, to TEAM ONE CREDIT UNION, 520 Hayden St., Saginaw, MI 48607, MORTGAGEE, said Mortgage dated, December 3, 2004, and recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Lapeer County, Michigan in Liber 1894 Page 512 of Mortgages, on April 28, 2004, on which Mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date of this Notice a principal balance in the amount of Sixty Two Thousand Five Hundred Two Dollars and Eighty Four Cents ($62,502.84) plus interest and costs. And no suit or proceedings at law or in equity have been instituted to recover the debt secured by said Mortgage, or any part thereof, NOW THEREFORE, by virtue of the power of sale contained in said Mortgage, and pursuant to the statute of the State of Michigan in such case made and provided, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 6th day of July, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. on said day, at the Courthouse in the City of Lapeer, County of Lapeer, and State of Michigan, that being the place of holding Circuit Court for said County, said Mortgage will be foreclosed by sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, of the said premises described in said Mortgage, or so much thereof as may be necessary to pay the amount due as aforesaid on said mortgage with interest thereon, at the rate of Five Point Four Nine Zero (5.490%) percent per annum, and all legal costs, charges and expenses, including the attorney fees allowed by law, and also any sums which may be paid by the undersigned necessary to protect its interest in the premises, which said premises are described as follows: Property situated in the Township of Burnside, Lapeer County, State of Michigan to-wit: Part of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 20, Town 10 North, Range 12 East, described as beginning at a point on the South section line that is South 89 degrees 57 minutes 55 seconds East 280.09 feet from the Southwest corner of said Section 20; thence North 0 degrees 2 minutes 5 seconds East 323.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 57 minutes 55 seconds East 235.00 feet; thence South 0 degrees 2 minutes 5 seconds West 143.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 57 minutes 55 seconds West 135.00 feet; thence South 0 degrees 2 minutes 5 seconds West 180.00 feet; thence along the South section line, North 89 degrees 57 minutes 55 seconds West 100.00 feet to the point of beginning. Pursuant to Section 27A3240 (3), Michigan Statutes Annotated the redemption period is six (6) months from the date of the above referenced sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MSA 27A3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, unless redeemed according to the law, in such case made and provided. CHRIST A. ANAGNOST (P10161) Attorney for Team One Credit Union PREPARED BY: ANAGNOST & HALL, P.C. Christ A. Anagnost (P10161) 4015 State Street Saginaw, Michigan 48603 (989) 793-1470 41-1,43-1,45-1,47-1,49-1


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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 OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Shawn Baird and Stacy Baird, husband and wife, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lenders successors and/or assigns, Mortgagee, dated May 22, 2003 and recorded October 21, 2003 in Liber 1814, Page 273, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Bank of America, National Association by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Four Thousand Two Hundred Twenty-Five and 26/100 Dollars ($104,225.26) 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 JULY 6, 2011. Said premises are located in the City of Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: City of Lapeer, Lapeer Village Plat Southeasterly 70 feet of Lots 53 and 54 and part of vacated Columbia Street commencing at Southwest corner of Lot 53; thence Northeasterly along said Lots 120 feet; thence Southeasterly parallel of Mason Street 60 feet; thence Northwesterly to a point on East line with Mason Street 35 feet Southeasterly of beginning; thence Northwesterly along said street to beginning. The redemption period shall be 0 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: June 5, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 326.3519 45-1,47-1,49-1,51-1

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Sandra Auvil, a single woman, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and/or assigns, Mortgagee, dated June 26, 2003 and recorded August 1, 2003 in Liber 1763, Page 969, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Wells Fargo Bank, NA by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Seventy-Four Thousand Three Hundred Forty-Nine and 81/100 Dollars ($74,349.81) including interest at 6% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on JULY 6, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Deerfield, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 810, Deerfield Park Number 2, as recorded in Liber 3 of Plats, Page 30, Lapeer County Records. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: June 5, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 326.4543 45-1,47-1,49-1,51-1

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Russell R. Hale and April L. Hale, husband and wife, to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Mortgagee, dated December 8, 2005 and recorded December 16, 2005 in Liber 2121, Page 655, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Two Hundred Sixty-Four Thousand One and 56/100 Dollars ($264,001.56) 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 Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on JULY 6, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Elba, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Part of the North half of the Southwest quarter of Section 21, Town 7 North, Range 9 East, Elba Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as: Beginning at a point that is South 89 degrees 21 minutes East 1164.10 feet along the East and West quarter line of said Section and South 00 degrees 05 minutes 26 seconds East 346.5 feet from the West quarter corner of said Section; thence parallel to the West line of said Section South 00 degrees 05 minutes 26 seconds East 415.92 feet; thence North 89 degrees 14 minutes 25 seconds West 208.29 feet; thence North 00 degrees 04 minutes 05 seconds West 415.52 feet; thence South 89 degrees 21 minutes East 208.13 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel being known as parcel A of a survey recorded in Liber 3 of Surveys, on Pages 95 and 26, Lapeer County Records. Also Part of the North half of the Southwest quarter of Section 21, Town 7 North, Range 9 East, Elba Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as: Beginning at a point on the North and South quarter line of said Section that is South 00 degrees 00 minutes 01 seconds West 346.5 feet from the center of said Section; thence continuing South 00 degrees 00 minutes 01 seconds West 418.70 feet; thence North 89 degrees 14 minutes 25 seconds West 264.0 feet; thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes 01 seconds West 561.0 feet; thence North 89 degrees 14 minutes 25 seconds West 1402.78 feet; thence North 00 degrees 04 minutes 05 seconds West 561.0 feet; thence South 89 degrees 14 minutes 25 seconds East 208.29 feet; thence North 00 degrees 05 minutes 26 seconds West 415.92 feet; thence South 89 degrees 21 minutes East 1459.75 feet to the point of beginning. Parcel being known as Parcel B of a survey recorded in Liber 3 of Surveys, on Pages 95 and 96, Lapeer County Records. Also described as: Part of the North half of the Southwest quarter of Section 21, Town 7 North, Range 9 East, Elba Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, is described as beginning at a point on the North-South quarter line of said Section that is South 00 degrees 00 minutes 01 seconds West 346.5 feet from the center of said Section; thence continuing South 00 degrees 00 minutes 01 seconds West 418.70 feet; thence North 89 degrees 14 minutes 25 seconds West 264.0 feet; thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes 01 seconds West 561.0 feet; thence North 89 degrees 14 minutes 25 seconds West 1402.78 feet; thence North 00 degrees 04 minutes 05 seconds West 976.52 feet; thence South 89 degrees 21 minutes East 1667.88 feet to the point of beginning. The redemption period shall be 12 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: June 5, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 682.0905 45-1,47-1,49-1,51-1

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Terry L. Little and Robin M. Little, husband and wife, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated April 18, 2003 and recorded May 7, 2003 in Liber 1706, Page 680, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Seventy-Six Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty-Seven and 16/100 Dollars ($176,937.16) including interest at 6% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue at the Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on JULY 6, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Almont, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 28 and the East 1/2 of Lot 29, Village of Almont, Northeast Addition, as recorded in Liber 1, Page 103 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 you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: June 5, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 310.8614 45-1,47-1,49-1,51-1

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Levi D. Hirt, a single man and Tygar L. Svoboda, a single woman, to Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corporation, Mortgagee, dated March 8, 2006 and recorded March 21, 2006 in Liber 2148, Page 109, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Forty-Three Thousand Two Hundred Fifty-Two and 74/100 Dollars ($143,252.74) 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 JUNE 15, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of North Branch, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Part of the Southwest quarter of the Southwest quarter of Section 11, Town 9 North, Range 10 East, Deerfield Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as beginning at the Southwest corner of said Section 11; thence along the West Section line, North 1 degree 32 minutes 45 seconds West 240.00 feet; thence North 87 degrees 8 minutes 8 seconds East 330.00 feet; thence South 1 degree 32 minutes 45 seconds East 240.00 feet; thence along the South Section line, South 87 degrees 8 minutes 8 seconds West 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 ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: May 15, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 682.0632 39-1,41-1,43-1,45-1

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Rick J. Blakley and Barbara S. Blakley, husband and wife, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Quicken Loans, Mortgagee, dated January 5, 2006 and recorded January 13, 2006 in Liber 2129, Page 940, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by CitiMortgage, Inc. by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Five Hundred Nine Thousand Thirty-Four and 2/100 Dollars ($509,034.02) 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 Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on JUNE 15, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Unit 4, Pine Crest Estates Condominium, according to the Master Deed, recorded in Liber 1091 on Pages 795 through 855, including any and all amendments thereto, and designated as Lapeer County Condominium Subdivision Plan Number 26, together with rights in general common elements and limited general common elements, as set forth in the above Master Deed, and as described in Act 59 of the Public Acts of 1978, as amended. The redemption period shall be 12 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: May 15, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 671.2098 39-1,41-1,43-1,45-1

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Harold E. Booth and Jill D. Booth, husband and wife, to Sand Canyon Corporation FKA Option One Mortgage Corporation, a California Corporation, Mortgagee, dated February 6, 2007 and recorded February 22, 2007 in Liber 2240, Page 181, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-3, Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-3 by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Forty-Six Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-One and 68/100 Dollars ($146,761.68) 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 Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on JUNE 22, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Metamora, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Real property in the Township of Metamora, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan, and is described as follows: Commencing at the center of Section 16, Town 6 North, Range 10 East, Metamora Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, thence West 4.40 feet along the East and West 1/4 line to the Point of Beginning, running thence North 37 degrees 22 minutes 40 seconds East 205.35 feet along the North right of way line of N.Y.C. Railroad; thence North 64 degrees 19 minutes 12 seconds West 179.80 feet; thence South 00 degrees 35 minutes 15 seconds West 294.0 feet along an existing fence line; thence North 37 degrees 22 minutes 40 seconds East 66.55 feet along the North right of way line of N.Y.C. Railroad to the Point of Beginning. Except any part lying within the following described property: that part of the Penn Central Railroad lying In the Southeast 1/4 of Section 9; part of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 9; Town 6 North, Range 10 East, Metamora Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as: Beginning at the intersection of the Easterly right of way line of Penn Central Railroad and the EastWest 1/4 line, said point of beginning North 87 degrees 34 minutes 50 seconds West 461.52 feet from the East 1/4 corner of said Section 9; thence continuing along said 1/4 line, North 87 degrees 34 minutes 50 seconds West 82.24 feet to the Westerly right of way line; thence along said line, parallel to and 40 feet at right angles to the centerline, South 15 degrees 49 minutes 33 seconds West 2587.78 feet; thence South 87 degrees 45 minutes 22 seconds East 6.17 feet; thence parallel to and 34 feet at right angles to said centerline, South 15 degrees 49 minutes 33 seconds West 165.00 feet to the South line of said Section 9; thence along said line, South 87 degrees 45 minutes 22 seconds East 76.13 feet; thence along the Easterly right of way line, parallel and at right angles to the centerline, North 15 degrees 49 minutes 33 seconds East 2752.52 feet to the point of beginning. Also except that part of the Penn Central Railroad lying in the Northeast 1/4 and the Northwest 1/4 of Section 16; part of the Northeast 1/4 and the Northwest 1/4 of Section 16, Town 6 North, Range 10 East, Metamora Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, described as; Beginning at the Interior 1/4 corner of said Section 16; thence along the East West 1/4 line, South 87 degrees 22 minutes 24 seconds East 77.74 feet to the Easterly right of way line of the Penn Central Road; thence along said line, parallel to and 33 feet at right angles to the centerline, North 40 degrees 15 minutes 00 seconds East 1234.29 feet; thence continuing along said line along a curve to the left, 1180.24 feet (Chord North 30 degrees 11 minutes 00 seconds East 1174.17 feet radius 3358.70 feet delta 20 degrees 08 minutes 01 seconds) to the North line of Second Street, thence along said line, South 87 degrees 45 minutes 22 seconds East 58.21 feet to the Southwest corner of Block 10, Harts Plat of the Village of Metamora; thence along the Westerly line of Block 9 and Block 10, North 15 degrees 39 minutes 16 seconds East 442.74 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot 1, Block 9; thence along the Westerly line of Lot 1, North 01 degrees 31 minutes 50 seconds East 119.09 feet to a point 33 degrees South of the North line of Section 16; thence North 87 degrees 45 minutes 22 seconds West 50.86 feet to the centerline of the railroad thence along said line, North 15 degrees 49 minutes 33 seconds East 33.95 feet to the North Section line; thence along said line North 87 degrees 45 minutes 22 seconds West 144.70 feet; thence along the West line of the Northeast 1/4 of said Section 16, South 02 degrees 18 minutes 41 seconds West 33.00 feet; thence South 87 degrees 45 minutes 22 seconds East 60.00 feet; thence South 02 degrees 18 minutes 41 seconds West 45.00 feet; thence North 87 degrees 45 minutes 22 seconds West 30.00 feet; thence South 02 degrees 18 minutes 41 seconds West 35.00 feet; thence South 02 degrees 18 minutes 41 seconds West 35.00 feet; thence North 87 degrees 45 minutes 22 seconds West 19.20 feet; thence South 15 degrees 48 minutes 12 seconds West 46.29 feet; thence South 02 degrees 18 minutes 41 seconds West 291.89 feet; thence along a curve to the right, parallel to the centerline and 33 feet at right angle to said centerline, 1274.71 feet (chord South 29 degrees 09 minutes 34 seconds West 1266.78 feet radius 3292.70 feet delta 22 degrees 10 minutes 51 seconds); thence continuing along said line, South 40 degrees 16 minutes 00 seconds West 1285.15 feet to the East West 1/4 line; thence along said line South 87 degrees 22 minutes 24 seconds East 5.59 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 you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: May 22, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 356.3480 41-1,43-1,45-1,47-1

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Bradley W. Engle and Hope L. Engle, his wife, to CitiMortgage, Inc. successor by merger to CitiFinancial Mortgage Company, Inc., Mortgagee, dated May 17, 2006 and recorded May 25, 2006 in Liber 2168, Page 338, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred TwentyOne Thousand Two Hundred FortySeven and 23/100 Dollars ($121,247.23) including interest at 8.7% 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 Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on JUNE 15, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: The following described premises situated in the Township of Lapeer County of Lapeer and State of Michigan, to wit: Lot 3, Rolling Acres, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Liber 2, Page 13, Lapeer County Records. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: May 15, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 671.2483 39-1,41-1,43-1,45-1

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE BY ADVERTISEMENT PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a mortgage given by Markkim Properties, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, to Macomb Community Bank, a Michigan banking corporation, dated June 11, 2007, and recorded June 12, 2007, in Lapeer County records at Liber 2291, Page 799, is being foreclosed on by Michigan Commerce Bank, successor in interest to Macomb Community Bank through merger, for non-payment of principal and interest. The property subject to this foreclosure is described as: Land in the City of Imlay City, County of Lapeer, State of Michigan Parcel 1: Commencing at a point where a line drawn due East 500.00 feet from the East line of Main Street would intersect the South line of Highway M-21; thence South 89.00 feet; thence West 200.00 feet; thence North approximately 123.00 feet to the South line of Highway M-21; thence East along the highway to the point of beginning. Commonly known as 430 E. Capac Road, Imlay City, MI 48444 Tax ID No. 19-77-602-000-00 There is currently due and owing on the mortgage $770,092.29 exclusive of taxes, costs and attorney fees, bearing interest at the rate of 4.75%. The period within which the premises may be redeemed shall expire six (6) months from the date of sale. The foreclosure sale of this property will take place on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. at the front entrance to the Lapeer County Courthouse, 255 Clay Street, Lapeer, Michigan. Dated: May 29, 2011 William E. Rheaume Attorney at Law 200 North Washington Sq. #320 Lansing, MI 48933 (517) 371-5579 43-1,45-1,47-1,49-1

NOTICE OF RIGHTS UNDER MCLA §600.3205a Borrowers Name: Sara N. Stimson and Timothy L. Stimson Property Address: 2260 Lange Lane, Lapeer, Michigan 48446 This Notice is being published pursuant to the provisions of MCL §600.3205a(4) and is given to you in your capacity as the borrowers under the Promissory Note, the repayment of which is secured by a Mortgage lien encumbering the real property and improvements commonly known as 2260 Lange Lane, Lapeer, Michigan 48446 (the “Mortgage Loan”). This statutory provision requires that the Rural Development Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture publish the following information prior to proceeding with a sale under the Foreclosure by Advertisement provisions of the Revised Judicature Act being MCL §600.3200 et. seq.: 1. You have the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. 2. Pursuant to MCL §600.3205a (1)(c) the Rural Development Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture has designated the following individual as the person to contact and that has authority to make agreements under MCL §600.3205b and MCL §600.3205c: John R. Tucker, Esq. Winegarden, Haley, Lindholm & Robertson, P.L.C. G-9460 S. Saginaw Street, Suite A Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439 (810) 7673600 Phone (810) 579-1748 Facsimile 3. You may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority's website or by calling the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (“MSHDA”) . 4 Michigan State Housing Development Authority's website address is http://www.michigan.gov/mshda and its telephone number is (866) 946-7432. 5. If you request a meeting with the person identified in paragraph 2 above by contacting a housing counselor on or before June 20, 2011 (which is within 14 days from the date Notice under MCL §600.3205a(1) was mailed to you on June 6, 2011), foreclosure proceedings will not be commenced until September 5, 2011 (which is 90 days after the date Notice under MCL §600.3205a(1) was mailed to you). 6. If you and the person identified in paragraph 2 above reach an agreement to modify the Mortgage Loan, the Mortgage will not be foreclosed if you abide by the terms of the agreement. 7. You have the right to contact an attorney. The telephone number for the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service is (800) 968-0738. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: John R. Tucker, P-37348 Winegarden, Haley, Lindholm & Robertson, P.L.C. G-9460 S. Saginaw Street, Suite A Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439 (810) 7673600 PREPARED BY: John R. Tucker, P-37348 Winegarden, Haley, Lindholm & Robertson, P.L.C. G-9460 S. Saginaw Street, Suite A Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439 (810) 767-3600

MORTGAGE SALE THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKRUPTCY. Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Josette Rabideaux, an unmarried woman, to Mac-Clair Mortgage Corporation, Mortgagee, dated December 18, 2003 and recorded January 2, 2004 in Liber 1845, Page 417, Lapeer County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage is now held by Chase Home Finance LLC successor by merger to Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation by assignment. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Ninety-Nine Thousand Four Hundred Sixty-Three and 68/100 Dollars ($199,463.68) 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 Main entrance to the County Complex Bldg., 225 Clay St., Lapeer in Lapeer County, Michigan at 9:30 a.m. on JUNE 22, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Lapeer, Lapeer County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 62, Huntford Country Estates, part of the Southeast 1/4 and the Southwest 1/4 of Section 7, Town 7 North, Range 10 East, Lapeer Township, Lapeer County, Michigan, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Liber 4, Pages 26 and 27, Lapeer County Records. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA ß600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: May 22, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 310.9366 41-1,43-1,45-1,47-1


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ELBA TOWNSHIP ORDINANCE #59 MEDICAL MARIHUANA DISPENSARY ORDINANCE Section 1: Findings A. In 2008, the voters in the State of Michigan approved a referendum authorizing the medical use of marihuana for certain limited medical conditions. B. The intent of the referendum was to enable certain specified persons who comply with the registration provisions of the law to legally obtain, possess cultivate/grow, use, and distribute marihuana for medical purposes and to assist specifically registered Qualifying Patients identified in the statute without fear or criminal prosecution under limited, specific circumstances. C. Despite the specifics of the medical marihuana legislation, marihuana is still a controlled substance. Federal law prohibits marihuana use, possession, and distribution and it is a Schedule 1 drug, along with LSD and heroin. It has a potential for abuse that should be closely monitored to avoid activities that can cause a public nuisance and other conditions detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Township of Elba. Section 2: Intent It is the intent of this Ordinance to regulate dispensaries for the use of medical marihuana to the extent permissible, to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Township of Elba. It is not the intent of this Ordinance to violate any rights protected by the Constitution of either the State of Michigan or the United States of America. The Township of Elba wants nothing in this Ordinance to be construed to allow persons to engage in conduct of marihuana use for non-medical purposes or to allow activity relating to cultivating, storing, possessing, distributing or consuming marihuana that is otherwise illegal.

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AS A DEBT COLLECTOR, WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTIFY (248) 362-6100 IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. Diane E. Monschau and David J. Monschau, wife and husband have defaulted on a Mortgage for the real property known as: 274 N. Lake Pleasant Rd., Attica, MI 48412-9301 This Notice is to inform you that you have the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The Real Estate Default Group of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Co., L.P.A. has been designated by them as the person to contact who has authority to determine your eligibility for a mortgage modification. David J. Monschau and Diane E. Monschau may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority's (MSHDA) website at www.michigan.gov/mshda or by calling the Michigan State Housing Development Authority at (866) 946-7432. That if David J. Monschau and Diane E. Monschau request a meeting with the person designated above, within 14 days, foreclosure proceedings will not commence until 90 days after the date a notice was mailed to them. That if David J. Monschau and Diane E. Monschau and the designated person reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if David J. Monschau and Diane E. Monschau abide by the terms of the agreement. David J. Monschau and Diane E. Monschau have the right to contact an attorney. You may contact the State Bar of Michigan Lawyer referral service (800) 968-0738. Dated: June 5, 2011 By: Michael I. Rich (P-41938) Attorney for Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Co., L.P.A.. 2155 Butterfield Drive, Suite 200-S, Troy, MI 48084 WWR# 10070458

Section 3: Definitions For purposes of this Ordinance, the words and phrases as contained shall have the meanings as defined in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MCLA 333.26423) and the regulations put forth by the State of Michigan, Department of Community Health. Section 4: Dispensaries and Growing Facilities for Medical Marihuana in Industrial District A. A medical marihuana dispensary in Elba Township is defined as a facility that allows only one (1) Primary Caregiver serving not more than five (5) Qualified Patients. B. Medical marihuana dispensaries shall be allowed only in industrial zoned districts, classified as “uses permitted after special approval”, Section 14.02.M in Zoning Ordinance 200. C. The Primary Caregiver shall own, but not lease or rent, the medical marihuana dispensary. D. A medical marihuana dispensary shall not be located within 1000 feet of the following: 1. Public or private school property 2. Day care centers 3. Libraries E. All medical marihuana shall be contained within in an enclosed, locked facility inaccessible on all sides and equipped with locks or other security devices that permit access only by the registered Primary Caregiver. F. Set hours of operation are not to exceed 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. G. No one under the age of 18 shall be permitted on the premises unless they posses a valid medical marihuana registry card issued by the State of Michigan, and are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. H. All necessary building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits shall be obtained for any portion of the structure in which electrical wiring, lighting, ventilation, and/or watering devices that support production of marihuana are located and are subject to annual inspection and approval by the Building Inspector. Inspection approval shall be visibly posted in the building. I. Dispensaries with marihuana grow rooms and/or storage of any chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers shall be subject to annual inspection and approval by the Elba Township Fire Department. J. The medical use of marihuana shall comply at all times and in all circumstances with the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act and the General Rules of the Michigan Department of Community Health, as they may be amended from time to time. Section 5: Application Requirements to Operate A person who has been issued and possesses a registration identification card as a “Primary Caregiver” as set forth in MCL 333.26421 shall apply for a special use permit following the procedure in Article XX in Zoning Ordinance 200. Section 6: Prohibited Conduct in Industrial District A. Marihuana cannot be smoked or consumed in any way at a dispensary or growing facility operated by a Primary Caregiver. The function of a marihuana dispensary is to grow and/or dispense marihuana to Qualifying Patients. B. No Primary Caregiver or Qualifying Patient shall possess marihuana or marihuana plants in excess of the amount he or she is allowed to posses under MCL 333.26424(b). C. Primary Caregivers shall not share growing areas with other Caregivers. Primary Caregivers may not allow access to their medical marihuana growing room to any other Caregiver, Qualifying Patients, non-caregivers or non-patients, or to any other person other than law enforcement, or inspection by the Building Inspector or inspection by the Elba Township Fire Department. D. The following entities are expressly prohibited from receiving compensation for costs associated with assisting a registered Qualifying Patient in the medical use of marihuana: corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. E. It shall be a violation of the Ordinance for a Primary Caregiver to delegate to an employee or other person not independently authorized by the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act the authorization or permission to provide assistance with the medical use of marihuana to a Qualifying Patient. F. Dispensary drive-through facilities are prohibited. G. Medical marihuana dispensaries may not provide retail sale of marihuana growing and/or processing apparatus, or any other nonmarihuana related commodities. H. The sale, distribution, cultivation and possession of marihuana or marihuana plants is prohibited to the extent it is in violation of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act. Section 7: Civil Forfeiture Any marihuana, or marihuana paraphernalia, possessed with the intent to sell, or manufacture with the intent to sell, in violation of this Ordinance, or in violation of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act, shall be seized and forfeited and disposed of by the police agencies serving the Township of Elba. Section 8: Severability Sections of this Ordinance shall be deemed severable and should any section, clause, or provision of this Ordinance be declared to be invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of the Ordinance as a whole or any part thereof other than the part so declared to be invalid. Section 9: Penalty Any person who violates a provision of this Ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by fines not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00), plus Court costs and costs of prosecution or imprisonment for not more that ninety (90) days, or both, at the discretion of the Court. The Township may institute an action for injunction, mandamus, abatement or any other appropriate action or actions, proceedings to prevent, enjoin, abate, or remove any violation of this Ordinance provided by this Ordinance and the person or entity violating the Ordinance shall be responsible to pay for the attorney fees, expert fees, and other costs and expenses incurred by the Township in such enforcement action. The rights and remedies provided herein are cumulative and in addition to all other remedies provided by this Ordinance. EFFECTIVE DATE: This Ordinance shall become effective 30 days after adoption by the Elba Township General Board. At a special meeting of the Board of Trustees of Elba Township held on May 18, 2011, adoption of the foregoing ordinance was moved by Nelson and supported by Wilcox. Voting for: 6, Voting against: 0 The supervisor Michael Boskee declared the ordinance adopted. CERTIFICATION The foregoing is a true copy of Ordinance No. 59 which was enacted by the Elba Township Board of Trustees at a special meeting held on May 18, 2011. Brenda M. Johnson, Elba Township Clerk

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