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Sovey moves to Pet therapy group gives back consulting work By RACHEL GRECO


March 27, 2011

CHARLOTTE — Don Sovey isn’t ready to retire. After he leaves his post as financial and business advisor at Charlotte Public Schools this June, the longtime administrator will start his own consulting business. School and Municipal Advisory Services, PLLC will consult with school districts and municipalities to find efficiencies in the organization. “There is a tremendous amount of need out there for Don more efficienSovey cies,” said Sovey, who spent 34 years with Charlotte schools. During his tenure there the district was placed in the top two percent of Michigan’s “most cost effective schools.” Many of the practices he said he will advocate in his new business have been used in Charlotte. They include the practice of “zero-base” budgeting, which Sovey says is “a lot of work and it’s hard but it’s allocated our resources to where they need to go and it’s benefited education.” Sovey also advocates looking at each department’s budget on a monthly basis and making adjustments that are needed.

“There is a tremendous amount of need out there for more efficiencies.” – Don Sovey Beyond schools

Sovey said his consulting work will extend to municipalities. Many stand to gain more state funding under Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget if they can prove efficiencies are being utilized. Sovey said entities need to be open to long-term financial planning and sharing their financial situation with the public. “They need to be open and transparent,” said Sovey. “I learned long ago, there are no secrets.” Sovey said many school districts and municipalities are already sharing services with one another — something that he believes needs to be encouraged but that won’t solve every financial problem. Beyond starting the consulting firm, Sovey plays guitar in the pit during Broadway shows at the Wharton Center and DeVos Performance Hall. He is also a member of two local bands — J&J Sounds and the Don Sovey Quartet.

CHARLOTTE — It didn’t take much to make a believer out of Beth West. The activity director with Eaton County Medical Care Facility has seen long-term residents at the Charlotte facility who are non-responsive react when a therapy dog comes to visit them. “They will reach out to pet them or they’ll smile,” said West, who has worked there for 31 years. “Some people just melt.” Indeed, when members of Mid-Michigan Pet Therapy — a Charlotte-based group of pet owners who provide “therapy visits” at nursing homes, schools and hospitals both in Eaton County and beyond — visit the facility’s residents West said they bring with them the ability to reach the unreachable. “Over the years they’ve grown so close to residents,” said West.

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Nashville resident Mary Ann Hoffman is the founder and coordinator of MidMichigan Pet Therapy. She started the group in 2005 after she began taking her own pets to various places to offer therapy. The demand was overwhelming and Hoffman realized she needed more help. “To watch an animal, dog or cat, work with someone and get a response from them is amazing,” said Hoffman, who now owns four “therapy” dogs.

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Members of Mid-Michigan Pet Therapy and their pets gathered at Soldan’s in Charlotte on March 22 to buy and donate 600 pounds of dog food to the Greater Lansing Food Bank. The Charlotte-based group was formed in 2005 and offers therapy in Eaton County. “You become a firm believer in the expression, ‘Dogs must know something.’” Today, the group includes 15 members who travel with their pets to spots as far away as Grand Rapids so the animals can interact and comfort others. Locally, that includes trips to St. Mary School in Charlotte and Olivet’s elementary school — where the animals listen to stories read by first, second and third grade students who need reading practice. Judy Blevins of Olivet is a group member who often takes dogs into the schools and can attest to the wonders it works. “I’ve seen kids that are a

“To watch an animal, dog or cat, work with someone and get a response from them is amazing. You become a firm believer in the expression, ‘Dogs must know something.” – Mary Ann Hoffman, founder Mid-Michigan Pet Therapy little afraid to read out loud and Therapy Dog Internaand warm right up to the tional. animals,” she said. Pets even attend group meetings, all of which are Special pets held at the Eaton County The majority of animals Medical Care Facility. Some working with the pet thera- members say it was their py group are certified with the American Kennel Club See Therapy/page 5

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If the sky is sufficiently clear, the Fox Park Observatory, 3979 E. Greham Hwy., Potterville, will open its doors for public observing this Spring on the Friday and Saturday nights listed below. • April 8 and 9, 9 to 11 p.m. Saturn and the moon are the show pieces. • May 20 and 21, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. View Saturn and the spring sky’s galaxies and globular clusters. • June 10 and 11, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. The moon and Saturn continue to highlight the night; summer objects start coming into view. Observation nights will not be held on nights with more than 30 percent cloud cover. Call the observatory at (517) 645-6666 during public viewing hours to check sky conditions. Program fee is $2 per person or $5 per family payable on site. The observatory is open air so dress appropriately for the weather and wear sensible shoes or boots for the 200-yard walk to the observatory.Formoreinformation,visit or call (517) 627-7351.

Senior golf league, Mackinac trip offered

Eaton County Parks is announcing recreational activities sponsored by Delta Township Parks & Recreation. The Delta-Waverly 39’ers Golf League returns to Ledge Meadows Golf Course for men and women over 50 to play nine holes on Tuesdays or Thursdays, or both. League fees are $20 per day or $40 for both days. Play begins on April 19 and runs through Sept. 22. Green fees are $6 per round. Early morning tee times begin at 7 a.m. There is an organizational meeting on April 5 at 11 a.m. at the Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing. For more information or to register, call (517) 484-5600. Seniors interested in visiting Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel Oct. 21 to 24 can call (517) 484-5600 for more information.

News in brief Retired educators to gather on April 12

5 p.m. The auction starts at 6 p.m. If you are interested in renting a booth, contact Vicki The Eaton County Associ- at (517) 282-3869 or e-mail ation of Retired School Per- Booth sonnel will meet on April 12 rental is $10. at the First Congregational Church in Grand Ledge, 210 District postpones W. Saginaw Hwy. The pro- kindergarten events gram will begin at 11 a.m. with Charlotte Public Schools lunch following at noon. The cost of the lunch is $8. Call is postponing their kinderyour reservation in to Janet garten orientation nights for Mergener at (517) 663-3702 incoming kindergartners and their families. Parents are before April 5. encouraged to start the enrollment process now by con4-H Club will host the district registrar craft sale and auction tacting at (517) 541-5182 or visiting Eaton County 4-H Club will be hosting a craft and horse tack sale and auction GFWC-Charlotte to April 2 at the Eaton County hold meeting April 1 Fairgrounds in the Kardel The General Federation of Hall, Charlotte. Women’s Club (GFWC)-CharThe sale is from noon to

lotte will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, April 1, at the First Lutheran Church. Member Sylvia Colles will present a program on container gardening with advice on containers, design, planting and maintenance. The deadline for reservations is noon, Saturday, March 26. For more information, contact Cheryl Jackson at (517) 543-8020.

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CHARLOTTE — Eaton Great Start is now accepting applications for the tuition free preschool, Great Start Readiness Preschool. The 2011 collaborative preschool applications may be found on under the preschool tab, or call (517) 541-8749 to have one mailed to you. Parents are asked to complete the application and e-mail, mail, or fax it to the address provided on the application. Any parent within the Eaton ISD service area, who is interested in the preschool program, is encouraged to complete the application and return it. Applications will be reviewed and directed to the local school districts who will contact parents. Who can attend Great Start Readiness Preschool (GSRP)?

Children must meet eligibility requirements and be four years old, but not five, by Dec. 1. For 2011, children’s birth dates must be between Dec. 1, 2006 and Nov. 30, 2007. Eligibility includes families falling below the 200 percent of poverty, or who are considered educationally at-risk. Other considerations that may contribute to a child’s eligibility include: Developmental or physical delays, single parents, parents who have not completed school, siblings who have had difficulties in school, parental unemployment, teen parents, prior involvement with early childhood services, parental absence due to military deployment, incarceration, hospitalization; English as second language families, parental history of substance abuse, child exposure to toxic substances, family history of child abuse or

neglect. GSRP is a state-funded preschool for children who are considered educationally at-risk. Preschool teachers are certified teachers who have an early childhood endorsement. Classrooms follow prescribed curriculums, are licensed under Child Day Care Licensing, and endorse the Program Quality Assessment program improvement model. The goal of GSRP is to give children the extra attention needed during the preschool year that will help them be ready for kindergarten the following year. Eaton ISD provides classrooms in Potterville, Grand Ledge, and next year in Maple Valley. Eaton Rapids Schools and Charlotte Schools provide classrooms within their districts.

GSRP is traditionally a half-day program — either morning or afternoon. Actual times and dates may vary by program, but most attempt to stay close to the local school day schedule and run a slightly shorter school year than elementary school. GSRP staff begin reviewing applications in April, and will notify families who have applied by the end of the GSRP school year if they are preliminarily accepted. Final acceptance is dependent upon the funding received from the Michigan Department of Education for each classroom. Questions about the program may be directed to Eaton Great Start Director Ronda Rucker at (517) 541-8987, or feel free to contact your local GSRP classroom.

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she explained. And the pet has to be calm, loving and obedient. “It has to be a dog that doesn’t just tolerate people but a dog that’s eager to interact with people,” said Blevins. And Hoffman said that kind of dog can come in any breed. The group includes Golden Retreivers and Labradors but also pit bulls and cats. Hoffman said she’s seen therapy dogs sit down next to a person suffering from dementia and listen intently as they talk in a way that makes no sense to people — as if they understand what is being said. “That’s the kind of thing that most people would never believe,” she admits.

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They are also looking for new members. The group invites those interested to contact Hoffman at (517) 852-1880. Mid-Michigan Pet Therapy meets on the second Sunday of every month at the Eaton County Medical Care Facility at 2:30 p.m. “We like to encourage people to come and try it out,” said Hoffman. “We are a very supportive group. We help each other.”

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Therapy: Charlotte-based group is doing good animals, and not just their desire to volunteer, that led them to join Mid-Michigan Pet Therapy. Eaton Rapids resident Judy Parks said her pet had the temperment for the job — and she knew it. “I had a labrador retriver that was amazing,” she said simply. Hoffman said that kind of acknowledgment, along with a good relationship with their pet, is what members need to join the group. “You need a person who wants to give back to their community but they also have to have a close relationship with their dogs,”


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After 27 years in operation, the last tour of Hartzlers’ Charters and Tours returned from Florida, Monday, March 21st. To the thousands and thousands who rode millions of miles, thank you, thank you, thank you! We hope your memories will long linger, your friendships stay strong and that you too, will continue to sow seeds of kindness. All of us wanted to give you more than you paid for and we hope you were treated the way we would have wanted to be treated. We hope that you will find a tour provider that will provide even better service than we did. Our best and true blessings to all of you.

Now Mid-Michigan Pet Therapy has expanded it’s efforts — holding fundraisers and donating dog food and supplies to nonprofits like the Greater Lansing Food Bank and E.A.R.T.H. Rescue in Bellevue. This past week the group bought and donated 600 pounds of dog food from Soldan’s in Charlotte to the food bank.

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Sisco featured at high school CHARLOTTE — This week’s featured Charlotte High School student is Sierra Sisco, a freshman, who was nominated by her former biology teacher, Mrs. Blair. According to Mrs. Blair, Sierra is a hard-working student, supportive classmate, and well-rounded. She strives to do her best and to understand what she is learning. Her willingness to help others was greatly appreciated by Mrs. Blair. Sierra always had a friendly smile on her face in biology class. Sierra’s favorite courses are related to mathematics. Her favorite teachers include Mrs. Blair, Mr. Brock, and Ms. Foster. At the high school, Sierra is a member of the varsity soccer team. Outside of school, Sierra plays on sev-

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eral ranked soccer teams. Her Super Y Premier League team went to nationals this year and was ranked second overall in North America. Sierra plans to attend a NCAA Division 1 school and hopes to continue her success on the soccer pitch. — From Charlotte High School

Church offers musical March 27 On Sunday evening, March 27, at 7 p.m. “I.M.A.G.E.” will be presented by the 23 voice youth choir of the Saints Church of Jesus Christ, 520 Robinson St. (Keller Williams Building), Charlotte. The choir is directed by Marten Garn. “I.M.A.G.E.” is a musical drama that assures us who we really are in God’s eyes. Pictured first row (l. to r.) Kaitlynn Hammond, Kyleen Dixon, Daysha Eaton, Gabie Shileika, Hannah Garn, Breanna Fulkerson and Jacob Peasley. Second row: Kaitlynn Hammons, Tiffany Bittinger, Lindsey Carlson, Natalyia Aldaco, Courtney Carlson, Elisabeth Peasley. Third row: Miles Garn, Thad Shileika, Sterling Fancher, Thomas Dixon, Matt Garn, Josh Valenzuela, Christopher Peasley, and Logan Williams. Not pictured Marissa Gonzalez and Andrea Peake.

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made by his Amish craftsmen friends. The procession attracted a great deal of media attention, allowing his family and friends to further share memories of Dade with those who may not have known him. The ICCFA’s 2010 KIP Awards contest drew 52 entries from across North America and abroad. Marketing and communications professionals from outside the cemetery and funeral service profession performed the judging. Judges were impressed with the creativity and compassion displayed by Pray Funeral Home. One judge commented that the “amount of publicity generated must have made the family feel very special and proud of Dade.” Another judge described the service as “extremely touching and very well organized.”

“We were extremely pleased with the broad range and high quality of entries to the KIP Awards program this year,” said Steve Bittner, chair of the ICCFA’s Personalization Committee. “The staff at Pray Funeral Home demonstrate a strong commitment to personalization, to serving the community and to providing caring, meaningful services to families in their time of need. They are true leaders within our profession and are very deserving of this prestigious award.” All KIP Awards recipients were recognized at the ICCFA 2011 Annual Convention & Exposition, March 8 to 11 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., and in ICCFA Magazine. — From the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association

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Tee ball will be offered this spring

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Athletic Department is organizing a tee-ball and coach-pitch league for kids between the ages of four and seven during the spring. The leagues will be similar to the ones that were run by the Community Education Department in previous years. Boys and girls who will be four or five as of May 1, 2011, will be eligible to play in the tee-ball league, while those who will be six or seven as of May 1, can sign up for the coach-pitch league. The league will run from mid-May to the end of June. There will be a sign-up event held at the Charlotte Middle School Gymnasium on Tuesday, April 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. All those who are interested in playing must fill out a

form and provide the full payment of $20 at this event. While the athletic department is sponsoring the leagues and overseeing their administration, they will be completeCourtesy photo ly run by parent volunteers. Any questions can be directed to Pictured is Joe E. and J. Tyler Pray accepting the award at the ceremony. — From Charlotte Public Schools

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The Eaton County Pheasants Forever Annual Habitat meeting will be held 7 p.m. March 29 at 551 Courthouse Square, Charlotte. The meeting will include updates on current federal programs and a report on the new habitat initiative program by Mike Parker, PF Regional Biologist. Anyone interested in conservation and wildlife habitat is welcome. Annual seed distribution will be April 10 from noon to 4 p.m. at 5621 Island Hwy., Charlotte and (weather permitting) April 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Janson Equipment, Charlotte. It is preferred for seed be picked up on April 10. More information call Gary Pruden (517) 204-7473.


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The Eaton County Historical Commission is selling raffle tickets in order to raise funds for their Heritage Grant program. First prize is an opportunity for two to tour the Mackinac Bridge given by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Second prize is a “Night on the Delta,” dinner, theater and a one-night stay at a Delta Township hotel. Tickets are $5 or five for $20. The drawing date is April 27, at 7 p.m. at Courthouse Square in Charlotte. Contact Courthouse Square at (517) 543-6999 for tickets or more information or contact any of these Historical Commission members: Larry Ballard, (269) 749-3055; Richard Rybicki, (517) 663-1854; Joyce Miller, (269) 763-9049; Tom Raymond, (517) 663-1389; JoeAnn Nehmer, (517) 726-1019; Randall Tooker, (517) 645-2213; Pat Tirrell, (517) 543-7395; Deb Malewski, (517) 663-6432.

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UPWARD Sports Ministry donates to Helping Hands UPWARD Sports Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Charlotte donated $1,500 to Helping Hands. Since the beginning of January, 291 children have been involved in basketball or cheerleading. On March 5, all money received at concessions was designated for Helping Hands. Pictured are Orin Hubert, Lauren Wilson, Philip Grimwood, Helping Hands board member and Terry Isham, league commissioner.

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SIREN will hold an appreciation Open House for friends, donors, and volunteers on Thursday, March 31st from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to join us for refreshments and fellowship. This event will ‘kick off’ the Heads, Hands and Hearts campaign.



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CHARLOTTE — Nathan Dolman, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 37 of Charlotte obtained the rank of Eagle Scout during scouting’s centennial year, 2010. Nathan has been homeschooled his entire life and is in the 11th grade. He completed a Veterans Memorial for his Eagle Scout Project totaling over 240 hours of planning and carrying out the project, and raising over $1,700 in contributions. Nathan is from Troop 37 of Charlotte’s Homeschool Troop chartered by Charlotte Area Christian Home Educators. Nathan Nathan’s project was a Veterans MemoDolman rial at South Eaton Cemetery on M-50. His

project included planning the project, raising funds, organizing volunteers, erecting a stone monument, designing and planting a memorial garden and coordinating a Veteran’s Day ceremony. On Nov. 11, 2010, over 80 people attended a memorial and dedication ceremony. The following people took part in the ceremony: • Congressman-Elect Tim Walberg, VFW Honor Guard, Sons of the Civil War Veterans, Eaton Township board members, American Legion Color Guard, Pastor Matt Mangan of Mount Hope Church Williamston, Charlotte High School student Perry Holmes playing Taps, homeschool student Zach Doerr reciting the Gettysburg Address, Air Force Veteran Jennifer Ackley singing the National Anthem, Boy Scout Cyle Nightengale Pledge of Allegiance

and National Guard Phil Poole speaking on veteran history. Nathan has been involved in Scouts since June 2006; he earned 26 merit badges to achieve the Eagle Scout rank. Nathan enjoys drama and is currently in the musical “Brigadoon,” which will be at Charlotte Performing Arts Center April 7 to 9. He is also in a new position as an intern legislator for Home Education League of Michigan, working for homeschool and family values at the Lansing Capitol. Nathan attends Mount Hope Church and is very involved in the elementary ministry. His parents are Arnold and Becky Dolman of Charlotte. — From Boy Scout Troop 37

OLIVET — Olivet College’s Office of College Relations was recently recognized with three 2011 PACE Awards from the Central Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (CMPRSA). The PACE Awards are mid-Michigan’s highest honor of public relations activities and are awarded annually to practitioners who, in the judgment of their out-of-state peers, have successfully addressed a contemporary issue with exemplary professional skill, creativity and resourcefulness. Olivet’s 2010 Viewbook received a Pinnacle Award, the society’s top honor, in the brochures category. The publication, which is used to recruit prospective students to

campus, was created by two College Relations employees: Bruce Snyder, director of publications and web services, designed the book, while Molly Goaley, managing editor of Shipherd’s Record, provided the written content. The Office of Enrollment Management served as the client, conceptualizing the piece and providing direction throughout its production. In addition, Goaley received a Pinnacle Award in the feature stories category for her article on Olivet’s outgoing president, Donald Tuski, Ph.D. The article was published in the Spring 2010 issue of Shipherd’s Record, the college’s alumni magazine. Finally, the college received an Achievement Award in

the magazines category for Shipherd’s Record. Goaley is responsible for conceptualizing and managing editorial content for the publication, while Snyder manages design and layout. Other college employees, including Geoff Henson, sports information director; Marty Jennings, director of alumni relations; and Shannon Tiernan, director of foundation relations and special events, contribute to the writing as well. The employees will be honored at a ceremony in Lansing Wednesday, April 13. For more information on the 2011 PACE Awards, visit the CMPRSA’s Web site at — From Olivet College

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Pride Award winners recognized Pictured are the sixth grade winners of the Optimist Club Oriole Pride Award (front row, l. to r.): Sam Sommer, Mickey Williamson, Alley Lahr, Augast and Brianna Furgala; Second row (l. to r.): Brandon Kane, Adam Sherman, Alexandra Rammacher, Haley Isenhath and Caitlyn Betts; Third row (l. to r.): Nick Boston, Jaison Armstrong, Brandi Zens, Amber Matthews and Allison Telfor.

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Speech therapy is often described as more than just simply teaching someone to correctly pronounce words. It entails working with an autistic child or adult and helping them with a range of skills including conversation and concept skills, nonverbal communication, and speech pragmatics. Other specialized therapies can include treating deficits involving speech and language, cognitive-linguistic function, memory, and swallowing.

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United Way ‘trivia night’ is on March 29

United Way. Suzanne Hayes, Resource Development Associate said, “We plan for an even bigger and better Trivia Night in 2011. It’s great to come together for fun and community benefit, all at the same time.” United Way is focused on the building blocks for a good life, a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. ECUW is a non-profit organization located in Charlotte. Visit the ECUW website at, connect on Facebook or phone ECUW at (517) 543-5402.

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CHARLOTTE — Eaton County United Way (ECUW) is rolling out plans for Trivia Night 2011 with it’s first planning meeting Tuesday, March 29 at 5 p.m. at United Way, 350 Lansing Street, Charlotte. Citizens and supporters are welcome to bring ideas, suggestions, and willingness to volunteer to the Trivia Night planning meeting. “Trivia Night is so much fun, we want to be a part of it”, said Lynda Frantz of Eaton Federal Savings Bank. The successful inaugural event in September 2010 provided a fun evening and raised almost $2,000 to kick off the 2010 Annual Fall Campaign for Eaton County

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CHARLOTTE — Charlotte Middle School Bands earned a Division I rating at the MSBOA District VIII Band and Orchestra Festival on March 18. Both the Seventh and Eighth Grade Band and Cadet Band I earned straight I’s for a final superior rating of a I. Seventh and Eighth Grade Band performed Lone Eagle March by John Edmondson, Rogue River Rhapsody by David Shaffer, and Etowah! by Brian Bal-

mages. Cadet Band I played Normandy Beach March by John Edmondson, The Rowen Tree by Randall Standridge, and Rhythms and Riffs by Brian Balmages. The adjudicators were Penny Daab-Cushway, retired from Big Rapids Middle School, David Fitts of Owosso, Ted Bazany, retired from Jenison High School, and Keith Hudson, retired from Greenville Public Schools. Some of the adjudicator’s comments were: “Group

plays with great control and balance, Very musical performance,” “a wonderful mature sound,” “great musicians and great teaching,” and “very strong playing across the band.” Mr. Gronda and Ms. Detgen would like to thank their students for their hard work toward excellence. They would also like to thank the students, parents, and Charlotte Band Boosters. — From Charlotte Middle School

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Charlotte Middle School Bands earned a Division I rating at the MSBOA District VIII Band and Orchestra Festival on March 18. Both the Seventh and Eighth Grade Band and Cadet Band I earned straight I’s for a final superior rating of a I.

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During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, Army National Guard Pvt. Oscar Cortez tradition and core values, physical fitness, has graduated from basic combat training and received instruction and practice in baat Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. sic combat skills, military weapons, chemi-

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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 11am, 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, 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 10am, Worship Service 11am, Prayer Service Wed. 6-8pm, dinner at 6pm 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 Sun. worship/Kid Zone 10am, Nursery on request 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. Sun. school 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 ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 1100 E. Clinton Trail, 543-0649. Pastor Mark Woodbury. Sun. School 9:50 & 10:50am, morning worship 9am & 11am, evening service 6pm, Wed. family night 7pm, adults, youth service, Missionettes, Royal Rangers

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


POTTERVILLE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 102 E. Pearl St., Potterville. Rev. Glen Neal (517) 645-2497. Sun. school 10am, worship 11am, evening 6-7pm, Wed. midweek prayer 7-8pm. Everyone welcome

Men’s Ministry Mountain Movers every 1st & 3rd Sat. 10:30am; Women’s Ministry Ruth Walk every 2nd & 4th Sat. 1:30pm

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PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA), 830 N. Cochran, Charlotte, 543-1503. Sarah Friesen-Carper. Sun. Worship 9:30am, Sun. School 11am; New website

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Kalamo church plans distribute food items

VERMONTVILLE — Kalamo United Methodist Church’s (UMC) food distribution will be held on Wednesday, April 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church, located at 1475 S. Ionia Road, Vermontville. The church is eight miles west of Charlotte on M79 then 1.5 miles south on Ionia Road. Residents in the Kalamo Township area in need of

food assistance are asked to register by phoning (517) 667-6120 from April 1 through April 13 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. and speaking with a church representative. It is important to register, so enough food can be ordered. Only those who register can expect to be served. Those receiving food, who have not been to a previous food distribution will

be asked to provide a current drivers license and two recent bills that show the address shown on the drivers license as proof of residency. It is through grants and generous donations from the community and the congregation that the Kalamo UMC has been able to fund this project. — From the Kalamo United Methodist Church

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telescope, payable on site. The observatory, located at 3979 Gresham Hwy., Potterville, is an open air facility so dress appropriately. Call the park office at (517) 627-7351.

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Alyssa Harris of Charlotte has been named to the Alma College Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance during the 2010 fall term. Students who achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average during a term, while carrying a minimum of 13 credits, at least eight of which are evaluative grades, are named to the Dean’s List.

Arlene L. (Kipp) Keeny

Charlotte Arlene L. (Kipp) Keeny age 79 of Charlotte, MI, departed this earth on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at a Lansing Hospital to be rejoined with her beloved husband, Jack. Arlene was born August 22, 1931 in Eaton Rapids, MI the daughter of George J. and Mae L. (Miller) Kipp and was a lifelong resident of Eaton County. She was a Graduate of Charlotte High School, after high school she went to work for the Strecks-Ald Insurance Agency, now Charlotte Insurance Agency from where she retired after 50 years of service. She was an avid antique collector. Arlene was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ward (Jack) Keeny in October 2009; by her parents; a sister, Helen; brothers, Donald (Margaret) Kipp, Willard (Hyacinth) Kipp and Kenneth Kipp; and step-brother, Leon (May) Talbert. She is survived by: her nephews, Jon (Donna) Kipp of Lansing and William (Laurie) Kipp of Nashville and niece, Lori (Edward) Weeks of Rock Hill, S. C. Arlene is also survived by very special friends, Thomas and Ann Spitzley, James and Lisa Fox, Audrey Saylor, Louise Clay and Charla J. Parkinson. Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation. A Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Burkhead-Green Funeral Home, Charlotte with Rev. Charles Jenson officiating. A Luncheon/Reception will follow services at the American Legion Post #42, 1000 W. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte, MI. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Eaton Community Hospice, 2675 S. Cochran Rd., Charlotte, MI 48813. Special thanks to Carole and staff at Moore’s Adult Foster Care for their loving care and the Doctors and Nurses at Sparrow Hospital for keeping our loved one comfortable in her final days.

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Central Michigan University has announced students from the area who are on the fall 2010 Honor’s List. Jennifer Jordan, Abigail Deback, Dominique Ledesma, Kara Schultz, Alison Tuma, all of Charlotte, all of Charlotte; CHARLOTTE — The held Friday April 1, at 7 p.m. Taylor Funk of Olivet; Tori Benton, Jordan Lett, Corrin Charlotte Jaycees is cur- at 834 Chads Way in Char- O’Neil, Cheryl Spitzley, all of Potterville; Mackensye Ancorently looking for interested lotte. na of Vermontville. community members to join Finally, the Jaycees will the organization, learn new be holding the Annual Eas- Central Michigan University skills, and help serve the ter Egg Hunt & Carnival on Central Michigan University announced local students community in many ways. Saturday, April 16, from 11 who were granted bachelor’s or master’s degrees DecemIf you are interested, at- a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ameri- ber 2010. tend one of the upcoming can Legion in Charlotte. The Kelli Ameling of Bellevue received a bachelor of science events to get to know the Jaycees are currently look- degree. Jaycees and find out more. ing for people to help plan Katy Caudell of Charlotte received a bachelor of sciMarch 21 to 26 is the this event or make dona- ence in education. Third Annual Hair Raiser tions. Contact Chairperson for Children with Hairloss, and Individual Development Inc. (http:// Vice President Amy Wills at (517) 588-9791 for more inGet your 8” cut at What’s formation. Your Forte?, (517) 541-2494, The Charlotte Jaycees are or Vico 23, (517) 543-3888, part of the Michigan Jaycees during this week and receive (, and 20 percent off all services. are affiliated with the UnitAll donations will be collect- ed States Junior Chamber ed by the Charlotte Jaycees ( and Charlotte on Saturday, March 26, and Junior Chamber InternationNancy K. Jourden, 67, of Charlotte, MI sent to Children With Hair- al ( passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011. Nanloss via Another Look InstiIf you would like more incy was born May 18, 1943 in Grand Rapids, MI the daughter of Walter and V. Ruth tute in Lansing. formation about the Jaycees, (Shadowens) Larson. Nancy served as a Experience the cuisine of join them at their monthly Campfire Leader in Wyoming, MI and was Japan with sushi night Mon- general membership meetan Eaton County 4H leader and served as an day, March 21, at 7 p.m. Meet ing held the second Thursthe Jaycees for dinner at day of the month at 7 p.m. Eaton County Fair Craft Section leader. She was a member Ukai Restaurant, located at in the Community Room of Beta Sigma Phi. She enjoyed ceramics, crocheting, and 754 Delta Commerce Drive at City Hall or attend one sewing. The Jourden family hosted exchange students and in Lansing. Carpooling will of these many events. was active in Youth for Understanding. She had a passion be available, contact 2011 Contact the Jaycees at for genealogy and was a past treasurer of Eaton County Genealogical Society. Chairman of the Board Hei- She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert di Hansen, D.C. at (517) or find them on Facebook. Jourden; daughters, Julie (Lee) Hammel of Ramsey, MN, De543-6360. borah (Chief Master Sergeant David) Nelson of Sheppard “Fooling Around” family — From the Charlotte Jay- AFB, Wichita Falls, TX, Kimberly Jourden of Paw Paw, MI, friendly game night will be cees and special daughter, Lori Harris and her two children; six grandchildren, Rob, Will and Katie Hammel, Amanda and fiancé Mark Aguilar, Rebecca and Michael Nelson; aunt, Frances Shadowens; first cousins, Marilyn Hosford and Robert Shadowens; and many other cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, DarGlassnor lene Jean Larson; uncles, Carl (Hazel) Shadowens and Alvin David Glassnor Jr. and Lyndon Bradbury of Charlotte Shadowens. announce the birth of their daughter Parker Marie. She Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday March was born Jan. 21 at Ingham Regional Medical Center and 22, 2011 at St. Mary Catholic Church with Celebrant Rev. weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces. Grandparents are David and Fr. Francis Mossholder. Interment will be at Rosedale MeShannan Glassnor Sr., Donna Bradbury and David Brad- morial Park in Grand Rapids, MI. bury. Visitation will be 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Monday March 21 at Pray Funeral Home with a Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. The Dailey family suggests memorial contributions may be made to EaDavid Dailey III and Jamie Stickles of Bellevue an- ton Community Hospice House. Online condolences may be nounce the birth of their daughter Braelynn Victoria. She made at Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI. was born Feb. 3 at Ingham Regional Medical Center and weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces. Grandparents are George and Tami Stickles, David and Teresa Dailey and Gail and Mike Scott.

Brittany Hanje of Charlotte received a bachelor of science in education degree. Elizabeth Hartel of Charlotte received a bachelor of social work degree. Karyn Newton of Charlotte received a bachelor of science in education. Laci Wolever of Vermontville a bachelor of applied arts degree.

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FORESTRY EQUIPMENT: 3PT. PTO FARMI Logging 6’ GM BEDLINER $80.00. winches. VALBY 3pt. PTO ( 5 1 7 ) 8 5 2 - 1 6 1 0 Woodchippers 3pt. ples, Woodsplitters, Loader attachments. Three RivLALANNE POWER ers, Inc. 866-638-7885. JACK Juicer Pro. $59. www.threeriversforestry.c 517-627-1270 om. MC



GRASS ALFALFA Square bales, $3.00. 517-625-3230.


HAY 1st & 2nd cutting, sq. or round. Also wheat or oat straw, sq. or round. Eagle area. 517-202-2371 HAY 1st and 2nd cutting alfalfa. 4 x 5 round bales $20 & $30. STRAW $1 a bale. delivery avail. 989-834-6267 HAY FOR SALE 1st cutting $3; 2nd cutting, $4; Round bales available. 517-5431047

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WANTED: UNWANTED appliances, air conditioners, cars, trucks, vans, ALWAYS BUYING old costume jewelry, esfarm machinery, lawn tate jewelry, and other mowers, campers, hot nice old things. Linda 517water tanks, aluminum or 331-1181 steel boats, aluminum windows or doors, aluminum toppers, any types of alu- BUYING STERLING SILVER, minum or steel siding, clocks, pocket watches, 4 wheelers, go carts, trailquilts, Early oil paintings, ers, batteries. other nice things. All picked up for Free. 517-202-2570 Call 517-628-2818 CASH FOR GUNS , Art, Antiques, Jewelry, musical instruments, Valuables. Call 517-204-2004/517-663-3931

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FIRST MONTH FREE and DOWNTOWN LOFT LANSING. 4 HASLETT LAKEFRONT ON 129 ASTOR MUST SELL – Lender OREO IMMEDIATE POSSESSION ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED $200 security dep. when 1 bdrm. loft, 1000 sq.ft., 1988 Schultz 14x70 2 bdrm. bdrm., 2 bath. Rent to own. Lake Lansing with dock, Liquidation Sale- ALL OF2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. Old Orchard Apts. you sign a 12 mo. lease! wood floors, stainless ap1 bath, semi furn., applianNear Ingham Medical. gazebo, beautiful view, FERS CONSIDERED: 32 lot Beautiful Park setting. Forest View Apts, Haslett pliances, laundry, secured ces, washer, dryer, new $850/mo. 517-388-1826. luxury condo apt., lg upsub. w/all utilities Close to schools & shop* Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 garage parking. $900/mo. shed, located lot 73, Parkdated upper 2 BR., W/D, Belleville, MI. 37 res. lots ping. Laundry hookup. * PET WELCOME 517-482-8771 or 517-719view Estates, Portland, MI. fireplace, deck, new maple 1325 GLENROSE AVE. 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Free heat, 863-956-5200. 517-694-8975 NOW AVAILABLE AT rm., kitch., bath. $525 + • Washer/Dryer, water, trash pickup. Coin conditions apply DELTA TWP. VACANT 5 RIVERWIND APTS. electric. • Central Air laundry. New carpet. acres. REDUCED. Heavy in1 & 2 bdrm., includes waCall 517-482-8771 or • Pet Friendly 1960 Aurelius Road. Apdustrial, great location. ter, sewer, trash & heat. BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 517-719-5600 • Holt School District plications, up front. 2 bedroom, $325-$560. Sale or lease. Land ConRent based on income for Payments starting as ** 586-292-3681 ** Utilities included. Taylor tract available. $134,900. qualified applicants. Sec. POTTERVILLE low as $799! Realty 517-272-1512. 2600 Snow Rd. 586-772dep req’d. Call 517-974Colonial Estates, 5849 O R C H A R D CT. Co m No Application Fees! GRAND LEDGE - 14’ x70’ OLD TOWN-(3)-1 bedroom 2759 or 810-772-6561. 3756 or you may pickup 2 bdrm $460. No pets. pletely remodeled 2 bdrm, Contact us today to w/expando. 2 bdrm., lg. 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’04 BUICK LESABRE $7275 P. seats/mirrors, split front seat, 29 hwy., tan, 104K Excellent condition 349-0118

MALIBU LTZ, 2010 $23,500 4,800 mi. Like new, heated seats, remote start. Excellent condition. 517-3934601 IMPALA 2004 Auto, cruise, 133000mi., Black


Jeep-Eagle WRANGLER SPORT, 1999 4x4, lifted, has extras. Excellent condition.

$6,700 517-676-4709

Mini Vans


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

MALIBU LTZ 2010 $18,900 Gold/2tone leather, 4cyl auto, 21K miles. Loaded! 517-668-0294

CHEVROLET UPLANDER LS 2007 $10,500 6 cyl, 3rd Row Seats, 63000mi., Silver. Must see 989-292-1633

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CAPRICE, 1995 $2800 200K hwy. mi. No rust, must see!!! Excellent cond. 517-505-0045

PARK AVENUE 1999 $5800 1 owner, only 59K mi., lthr, well kept, very clean, no rust/dents 517-898-9217



DODGE 2000 ¾ TON $10,000 4x4 w/Fisher snowplow, 2nd owner, V8 auto, looks, drives, runs excellent 517-712-6178 CHARGER RT, 2009 $21,500/BEST 25K mi. Hemi. "Brilliant black", grey leather int. Excellent condition. 517-694-7676

CHRYSLER 2007 $14,200 Town & Country Touring, 6 cyl, 3rd Row Seats 39000mi., Very clean 517-655-3290 DODGE CARAVAN 1998 $9,000 Dodge handicap van with side-powered ramp 517-339-7551

FORD F-250, 1997 $6,000 Low miles. Well maint., comes w/plow. Excellent condition. 517-712-6178

280 ZX, 1983 60K mi., Good condition.

GRAND AM GT 2004 $5,500 Auto, Ram Air, Sunroof, 123000mi., Black 517-525-3311

Sport Utility Vehicles HONDA PILOT EX 2005 $13,500/OBO Great shape, Black, 6 cyl, smoke free, 90,000mi 248-872-9418

Subaru LEGACY 2.5 I-PREM, 2011 $18,900 19,500 mi. Blue, AWD. 30MPG highway. Excellent cond. 517-242-6978

Toyota CAMRY LE 2007 75,000 miles Please call Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm

$11,500 989-723-8166

Trucks CHEVY SILVERADO 2010 $21,000 Work Truck, 8’ box w/bedliner, 1400 mi. 517-321-0055





$2300 517-676-4709

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

BUICK TERRAZO 2007 $37,000 Wheelchair Van, fully loaded, w/Brougham Entravan Conversion Sys. Exc. Cond. 517-285-9828

Automobiles Wanted CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 AUTOS & TRUCKS WANTED We will pay top dollar for any unwanted vehicle. Free fast pickup. 517-487-8600.

Junk Cars Wanted CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 CARS & TRUCKS WANTED Paying cash. 7 days a week.


BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 WE PAY TOP DOLLAR for used cars, trucks & vans. Will beat any offer. Free towing. 517-482-2260 AARON’S UP TO $1000 Wanted junk and unwanted cars 810-347-2078 WE BUY JUNK CARS Pickup 7 days a week

Call 517-749-4926

Homes For Rent

A 3 bdrm., newly remodeled homes. Nice, quiet neighborhood. 2 car garage, fenced yard. New high efficiency furnace & water heater. Pets okay. $550 & $799mo. + utilities. 517-712-5238 AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bdrms, Section 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374

HOMES FOR RENT! 3 bed/ 2 bath homes. Over 1000 Sq. Ft. *Payments as low as $699. • All Appliances • Washer/Dryer • Storage Shed • Pet Friendly • Holt Schools All Credit Considered! No Application Fees Move in for as little as $299!* Contact us today! Inventory Limited! 1-888-258-2412 Offer Expires 3-31-11 EHO, *WAC

CampersTravel Trailers

Roommates Wanted CHARLOTTE/Vermontville 3 BR, 2 ba home, 19 acres, hunting & fishing priv., $400 + utils. 517-819-2533.

Miscellaneous For Rent

CAMPING MEMBERSHIP LIFETIME. Camp Coast to Coast USA/Canada $10/night (full hook-up). (Paid $1,595) Must Sell $595, 1-800-236-0327.

AVIATION HANGARS FOR RENT - Mason/Jewett Airport. Starting at $130 & up per month. Month to month contract. Call Lloyd at: 517-589-8619




City 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.

any part secured by the Mortgage, and the power of sale contained in the Mortgage has become operative by reason of such default. On Thursday, April 7, 2011, at 10:45 a.m. at the lobby of the Eaton County Courthouse, 1045 Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, Michigan, which is the place for holding mortgage sales for Eaton County, Michigan, there will be offered for sale and sold to the highest bidder, at public sale, for the purpose of satisfying the amounts due and unpaid upon the Mortgage, together with the legal costs and charges of sale, including attorneys’ fees allowed by law, the property located in the Township of Bellevue, County of Eaton, State of Michigan, and described in the Mortgage as follows: A parcel of land in the North ½ of Section 9, Town 1 North, Range 6 West, Bellevue Township, Eaton County, Michigan described as: Beginning at a point on the North and South ¼ line of Section 9, Town 1 North, Range 6 West distant South 00 degrees 36 minutes 53 seconds East 264.00 feet from the North ¼ post of said Section 9; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East parallel to the North line of said Section 457.17 feet to the centerline of Ionia Road; thence South 00 degrees 46 minutes 20 seconds East along said centerline of Ionia Road 511.72 feet; thence South 89 degrees 13 minutes 36 seconds West 623.55 feet; thence North 00 degrees 36 minutes 53 seconds West 518.81 feet to a point which lies 264.00 feet South of said North Section line; thence North 89 degrees 32 minutes 43 seconds East 165 feet to the place of beginning. The redemption period shall be one year unless the property is deemed abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241a in which case the redemption period shall be thirty days after the foreclosure sale or when the time to provide the notice required by subdivision MCL 600.3241a(c) expires, whichever is later. MILLER JOHNSON

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.




Avenue, Lansing, Michigan died January 8, 2011 Creditors of the decedent Dated: February 28, 2011 are notified that all claims By: /s/ Rachel J. against the estate will be forever barred unless preFoster sented to Faye Lynn Kraus, Rachel J. Foster 303 North Rose Street, Suite named personal representative or proposed personal 600 Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007 representative, or to both the probate court at 1045 In269-226-2982 dependence Blvd., Charlotte and the named/proposed CSG-904006 personal representative 3/6, 13, 20, 27/11-4/3/11 within 4 months after the date of publication of this STATE OF MICHIGAN notice. PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF EATON Date: 3-8-2011 Attorneys for Mortgagee

March 27, 2011

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COLONIAL VILLAGE 2 bdrm. C ape C od, fireplace, fenced, rec room, appliances, $595 mo. 517-323-4700



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12067 Rupp Rd., 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath 1,092 sq ft, ranch home. Full bsmnt., 1.5 car attached garage. $725+ 517-575-2668 www.sundancefamilyhomecenter .com

Halls-Buildings For Rent

COMMUNITY ROOM IN B ath available for rent. Perfect for smaller events: meetings or parties, near I-69 Expressway. Call 517641-6244 or email at LANSING HOME FOR rent with full bsmt & garage. Neat and clean, new paint & carpet. $725-$825 mo. Call 517-641-7271 or 517214-7648.


5608 NIXON Small, but cozy 630 sq. ft., 2 bdrm., 1 bath, ½ bsmnt. 1 car garage. $550/mo. 517-575-2668 ST. JOHNS COUNTRY LIVING- 3 bdrm., 2 bath, newer home on 5 acres. Full fin. bsmnt. 2.5 car garage. Call: 989-205-4919 or 989-875-2444. Possible Land Contract.

CottagesResorts For Rent CANADIAN FISHING CABINS for RENT. Walleyes, jumbo perch, big northerns. Call Hugh or Doris toll free 800-426-2550 for free brochure. Or look at our website: MM

Boats and Motors 1979 EVENRUDE longshaft, 15HP. $650. 810-841-1396.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the terms of a Stipulated Judgment of Foreclosure and for Other Relief of the Circuit Court for the County of Eaton, State of Michigan signed and filed on January 26, 2011, in the case of Eaton Federal Savings Bank, Plaintiff v Amy Lou Summers and Michigan State Housing Development Authority, Case No. 10-1203-CH, wherein, among other things, the Court allowed the foreclosure of a mortgage granted by Amy Lou Summers (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":


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Cleaning Service CLEANING SERVICES Commercial & Residential. Free Estimates. 517-648-0664

Computer Sales -Service COMPUTER REVIVER: Upgrades, internet repair, virus, spyware removal, data rec. 30 day wrnty. Erik 517-484-6364. Housecalls.

Drywall 26 YEARS EXPERIENCE Hang, Finish, Texture Big & Small Jobs. Insured. Call Cheryl 517-204-3110 Gary’s Drywall Finishing "Hang, Finish and Repair" 517-927-3853

Handyman SMALL CONSTRUCTIONS DECKS, Siding, Remodeling, Repairs, Painting. No job too small. 517-861-9129

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DONE RIGHT FENCE & SKID LOADER SERVICE Fence for all occasions, light excavating, holes augered, bucket & pallet fork work. We clean up scrap metal for free.

For Free Estimate Call 517-669-8066

Floor Services

Mr. Natural’s Wood Floors • Refinishing • Repairs • Installation

For more information or to reserve space call

FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988


517.322.4131 Trash removal TRASH, BRUSH, APPL. hauled Yard & build. clean up, Appliances, brush, carpet, trees & bushes trimmed. wood, etc. Senior disc. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664 Eavestrough Cleaning.

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Home ImprovementRepairs ACTION CONSTRUCTION & REMODELING. Home Improvements, Painting, Bsmts, Decks, Handyman. Lic. & Ins. 517-339-2564

Masonry MASONRY RESTORATION Res/comm., historic. Repair brick, block & stone. Fndn/chimney repair/new. Lic. & Ins. 517-647-5380

Stump Removel BENJAMIN STUMP REMOVAL (Formerly Bill’s Stump Removal). Prompt service, free estimates. Insured. 517 285-7831, 517 625-5652

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FILE NO. 11-47716-DE Estate of Lucille Virginia Kraus a/k/a Lucille V Kraus Date of birth: 3/14/1925 TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Lucille Virginia Kraus a/k/a Lucille V Kraus who lived at 1802 Rockdale Avenue, Lansing,

Faye Lynn Kraus 1802 Rockdale Avenue Lansing, MI 48917 517-321-9418 CSG-908927 3/27/11

CITY OF OLIVET NOTICE OF LAST DAY OF REGISTRATION FOR THE ELECTION TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011 FOR THE OLIVET COMMUNITY SCHOOLS To the qualified voters of the Olivet School District in the City of Olivet: Monday, April 4, 2011 is the last day to register to vote for the May 3, 2011 Olivet School Election. Persons residing in the above school district registering after 5:00 P.M. on Monday, April 4, 2011 will not be eligible to vote at the school election. Registration may also be made at the specified agency for clients receiving services through the Department of Human Resources formerly known as Family Independence Agency, the Department of Community Health, Michigan Jobs Commission for the Blind and at military recruitment offices for persons enlisting in the armed forces. Registration by mail may be used by obtaining and completing a Mail Voter Registration Application and forwarding to the election official as directed on the application by the close of deadline. PERSONS ENTITLED to be registered voters in the City of Olivet, County of Eaton, Michigan must possess the following qualifications on or before the day of the Election: (1) a citizen of the United States; (2) not less than 18 years of age; (3) a resident of the State of Michigan and the City of Olivet for not less than 30 days prior to the Election (MCL 168.492). In addition, qualified electors must be registered to vote not less than 30 days prior to the Election (MCL 168.497). Please take notice that the Regular Election for the Olivet Community School District will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 for the purpose of electing the following: Rick Platzer (incumbent) - to fill one (1) regular four-year term expiring June 30, 2015 Notice is hereby given that in conformity with Michigan Election Law, the undersigned Clerk will upon any day during regular business hours, receive for registration the name of any legal voter in the City of Olivet at 117 South Main, Olivet. Persons with special needs as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the clerk’s office at 269-7494961. This Notice is given as required by Law (MCL 168.498 (3))

Painting-Papering -Plastering PAINTING PERFECTIONS. Int & ext. Quality work. References, free est. (517)332-3281 or 290-4187.

6500 Mercantile Way, Ste. 3 Lansing, Michigan 48911 (517) 887-2838

Becky Palmer Olivet City Clerk CSG-908757


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Egress windows, sumps & crocks. For all your basement waterproofing needs call the pros.

GOT MUD? Call TomCo Asphalt for crushed asphalt or concrete placed & compacted. 517-676-5600.

Date: February 27, 2011




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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

Default has occurred in a Mortgage made on September 25, 2008 by Stanley G. Lambert, as Mortgagor, to HCB Mortgage Company, as Mortgagee. The Mortgage was recorded on October 3, 2008 in the Office of the RegHONDA VTX R 1300, 2006, ister of Deeds for Eaton Black, Memphis shades County, Michigan at Liber batwing, mechanically 2199, Page 509. stock, saddle bags, HonAt the date of this Notice da light bar, newer there is claimed to be due metzlers front and rear. and unpaid on the Mortgage 19,000 miles. Adult the sum of One Hundred owned, very clean. Twenty Nine Thousand Six $5595.00 (989)413-1065 Hundred Fifty Four and 93/100 ($129,654.93), including interest at 6.0% per annum. No suit or proceedings NEW 2010 MALIBU moped. Never used. $800. Call 517- Land in the City of Charlotte, have been instituted to recover any part of the debt 726-0463.

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~LANSING~ 1-4 BDRMS Available! Section 8 OK. $450-$850. Call Mark at 517-482-6600

Notice of Judicial Foreclo sure Sale on a Stipulated Judgment of Foreclosure and for Other Relief



1280 N. Clinton Trail, 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath 1344 sq. ft. ranch home. Full unfinished bsmnt., 2 car attached garage. $750+ deposit. 517-575-2668

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NATIONWIDE COMPANY IN LANSING THIS WEEK PAYING CASH FOR GOLD, SILVER AND COINS. By David Morgan STAFF WRITER Been following the gold and silver market lately? Well if you have a jewelry box, a lock box full of gold or a coffee can full of old coins, you should be, according to Ohio Valley Refinery spokesperson John Miller. “The gold and silver markets have not been this strong for over 30 years” said Miller. Typically when the U.S. dollar is weak and the economy is flat, gold and silver markets soar. “That’s good news if you are sitting on a few gold necklaces or an old class ring” says Miller. Starting Tuesday at 9am and every day this week through Saturday, the Ohio Valley Refinery is setting up a satellite refinery right here in Lansing at the Courtyard Lansing. During their 5 day stay, anyone can bring gold, silver or platinum items and turn them in for immediate payment, explains John Miller. “Just about everybody has some amount of gold or silver just lying around collecting dust and this week anybody can sell theirs direct to our refinery. Typically selling direct to a refinery is reserved for larger wholesale customers like jewelry stores, pawn shops and laboratories” says Miller. “We are changing how business is done,” he explains “we want to do business with everybody so we took our business to the streets”. “Our teams visit various cities around the country hosting 5 day events and allowing the general public to take advantage of our services. “The turnout has been overwhelming” says Miller. “Usually each day is busier than the previous day. It seems once people come to us and sell something, they are so amazed what an old ring or gold coin is worth, they go home and start digging around for more and telling relatives, friends and neighbors. It’s like a feeding frenzy by the third day. People line up with everything from gold jewelry to sterling silver flatware sets to old coins. I think during this bad economy everybody can use

extra money, but most people say they are taking advantage of selling direct to our refinery because of the higher prices we pay”. During this special event, anyone is welcome to bring all types of gold, silver and platinum to the refinery and turn it in for instant payment. The types of items they will accept include all gold jewelry, gold coins, gold ounces, dental gold, old coins made before 1965 including silver dollars, halves, quarters and dimes, anything marked “sterling” including flatware sets, tea pots, silver bars, silver ounces and all industrial precious metals. What should you expect if you go to the event to sell your gold and/or silver? Just gather up all gold, silver and platinum in any form. If you are not sure if it’s gold or silver, bring it in and they will test it for free. When you arrive at the event you will be asked to fill out a simple registration card and will be issued a number. Seating will be available. When your number is called you will be escorted to a table where your items will be examined, tested and sorted. This only takes a few minutes, using their expertise and specialized equipment. Items will be



Above: Refinery representatives will be on hand starting Tuesday through Saturday to purchase all gold, silver and platinum items, as well as coins. Public welcome! counted and/or weighed. The value of the items will be determined based on up to the minute market prices. Live feeds will be available at the event displaying current market prices of all precious metals. If you choose to sell your items, they will be bagged and tagged and you will be escorted to the cashier to collect your payment. Waiting time to sell your items may range from just a few minutes to 1 hour, so bring something to read. If you are the owner of a jewelry store, pawn shop, dentist office or

2 (&'.$ !- 1+-" 2 WHO:

Ohio Valley Refinery Reclamation Drive


Open to the public to sell their gold and silver


March 29th - April 2nd

WHERE: Courtyard Lansing 2710 Lake Lansing Road Lansing, MI 48912 Directions: 517.482.0500 TIMES:

TUESDAY–FRIDAY 9:00am–6:00pm SATURDAY 9:00am–4:00pm



a dealer you are encouraged to call ahead to make an appointment with the smelt master to discuss their special dealer programs. They can be reached during Refinery hours at (217) 787-7767. Ohio Valley Refinery will open for business Tuesday from 9am– 6pm. The event continues every day through Saturday. No appointment is needed for the general public.

ITEMS OF INTEREST COINS: All coins made before 1965. *## .34,%-%34/ )04-'," VINTAGE GUITARS: Martin, Gibson, Fender, National, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Mandolins, Banjos & others WRIST & POCKET WATCHES: Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Waltham, Swatch, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Ebel, Illinois, Hamilton & all others JEWELRY: Gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, all types of stones and metals, rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. (including broken and early costume jewelry) ANTIQUE TOYS: All makers and types of toys made before 1965 WAR MEMORABILIA: Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc.

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