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Gov’s budget Changing of the guard to hit locally Brown to head up fire dept.


CHARLOTTE— Local residents won’t have to wait long for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget to hit home if it passes the legislature. Local school districts and city governments stand to lose funds — and officials are gearing up to deal with the impact.

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At Charlotte Public Schools officials had already asked department heads to identify and suggest cuts that can be made in their respective areas. The Charlotte Board of Education is due to receive the drafted 2011-2012 budget at the end of March. But that was before Snyder released his proposed budget for the state — that calls for a reduction of $470 in funding per student to public schools across the state. What does this mean for Charlotte schools? According to Superintendent Nancy Hipskind, all told the district is facing a $3.65 million deficit for the upcoming school year. That number is due in part, to the proposed per student cut, along with projected enrollment decreases and increased costs expected for the school year. For Hipskind, it means the district needs to cut 37 $100,000 items from its

budget — w h i c h must be in place by the end of June. “It’s a place to Hipskind start,” said Hipskind, of her assessment. “When you say $3.65 million, what does that really look like?” Don Sovey, associate superintendent for business at Charlotte schools, said even the district’s $2.3 million fund balance wouldn’t cover the projected deficit. He said the projected funding shortage leaves the district no choice but to cut items they wouldn’t otherwise. Although officials wouldn’t list potential cuts right now, they admitted they won’t be popular. “We’re very dependent on the state of Michigan,” said Sovey. He explained that, in comparison, only 11 percent of the district’s revenue is generated from property taxes. “This is a picture that every school district in the state is looking at right now,” said Sovey. “This is not a Charlotte problem.” Hipskind said officials are in the process of drafting a budget now. “To get to $3.65 million our reductions are going to have to be significant.”

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CHARLOTTE — To say Dave Brown chose fire fighting or that fire fighting chose him doesn’t quite explain how Charlotte’s next fire chief got his start. It wasn’t an accidental career choice — but it was an unexpected one. This May Brown, a full-time captain and assistant fire chief, with the department, which serves the city and five outlying townships, will assume the job. But when he started with the fire department as a volunteer in 1980 he was 18 years old and he admits to knowing very little about fighting fires.

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Brown was interested, he said, because his father-in-law Ed Fremdy was actively involved in the department from 1963 to 1981. It looked fun and exciting, so Brown, who was employed at Spartan Motors at the time, applied. The now veteran still remembers his first house fire. He was asked to break some windows near the blaze. “We took out nearly every window in the house instead,” Brown recalled. “We were ambitious.” Then-chief Cal Fullerton stopped Brown just before he destroyed the home’s picture window. Kevin Fullerton, who will retire from the chief’s position this spring, is Cal’s son and a long-time veteran as well. He said the city’s department has many firefighters who grew up with the profession, having been raised in a family connected to the department. “Some of the fire fighters started going to fires when they could walk,” said Fullerton. And although Brown, who grew up in Charlotte, didn’t have that history, Fullerton said he became invaluable. “He came up through the ranks and worked his way up just like we all

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Charlotte Fire Department Assistant Chief Dave Brown (left) will be taking over when Chief Kevin Fullerton (right) retires this May. have,” said Fullerton. “He started as a wanted. rookie and he finished as a profession“I had an opportunity to do someal firefighter.” thing I really liked to do as opposed to just having a job,” he explained. “It Volunteer to captain was a tough decision because, how do “I never envisioned that I would be you leave somewhere you’ve been 20 full time when I joined,” said Brown. years and start all over again?” What made the decision easier, add“I just figured I would stay at Spartan ed Brown, was that Charlotte’s fire deMotors.” In fact in 1996 the fire department’s partment, with 35 members covering volunteers elected Brown assistant fire 144 square miles, conducted itself like a family. chief, a volunteer position. “I don’t think I could have gone At Spartan Motors, Brown had been promoted to Director of Operations to be a firefighter somewhere else. It for Motor Home/Bus. The position was wouldn’t be the same.” stable and paid well. Then in 1999 a full-time captain’s Unique operation position became available at the fire Brown said several things make department. The salary was less than Charlotte’s fire department unlike any what Brown was making at Spartan See Brown/page 5 but, he said, the job was something he

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Eaton County Republicans will hold their monthly meeting on March 3 at Tony M’s on Creyts Road. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m., with a business meeting to follow at 7 p.m. The public is invited.

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Come enjoy all you can eat pancakes this Sunday, Feb. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale will be at the St. Mary Family Life Center at 807 St. Mary Blvd, Charlotte. Admission is only $5 and children under five years old are free. All proceeds will benefit the St. Mary School Middle School Initiative. For more information visit

Hayes Green Beach Hospital arthritis program to be offered on March 2

Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is offering a free presentation on the topic of “Living with Arthritis Pain.” Attendees will learn about the different types, symptoms and treatment options available for persons with arthritis. It will be held Wednesday, March 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Hayes Green Beach Trumley Education Conference Rooms. To register call 543-9575.

Women’s Club has meeting March 4

The General Federation of Women’s ClubCharlotte will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, March 4, at the Charlotte Community Library. Member Jessica Edel will present a program on Domestic Abuse. Jessica is a currently working on her doctorate in domestic violence and inequality at Western Michigan University. Social Time is at 11:30 a.m. followed by a lunch/meeting at 12 noon. Anyone interested in learning more about GFWC-Charlotte and attending the meeting should contact Cheryl Jackson at 517-543-8020.

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Undefeated local team Pictured is the fifth grade Charlotte Junior Orioles basketball team. They were undefeated in league play (9-0) and finished in first place. Pictured are (front row, l. to r.): Austin Morgan, Sam Zemke, Reed Shively, Calvin Suor, Jack Holman; Second row (l. to r.): Nick White, John Hoesli, Bram Kinneman, Jacob Rice, Tyler Dowling, Trenton Dowling and back row (l. to r.): Coaches Jeff Zemke, Derrick Morgan and John Hoesli. Not pictured Darien Dawson. For more information or tickets, call Brenda at (269) 749-9953. Proceeds go to the Olivet Band Program.

Shaughnessy holding hours March 4

State Rep. Deb Shaughnessy (R-Charlotte) will hold local office hours Friday, March 4, 8 to 9:30 a.m. at The Eaton Place, 218 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, to give area residents a chance to meet with her to share any thoughts or concerns, Olivet grad school fair is on March 2 or seek help with a state government agency. No appointment is necessary. Olivet College is hosting a graduate school If you are unable to attend, you may contact fair Wednesday, March 2 from 10 a.m.-noon in Shaughnessy’s Lansing office toll-free at (855) Mott Academic Center. 328-6671 or by e-mail at DebShaughnessy@ The event, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the college’s Career Services Network and Phi Beta Lambda, the na- Quartet set to perform at Potterville tional honor society for business majors and minors. For information, call the Career Services United Methodist Church on March 6 Network at (269) 749-7698. The Potterville United Methodist Church, 105 N. Church St. (Church and Vermontville Hwys. Heywood Banks to perform March 19 ) and Pastor Becky invites the public to a spirSongwriter/comic/singer/poet/musician Hey- it-filled worship service with music provided by wood Banks will perform Saturday, March 19 at The Joyful Sounds Quartet March 6 at 9 a.m. 8 p.m. at the Olivet Schools Auditorium. Tickets or 11:15 a.m. For more information, call (517) 645-7701 or visit www.potter are $20.


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Author set to visit library on March 5

Denise Brennan-Nelson, author of the book “Buzzy the Bumblebee,” will be at the Charlotte Community Library on Saturday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to noon. She will be reading several of her stories and will sign any books that are purchased at the event. Parents are encouraged to attend this special event with their children, but anyone is welcome. There will be a drawing to win a copy of one of her books. No registration is necessary. Call the library at (517) 543-8859 for more information.

Eaton County Democrats set to hold next meeting Monday, February 28

The Eaton County Democratic Party will hold its regularly scheduled February meeting on Monday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at Charlotte Community Library, 226 S. Bostwick. If you have any items to add to the agenda of the regular meeting, contact Jacky Tennis at For more information, visit www.eatoncounty


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other volunteer department in the area. First, its funding comes, not just from the city, but also from the Rural Fire Association. The association includes all five townships serviced by the department. The cost of all fire equipment and vehicles is shared by the city, and the association. And while other city departments have suffered significant cutbacks, both Fullerton and Brown say the funding agreement, in place for more than 70 years, has helped keep fire funding stable. While there have been some cutbacks, they have not been significant. The department’s “volunteer” status is also hugely beneficial. Fullerton said dedicated firefighters, who get paid a quarterly amount that is minimal, keep labor costs low but allow for excellent service. “We’re as good as a full-time department,” said Fullerton, who added that firefighters respond to calls within 30 seconds of receiving it.

Fullerton said Brown’s greatest asset as chief may be the respect he’s earned from volunteers. The department’s firefighters have already supported Brown’s promotion in a straw poll taken earlier this month. In April they are expected to officially vote for Brown to take over as chief. Fullerton said having the backing of members is the key to leading the department. “My dad talked about that when I was a kid,” he said. “If they didn’t vote for him that night he said he’d quit.” Brown said he understands that. As a firefighter he believes in dedication. “If you’re sick you better be really sick because if you’re not you’ll feel the heat from volunteers.” Now poised to be chief he said the job is demanding — but equally rewarding. “You make a difference. You help more than you don’t. You save more than you lose.”

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Eaton United Way seeks funding proposals CHARLOTTE — Eaton County United Way (ECUW) is seeking community support funding proposals through March 31. Forms and further information are available at United Way allocates funds to nonprofit initiatives that improve the community in the areas of health, education, income and basic needs. ECUW serves Bellevue, Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Olivet, Potterville and Vermontville. In 2011, ECUW’s funded agencies are Barry-Eaton

Health Plan, Eaton Clothing and Furniture Center, Eaton County Circuit Court Day Treatment, Eaton Great Start, Eaton Intermediate School District, Eaton Rapids Senior Center, Heart and Hands, Inc., Housing Services of Eaton County and Siren/Eaton Shelter, Inc. “We go after the root problems with our goals of cutting half the number of high school drop outs, decreasing half the number of lower income working families who are financially unstable, and increasing by one third the number of people who are healthy and avoid risky behav-

ior,” said Executive Director Loretta Williams. Williams acknowledges that these are lofty goals, but that she is confident in the local community’s ability to meet the goals. ECUW is a non-profit organization located in Charlotte. Visit the ECUW Web site, or connect on Facebook. For questions about requests for proposals, call Loretta Williams at (517) 543-5402. — From Eaton County United Way

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Charlotte girl to be featured soloist at event OKEMOS - Deidreanna Potter, a 17-year-old harp virtuoso from Charlotte will be in the spotlight at the Red Cedar Festival where community bands from all over the area will gather Saturday, March 5 to demonstrate their considerable musical skills. Potter has been playing with the MSU Symphony Orchestra for four years, and at 15 she won first place in the Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s Youth Competition, playing Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro with the LSO at the Wharton Center last March. She started learning to play the harp just seven years ago, inspired in part by her musical family and in part by her Christian

faith. She plays frequently at her church, Calvary Baptist in Charlotte, and often with her family. Potter attracted the attention of Leon Gregorian, conductor of the MSU Symphony, and he invited her to join the orchestra at the age of 13. At 15, Potter won first place in the Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Youth Competition, and this led to her performance of Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro. Among her other accomplishments, Potter has twice performed in the American Harp Society’s national competition, and she has played with the Mason Orchestral Society, the Lange Chorale, the Jackson

Symphony and the Spring Arbor University Orchestra. At 2:15 p.m., Potter will be featured with the Meridian Community Band on David Bennett’s La Rougette by David Bennett and At Kitty O’Shea’s by Johan de Meij. From Bach to Sousa, there will be music for everyone at festival of Community Bands March 5. The daylong event, hosted by the Meridian Community Band and director Carolyn Sherrill at Okemos High School, 2800 Jolly Road, brings together 12 community bands from across Michigan to present 40-minute individual concerts from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Now in its 16th year,

Center accepting more CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Area Recycling Authority (CARA) recycling center is again accepting miscellaneous plastics No. 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7. This change has been made possible by the investment of a larger baler and a

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Right: Charlotte harpist Deidreanna Potter, 17, will be the featured soloist at the 16th Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands, hosted by the Meridian Community Band on Saturday, March 5 at Okemos High School.

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New Chamber Board Corner As you may be aware, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce is involved in dozens of projects and initiatives each year that support the community and showcase local business. However, the Chamber’s Board of Directors understands that more can always be done to ensure the community and our Chamber members are aware of these activities and recognize the organization’s role. Because of that, the Chamber will be focusing more and more on its efforts to communicate with you. This weekly E-Blast is one communication tool we hope you value and we will be working to make good use of it. Each week we will bring to you our projects and advancement of the Chamber goals.

JV cheerleaders take first at Owosso event The Charlotte High School Junior Varsity Competitive Cheerleading Team took first place at the Owosso competition on Feb. 5. Pictured are, first row: Aryana Maldonado, Rachel DeWeese, Kelsey McDaniel, Marissa Bourlier, Liz Spalsbury; Second row: Shay Jones, Payton Wilson, Emily Fowler, Emily Clark and third row: Amanda Sowles, Tarah Killian, Angel Polhamus.

We hope that keeping you informed about the Chamber’s leadership group will help you feel more connected to the organization and give you an additional chance to weigh-in on issues, ask questions and share concerns. So look in the bottom left corner every week and please feel free to contact any Chamber Board of Directors member to discuss the Chamber and its role in the Community. We have included Board email addresses for your convenience.

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Winter Reading Program “Reading in a Winter Wonderland” is the theme for the Winter Reading Program at the Charlotte Community Library for both children and adults. The program began February 1st and ends on March 31st. For all children, the program will feature a bookmark/log to keep track of books that they have read from the library.


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REST - typically adults need 8 hours of sleep per night, children 8-12 hours per night depending on age. Talk to Dr. Hansen about sleep habits and tips to a restful night.

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The Charlotte Community Library needs donations of tea cups for the upcoming ladies’ tea party May 7th. The tea party, entitled “Ladies in Lavender,” will honor mothers and other important women. The library will treasure the donated tea cups (with or without saucers) and use them for many other events as well, such as book club meetings and cultural events.

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WIN A TRIP TO MACKINAW BRIDGE! The Eaton County Historical Commission is selling raffle tickets in order to raise funds for their Heritage Grant program. First prize opportunity for two to tour the Mackinac Bridge given by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Second prize is a “Night on the Delta.” Dinner, theatre and a one night stay at a Delta township hotel. Tickets for this opportunity are only $5 or 5 tickets for $20. The drawing date is April 27th at 7:00 p.m. to be held at Courthouse Square in Downtown Charlotte. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Courthouse Square at (517) 543-6999 or contact any of the Historical Commission members. LJ-0100073763


For more information about either of these two events, call the library at (517) 543-8859.

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Number Ordered Book: Landscaping for Wildlife: Minnesota DNR - Habitat oriented look at landscaping concepts to support diverse native wildlife populations. Recommendations apply to farms, woodlots, backyards, and urban areas.


Book: Landscaping with Native Plants of Michigan by L. Steiner - Includes comprehensive descriptions of more than 600 native plant species, information on planting, maintenance, and landscape uses for each plant is also included.


Book: Wildflowers of Michigan Field Guide by Stan Tekiela – large photos and descriptions: great guide for beginners


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Book: Kitchen Table Bird Book by J Ham - The 77 species discussed and portrayed here represent the most common small birds that come to feeders, marsh edge, lawns, or woodlands of the Great Lakes Region.


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Book: Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden by Stella Otto


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(Nurseries may make substitutions on trees included in packets as available) $10/pkt

Native Bird & Wildlife Packet - 17 plants - American plum, Black cherry, Gray dogwood, Redosier dogwood, Pin Oak, Silky dogwood


Native Hardwood Packet – 18 trees – Black Cherry, Black Walnut, Burr Oak, Northern Red Oak, Sugar Maple, and Silver Maple


Fast Growing Shade Packet – 20 trees – Black cherry, English Oak, Hybrid Poplar, and Silver Maple


• Please mail this order form with payment before March 15th, 2011. Earlier orders will have a better chance of being filled. • It is unlawful for these trees to be resold with roots attached. (PA of 1981 as amended). • The Eaton Conservation District (ECD) does not guarantee any stock once it leaves the building. • ECD is not responsible for orders not picked up during the scheduled distribution date. All remaining stock will be sold following the distribution date. Contact the ECD office for more details. • Please add carefully. Make sure to add in sales tax. Any overpayment error less than $5 will be considered a donation. • If you have questions, call our office at (517) 543-5848 x 5

Thank you for supporting the Eaton Conservation District!

Mail Order Form w/ payment to: Eaton Conservation District 551 Courthouse Drive, Ste 3, Charlotte, MI 48813

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Budget: State proposal to have local impact Continued from page 2

District officials aren’t new to making cuts. In the past 10 years Charlotte officials have cut $10 million in expenditures from the budget. Cost savings have included staff reductions, the closing of an elementary school and restructuring the district’s bus routes. “This is going to be tragic for education, K-12, in Michigan,” said Hipskind. “It is not going to look the same as it has before.”

City more optimistic

At Charlotte City Hall Manager Gregg Guetschow is taking a “wait-and-see approach” to Snyder’s proposed budget. It calls for reductions in state shared revenue funding for municipalities. If passed, it amounts to a loss of $164,000 annually for Charlotte, said Guetschow.

However, Snyder’s budget isn’t all doom and gloom for cities, he said. “It’s tough to know whether that’s a net impact or not,” explained Guetschow. That’s due to two other factors. First, a portion of state shared revenue funding, entitled “constitutional” funding actually stands to increase by an estimated 4 percent. That portion of the funding increases if sales tax revenues go up — which they are expected to. Guetschow said that increase could generate up to $25,000 more for the city. Secondly, Snyder’s budget does offer financial incentives — a chance to earn back a portion of the revenue sharing they stand to lose — for city’s that demonstrate they are exercising the following “best practices:” • service sharing/consolidation • employee compensation • Accountability to the public. Although the details of the proposal won’t be clear until

mid-March, Guetschow said he believes the city can demonstrate its efforts in all three areas. “I feel pretty good about our ability to be responsible with the issues the Governor is proposing,” he said. He added that officials are patiently waiting to see exactly how the proposed state budget will impact them before reacting. “I think it’s too early to panic,” he said. “It’s going to be tough but we knew it was going to be.”

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When Jesus was teaching his disciples, he told them the Parable of the Lost Sheep. Shepherds were often asked to care for flocks of 100 sheep, and they were accountable for every one of them. Never would a shepherd hesitate to risk his life if one of his sheep was in danger. The image of a shepherd carrying a sheep safely home on his shoulders is a familiar symbol. In the Book of Isaiah, God is described as one Pastor’s who “will feed his flock like perspective a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms, and Darwin Kuhl carry them in his bosom...” (Isaiah 40:11) The lesson of this parable is that God is like the good shepherd who would leave his 99 sheep to find the one that

has gone astray. We are taught that there is no limit to the the Joy of Being Found. distance that God will go to bring us home to his love. Darwin Kuhl is the pastor at West Carmel CongregaWith God’s help, our lives can move from bad to good, tional Church. from hurt to healing. God is not, as a popular song says, “Watching us from a distance.” God, our loving father, is right here among us. He’s within us, loving us, feeling our pain, desiring that we be made whole, happy, and healthy people. God wants us, his children, to care for one another as he cares for us. God does not want us to be detached from our neighbors. Whenever we find pain and suffering, our call is to put aside our differences and work together for the common cause: Building the Kingdom of God on Earth. It is time to join hands in the name of Jesus Christ — united to the cause of building a better world. This may be the only way for those who have been lost to experience

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Counseling center to reopen CHARLOTTE — Peace Lutheran Church is very happy to announce the reopening of the Peace Counseling Center. The Center has a long history of serving the people of Eaton County with individual counseling and group

counseling surrounding a variety of topics. Todd McGee and Donna Turner will both be available on a part time basis beginning March 1 to see individuals, couples and families. Peace Counseling Center will also provide community-wide workshops through-

out the years. Peace Lutheran Church and Peace Counseling Center are located at 830 N. Cochran in Charlotte. If you have any questions or you would like to speak with a counselor, call (517) 543-1503.



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and located the suspect who was then arrested for domestic assault. • Feb. 16 - Officers from the Charlotte Police Department were following up on the B&E that had occurred at the high school as well as a larceny from auto that occurred the same night in the high school parking lot. Officers were able to identify one of the four suspects. During an interview the suspect confessed to both crimes and led officers to the stolen property. Officers also learned the names of the other three subjects who broke into the school. Charges are pending on all the individuals. • Feb. 16 - Charlotte police were called to a possible domestic on North Sheldon Street. Officers were informed that a neighbor called and reported they heard their neighbor yell “I am going to kill you.” Officers arrived and investigated the incident and it was discovered that the resident was upset with his dog that would not come in when called, which prompted him to yell the statement. - From the Charlotte Police Department

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how many people actually know the importance of physical activity and understand the difference between good and bad food. So what’s the issue? Put simply…exercise and eating right have not become daily habits for most people. In order to truly make a positive change in one’s life, a person needs to make exercise and eating right a regular part of their day. So how can you do it? Realize you have a choice in the matter. Each and every one of us has the option to ask ourselves each morning when and how we’re going to exercise. We also have the choice to decide what we’re going to eat each day. Once you realize this, you can begin to make a conscious, daily effort to improve your wellbeing and prioritize your time and money to things that really matter – your health and vitality! Monday, February 28 marks the start of HGB’s Community Vitality Week. Beginning on this important day, if you can incorporate exercise and a nutritious diet into your daily regimen for the next 30 days, you’ll have a new healthy habit that can improve the quality and quantity of your years.

Patrick Sustrich, MS, is the director of health and wellness services at HGB. He can be reached at 517-543-9575.



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CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Police Department handled over 160 incidents the week of Feb. 14 to Feb. 20. Here are just a few of those incidents: • Feb. 15 - Charlotte police were called to the Charlotte High School for a disorderly parent during a basketball game. Officers arrived and were informed that a parent of a player was heckling the referees during the game. The referees informed the school that the parent must be removed from the game, at which point the school had no choice but to have the parent leave under MHSAA rules. When told to leave the parent became very upset with school staff and when leaving the parent threw open a door damaging the door. • Feb. 15 - Charlotte police were called to a residence on Porter Drive for a domestic assault. Officers arrived and were informed by the victim that her husband had assaulted her and then left the scene on foot. The victim stated that they were having a verbal argument over their children when the argument turned physical. Officers from the Charlotte Police Department searched the area

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Jail’s Taylor plans retirement CHARLOTTE - Joann M. Taylor will retire from the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, according to Sheriff Mike Raines. The sheriff’s department hosted a retirement reception in her honor on Feb. 17. Taylor began her career in the food service department, joining the Medical Care Facility in 1964 on the day the facility Joann opened its doors. Taylor After six years at

home to begin her family she was hired to work at the sheriff’s office on Aug. 8, 1980 as a part-time cook. On Oct. 21, 1985 Joann returned to work for the Medical Care Facility while attending school to obtain her Dietary Managers Certification. She returned to the Eaton County Sheriff’s department on March 6, 1989 at the request of former Sheriff Art Kelsey. She was offered the position of Food Service Supervisor/ Diet Technician at the new jail location. Joann received a Certificate of Appreciation for the morning of Dec.

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CHARLOTTE — On Saturday, March 5, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, area residents of all ages can enjoy a Mardi Gras party at the St. Mary Family Life Center in Charlotte. It will be a fun-filled event of food, drinks and card playing for adults with a separate party for the kids. The Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament starts at 6 p.m. and Black Jack tables will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be available for the cold

cash raffle with up to $10,000 for first prize. The winner will be drawn at 10 p.m. (need not be present to win). Party foods, snacks and a cash bar will be available. A separate room will have a big screen TV for non-card players. There is no cover charge. Feel free to stop by and check it out. Any adults interested in attending the Mardi Gras are encouraged to bring their children to a Junior Mardi Gras party that will go until 10 p.m. This par-

ty will be held in the attached school building for children three to 12 years old (must be toilet trained). The children will enjoy carnival games, art and crafts, movies, games, snacks and more. Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited for this free event. For more information, call St. Mary School at (517) 543-3460 or visit — From St. Mary Family Life Center

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 • 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Contact Carrie Rosekrans, District Registrar, at 541-5182 for additional information.

For church changes please contact Jeana Rohrs at 377-1078 ABUNDANT LIFE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY An oasis of God’s Love “Where Everyone is Someone Special” A spirit filled church meeting at the Maple Leaf Grange, Highway M-66. S. of Assyria Rd., Nashville. Sun: Praise & Worship: 10:30am & 6pm; Tues: Gap Standers Prayer Meeting 6:30pm; Wed: 6:30 Jesus Club for 4-12 year olds. For information call: Pastors David or Rose MacDonald (269)731-5194 Or Elder Fred Bell (517)852-1806 AINGER BIBLE CHURCH, 5484 S. Ainger Rd., Pastor Scott Brood, 749-9321. S.S. 10am, worship service 11am, evening service 6pm, Midweek service and AWANA, Youth Bible Study, Thurs. 7pm BELLEVUE CHRISTIAN CENTER, 734 W. Capital Ave., Bellevue. Sun. 10:30am, 6pm; Wed. 7pm BELLEVUE CHURCH OF CHRIST 22980 13 Mile Rd., Bellevue. (269)763-0190. Services Bible Class Sun. 10am & Wed. 6:30pm, Worship & Communion Sun. 11am & 6:30pm, Teens Fri. 7pm BELLEVUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 122 W. Capitol, Virgina Heller, Pastor. 763-9421. Morning Church School 9:45am, morning worship 11am, Bible study Thurs. 10am BRIGHT HOPE BIBLE CHURCH 500 E. Lansing Rd., Potterville. Pastor Terry LaDuke 645-4060. Sun. service 10:30am and 6pm, Wed. 6:30 men’s and ladies prayer and Bible study, youth group (7th-12th grade), kids adventure klub (pre-k - 6th grade) BROOKFIELD-EATON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, corner of Bellevue Hwy. and Brookfield Rd., Pastor Irene Vittoz. Church: 543-4225, Sun. morning worship & church school 10:30am, Bible Study 10-11:30am Wed. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, 825 N. Cochran, Charlotte, 543-4028. S.S. 9:45am, morning worship 11am, evening worship 6pm.; Wed. Awana 6:30pm, prayer meeting 7pm; Reformers Unanimous Fri. 7pm

CHESTER GOSPEL CHURCH, 3744 W. Vermontville Hwy., Charlotte (corner of Vermontville & Chester). Pastor Marc Livingston. S.S. 9:45am Sun. morning worship 11am, evening worship 6pm, Wed. Family Night Service 6:45pm CHURCH OF CHRIST, 1825 S. Cochran, Charlotte, John Bailey, Pastor. Bible school 9:30am, worship and communion, 10:30am, junior church at 10:30am, Wed. Bible study and youth groups 7pm, 541-9930 CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS (The Mormons) Charlotte Branch, 200 N. Bostwick in Charlotte. Branch President John Coakley (517) 622-1415. Charlotte missionaries (517)588-8144. Sacrament service 10-11am; Primary 11am-1pm; Sun. School 11am to noon; Relief Society, Priesthood, Young Women noon-1pm COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, 223 S. Washington, next to Charlotte IGA, 543-0003. Pastor Elder Mel Crowley 543-3247. Sun. School 9:30am, Worship Service 11am, Prayer Service Wed. 6:30pm CROSSROADS CHURCH of The United Brethren Church, 813 E. Shepherd, Charlotte, 543-0167, Mike Arnold, pastor. SUNDAY: Early Prayer Service 9am, Sun. School for Kids 9:45am, Adult Discovery Classes 9:45am, Worship Celebration 11am WEDNESDAY MIDWEEK: Hour of Power Prayer 10am, Kid’s Korner 7pm, Youth Extraordinaire 7pm, Praise Team & Drama Team 7pm DELTA PRESBYTERIAN, Delta Twp., 6100 W. Michigan (between Creyts Rd. & Mall Dr.) 321-3569, Sun. worship service 10am, Children’s S.S. 10:15am, Adult Ed. 11:15am DIMONDALE PRESBYTERIAN, 162 Bridge St., 646-6183 Rev. Sharon Zurakowski. Worship 10am, Sun. School 11am DIMONDALE UNITED METHODIST, 646-0641 6801 Creyts Rd., Dimondale, Rev. Joseph Huston. Sun. Morning Worship 9:15am EVANGEL CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1848 S. Cochran, 543-8775. S.S. 9:30am. & Worship 11am, Wed. Bible study 7pm. Pastor William Tate

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 9800 S. Cochran Rd., 543-2719, 10 miles south of Charlotte. S.S. 10am, worship 11am, praise gathering 6pm, Wed. family night, adult Bible study, youth, Royal Rangers, Missionettes 7pm FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 4767 W. Butterfield, Olivet. Rev. Doug Hammond. S.S. 9:30am, Sun. worship 10:30am & 6pm (616)749-9663

GOODNEWS CHURCH PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 610 Jefferson St., Charlotte 543-0131 Rev. Elbern Householder. Sun. school 10am, Sun. worship 11am, evening service 6pm, Wed. Bible Study 7pm

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1110 S. Cochran, Charlotte. Robin Crouch, Pastor; Becky Crouch, worship and music; Ryan Manning, Youth Pastor. Traditional Sun. worship 8:30am; Sun. school 9:45am; Contemporary worship 11am; For Sun. night opportunities call the church at 543-6900. Wed. 6:30pm preschool, elementary, junior high, and adult programs.

HERITAGE HILLS BIBLE CHURCH, 13015 M-66 at Assyria Center, Bellevue, Pastor Aaron Sommers. Sun. school 9:45am, worship 10:45am and 6pm; Wed. evening: Word of Life for all youth 7pm, prayer meeting and Bible study for adults 7pm

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 122 S. Main St., Bellevue, (269)763-9247. Pastor: Don Francis. Sundays: Traditional Worship 8:30am; Bible Study 9:45am; Contemporary Worship 11am; Evening Service 7pm FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, corner of Lawrence & Bostwick, 543-1310. Rev. Philip Hobson and Rev. Tom Jones. Sun. worship & church school 10am FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF VERMONTVILLE, 110 S. Main St., 726-0258, Pastor Izzy Young. Sun.: Service 10am, Children’s Church 10:15am, Youth Group 6:30pm; Wed. Night: Pioneer Club 5:30-7:15pm FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH (L.C.M.S.), 550 E. Shepherd St., 543-4360. Rev. Tim Olson. Sun. worship services at 8:30 & 11am; Sun. school 9:45am; Nursery Available; Adventure Club for Ages 4 through 5th grade Wed. 6:15pm. Several adult Bible classes offered. Please call for more information. FIVE CORNERS CHURCH, 3 mi. south of Charlotte on US-27. Sun. school & worship 11am, Sun. evening 6pm; Wed. 7-8pm Bible Study & God’s Kids. Pastor Marty Saunders FREE METHODIST CHURCH, Corner of Cherry and M-78, across from Charlotte High School. Pastor Rob Schneider; 543-0910 or 543-1915; Sun. School for all ages 9:45am; Sun. Worship 10:45am; Ladies’ Bible Study Tues. 7pm; Children, Youth and Adults Wed. 6:30pm

GRESHAM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 5055 Mulliken Rd., Charlotte. Pastor Kathy Smith. Worship 9:30am, Sun. School 11am

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, M-79 and N. Chester; Sun. morning public talk 10am, Watchtower study 11am, Thurs. Theocratic Ministry school 7:30pm, service meeting 8:30pm KALAMO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Ionia Rd. in Kalamo. (517)652-1580 Pastor Bryce Feighner, Morning worship 9am & 10:30am, Sun. school at 10:30am LAWRENCE AVENUE UNITED METHODIST, 210 E. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte, 543-4670. Rev. Terry Fisher, Jeanne Hudson, Children’s Ministry Director; Sun. contemporary service 9am; Sun. School for all ages 10am; Traditional service 11am. Visit web site at LAUMC.US for information about our church. LIBERTY CHURCH OF CHARLOTTE, Sun. Services 2pm at 202 E. Lovett St., Charlotte. (517)980-3086 MULLIKEN UNITED METHODIST, 400 Charlotte Hwy., 1/2 block N. of blinker light. (517)649-8382. Pastor Judy Scholten. Children’s Sun. School during worship, Sun. Worship 10:45am; Wed. Adult Bible Class 7pm; ALL WELCOME - NURSERY FACILITIES NEEDMORE INDEPENDENT BAPTIST, 319 W. Needmore Hwy., Pastor David Iseminger 541-0908. Sun. school 10am, Sun. worship 11am & 6pm, Wed. Bible Study 7pm. NEW HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 436 W. Harris, Pastor Randy Royston. Morning service 10:30am, Sun. School 9:30am, Wed. Night Service 7pm OLIVET CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, corner of East St. and College St., Olivet. Sun. School 9:30am, Worship 10:30am, Rev. Jack Brown (269)749-2631

POTTERVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 105 N. Church St. Potterville, 645-7701, Pastor Rebecca Morrison. Morning worship 9:15am & 11am Sun. School 9:15am, Fellowship hour is 10:30am REAL LIFE CHURCH, 228 S. Cochran, Charlotte. Pastor Andy Shaver. 10am Sun. uplifting relevant praise service and children’s church. Casual atmosphere, donuts and coffee, small group studies during the week. or call (517)541-LIFE(5433) SAINT ANN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 S. Main, Bellevue (269)763-9372. Sun. Mass 9am, Religious Education Classes Sept. thru May following Liturgy. Holiday Masses 7pm SAINT HERMAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 216 Maple Hwy. Woodbury, Fr. Michael Carney (616)374-8596, Services: 6pm Sat, 10am Sun, and through the week as scheduled, SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 1516 S. Cochran, Charlotte (517)543-0445, Pastor Jeff Dowell (269)726-0795. Sat. services: Sabbath school 9:30am, worship service 10:50am. Bible Study Wed. 6pm. SOUTH COCHRAN CHURCH OF GOD, 2470 S. Cochran, Charlotte, 543-3293. Pastor Perry Purcell. Sun. School 9:45am, Morning Worship 10:45am, Bible Study Wed. evening 6pm

TC HOPE CENTER OF POTTERVILLE, holds a Spiritfilled service every Fri. at 7pm at 223 W. Main Street in downtown Potterville (formerly the location of Christian Renewal Full Gospel Fellowship). All public is invited. Start your weekend off right. Come worship with the live praise team from Lansing Teen Challenge, hear the message presented by Rev. Jeffrey Turner, and enjoy fellowship with other Christians at the end of the work week. Light refreshments provided. (517)484-6050


VERMONTVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 108 N. Main St., Vermontville. Pastor Kathy Smith. Sun. School 9:30am, Worship 11am. WEST BENTON CHURCH (nondenominational) Sun. School 9am, Sun. worship 10am The corner of Benton Road and Vermontville Hwy. Pastor Robert Homan, (269)763-3120 WEST CARMEL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, Ainger and Carlisle Hwy. Rev. Darwin Kuhl, minister. Sun. school/church 11am 763-3112 WHEATON ROAD CHURCH OF CHRIST, corner of Wheaton Rd. and M-50. Sun. time of assembly 10am-noon, evening service w-1 6-7pm, Wed. evening 7-8pm WEST WINDSOR UNITED BRETHREN, 7275 West Windsor Hwy., 646-6812, Pastor Dr. Paul Wall; Sun. morning worship 10am, Sun. school 11:15am, Sun. evening worship 5:30pm, No midweek service YAHWEH’S HOUSE OF PRAYER, We recently started sharing with the Church of the Bretheren. 2 miles S. of Sunfield on Sunfield Hwy. Services Sat. 11am. All are welcome. Bill McDiarmid, Pastor

SOUTH KALAMO CHURCH, corner of Kalamo Hwy. & Ionia Rd., Pastor Jeff Swift 852-9154. Sun. services 10:30am & 6pm, Wed. Bible study 7pm ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 201 W. Shepherd, Charlotte, (517)543-4430. Sun. 8am Holy Eucharist and 10:30am Holy Eucharist, Nursery and Sun. School;Entire building is handicap accessible ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 807 St. Mary’s Blvd., 543-4319. Pastor: Rev. Francis Mossholder. Mass Schedule: Sat. 4:30pm, Sun. Mass 8:30am & 11am; Sat. Confessions: 3:30-4pm or by appointment SUNTKEN HIS WORD MINISTRIES, Keeping Jesus Real to the Great Commissions, Pastor Courtney Suntken (517)977-4472, 125 E. Stoddard St., Charlotte (517)541-2731 Sun. service 10:30am; Prayer: Tues. 7pm, Thurs. 9am; New Beginnings Recovery Wed. 7pm; Bible Reading Thurs. 7pm;

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CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN REFORMED, 421 State St., Charlotte, 543-4721, Pastor, Rev. Bret McAtee, 543-0751, cell 588-9129. Sun. worship 10am & 6pm;


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Barkley leaves Olivet OLIVET — On Jan. 28, a soup and salad luncheon was held to honor and celebrate Mary Barkley as she leaves to accept a position the Early Childhood Connections Project Coordinator with the CISD. Mary has been the Olivet Middle School Principal for the past two-and-a-half years (also serving as the district’s special education coordinator and grant writer/ coordinator), worked as the leader of Fern Persons Elementary from 2001 to 2008, and prior to that has been an educator, curriculum coordinator and the K-3 professional development coordinator. Mary always provided a spirit of open collaboration, camaraderie, and a “let’s roll our sleeves up” work ethic. Mary’s experience as the elementary school principal began in 2001 after serving the district as a teacher since 1986. Mary taught in all grades at FPE, developmental kindergarten through third grade. She also taught ele-

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Myrtle Beach, SC Charles W. Crawford, 78, formerly of Charlotte, MI, died Thursday, February 17, 2011. Mr. Crawford was born October 30, 1932 in Union City, IN the son of William and Mary (Weaver) Crawford. Mr. Crawford was employed 30 years as an electrician for General Motors. He is survived by his daughters, Jara Adams of Grain Valley, MO, Sherri (Gregg) Hall of Charlotte and Jodi (John) VanAlstine of Vermontville, MI; son Bob (Donna) Crawford of Lansing; 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janis Crawford, grandson Gregory Scott Hall Jr., brother, Bobby Crawford and his parents. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI with John Bailey officiating. Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, MI. Visitation will be Monday 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Pray Funeral Home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Eaton Community Hospice. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI.

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Vermontville Dema Sherry Wright, 79, was born November 2, 1931 in Mulliken, MI the daughter of George and Irma (Beck) Root. Dema grew up in Grand Ledge graduating from Grand Ledge High School in 1950. Later that year she married Wendall Wright on September 18, 1950. Many will remember Dema as owner of Grandma’s Greenery in Nashville, as a Scout and 4-H leader, from the many quilts and cakes she created, her presence at local arts a crafts shows, and her ever-present heart shaped glasses. As her daughter Rae recalled at her last visit: I see her hand when I point to something along the road, and I’m sure that it’s her tongue that hangs out in most of the photos for which I’ve posed. I know it’s her lips that I hear say those things to my kids and theirs, and though mine is longer it must be her graying hairs. We’ve been apart so much and yet she’s always in my movements and in the lives I’ve touched. I hope that others see the kindness in her eyes when I look at them and smile, and the pride in my heart knowing, I’m her child. She is survived by her husband of 60 years Wendall, their daughter, Rae (Larry) Swan of Canada; son, Eric (Marilyn) Wright of Vermontville; daughter, Dawn (Mike) Meade of Nashville; daughter, Lee (Steve) Augustine of Vermontville; 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren; and her brothers Doyle (Sharon) Root of Holt, and David (Barbara) Root of Ann Arbor. She will be greatly missed by one and all. A Tribute Gathering was held 3-6 p.m. Sunday Febru ary 20, 2011 at the Nashville VFW. Interment will be in Gresham Cemetery, Charlotte, MI. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI.

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Matt Rush. “‘Care’ was chosen as an all-encompassing term because we provide such a variety of services in a beautiful, efficient space, helping people to make a connection to our quality care and people in yet another way.” Every room has a window so people can see outside and have natural light, which can be more comforting. There is also a comfortable sitting area for visitors and a staff of nurses available for anything patients might need, according to Hammontree. People who are interested in using the services of the Care Station should talk to their physician about a referral. They may be able to save themselves a trip out of town, added Hammontree. For more information visit

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Charlotte Linda K. Potter, 51, of Charlotte, MI lost an eight year struggle with cancer of which she met head on with a determined and positive fight Monday, February 21, 2011. Mrs. Potter was born February 25, 1959 in Melbourne, FL the daughter of Darel and Kay Utz (Klinger) Morgan. Linda’s concern for the elderly was as an administrator for the Eaton County Medical Care Facility and oversaw the construction of the new Eaton County Medical Care Facility which was a model for the state. She also worked for Red Oak Health Systems and Life Care Centers of America as Executive Director. Linda helped restore two historic homes, one of those was the Hall House on the corner of Harris and Clinton streets and she helped to place it on the State Historic Register. She had a great sense of humor and passed on too soon as she had many things to accomplish. In the short life she had - she lived gloriously! She is survived by her husband, Thomas; daughter, Nicole Krepps of Battle Creek; son, John Ross (Amy) Henry of Lansing; step-son, Thomas (Katy) Potter of Muskegon; stepdaughter, Jennifer (Joel) Wozniak of Charlotte and 12 grandchildren. Memorial services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 25, 2011 at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI with Reverend Charles Jenson officiating. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, Woodland, MI. Visitation will be Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Courthouse Square Association. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI.

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Charlotte Roy Wilbert Tuovila, 86, joined his Lord, Thursday, February 17, 2011. Mr. Tuovila was born May 29, 1924 in Laurium, MI the son of Alfred and Lulu (Bodi) Tuovila. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth, and their children: David (Rose) Tuovila of Norway, MI, Paulette (Brent) Graham of Charlotte and Diane Tuovila of Charlotte; along with four grandchildren: Eric (Debbie) Tuovila, Steve Tuovila, Valerie (Brian) Frawley, and Heather (Chris) Votruba. He also has three great grandchildren: Lilly Graham, Seth and Shawn Frawley. Mr. Tuovila is also survived by two brothers: Clayton Tuovila and Gerald (Patty) Tuovila both of Laurium, MI. He was preceded in death by siblings: Carl, Paul and Bernice Tuovila, Helen Helmes, and Barbara Armes. Mr. Tuovila was a very patriotic man who was an honored WWII Veteran and a decorated combat infantryman with 1 Bronze Star, 4 Campaign Medals and was a Staff Sergeant in charge of a machine gun squadron. He was in Patton’s 3rd Army 35th Infantry and received military awards from the Normandy Invasion, Battle of the Bulge, Rescue at Bastogne and into the Rhineland. He enjoyed travel in his motor home to Cape Canaveral, Florida and the Upper Peninsula. He also enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening and landscaping. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 21, 2011 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lansing with Pastor Michael Bater officiating. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, February 20, 2011 from 3-6:00 pm at Pray Funeral Home Charlotte, MI If desired memorial contributions may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

CHARLOTTE - Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce its Care Station has added more services. The center, which is located in the former Family Birthing Center, recently started offering anticoagulation, eye and pain management procedures. The Care Station has also been offering infusion services for more than two years now. The eye procedures include cataract surgeries and blepharoplasties and are being performed by Dr. David Harrell. Pain management encompasses epidurals, rhizotomies, facet blocks and spinal cord stimulators, among others. Drs. Seneca Storm and Richard Ferro are the physicians doing these procedures. Infusion is the process

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PAPILLON, POMERANIAN & HAY FOR SALE Exc. quality malti-poo puppies, tiny & mixed grass. 1st cut, $3.75 adorable, some registered. bale & 2nd cut, $4.25/bale. 734-646-4007, 810-599-4317 Del. available 517-763-6273

HAVANESE AKC 13 week old cream male, & 1 yr old POODLE PUPS (STANDARD) Black and white male. Lo1 yr health guaran., Jackcal delivery only ($400 to son, DOB 12-23-10. 517rehome). $900 for puppy. 784-5225, cell 517-392-0608. ( 5 1 7 ) 2 3 0 - 1 6 3 1 COCKER SPANIEL PUPS POODLES, AKC TOY, Black, wormed, shots, 1 buff fe$400. PEEK-A-POO’S Fuzzy male & 1 chocolate male HOLLAND LOP RABBIT Grey little teddy bears. $300& White spots. Litter $225. (517)745-5689 $350. 517-726-0368/517trained INDOOR 3 yr. old 231-2400 nutered male, w/nice cage. Needs to be only PUGGLE PUPPIES rabbit. $50. 517-694-6338 7 wks old, 1st shots & wormed, $250. 989-427JACK RUSSEL TERRIER 3205. Pups - White w/Brown & Black spots, 6 wks. Beauti- RATS (RODENTS) 9 males, ful coats & markings. black & white, 6 wks old, Champion lines, dew to be pets only. 517-694claws, tails done. Shots, 6338. CORGI/DASHUND PUPPIES wormed. Exp. breeder, $300. ( 5 1 7 ) 5 4 1 - 8 2 7 1 Good with children, playful SHIH TZU PUPPIES 8 wks., not hyper, lovable, mother AKC, 3 males, 1st shots, on site, pure bred, show wormed, $325. Call 517CUTE ORANGE & W H I T E quality. $350. (989)640575-2665. TABBY CAT. Call 517-4490238. 9179. SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPIES KITS/CATS RESCUED: Many Blue eyes, $300. Call 517declawed; www.trinityacresresDACHSHUND PUPS, Teens, 303-5247 after 3 p.m. cue.; includes small size, vet care, neuter/basic medical $45- TOY FOX TERRIER PUPPIES $200-$250/each, cash. $135. 517-410-0074 517-543-7024/517-541-6004 10 wks old, 1st shots & wormed, beautifully DOBERMAN PINSCHERS LAB BLOODHOUND MIX 8 marked $175. 989-427-3205 wks old, $25. Female Great AKC, 2 males, red & rust, Dane, 5 mos. old, $400. born 1-27-11. Call 616-902AKC Lab, female, 3 yrs., 1838, Portland, MI. WESTIES $200. 989-980-9771. How to Recognize a RESPONSIBLE ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPLAB/GOLDEN RETRIEVER BREEDER PIES 2 females, 1 male, 6 P U P S 6 weeks, shots, wks., 1st puppy shots, wormed, black, yellow, or 734-455-9239 $1200. 931-332-1629 or 931M/F. $200. 517-490-6260. for our Westies 101 332-3626. handout. LAB PUPPIES AKC, yellow & ENGLISH SETTER PUPPIES black, 7 wks old, vet Ready to go w/shots on checked, dew claws, Feb. 16, both parents on wormed, 1st shots, $450. site, good hunters, FDSB Pictures available. 616reg. 3 males, 3 fem. $250 374-3042 ea. 517-749-7882, 749-7883. LAB PUPPIES black & chocGERMAN SHEPHERD PUPolate males, AKC reg., 6 PIES AKC, large boned, wks., great pets or hunteven temperament, good ers. 269-998-0925 w/kids, $350. 734-587-3033 Yorkie-Poos, Malte-Poos & LAB PUPPIES YELLOW and Teddy Bears Toy Size black, 10 weeks, Mother GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS Nonshed Shots Dewormed on site $100. (517)749-4634 AKC. different colors, 6 Raised w/kids Guaranteed weeks born 12/25. Beauti$375/up. (989) 225-1367. ful coat and markings, LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Champion lines, Good Vet checked, shots & YORKIE PUPPIES Will be tiguard dog, Health guar., wormed. $400-$450. ny, parents on site, $400loveable, parents on 989-763-7202 $500. Call 989-627-0501 site,shots, vet checked, wormed, $500. LOST - REWARD! black 2 6 9 - 7 8 1 - 4 0 8 6 male Great Dane, blue lar, "Matrix’’, missing Miller/Waverly area. Call 394-5252, 202-8848 GOLDENDOODLE F1 PUPS Standard size. Vet checked, shots, wormed. LOST Very small adult gray $500-$550. 989-763-7202. cat, Fireside Dr., near Forest-Aurelius-Collins Rd. Lansing. 517-242-4001. MINIATURE ENGLISH BULL DOG PUPS $1500. 517-2621598.

In Person: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm 239 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI 48813 120E. Lenawee, Lansing, MI48919

STRAW FOR SALE $2/bale. Mason area. Call 517-930-8948

Firewood 100% SEASONED HARDWOOD $65 face. Ash, Cherry & Oak - cut, split & delivered. 517-490-0955 SEASONED HARDWOOD 20 mi. radius of Eagle. $60/face cord. Call 517-647-6654 SEASONED WHITE OAK $60 per facecord. 517-8819206 or 517-230-9932

WOOD PELLETS Nice & dry! $165/ton (+ tax) also have 40 lb. bags available. CASH ONLY. 517-623-6622.




FURNITURE & ANTIQUES 4 buildings w/12,000 sq.ft.of quality used furniture,antiques,collectibles. HUGE SELECTION, GREAT VALUES. WE ARE WORTH THE DRIVE! Layaway terms available.We buy estates. 2 milesW.of Hastings at M37/M43 Sun.12-5pm • Mon.-Th.10-6pm Fri.10-8pm • Sat.9-5pm



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Wanted to Buy CASH PAID for diabetic test strips. Up to $15 per 100 strips. Ph. 517-292-0991

Building Materials -Supplies POLE BARNS MICHIGAN’S Largest Pole Barn Company (Built Best Barns) Best Quality, Best Service, Best Price. This Week’s Specials Erected 24’x24’x8’-$5495.00 24’x40’x10’-$7995.00 30’x40’x10’-$8995.00 30’x48’x12’-$10,995.00 Licensed/Insured 1-877802-9591. MM

QUEEN BED PILLOW TOP MATERIAL with frame, excellent COMPLETE POLE Building Package cond. Sacrifice $120. 51724’x32’x8’-$3799.00 983-3206. 30’x40’x10’-$5599.00 32’x48’x10’-$6799.00 Steel roof, doors included, other sizes available Call Standale Post Frame GOLDEN POWER lift & reBuildings Toll Free 1-800cline chair, new $624, will 968-8201. MM sell $350. Used 2 mo. Call 517-663-2022.

HealthcareHospital Equip.

Household Goods

ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE doll SHOW: Sun. March C A R P E T - M O H A W K 6th, 9:30am-3pm. DeWitt I N H E R I T A N C E Conference Center, off I-69 A M B E R S M O K E exit 87 behind Burger King. EXCOND.,LARGE Info. 269-599-1511 20’10"x22’7"($300)& 14’4"x13’($175)--$425/both (517)285-2294

Baby & Childrens Items


MOM 2 MOM Sale VENDORS WANTED Tables $9ea for 6’ Feb. 19th 9am-Noon. 482- BRAND NEW CARPET Over 1551 Admission $1 stocked. 99¢ sq ft includes pad. 517-541-1109.

Computers NICE DELL LATITUDE D630 Laptops 1.8GHz Core2Duo 80GB/2GB/DVDRW/WiFi Good Battery Antivirus Office $275 517.614.8880

Electronics SONY COLOR TVS 32"Picture-in-Picture Trinitron($175);27"&19" Trinitrons ($35&$25); 21"MGA Mitsubishi($25)-all 4/$225 (517)285-2294


WANTED: UNWANTED appliances, air conditioners, cars, trucks, vans, farm machinery, lawn mowers, campers, hot water tanks, aluminum or steel boats, aluminum windows or doors, aluminum toppers, any types of aluminum or steel siding, 4 wheelers, go carts, trailers, batteries. All picked up for Free. Call 517-628-2818

Wanted to Buy A AARDVARK ANTIQUER paying cash for guns, jewlery, furniture, art & unusual & bizarre items. 517-819-8700

A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP BUYING ANTIQUE LAMPS, mattress set, new in plasjewelry, watches, musical tic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. instruments, artwork, othCan deliver. er nice things. John 517ALFALFA GRASS886-9795. EXCELLENT Hay $3.00 & AMISH CEDAR LOG BED, up. Can deliver. includes headboard & CASH FOR GUNS , Art, Anti517-641-6034 footboard with pillow top ques, Jewelry, musical inmattress set, new. $275. struments, Valuables. Call GRASS HAY $3.50 per bale. 517-541-6694. 517-204-2004/517-663-3931 Delivery available. 517645-2313 KING MATTRESS SET with CASH PAID D iabet ic test wroughtiron head board & strips. Area’s original, oldSQUARE HAY BALES $2.75 frame. Cost $1200, sacriest buyer. Friendly & fair. each. Call after 6, 517-202fice $550. 517-983-3206. 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179 4275.

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AIRLINES ARE HIRING— PROJECT ENGINEER Train for high paying AviaEielson, AFB ALASKA tion Career. FAA approved Exp’d Project Engineer program. Financial aid if needed for Military Housqualified—Job placement ing Construction in Alaska. assistance. Call Aviation Visit for Institute of Maintenance qualifications. Osborne 877-891-2281. MM Construction Company is an Equal Opportunity EmATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE ployer. All qualified applifrom Home. *Medical, cants will receive consid*Business, *Paralegal, eration without regard to *Accounting, *Criminal race, color, religion, genJustice. Job placement asder or national origin. Ossistance. Computer availaborne is a drug free workble. Financial Aid if qualiplace. Drug tests are adfied. Call 877-895-1828 ministered to employees at the time of hire, ranMM domly and after any accidents. Please email reHIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA sume & cover letter AttenFROM HOME. 6-8 weeks. tion HR Manager to Accredited. Get a Diploma. Get a job! FREE Brochure. 1-800-264-8330. MM

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HOME HEALTH AIDE For adult foster care. Prefer experienced, mature adult. Must be able to work some weekends. Call Jayne at 517-543-5393.

The Lansing State Journal is accepting applications for an established Motor Route in the Char l o t t e area. The route has a stable income of approximately $1400.00 per month. Delivery times are approximately 3.5 - 4.0 hrs per morning between 2:00 am and 6:00 am. You must live in the Charlotte are a and have dependable transportation. If you would like more information, please contact Linda Simon at or 517-3771272 or @ lijsimon@

Eaton Rapids

Vacant Property DELTA TWP. 5 acres. R EDUCED. Heavy industrial, great location. Sale or lease. Land Contract available. $139,000. 2600 Snow Rd. 586-772-2759 or 810772-6561.

EATON RAPIDS - $124,900 NEW LISTING Special Attractionwell maintained 2000 sf, 4br/1 bath Quad-Level fenced corner lot, lower level stubbed for 2nd full bath-just add your fixtures & drywall. Cathedral ceilings, laminate wood floors, oak kitchen, den, 2 ½ car garage, & more. Call Dale 663.4500 Ross & Assoc.



Apartments Lansing COLONIAL VILLAGE AREA: small efficiency or 1 bdrm. Quiet Area. No Smoking, No Pets. Call 517-485-4300 COLONIAL VILLAGE AREA: small efficiency or 1 bdrm. Quiet Area. No Smoking, No Pets. Call 517-485-4300

Apartments For Rent

COME EXPERIENCE Living at Lansing Manor "A Quiet and Caring Senior Community" Located directly behind the Lansing Mall, Lansing Manor offers 1 Bedroom residences for Persons 62 years of age or disabled. Rents are income based Pets are welcome. Call today for your personal tour of this lovely community. 517.321.5058 TTY (800) 662-1220 Lansing Manor does not Discriminate on the basis of

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U.S. NAVY LAUNCH a career today. Advanced paid training, medical/dental, vacation, $ for school. HS grads ages 17-34. Call 1800-922-1703. M-F 9-3. MC AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877) 891-2281. MC


Day-Eve-wkend Classes Job Placement Assistance Class B Training (1 day) (517) 887-1600 Train Local Save Hassle




International company locating to the Jackson area has created several openings for full time work. Must be 18 or older and flexible Monday - Saturday. Interviewing first 150 callers. Call 517-7822900.




The Battle Creek Enquirer is accepting applications for an established Motor Route in the Bellevue area. The route has a stable income of approximately $1350.00 per month. Delivery times are approximately 3.5hrs per morning between 2:30 am and 7:00 am. You must live in the Bellevue area and have dependable transportation. If you would like more information, please contact Linda Simon at or 517-377-1272 or

Immediate Openings $14.25 base/appt.

Great Pay, customer sales/service, flexible work schedule, no exp nec Call 517-333-1700

Lansing State Journal Vermontville $925.00 per month The Lansing State Journal is accepting applications for an established motor route in the Vermontville area. Approx profit is $925.00 average per month plus tips. 2 hours per morning between the hours of 3am and 7am. You must live in the Vermontville area and have a dependable vehicle with back up. If interested in becoming an Independent Contactor for the Lansing State Journal call Linda Simon at 377-1272 or email @



Senior living community seeks CNA for the 8am to 4pm shift on Saturdays and one Sunday. Apply in person at: Great Lakes Christian Homes 2050 S. Washington Rd., Holt, MI.


PRICE REDUCED! You’ll Find A Quality Job in this totally remodeled 2 story with 3 BR’s, 1.5 baths, 1st flr laundry, formal dining, huge kitchen, 3 season room, office, 1 ½ car garage all on 1/3+ acre. Move right in!

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DO YOU EARN $800.00 IN A DAY? Your own local candy route 25 machines and candy all for $9995.00. All major credit cards accepted 877-915-8222 Vend 3.MC

STORE FIXTURE ENGINEER sought by Advanced Fixtures, Inc. 5+ Years Auto Cad & Store Fixture/Cabinet Manufacturing Experience. Can Accurately Create Routers, CALIFORNIA BOUND! 50Cutlists & Other Engineerstates. Play in Vegas, Hang ing Documents. The Right in LA, Jet to New York! HirCandidate Will Be Offered: ing 18-24 girls/guys. $400Competitive wage, compa$800 wkly. PAID Expenses. ny benefits including 401K Call 1-800-457-8528. Face and relocation allowance. to Face Technologies. MC Contact Anna: 972.784.8800 x221 or ashepherd@advancedfixtu NOW HIRING: COMPANIES Desperately Need MC ees to Assemble Products at Home. Electronics, CD Stands, Hair Barrettes, Email the Lansing Community Many More. No Selling, Newspapers 24/7 at: Any Hours. 1-985-646-1700 Dept. MI-1530. MM

ACCORD PROPERTIES Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. Lansing /E. Lansing Area. 517-337-7900 GRAND LEDGE DOWNTOWN 1 bdrm upper, near Opera House, $460. 517-282-2400.

Medical Billing Trainees Needed!

Business Opport. Self Employment

$599.00. Full size washer and dryer included. Please call (517)886-4100.

Call Neil 663-4500.

Ross & Assoc.

Homes For Sale ONLY $29,900

3 Bed/ 2 Bath Over 1700 Sq. ft. Newly Remodeled All Appliances, WD, C/A. NO APP FEES! All Credit Considered & Financing Available Call Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows (888)-262-1683 Must close by 2-28-11! EHO Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:


Holt-Dimondale Open Sun 1-4 1247 WILDFLOWER Mason schools. 1523 Sq. ft. new build. 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath, 2 car garage, hardwood & ceramic floors, AC, realtors welcome. $144,900 LC w/ 5% down. 517-290-4829

Land For Sale DIMONDALE 2 & 3.5 ACRES 9 mins. from Lansing & 7 mins. from GM Delta Plant. Private, trees, wild life. Land Contract, starting at $32,500. 517-645-7476 or 517-712-1372.

Mobile Homes For Sale ) HOLT * 2 bdrm., $1,800. Little work needed. Financing available. / 866-694-0821

HOUSING DISCRIMINATION? Call The Fair Housing Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR.

∫ Disability

LANSING AREA- 1 , 2 & 3 bdrms. starting from $400 + dep. Includes utilities. 517-372-6250

Old Orchard Apts.

Holts Best Value

$100 moves you in! "0" application fee & "0" sec. deposit 1 or 2 bdrms Apts.

Call us today! 517-694-8975 conditions apply

Condominiums For Rent HASLETT LAKEFRONT ON Lake Lansing with dock, gazebo, beautiful view, luxury condo apt., lg updated upper 2 BR., W/D, fireplace, deck, new maple kitchen, black stainless appli., carpet, granite, $950. Also, smaller lower 2 BR., w/patio, $660. Includes snow, trash, lawn. No big dogs. 517-853-6307.

Duplexes Townhomes

DOWNTOWN 408 W. IONIA. Studio ($460) & room ($335). Utilities included. Close to LCC & Cooley. 517-749-3890. BLUE WATER VILLAGE OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing Dimondale, near GM Delta Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 plant. New 2 & 3 bdrms, 2 bdrms., hardwood floors, FREE HEAT & W A T E R . Edgemont Waverly. Quiet baths, starting at $700 $525-$675, heat included. desirable neighborhood. & trash incl. all applian517-896-8732 Lg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No ces, bsmt., pets welcome. pets. From $525. 712-4915, Call 517-749-1714 or 202-3234, 323-1153 ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED 517-372-6250 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. $199 M ove In Special Plus Beautiful Park setting. Enter to Win a 32’’ F lat Close to schools & shopScreen TV! ping. Laundry hookup. SUNTREE APARTMENTS Spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom 1100 Sunview Dr. E. LANS. ATTRACTIVE 2 BR apartments. 1 beds from 989-224-8919 EHO cape cod, energy effic. fur$499. 2 beds from $599. nace, air, fireplace, newly * Free Utilities WAVERLY AREA painted, newer appliances, * Fitness Center Duplexes & Home ceiling fans, very clean, * Arizona Dry Sauna Starting at $725. Move in * Indoor/Outdoor Pool well maintained, no pets, specials, pet friendly. $695 + utils., references, * Resident Business Center For details 517-272-1000 or * Walk-in Closets deposit. 517-337-1007. visit: 10 minutes west of downtown Lansing, Thomas Cooley Law School, I-496 and I-96 WESTFIELD CLUB APTS. 1, 2, & 3 BEDROOM apart- and directly north of the ment homes starting from Lansing Mall. 1325 GLENROSE AVE. Very $599.00. Full size washer nice 3 bdrm., all applianVillage Green of Lansing and dryer included. Please ces, lg yard, garage. 1st, 5200 Mall Drive West call (517)886-4100. last deposit. $800 + utilitLansing, MI 48917 ies + dep. 517-708-7528. Call (866)399-2924 1712½ NEW York St. Lansfor more details ing Nice 2 bdrm. Washer Dryer hookup in bsmt. New flooring in bathroom APT 1-3 BED NEWLY RE& kitchen. $550 + util. MODELED 50 FEET FROM 517-372-8129 LCC, from $545 517-204-5550 CHARLOTTE LUXURY $225 PER MONTH APARTMENTS Lease to Own!!! 3 Bed/1 Saddleback Ranch. 2 Bath - over 800 sq.ft. Brand APT 1-3 BED NEWLY REbdrm., 2 full baths. Move New Carpet, Vinyl, & AppliMODELED 50 FEET FROM in specials. Pet friendly. ances. We Specialize in LCC from $535 For more information call: Hard to Finance Individu517-204-5550 517-272-1000 or visit: als!!! The Meadows of St. Johns (989)224-7707

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ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical *Business *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 877-895-1828 MC

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Charlotte- Enjoy quiet country living in this 4.44 acre lot just off paved Oneida Road. Will make a great building site! Charlotte- Country living on this 4.88 acre vacant lot in Whispering Meadows subdivision. This is a great lot on which to build your dream home! Ionia - Huge 4000+ square feet barn warehouse on 3+ acres. There are endless opportunities for this property including storage, rental or housing your business. Lowell- County living within commuting distance of Grand Rapids. Vacant wooded property with rolling hills nestled in a country setting outside of Lowell. Don’t miss it! Visit: for color photos, brochure, auction info and to bid. Or call 1.800.LASTBID (527.8243)

GRAND LEDGE 2 bdrm. fireplace, garage, central air, washer & dryer, $750-$775. 517-2829669 or 517-349-8000 HASLETT 5705 Potter, near lake. Large 2 bdrm. 1.5 bath, fireplace, central air. Utility room with washer / dryer hookup. No pets, $595/mo. incl. water. Call 517-372-8000 or 517349-8345 MOVE IN FOR $299 when you sign a 12 mo. lease! Forest View Apts, Haslett * Immediate Occupancy * Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 * PET WELCOME * Single level bldg w/ private entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups in utility room * Vaulted ceiling in living room * Storage access * Lovely wooded setting * Close to everything Expires March 15, 2011 Call today for info and tour! 517-803-2648 Conditions apply.

3-4 BDRM HOUSE Neat and clean, new paint & carpet. Call 517-641-7271 or 517214-7648. ------------------ 811 East St. 3 bdrm., 1 bath, 1595 sq. ft. home - on the river, michigan - basement. $775/mo. + deposit. City septic & well, consumer electric/gas heat 517-622-6059 - ------------------


When you need repairs around the home - and you need them fast - check the service directory in LCN Classifieds See or Call LCN Monday-Friday, 8-5 1.877.475.SELL

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PORTLAND- 1990 SCHULTZ. 14’x72’ 3 bdrm., 2 bath, in small secluded park near school & close to downtown. Central air. Newer BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru steel skirting, roof, 2 bedroom, $325-$540. evestroughs & decks. Utilities included. Taylor $16K. 517-647-2464 Realty 517-272-1512.

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325 I 2003 $9,990/OBO 6 cyl, Memory Seats, Lthr, 92500mi., Blue 248-880-3724

GRAND CARAVAN SXT, 2009 $18,900/BEST 17K mi., pwr. liftgate, Stow-N-Go, Silver in color. Excellent condition. 517-323-7389



LUCERNE CX 2008 $15,400 26,000 mi., orig. owner, black, like new 517-321-4622 BUICK LACROSSE CXS 2005 $15,500 Loaded, silver, 83,000 mi., leather, moonroof Excellent cond. Call 517-980-3296

Cadillac DEVILLE, 1996 $5500/BEST 100K mi. Very clean, well maintained. Excellent condition. 517-574-4041

X-TYPE 3.0 2005 6 cyl, Lthr, 94000mi., Black

$6995 989-640-1899

2007 CHEVY IMPALA $8995 Sharp, loaded, 65K mi. Super clean! Mint City, St Johns 989-640-1899

Chrysler-Plymouth TOWNE & COUNTRY LX, 2000 $7,000 107K mi. Handicap access, pwr. ramp. Good condition. 517-628-2857


GX-470, SUV 2008 $42,000 Low mi. Tow pkg., 3rd row removable seats. Excellent condition. 517-6697911 LEXUS RX350 2010 $36,000 Under warranty, 30,000 mi. Excellent cond. 517-629-4482, 517-917-4222

Mini Vans HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299

Oldsmobile DELTA 88, 1969 $6000/BEST Convertible. Very low mileage. Very fun!!! Excellent Condition. 517-230-4333 OLDSMOBILE 88 LS 1996 $4650/OBO 48K orig. mi., V6, 3800 motor, loaded w/lthr, moonroof, nonsmoker 517-505-1833

SOLD. February 27, 2011



2003 PONTIAC SUNFIRE $3795 Sunroof, CD, gas saver, 90 day warrty. Mint City, St Johns 989-640-1899

DODGE 2000 3/4 TON $10,000 4x4 w/Fisher snowplow, 2nd owner, V8 auto, looks, drives, runs excellent 517-712-6178

G6 GT 2006 $12,200 Sharp orange! Lthr, pwr everything, sunroof, 62Kmi 517-599-1989

DODGE RAM 1500 2003 $2,900 6 cyl, 3rd Row Seats, 78000mi., Red 517-896-6875

G5 2008 $8,500 4 cyl, Sunroof, Spoiler, 71182mi., Red, 36mpg 517-202-7788


Chevrolet 2005 CHEVY MALIBU MAXX Loaded, CD, 77K mi., black, clean. Mint City, St Johns


Saab SAAB 9-3 2007 65,000 miles. Perfect cond.

$9,900 517-331-6710

Sport Utility Vehicles CHEVROLET TAHOE LS 2002 $8,900 8 cyl,3rd Row Seats, 99870 mi, White, one owner 517-230-3548


Vans HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299

Automobiles Wanted VEHICLES WANTED DEAD/ALIVE Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same day pickup. 7 Days. 517-487-8704 CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098

Junk Cars Wanted

SOLARA, 2004 $9800 105K mi. Loaded, must see to appreciate! Excellent condition. 517-339-8829

CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098

TOYOTA RAV4 AWD 1999 141,000 mi.

CARS & TRUCKS WANTED Paying cash. 7 days a week.

$4,600/OBO 517-817-6097

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by Amy (Mortgagor) to Eaton Federal Savings Bank on October 31, 2007 and recorded November 28, 2007, in Liber 2153, Page 242, Eaton County Records, in an attempt to satisfy a monetary judgment in the amount of $100,671.20 against the Mortgagor, through the date of first publication of this Notice. Pursuant to the Stipulated Judgment of Foreclosure and for Other Relief, the mortgaged premises shall be sold at a public auction by or under the direction of Clerk/Sheriff for the County of Eaton to the highest bidder at the main entrance to the Eaton County Building, 1045 Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, Michigan on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., local time. The following described "Mortgaged Premises":

day period plained in the preceding paragraph, and in order to allow time to see if a loan modification agreement can be reached, foreclosure proceedings will not begin until 90 days after the date of the mailing of this notice. If you and the designated agent reach an agreement to modify the loan, and if you comply with the terms of this agreement, the mortgage will not be foreclosed.

Legals (517) Notice to all unknown John and Jane Does who may claim an interest in a parcel of real property commonly known as W Mt Hope Hwy Lansing, MI 48917, an action for quiet title has been filed to quiet title in this property to the Richard and Judy Kuzma Trust. Any person claiming an interest in this property should contact Attorney Timothy M. Williams at 517-244-9900. Pursuant to court order this notice shall serve as Notice of Process of the lawsuit filed in reference to this property having a Case No. of 10-1322-CH filed in Eaton County Circuit Court.

If you and the bank’s designated contact person are unable to agree to modify the loan, but it is determined that pursuant to statute you are eligible for loan modification, the bank cannot foreclose the mortgage by advertisement, but must ORDER FOR SERVICE OF instead foreclose by filing a PROCESS BY PUBLICATION At a session of Said Court court action. held this 21 day of Sept 2010 You have the right to con- In the city of Charlotte, tact an attorney. The web- County of Eaton, State of site for the Michigan State Michigan Thomas S. Bar’s Lawyer Referral serv- PRESENT: Circuit Court ice is Eveland, Judge. ograms/lawyerreferral.cfm, UPON REVIEW of Plaintiff’s and the toll-free number is Motion for Alternative Serv(800) 968-0738. You may ice by Publication and being bring an action in circuit fully advised in the premcourt if you are required by ises. law to be served notice and NOW THEREFORE IT IS ORforeclosure proceedings are DERED that Plaintiff’s Mocommenced without such tion for Alternative Service notice having been served by Publication Pursuant to MCR 2.106(D) (1) is hereby upon you. GRANTED. If, in the past twelve (12) IT IS FURTHER ORDERED months you have agreed to AND ADJUDGED that Plaintiff modify your mortgage loan shall serve process on ununder the terms of MCL known John and Jane Does 600.3205a, you are not eligi- by Publishing notice purble to participate in this loan suant to MCR 2.106(D) (1), modification process unless as defined in MCR 2.106©, you have complied with the once each week for a period terms of the mortgage loan of three consecutive weeks in a newspaper defined by as previously modified. MCR 2.106(F), that is pubPursuant to the Fair Debt lished in the county where Collection Practices Act, you this action is pending. Noare hereby advised that this tice of this Action by Mailing letter is attempting to collect a debt, and that any information obtained will be Email the Lansing Community used against you.

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Case No. 10-1169-CH Notice of Judicial Foreclosure Sale on a Default Judgment and for Judgment for Foreclosure Against Defendant John R. Brooks NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the terms of a Default Judgment and for Judgment for Foreclosure of the Circuit Court for the County of Eaton, State of Michigan signed and filed on December 22, 2010, in the case of Eaton Federal Savings Bank, Plaintiff v John R. Brooks, an individual, and Bank One, N.A., n/k/a JP Morgan Chase, Defendants, Case No. 10-1169-CH, wherein, among other things, the Court allowed the foreclosure of a mortgage granted by John R. Brooks (Mortgagor) to Eaton Federal Savings Bank on April 19, 2001 and recorded April 25, 2001 in Liber 1408, Page 579, Eaton County Records, in an attempt to satisfy a monetary judgment in the amount of $64,216.71 against the Mortgagor, through the date of first publication of this Notice. Pursuant to the Default Judgment and Judg-

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By: Sandra L. Jasinski (P37430) Attorneys for Eaton Federal Savings Bank 229 Court Street, P.O. Box 405 Cheboygan, Michigan 49721 (231) 627-8000 Date: February 27, 2011

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Estate FILE NO. 11-47658-DE Estate of MORRIS JAY WOOD, Deceased. Date of birth: 5/21/1935. TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Morris Jay Wood, Deceased who lived at 9480 Eaton Highway, Mulliken, Michigan died December 5, 2010. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Israel Wood, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 1045 Independence Blvd., Charlotte and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. Date: 02/09/2011 Beth Ellen Everson P33706 6500 Mercantile Way, Ste. 3 Lansing, Michigan 48911 (517) 887-2838 Israel Wood 7968 Gresham Highway Vermontville, MI 49096 (517) 667-4169 CSG-902533 2/27/11 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

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Regarding mortgages dated John F. Olk, Jonathan P. August 15, 2003, in the origi- Eyde And Various John and nal principal sum of Jane Does, As Individuals $218,700,00. Defendants Pursuant to Michigan Compiled Laws 600.3205a, please Case No: 10-1322 CH be advised of the following: HON: Thomas S. Eveland

The mortgage holder is Homestead Savings Bank, F.S.B. Homestead’s principal office is located at 415 S. Superior St., Albion, Michigan 49224. Homestead’s telephone number is (517) 6295588. Ms. Jenifer VanArman, Senior Vice President, is the bank’s designated contact person who has the authority to make agreements to MASONRY RESTORATION Res/comm., historic. Re- modify the loan or agree to pair brick, block & stone. other loss mitigation alterFndn/chimney repair/new. natives. Lic. & Ins. 517-647-5380 You may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website at mshda, or by calling 1-800A-SHELTER, 24 hours a day, BENJAMIN seven days a week, yearSTUMP REMOVAL round. (Formerly Bill’s Stump Removal). Prompt service, Within 14 days after the free estimates. Insured. date that this notice was 517 285-7831, 517 625-5652 mailed, you may request a meeting with the bank’s designated agent to attempt to work out a loan modification to avoid foreclosure. You may also request that your housing counselor atSelling an item tend this meeting. SEE SOURCEADS.COM OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE

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The Mortgaged Premises, whose address is 503 S. Cochran, Charlotte, Michigan 48813, also includes all right, title and interests held by Amy Lou Summers as of October 31, 2007 in the Mortgaged Premises. The Mortgaged Premises may be redeemed during the six (6) months following the date of sale.

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Eaton County Citizen Appointment Eaton County is currently seeking committed citizens who are interested in serving on the following Board: Tri-County Aging Consortium Advisory Council (Must be at least 60 years of age) (1) 3 year term expiring 12/31/13. If interested, the Citizen Involvement Applications for any of the listed appointments are available at the Eaton County Clerk’s Office located at 1045 Independence Blvd., Charlotte, MI 48813 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday or applications can also be found on the Eaton County Website Application deadline is March 2, 2011. ERCN/DWCN/CSG/GLI-900145

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Land in the City of Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan, to wit: That part of Lot 10 in Lawrence’s addition to outlots to the village (now City) of Charlotte described as follows: Commencing 82.5 feet North of Southwest corner of Lot 10 North 60 feet East to a point 350 feet West of East line of Lot 10 South 60 feet West to beginning, Lawrence’s addition, City of Charlotte, Eaton County Records.

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$110,795.36 against the Mortgagor, through the date of first publication of this Notice. Pursuant to the Default Judgment and Judgment for Foreclosure, the mortgaged premises shall be sold at a public auction by or under the direction of Clerk/Sheriff for the County of Eaton to the highest bidder at the main entrance to the Eaton County Building, 1045 Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, Michigan on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., local time, the following described "Mortgaged Premises": The South 110 feet in width of the North 550 feet in width of the Southeast ¼ of the Southwest ¼ Section 21 Town 2 North, Range 4 West, Eaton Township Eaton County Michigan, except the West 264 feet in width. The Mortgaged Premises, whose address is 1852 Flanders Road, Charlotte, Michigan 48813, also include all right, title and interests held by John R. Brooks as of October 15, 2003 in the Mortgaged Premises. BODMAN PLC By: Sandra L. Jasinski The Mortgaged Premises may be redeemed during (P37430) Attorneys for Eaton Federal the six (6) months following the date of sale. Savings Bank 229 Court Street, P.O. Box BODMAN PLC 405 Sandra L. Jasinski Cheboygan, Michigan 49721 By: (P37430) (231) 627-8000 Attorneys for Eaton Federal Date: January 23, 2011 Savings Bank 229 Court Street, P.O. Box CSG-894080 1/23, 30/11-2/6, 13, 20, 405 Cheboygan, Michigan 49721 27/11-3/6/11 (231) 627-8000 Date: January 23, 2011 Case No. 10-1169-CH Notice of Judicial Foreclosure Sale on a Default Judg- CSG-894078 ment and for Judgment for 1/23, 30/11-2/6, 13, 20, Foreclosure Against Defend- 27/11-3/6/11 ant John R. Brooks NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Case No. 10-1203-CH that pursuant to the terms Notice of Judicial Foreclo of a Default Judgment and sure Sale on a Stipulated for Judgment for ForecloJudgment of sure of the Circuit Court for Foreclosure and for Other the County of Eaton, State Relief of Michigan signed and filed on December 22, 2010, in the NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN case of Eaton Federal Sav- that pursuant to the terms ings Bank, Plaintiff v John R. of a Stipulated Judgment of Brooks, an individual, and Foreclosure and for Other Bank One, N.A., n/k/a JP Relief of the Circuit Court Morgan Chase, Defendants, for the County of Eaton, Case No. 10-1169-CH, where- State of Michigan signed in, among other things, the and filed on January 26, Court allowed the foreclo- 2011, in the case of Eaton sure of a mortgage granted Federal Savings Bank, Plainby John R. Brooks (Mortga- tiff v Amy Lou Summers and gor) to Eaton Federal Sav- Michigan State Housing Deings Bank on October 15, velopment Authority, Case 2003 and recorded Novem- No. 10-1203-CH, wherein, ber 19, 2003 in Liber 1766, among other things, the Page 641, Eaton County Re- Court allowed the foreclocords, in an attempt to sat- sure of a mortgage granted isfy a monetary judgment in by Amy Lou Summers the amount of $110,795.36 (Mortgagor) Judgment Judg ment for Foreclosure, the mortgaged premises shall be sold at a public auction by or under the direction of Clerk/Sheriff for the County of Eaton to the highest bidder at the main entrance to the Eaton County Building, 1045 Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, Michigan on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., local time. The following described "Mortgaged Premises": Lot 17, Cloverdale Addition to the City of Charlotte, Eaton County Michigan, according to the recorded plat thereof, as recorded in Liber 2 of Plats, Page 73, Eaton County Records. The Mortgaged Premises, whose address is 520 W. First Street, Charlotte, Michigan 48813, also includes all right, title and interests held by John R. Brooks as of April 19, 2001 in the Mortgaged Premises. The Mortgaged Premises may be redeemed during the six (6) months following the date of sale.

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