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Corey named Christmas Shop helps hospice president at Olivet College By RACHEL GRECO

December 19, 2010

OLIVET — Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., has officially assumed his duties as 27th president of Olivet College, according to an announcement by Board of Trustees Chair David Hayhow. He succeeds former president Donald Tuski, Ph.D., who resigned in March to serve as president of Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. “I am excited to finally arrive on campus,” Corey said. “While a seemingly simple act, it represents months of very hard work by many. In the early weeks, my main objectives will be to get to know the community, and to hear from as many members as possible about their hopes, dreams and aspirations for our college. “We will be embarking on a new vision for the college, one that will help to set the course for the next couple of decades,” he continued. “This is going to take our best effort and will include all members of the campus community in the process.” Corey previously served as executive vice president of Prescott College in Prescott, Ariz. During his tenure, he was responsible for directing all aspects of the college’s administrative and operational policies, objectives and initiatives. He also managed the college’s financial poli-

cies as chief financial officer. Corey’s duties have included direct responsibilities in areas such as board relations and development, fundraising, finance, organizational leadership, enrollment management, campus development, curriculum and faculty, and public policy and legislative Steven affairs. In Corey addition, he has served as an associate Ph.D. faculty member and adjunct faculty member for higher education finance, higher education organization and administration, nonprofit management and other business managementrelated areas. Prior to Prescott, Corey served as fellow for administrative collaboratives for the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association. He also spent 10 years at Cumberland University of Tennessee, where he held the positions of vice president for administration, vice president for athletics and director of sports medicine, and was a member of the faculty. See

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CHARLOTTE Christmas visits the Eaton Community Hospice Thrift Store every day of the year. “Every single day of the year we have Christmas dropped off,” said Juaise Peabody, manager of the store. At the thrift store donated new and used items are sold to benefit the county’s hospice house and operation. So it only made sense, said Peabody, that when the store began getting a large volume of holiday items that they find a way to market it. This fall the thrift store saved up its holiday offerings and opened “The Christmas Store.” The operation, part of the hospice thrift store, includes everything from artificial trees to ornaments, lights, knick-knacks and wreaths. Holiday items are affordable, at prices that range from 25 cents to $30, and popular. “Probably a third of the items that are out now will be gone by the end of today,” said Peabody. “We restock 10 to 20 boxes a day.” In fact, Peabody said the prices at the store are just right in tough economic times. “It helps people do what they need to do and what they can afford to do,” she said. Other than Peabody, the

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Juaise Peabody is the manager of the Eaton Community Hospice Thrift Store, which includes the Christmas Shop. There shoppers can buy holiday decorations and items at affordable prices. shop relies on volunteers every day to help with customers and pricing. About 25 percent of what’s for sale in the shop • Where? 2675 South Cochran in Charlotte is brand new too. “Even local businesses • When? Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from like the dollar store 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 brought in cases and cases p.m. of bows,” said Peabody. Reach them at 543-5310 The rest is gently used and cheerfully displayed during shop hours. Peabody estimates that for hospice. What that means for “It’s important,” she hospice is more significant this season’s Christmas Shop sales will net $40,000 said. than you would think.

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Adults and kids 10 and older are invited to try their skills at the Charlotte Community Library’s board game party Friday, Jan. 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Meet some new friends and beat the winter boredom. Popcorn and snacks will be provided. The library has a varied collection of games and no registration is necessary. The library is located at 226 S. Bostwick. Call (517) 543-8859 with questions.

MOPS to meet on third Tuesdays of month

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will meet at Vermontville Bible Church, 250 N. Main St., Vermontville, on the third Tuesday of each month from 9-11:30 a.m. (except for December, when they’ll meet on the second Tuesday). Childcare will be provided. If for any reason Maple Valley schools are closed on the scheduled day, the MOPS meeting will be canceled for that month. For more information, contact the church at (517) 726-0647 or

Library to host beginning crochet class

The Charlotte Community Library has invited Kristen Davis to teach a beginning crochet class for adults. The free class will meet in two sessions: Friday, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28, 1-3 p.m. at the library. Class size is limited and students must sign up in advance. Call the library at (517) 543-8859 to sign up and get a list of needed supplies. Charlotte Community Library is located at 226 S. Bostwick.

Donate gifts at Ford dealers for Highfields kids

Santa’s elves are working in seven counties in December to collect gifts for less fortunate mid-Michigan children. Area residents can donate unwrapped toys, books and clothes to the Seventh Annual “Happy Holidays for Highfields Kids” campaign, in partnership with Greater Lansing Ford dealerships. Highfields is accepting toys, books and clothes for children ranging in age from infant to 18. Gifts can be dropped off through Dec. 18 at nine Ford dealers including Grand Ledge Ford, Candy Ford in Charlotte, Seymour Ford in Jackson, Courtesy Ford in Okemos, Signature Ford in Perry, Fowlerville Ford, Stillwell Ford in Hillsdale, Brooklyn Ford or Pauli Ford in St. Johns. Donations can also be dropped off at WLNS TV 6 in Lansing and Highfields’ offices in Lansing, Jackson and Onondaga.

Adopt a family through HSEC for holidays

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Library hosts holiday crafting Liliona Edsall, age 5, built a terrific house at the gingerbread house event sponsored by the Charlotte Community Library on Dec. 11. About 100 kids and parents had a great time creating holiday houses. time, they would love to get their children something nice for the holiday. To assist these families, HSEC is requesting assistance from social groups, businesses, or individuals in the area that would like to “adopt a family” for the holiday season. If your family, office, or church group is interested in adopting a family, or you would like to learn more, contact Danielle Sheldon at (517) 541-1180 or

Program to dress a doll for Christmas Kiddies Program

If you would like to dress a doll for the Charlotte Christmas Kiddies Program, contact Lee Falik at (517) 543-6729. Patterns and fabric are provided. The program is sponsored by the Charlotte Fire Department. Donations are accepted and may be mailed to P.O. Box 218, Charlotte, MI 48813.

’Snowbird’ picnic scheduled for Feb. 1

Families that are enrolled in the Extended Services Program at HousThe annual Eaton County “Snowing Services for Eaton County (HSEC) bird” picnic is scheduled for Tuesday, are transitioning into permanent hous- Feb. 1, 2011. It will be held as in the ing after being homeless. At the same past at the Palmetto Mobile Home


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Charlotte Eagles Aeries 3552 and Auxiliary will again be hosting their annual Christmas Day dinner at the Eagles Club, 116 Lansing Road, Charlotte. Dinner served at 1 p.m. No cost. If you are unable to get to the Eagles Club, transportation will be provided. If you are unable to leave your home, dinner will be delivered. Call in your reservations, (517) 543-6361.

The Eaton County Republican Par- New Year’s Eve ty meets the first Tuesday of every gala to be held month, Feb. through July. Social time This New Year’s Eve is the year is 6-6:45 p.m., meeting starts at 7 p.m. to celebrate with friends and neighat Tony M’s, 3420 S. Creyts Road, Lansing. For more information, visit bors at the second annual New Year’s Eve Gala in Eaton County at the St. Mary Family Life Center, 905 St. Mary Blvd., Charlotte. Eaton County’s Sea How to submit Cruiser’s Band will be playing live calendar events music. The night begins with a fourIt is now fast and easy to submit course sit down dinner featuring your calendar events to the Lansing State choice of carved beef and more. The Journal and Lansing Community gala is open to all area residents. Only a limited number of tickets Newspapers. Go to, find Things-to-do and click on submit an will be sold for $50 which includes a champagne toast at midnight. Reevent. Up comes a form that steps you serve seating can be accommodated through the submission process. You for tables of eight at the time of tickcan include photos. The calendar au- et purchase. For more information tomatically adds a map and direc- and to purchase tickets, contact St. Mary School at (517) 543-3460 (M-F) tions. While we continue to accept cal- or (517) 231-7177 after hours.


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CHARLOTTE - State Rep.elect Deb Shaughnessy of Charlotte took the oath of office at a swearing in ceremony Monday night at the Charlotte City Hall in front of more than 40 family, friends, and supporters. “I am humbled by this opportunity to serve the people of Eaton County,” said Shaughnessy. “I will be a tireless worker for the people of our community, and will work diligently to get Michigan back to work.” Circuit Court Judge Tom Eveland officiated the ceremony and gave the oath to Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy has hired her legislative staff that will assist her with constituent relations, policy development, and communications when she takes office on Jan. 1. Matt Sowash graduated from Calvin College with a degree in international relations. He has worked extensively at the grassroots

level on various political campaigns and helped Shaughnessy with her general election campaign victory. Brad Wever is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in social relations from James Madison College and grew up in Eaton County. Brad brings eight years of experience working around the Legislature and Michigan politics. “I’m excited to have such talented individuals assisting me in serving the people of the 71st District,” Shaughnessy said. “I look forward to our team working hard to solve the difficult issues facing Eaton County and the entire state of Michigan.” Deb Shaughnessy lives in Charlotte with her husband, Steve. She was elected on Nov. 2 with 59 percent of the vote. Shaughnessy is former Mayor of Charlotte, former

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Corey earned a doctor of philosophy in higher education finance from the University of Arizona in 2007; a master of business administration from Cumberland University in 1998; a master of science from Arizona State University in

“I am humbled by this opportunity to serve the people of Eaton County.” – State Rep.-elect Deb Shaughnessy

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legislative aide in the Michigan House and Senate, and customer service representative for an insurance agency. She has two children, Matthew and Christa Schueller, who both graduated from Charlotte High School.

Right: Circuit Court Judge Tom Eveland swears in Deb Shaughnessy to the office of State Rep. for the 71st District. With her is her husband, Steve.

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Holiday community dinner planned locally CHARLOTTE - For the past 19 years, the Charlotte Community Dinner has served a hot meal, friendly faces, and fellowship to hundreds of people in the community. This year Charlotte Church of Christ will be hosting the Christmas week Community Dinner on Dec. 22 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The Community Dinners began in 1992, and was originally thought of as a soup kitchen for the needy. When it was realized that some senior citizens, people with disabilities, and young families needed more than a bowl of soup to help them get through the week, it became a dinner. The Eagles Lodge generously donates their facility each Wednesday to make the Community Dinner a success. The dinners are sponsored by churches, clubs, businesses, and individuals in the Charlotte area. There are several

ways to get involved in the Community Dinner. One interested group may come in to cook and serve the meal. Others might make monetary donations only. A core group of volunteers then does the cooking and clean-up. Some of the regular patrons often stay to sweep and mop the floors and wipe the tables, often joined by people with community service hours. Due to the economic downturn, the Community Dinners have seen a drop in the number of groups stepping forward to help with the meals, while the number of hungry coming in has increased. Over the years it has become a place where anyone, regardless of income, can come get a hot meal. For many it is the only hot meal they will get all week. Many of the people who come here have some kind of disability that keeps them from earning an income sufficient to pay

for all their other needs. This dinner is a way to supplement that income, as well as to spend time in fellowship with friends. In the beginning several women (which we call the core group) generally did the shopping, cooking, serving and cleaning up.Over the years, some of them have passed on or moved away. Others are getting on in years and are finding it difficult to be there every week. There is concern that without enough support the dinners will come to an end. They are looking for people who are interested in helping with the shopping and cooking on a weekly basis. If you are willing and able to help, please contact



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Call for foster parents, Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, 801 S. Waverly Road, Lansing, ongoing. Be a hero, foster hope. Lutheran Social Services of Michigan is always looking for loving people to become foster parents for children in the greater Lansing area. Info: 321-7663. Call for mentors, Lansing area, Lansing, ongoing. Mentor former prisoners. Looking for volunteers to help one to two hours per week with the New Life Mentorship Program. Call for more information. Info: 882-6870 ext. 230.

Inventors Club of America, Flap Jack Family Restaurant, 3000 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 5. Discuss patenting, prototypes, manufacturing, licensing, marketing of inventions. Info: 381-1960. " T.O.P.S. MI 433 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Eaton Rapids Medical Center, conference room in the basement, 1500 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids, weigh-in at 6-6:45 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Previous members, visitors or anyone that wants to join are welcome. Info: 543-0786 or 663-1841.


Foster Parent Orientation, Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, third floor conference room, 801 S. Waverly Road, Lansing, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 4. Orientation will generally be held on the first and third Tuesday of every month, but is subject to CHILDREN’S change. Please RSVP to Jean Davis at or at 321-7663. ACTIVITIES Info: 321-7663. Motor Development , PRIDE Training (for Foster Lawrence Avenue United Parent Licensure Methodist, 210 E. Lawrence Ave., through Lutheran Social Charlotte, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Fridays Services), Lutheran Social through May 13. For ages 2 1/2 Services of Michigan, 801 S. to 5 years old with their caregiver. Waverly Road, Lansing, Songs, fingerplays, snack, art, story 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 8. You must RSVP and motor skills exercises. Info: to attend contact Jean Davis at 543-4670. 321-7663, or Info: 321-7663, Cost: if CLASSES you are not a Lutheran Social Pure Meditation Services applicant, the following Foundation Class for fees apply $10 per session, $20 for Adults, Center For Yoga, 1780 the manual. E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 8. DANCES Registration required, call Les Danseurs Ballroom 641-6201. Info: 333-9883, Dance Club New Year’s Eve Dance, Grand Ledge Cost: $49, includes continuing Country Club, 5811 E. St. Joseph support. Highway, Grand Ledge, 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Featuring live music from CLUBS AND The Bayou River Band. Bring your MEETINGS own beverage and an appetizer to share. Ice and cups provided. Open Across The Square dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Quilters, First Congregational Advance reservations required, Church, large meeting room of even for members. Info: 543-4941, the annex, 106 S. Bostwick St., Cost: $60 Charlotte, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. per couple, club members - cost is Quilters welcome to join. Info: part of the membership. 543-1227.


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Spectrum Brass Quintet, Blue Star Mothers, VFW Charlotte Performing Arts Center, Post 671, 12550 S. U.S. Highway 378 State St., Charlotte, 7:30 p.m. 27, DeWitt, 6:30 p.m. first Jan. 14. The music of George Wednesdays of the month. Open Gershwin where a brass quintet to mothers of active duty, retired commands the stage with a or former military personnel. concert pianist and a soprano. Members support the troops and Purchase tickets online or by calling each other. Info: 974-7858, the CPAC box office. Info: 541-5690, " Cost: Grief Support, Delta $20, $5 for students, $27 for Presbyterian Church, 6100 W. dinner/show package. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 7-8:30 p.m. third Monday of each month. Info: SENIORS 485-6653. Delta Waverly 39ers Healing Birth Memories, Lunch Bunch, Delta Township ASK ME House, 1027 Seymour Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Ave., Lansing, 1-5 p.m. Jan. 9. Road, Lansing, 11:30 a.m. fourth This workshop is created to help Tuesday of each month, through women heal from a traumatic or May. Info: 484-5600. Cost: cost of disappointing birth. Whether the lunch. birth of your child turned out Euchre, Eaton Rapids Senior differently than you’d hoped, or if Center, 201 Grand St., Eaton Rapids, you’re suffering from birth loss, we 12:30 p.m. Mondays. Info: hope you’ll join us as we try to heal 663-2335. and learn. Hot Lunch Program, Eaton Register online. Info: Rapids Senior Center, 201 Grand 676-1671, St., Eaton Rapids, noon Tuesdays, Thursdays. Contact the center a Cost: $50. day ahead to make reservations Lansing Area Post-Polio or to get additional information Support Group meeting, on programs and activities. Info: Plymouth Congregational Church, 663-2335. Cost: $3 suggested 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, donation. 7-8:30 p.m. first Wednesdays of Pedro and Pinochle, Eaton the month. All Lansing area people Rapids Senior Center, 201 Grand St., affected by polio are welcome Eaton Rapids, 9 a.m. Mondays. Info: to share information, ideas, and 663-2335. support. Info: 339-1039. Nar-Anon meeting, Charlotte SUPPORT Fellowship Hall, 202 S. Cochran, GROUPS Charlotte, 6 p.m. Saturdays. For Al-Anon meeting, Charlotte family members of relatives and Fellowship Hall, 202 S. Cochran, friends who are concerned about Charlotte, 6 p.m. Mondays. Family the addiction or drug problem members of relatives who have of another. Info: 543-5429, an alcoholic in their family and seek support. Info: 543-5429, Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Charlotte Fellowship Alcoholics Anonymous Hall, 202 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, meetings, Charlotte Fellowship 6 p.m. Mondays, open; 8 p.m. Hall, 202 S. Cochran, Charlotte, Thursdays, closed; 7:30 p.m. ongoing. Held seven days a week. Fridays, closed; 6 p.m. and midnight Visit the website for meeting times. Saturdays, open. For those who Info: 543-5429, suffer from addiction and want help living a life free from active addiction. Info: 543-5429, Asperger Teen Girls and a Few Friends, South Nazarene Church, Holmes Road, Lansing, 6:30-8 p.m. third Thursdays. Girls and young women who have Asperger Syndrome or related issues meet together for 90 -4<9:1/> +534;: minutes of friendship and encouragement. This is a group of ")&,(%$* #&'(+* Early Bird - 5:45 p.m. kind and friendly girls, facilitated Regular – 6:00 p.m. by a transition specialist. No social 1000 W. Lawrence, Charlotte


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Police report CHARLOTTE — Charlotte Police handled over 280 incidents during the weeks of Nov. 29 to Dec. 12. Anyone with information regarding these cases may contact the Charlotte Police Department at (517) 543-1552. Here are just a few of those incidents: • On Dec. 3 - Charlotte police were called to the 200 block of S. Lincoln St. for a rape that just occurred at a party. Officers located a victim and witnesses walking in the road and called for Charlotte EMS to treat the victim. The victim was at a party and was sexually assaulted by a man unknown to the victim. While officers were tending to the victim, another officer was able to locate and make a traffic stop on a vehicle containing the suspect. The 26-year-old male suspect was arrested and taken to the police department where he was interviewed by a detective and later lodged at the Eaton County Jail.

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The incident remains under investigation with several counts of criminal sexual conduct and a count of kidnapping pending. • Dec. 3 - Around 4 a.m., Charlotte police were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Henry St. for an intoxicated man trying to get into a home. The suspect was knocking on the front door and trying to get into the house, which the suspect believed was a friend’s house. Officers arrived and located the man, which was immediately apparent the man was highly intoxicated. The 20-year-old local man was arrested for prowling, minor in possession of alcohol, and he also had an outstanding warrant. • Dec. 8 - Around 2:13 a.m., Charlotte police observed a car illegally pass another car on the right hand side of the road on Lansing St. and attempted to make a traffic stop for the violation. The suspect vehicle accelerated and ran through a red light with officers chasing the vehicle. The suspect vehicle crashed just north of I-69 on Lansing St. taking out a stop sign and causing severe damage to the vehicle. The vehicle once again accelerated northbound in the southbound lanes and drove back through the median into the northbound lanes. The vehicle had a blown

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DELTA TWP. - You couldn’t miss the Team Playmakers contingent at the third annual Jingle Belle Race for women at the Delta Township District Library Dec. 11. These were the people aged 50 and older in the bright red jackets, all 342 of them, who showed up with their own cheerleader coaches dressed in funny costumes. Coach Sally Long of East Lansing was decked out in a red-and-white polka dot number and red sunglasses. “Don’t take a picture of us, “ said fellow coach Ann

Crane of Haslett, who appeared dressed for an appearance in some bizarre “Nutcracker” with her pouffy red ballerina skirt. “Take pictures of the runners.” The duo were too good to pass up, though, especially when Crane started clanging her big cowbell to support the team. There were lots of antlers and Santa hats, red shorts with white tights and all kinds of holiday socks. This Jingle Belle event just keeps getting bigger and bigger. “It goes up about 200 people each year,” said race director Cherry Hamrick, also the Delta Library

director and a long-time runner herself. Hamrick was too busy to race this year’s Jingle Belle, of course, but she displayed her own unique sense of fashion with a shiny silver halo. This year’s total was 742 women who signed up to either walk or run the 5K path through the neighborhood north and east of the library. Fifteen-year-old Allison Dible of Grand Ledge was the overall winner, with a time of 21:14. There were some interesting stories. Take Karin Dewley of Portland, for instance, who works for Auto Owners in

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High school inducts honor society members CHARLOTTE — Sixtysix students were inducted into the Charlotte High School chapter of the National Honor Society on Nov. 30 at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. National Honor Society is an organization whose intent is to recognize high school junior and senior students who show achievement in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. All members must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and must exhibit premier leadership, scholarship, personal growth and success. Inductees and members are reviewed by a panel of teachers who look at a candidate’s integrity, leadership, scholarship and character. Members must also complete at least 10 hours of community service. Congratulations to this year’s inductees: Juniors: Shantell Adams, Adam Anderson, Tyler Boily, Dylan Bratschi, James Brinker, Jared Brinker, Sarah Brown, Anthony Burdo, Holly Burke, Samantha Campbell, Callin Cherry, Samuel Crouch, Traci Davis, Dallas Dedman, Kamille

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through treatment, as well as the family members and friends who surround them. At the last monthly gathering, CanHope members created new “Survivor Kits” which will be provided to cancer patients who attend CanHope for the first time. The Survivor Kits contain information (such as pamphlets, helpful tips, and recipes), items of comfort (such as specialized pillows and chemo caps) and many other surprises. The CanHope group began in 2006 as a breast cancer support group, then expanded as others in the community sought support groups for other types of cancer. The group meets on

the third Monday of each month at the hospital. Anyone is welcome to attend who is interested in support for cancer patients and survivors, whether they are patients, survivors, family members, friends, caregivers, or other interested individuals. The CanHope holiday potluck takes place on Monday, Dec. 20 from 6-7:45 p.m. in the Trumley Education Center on the second floor of Hayes Green Beach hospital. Community members are welcome to attend. To RSVP or for more information, call Barbara Fulton at (517) Courtesy photo 543-1050, ext. 1251. — From Hayes Green Beach Memo- Pictured are Survivor Kits for cancer patients created rial Hospital

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CHARLOTTE — This week’s featured student at Charlotte High School is Jillian Manning, a junior, who was nominated by her English 11 and advanced composition teacher, Mrs. Milarch. Mrs. Milarch describes Jillian as an exceptionally outgoing young woman, who takes responsibility for her own learning, cares about understanding, and works well with everyone around her. Mrs. Milarch always looks forward to Jillian’s insights in class and

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OLIVET — Olivet College Acting President Bill Kurtz honored 16 employees with service awards during a ceremony Dec. 10 in the college’s Mott Auditorium. Individuals were honored based on their years of employment at Olivet. Charles Graessle, Ph.D., of Marshall, professor of psychology and director of institutional research, was honored for 30 years of service to the college. Employees honored for 20 years of service include Leah Knapp, D.V.M., of Marshall, professor of biology and biology program director; and Tammy Walters, of Olivet, director of confer-

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Pictured is the Kids Repair Program Board (l. to r.) Patricia Jones, Dave Meade, Executive Director Curt Grandad Eure, Linda Wheeler, and Frank Wheeler. Seated is Board President Linda Keefe-Lewis. responsibility, commitment and follow-through. The program exists solely on grant funding and individual donations from citizens, as it has no permanent funding stream. Executive Director “Grandad” Eure devotes over sixty hours each week

to this unpaid, volunteer position. KRP’s goal is to continue to expand the diverse group of kids ages 9 - 17 that are served by the Kids Repair Program. The program seeks to serve the “at risk kids” in the tri-county metropolitan

Lansing area, by teaching life skills while promoting bicycling safety. Persons interested in volunteering to be a mentortrainer, assisting with daily operations, or contributing funds, may contact Curt Eure at (517) 755-4174.

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To everyone who contributed to the funeral of Alexia Kennedie Tourangeau. First and foremost our beloved family and friends, thanks for your support in our time of need. Marty and Rosa Saunders and everyone at Five Corners Church. Our family and friends at Wal-mart and Michael Albert and everyone at Wee Willie’s Restaurant. A very special thanks to Mr. Owen Byler of Charlotte, The Hospice of Michigan, and Donald Leik at Barker-Leik Funeral Home in Mulliken. Thank you to everyone, your help is greatly appreciated.

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LANSING — Kids Repair Program (KRP) held an Open House Tuesday, Dec. 7. That date is also the birthday of KRP’s longtime volunteer executive director Curt “Grandad” Eure. His 85th birthday was honored by a Certificate of Appreciation from the Lansing City Council, which was presented to him by Carol Wood at the Nov. 29 city council meeting. KRP is located at 5815 Wise Road, on the campus of the former Harry Hill Alternative High School, which is now home to the Southside Community Center. KRP serves kids in the tri-county area between the ages of 9 - 17 and teaches them bicycle safety, repair, and maintenance. KRP provides positive role models for inner city children, many of whom are from single-parent, working families. Most children are students of Lansing School District, but the program also serves students from Eaton and Clinton counties, as well. Children learn to work with adult volunteers that model positive behaviors in working with others, leadership, project completion, responsibility, and work ethics. The primary focus of the instructor is to teach the importance of safety,


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This Week’s Racing News Scott Speed filed a $6.5 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Red Bull Racing, the team that released Speed following the 2010 season. In the lawsuit, filed in North Carolina Superior Court in Statesville, N.C., SpeedclaimsthatRedBulldidnotfundtheteamasnecessarytocompete at the Cup level. Red Bull “significantly reduced its financial commitment to Speed’s race team and was unable and/or unwilling to provide Speed with ‘supporting equipment’ satisfactory for a driver of his skill to be effective to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,” Speed’s complaint states. Speed’s complaint also provides a rare, inside look at the money being paid in the Sprint Cup series for a driver at his level. The lawsuit says Speed signed a three-year deal in September 2007 for a salary of $300,000 in 2008, $500,000 in 2009 and $1 million in 2010. He was to receive 50 percent of his purse winnings for each top-10 finish, 45 percent for finishing 11th through 20th and 40 percent for finishes of 21st or worse. Speed, 27, was released from the team last month as it made way for interim driver Kasey Kahne in 2011.

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Dec. 14, 1927 - Former Cup driver Hershel McGriff was born on this day. McGriff made news in 2009 when he started two races in the Camping World West Series at the spry age of 81. He finished 13th of 26 cars on the road course of Portland (Ore.) International Raceway in July and two weeks later finished 19th on the road course of Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

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Scott Speed made his Formula One race debut at the 2006 Bahrain Grand Prix, becoming the first American to race in F1 since Michael Andretti in 1993. In March 2008, Speed made his Truck Series debut at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He recorded his first career Top 10 finish in just his second race, when he finished tenth at Martinsville Speedway. Speed recorded back-to-back top ten finishes in the Truck Series at Kansas Speedway by finishing in eighth place in the #22 Red Bull Toyota for Bill Davis Racing, and then won his first career race the followng week at Dover. On October 19, 2008, Speed started his first Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway finishing in 30th place. In 2009, he won his first ever Rookie of the Race honors at the prestigious Daytona 500. Speed also won the pole for the Sam’s Town 300 in his Nationwide Series debut. Last year, Speed’s best performance was leading several laps of the Daytona 500. He finished the season 30th in the points standings.


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CHARLOTTE — Hayes Green Beach (HGB) Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Center will be offering several free, sampler fitness classes during the holidays. Classes are geared for both beginners and the more seasoned exercise enthusiasts and can be a fun and exciting way to add exercise into one’s weekly routine. “During the holidays, it’s even more important for people to incorporate good exercise habits into their routine,” states Jake Campbell, wellness coordinator at HGB. “This is often a hard time of year for individuals to either start a healthy exercise regimen or stick to a good exercise routine when there’s so much holiday food and temptations lying around. Hopefully these sampler classes will allow

people the opportunity to get some exercise in around the holidays and possibly have some fun in the process.” Sampler classes begin the week of Dec. 20 and include:

Advanced Conditioning

Advanced conditioning uses high intensity cardio segments mixed with a variety of strength moves to push individuals to a maximum level. A free sampler class will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Boot Camp

This class utilizes compound military style exercises geared towards building strength, power, and speed. Free sampler classes will be

Military news Rood

Air Force Airman Christopher D. Rood graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of David Rood of Vermontville and Karen Kus- Christopher D. Rood mierz of Lansing. Rood graduated in 2005 from Maple Valley High School, Vermontville.

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Cardio Conditioning

Cardio Conditioning combines a variety of high-energy cardiovascular moves with lower body toning exercises for a great workout. Free sampler classes are available at the following times: • Monday, Dec. 20 at 6-7 a.m. and 9:15-10 a.m. • Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 6-7 a.m. • Monday, Dec. 27 at 6-7 a.m.

Cardio Kick Boxing

This high-intensity class uses the classic techniques from boxing and martial arts and also incorporates various dance moves. Free sampler classes will be held on Monday, Dec. 20 at 6:15-7 p.m. and Monday, Dec. 27 at 6:15-7 p.m.

Core and More

Core and More focuses on exercises that will work multiple muscle groups simultaneously to help improve muscular strength, endurance, and core stability. A free sampler class will be held on Monday, Dec. 20 at 8:30-9:15 a.m.

Indoor Cycling

This simulated bike ride is a great way to improve cardiovascular ability, muscular strength, and maximize caloric expenditure. Free sampler classes are offered both mornings and evenings at the following times: • Monday, Dec. 20 at 4:45-5:30 p.m.

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Community members can participate in a variety of free sampler classes at the Hayes Green Beach Wellness Center this month to try and kick start their exercise routine. • Tuesday, Dec. 21 at 7-7:45 a.m., 7-7:45 p.m., and 7:45-8:30 p.m. • Thursday, Dec. 23 at 5:45-6:30 a.m., 4:30-5:15 p.m., and 7-7:45 p.m. • Monday, Dec. 27 at 4:45-5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 7-7:45 p.m. and 7:45-8:30 p.m. • Thursday, Dec. 30 at 5:45-6:30 a.m., 4:30-5:15 p.m., and 7-7:45 p.m.


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

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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 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.

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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 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;

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

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

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, morning worship 10:45am, evening worship 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; Kingdom Quest 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 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

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

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 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. The Rev. Dr. Carol A. Spangenberg, Rector. Sun. 8am Holy Eucharist and 10:30am Holy Eucharist, Nursery and Sun. School; Wed. 6:30pm Holy Eucharist. Christian Education on Wed. 3-5pm. 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; Men’s Ministry Mountain Movers every 1st & 3rd Sat. 10:30am; Women’s Ministry Ruth Walk every 2nd & 4th Sat. 1:30pm

For church changes please contact Jeana Rohrs at or 517-377-1078 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

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Engagements Chris and Pamela French of Kalamazoo announce the engagement of their daughter Katie Elizabeth to Kevin Alan Willis. He is the son of Kurt and Ruth Willis of Vermontville. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Battle Creek Academy and is currently Katie French attending Western Michigan and Kevin Willis University. The prospective groom Glenn Valley Apartments in received his GED from Char- Battle Creek. A July 10, 2011 wedding lotte High School in 2008 and currently is employed at date has been set.

Edwards — Sifuentes

Kevin and Linda Edwards of Winnipeg, Canada are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Nicole Deanna to Antonio Abel Sifuentes, son of Antonio Sifuentes of El Paso, Texas and Nancy Gensel of Charlotte. The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of the University of Michigan College of Engineering and is a professional track athlete sponsored by Saucony. She is also employed by Engineering Systems, Inc. of Ann Arbor as an engineering consultant. The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of the University of Michigan College Graham of Engineering and is a projBrian Graham and Julie ect engineer with Barton Hawkins of Bellevue an- Malow Company of Southnounce the birth of their son Kaidan Isaiah Lee. He was born Dec. 9 at Ingham Regional Medical Center and weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces.

Births Cook

Chad Cook and Alicia Soper of Charlotte announce the birth of their daughter Payton Marie. She was born Dec. 7 at Ingham Regional Medical Center and weighed 7 pounds. Grandparents are Kathy and Marc Cook and Suzanne and Duane Soper.

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Nicole Edwards and Antonio Sifuentes field. A February wedding is planned at First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor with a reception to follow at the University of Michigan Museum of Art.

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Jill, Jerry, Jeff and Joanne wish Eugene Royston a happy birthday. He will turn 85 on Dec. 24. Send cards to 6750 Thornapple Lk. Rd., Nashville, MI 49073 or call (231) 884-1547.

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The Snap Fitness Charity Challenge is a pound’s for dollars campaign. For each pound entrants loose, January 1st February 28th, Snap Fitness will donate $1 to the Charity Champion chosen by voters on the Snap Fitness Facebook page for the Grand Ledge and Charlotte locations. In addition, the entrance fees to participate in the program ($5 per player) will go to the champion of the gym with the most total pounds lost. The Charity Challengers for the Grand Ledge location are: Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter, Ryan Woodward Scholarship Fund, YES Center and MidMichigan Cat Rescue. The Charity Challengers for the Charlotte location are: Eaton County Animal Shelter, Siren - Eaton Shelter and Eaton County United Way. To vote for your favorite charity go to our Facebook pages entitled: Snap Fitness - Grand Ledge or Snap Fitness - Charlotte, MI. Go to the Charity Challenge Event and “Like” your favorite charity. Voting will take place now through Christmas Eve and the winning Charity Champion will be announced on January 1st, when we start the actual weighins. The campaign will run through February 28th, 2011. If you would like to enter as a weight loss competitor stop in to Snap Fitness today! Mention the Charity Challenge and your enrollment fee will be waved!! Losing is winning like never before when you are losing to help your favorite charity! For more information visit the Snap Fitness Facebook page or go to

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Sports briefs Girls BB: Potterville 41, Saranac 39

POTTERVILLE - Sophomore center Lauren Coffman hit two free throws in the closing seconds as the Vikings (3-1, 1-1) erased a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter of their CMAC girls’ basketball win over Saranac on Dec. 14. Trailing 39-33, Potterville scored the last eight points of the game on a 3-pointer by senior Justine Roe and five free throws. Point guard Morgan West led the Vikings with 16 points and nine rebounds while senior Kaitlyn Theisen paced the Redskins’ (0-5, 0-2) attack with 23 points, including four 3-pointers.

Boys BB: Olivet 83, Constantine 40

CONSTANTINE -- Olivet’s Tim Johnson had 22 points and 12 rebounds in the KVA boys’ basketball win on Dec. 10. Also for Olivet (1-1, 1-0), Damien Loveless had 16 points, five assists, and four steals. Quinton Harris added 11 points.

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Grapplers split Tri, place 3rd at Invite

CHARLOTTE -- Charlotte’s wretling team improved its record to 6-2 after defeating Ionia but falling to Portage Central in a nonleague tri meet on Dec. 9, and then placing third at the eight-team Charlotte Invitational on Dec. 11. Mickey Emenheiser and Patrick Eldred each won both of their matches for the Orioles against Ionia, at 215 and 160 lbs., respectively. Emenheiser and Eldred also went 4-0 in the Charlotte Invitational, as did teammates Andrew Garza (103) and Justin Holman (145). Holland won the tournament. Charlotte also fielded a “B” team, which placed seventh.

Sports Oriole boys 2-1 after wins at Lakewood, ER By SCOTT YOSHONIS

LAKE ODESSA -- Charlotte has already doubled last year’s number of win in boys’ basketball before they’ve even played a single game at home, after two decisive road victories at Eaton Rapids and Lakewood. After opening the season with a disappointing loss at Mason on Dec. 7, the Orioles came right back with a vengeance, outscoring Eaton Rapids 15-4 in the first quarter and holding off a late comeback attempt by the Greyhounds to run out with a 64-45 CAAC Gold victory. Blake Rankin led the way with 16 points and Brek LaFave and Aubrey Parrish chipped in 10 each for the Orioles. First-year head coach Jake Briney said that the biggest difference between the first and second games was how his team took care of the basketball. “We had 43 turnovers in the first game against Mason. I watched the film twice and got the same number both times,” Briney said. “In the second game against Eaton Rapids we had eight.” While beating the Greyhounds is nothing new for Charlotte, who picked up last year’s only win at Eaton Rapids, there is definitely a buzz about this team that hasn’t been a part of Oriole basketball for the past few years. “We did a Black-Out, which you don’t see very often on a road game like that,” Briney said. “They (Eaton Rapids) did a White-out, so our students and fans came out, and we had more fans than they did, which was a great surprise.” Another surprise was the return to the floor of 6’8” center Chase DeBack, who tore his ACL during football season. DeBack scored four points in limited action, with

conditioning being the biggest hurdle to a more significant contribution. But the Orioles prevailed even without DeBack’s gamechanging presence, to start the CAAC Gold slate 1-0. “We knew that we were going to get their best game,” Briney said. “That was their only win last year, they have a new coach, and he had his kids ready to go.” Charlotte started well and ended well in their nonleague game at Lakewood on Dec. 14, and survived in between, for a 56-38 win. Thomas scored 17 points, including five three-pointers in the first quarter that staked Charlotte to a 16-9 lead going into the second. The Orioles kept the pressure on in the second, taking a 33-20 lead into the locker room at halftime, but the Vikings stormed out of that locker room determined to defend their home floor. Lakewood turned up the heat on defense after the break, forcing eight Oriole turnovers in the third quarter alone to cut the Charlotte lead to 39-35 going into the fourth. Briney said that senior leadership was key to not letting the game slip away completely. “For the first time since I’ve coached, during a timeout in the third quarter, I probably said three words,” he said. “The captains stepped up and the kids did a great job talking to each other.” And it worked. Charlotte outscored Lakewood 17-3 in the final quarter, to take the easy-looking win. “We just weathered the storm,” Briney said. “We called a couple of time-outs and just told the kids to relax. To their credit, Lakewood put a good run on us, but we weathered the storm and put down a pretty good fourth quarter on them.”

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Ice Hockey Capital Area vs Okemos 8:30pm

Wednesday Dec. 22

Ice Hockey Capital Area @ GL 6pm

Tuesday, Dec. 28 Wrestling MV @ Martin 9am Girls Basketball MV vs Springport 7:30pm

Wednesday Dec. 29

Ice Hockey Capital Area Patriots Invite 5:30pm Boys Basketball MV vs Springport 7:30pm

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Girls Basketball Olivet vs Marshall 5:45pm Boys Basketball Olivet vs Marshall 7:30pm

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Wrestling CHS vs Ionia 5pm Olivet @ Marshall 6pm w/Lakeview, Plainwell

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Boys/Girls Bowling CHS @ Haslett 3:30pm Charlotte’s Aubrey Parrish (15) goes to the basket Boys Swimming during the Orioles’ 56-38 win at Lakewood on Dec. CHS/ER vs Haslett 6pm 14. Friday Jan. 7 Photo by Frank Silvas

That ability to close out wins could be the biggest contributing factor to whatever success this team achieves this season. “If you go back to some of the games last year, the kids lost a lot of close games,” Briney said. “One of the things that we as a coaching staff have worked on this year is being able to close the game. That’s one thing

that the kids have done very well.” Charlotte finished the 2010 portion of their schedule in their first home game of the year against DeWitt on Dec. 17, after this paper went to press. The season will resume after the winter break with another key league game against Haslett on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011.

Boys Basketball CHS vs Haslett 6pm Olivet @ Pennfield 6pm MV @ Schoolcraft 6pm Girls Basketball CHS vs Haslett 7:30pm Olivet @ Pennfield 7:30pm MV @ Schoolcraft 7:30pm Ice Hockey Capital Area vs Lumen Christi Catholic 6:30pm

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Olivet held its Third Annual Math Night on Oct. 28, an evening full of activities for students and parents.

Olivet schools ‘math night’ successful event

OLIVET — Olivet held its Third Annual Math Night on Oct. 28, an evening full of activities for students and parents. Every grade, Kindergarten through 12th, was represented in a classroom, in which Olivet teachers were available to answer questions and talk with parents about the math programs used. Parents and students were able to learn how to play games or work on activities in any classroom they chose. In some cases, students were teaching the

adults how to do the math, which is very powerful and rewarding to those students. This also provides students with the opportunity to deepen their own understanding of the mathematics involved. A new format was used for including career speakers in the event this year. Career speakers had tables set-up in the hallway, allowing participants to come up and have informal conversations with them. These speakers also gave 10 minute presentations in

classrooms, where they were able to speak to small groups of people, more in-depth about what their career entails and how they use math. The speakers this year included the following: Dave Campbell (Olivet Schools superintendent), Rod Sadler (accident scene investigator), Jeremy Wine (logistics and management), Jason Lily (business owner/Harley mechanic), Barb Dartt (financial advisor), Elizabeth Gehrig (chemical engineering college student/ Eaton Corporation intern), Dr. Jean

Hudson (veterinarian), and Dean Raawson (spokesperson for Enbridge). Also available were representatives from Independent Bank (Olivet branch), and Jim Boehmer (teacher/ agriculture). Following the games/ activities was a more focused speaker session. During this time, parents had a choice between Michelle Tatrow and Teresa Ballard, presenting on K-5 math, or Zac Constan, presenting to 6-12 grade parents and students, from the MSU Cylcotron department.

Michelle and Teresa talked about ways to help younger students improve their math skills through the use of playing games at home. Zac talked about the importance of high school math to making future career choices and being successful. This led him into talking about all the cool things that scientists and mathematicians get to do, like make important discoveries, for example about the black hole. The event concluded with a huge raffle drawing for prizes at all age levels.

Olivet Schools wants to thank all the donors who made it possible to get mathematics related materials in the hands of our students and their families. Donations were made by: Olivet Pharmacy, Olivet Independent Bank, Olivet Dollar General, Calhoun Intermediate School District MiniGrant ($600), Meijer of Charlotte, Barnes & Nobles of Battle Creek, NASCO, and MEEMIC Grant ($1,300). — From Olivet Middle School

Spectrum Brass Quintet to perform next month debut recording, “Rhapsody: The Music of George Gershwin,” features pianist Aviram Reichert, soprano Elizabeth Stoner, and drummer Alex Trajano in an exploration of Gershwin’s greatest hits. “Who Could Ask For Anything More?” showcases the music from Rhapsody in an exciting live format, and features wellknown Gershwin songs such as “Strike Up the Band,” “Rhapsody in Blue” and “Fascinating Rhythm,” to name a few. The concert will also feature an appearance by the award-winning Charlotte High School Symphony Band performing the Michigan

premiere of a commissioned piece by composer Jim Stephenson with the quintet. Tickets for this evening of music are $20, and great seats are still available through the Charlotte Performing Arts Center box office by calling (517) 541-5690 or you can order online at www.CPAC Make it a special evening by enjoying a delicious rosemary chicken dinner served at the Eaton Area Senior Center for a dinner and show package price of $27. There is a special $5 student ticket price, as well as a $10 ticket price for parents of Char-

lotte Public Schools Band students. This performance is generously sponsored by Independent Bank, WILX-TV10, and Auto-Owners Insurance, and co-sponsored by Crandell Bros Trucking, Lexington Lansing Hotel, and Charlotte Area Banking & Financial Professionals: Ameriprise Financial Services (Joseph Stachnik, CFP), Eaton County Educational Credit Union, Abraham & Gaffney, P.C., Certified Public Accountants, and Flagstar Bank. — From the Charlotte Performing Arts Center

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CHARLOTTE — The Spectrum Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. Featuring music suited for the symphony hall and a “night on the town,” the quintet’s “Who Could Ask For Anything More?” concert promises to create lasting memories that will leave the audience wanting more. Committed to creative collaboration, the Spectrum Brass Quintet works with innovative performers to enrich and enliven the chamber music experience. Their

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Charlotte women’s club welcomes members CHARLOTTE — Recently, the members of General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC)-Charlotte welcomed 10 new members to the club through the annual New Member Orientation. The ladies were provided with information about GFWC at the national, state and southwestern district levels along with programs that the local service organization supports.

New members are welcome throughout the club year into GFWC-Charlotte. The organization is the largest all female service organization in the world which is focused on volunteerism in numerous community assistance programs. For more information regarding GFWCCharlotte, visit their Web site at — From GFWC-Charlotte

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Recently, the members of General Federation of Women’s Clubs-Charlotte welcomed 10 new members to the club through the annual New Member Orientation. Pictured are the newest members of GFWC-Charlotte: Front row (l. to r.): Peg Cameron, Jessica Sommer, Connie Miller and Beth Fry; Back row (l. to r.): Dana Prey, Pam Jarvi, Mary Stafford, Jan Day, Suzanna Hayes and Dianna Rabey.

CHARLOTTE — The Chester Gospel Church, 3744 W. Vermontville Hwy., just east of Chester Road, Charlotte, will be having special Christmas celebration services on Dec. 19. The Sunday morning services will include a visit from Mary (mother of Christ), who will share from her point of view the happenings that surrounded the birth of Jesus. This service will begin at 9:45 a.m. and includes songs of

the season, a shepherd and a unique view of Christmas. The morning continues with a candlelight service at 11 a.m. Why a daytime candlelight service? Some of our senior citizens are hesitant about getting out after dark in the winter months, so they will not have to miss out. The windows have all been covered with Christmas scenes and candles of all kids will light the sanctuary.

Do you remember gathering around the piano and singing Christmas carols? Then on Sunday night at 6 p.m., this is the time for you! The pastor and church family will be doing just that. Following the service there will be a time of refreshments and fellowship. For more information, give the church a call at (517) 543-5488. — From the Chester Gospel Church

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LANSING — With winter in full swing, American Red Cross officials are preparing for low donor turnout, due to inclement weather, by offering all eligible donors an extra incentive to come out to donate in December and January. All presenting donors at American Red Cross blood drives in December will have the opportunity to win a $500 Best Buy gift card. In addition, everyone who comes out to donate between now and Feb. 28 has a chance to win an all-expense paid trip for two to Chicago to see the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball second and third round playoff games. Airfare and a three-night hotel stay are included. The following is a list of American Red Cross blood drives in the area through Jan. 13. • Dec. 18: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m. • Dec. 20: First Presbyterian Church, 162 Bridge St., Dimondale, 1-6:45 p.m. • Dec. 20: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E.

Saginaw, Lansing, 1-6:45 p.m. • Dec. 20: Capital View Building, 201 Townsend, Lansing, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. • Dec. 21: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, noon-5:45 p.m. • Dec. 21: Sparrow Hospital Professional Building Third Floor Atrium, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 10:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. • Dec. 22: Arbor Glen Apartments SCU, 295 Arbor Glen, East Lansing, 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. • Dec. 22: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, 1-6:45 p.m. • Dec. 23: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, noon-5:45 p.m. • Dec. 27: Most HolyTrinity Church, 11144 W. Kent St., Fowler, 1-6:45 p.m. • Dec. 27: First United Methodist Church St Johns, 200 E. State St., 1-6:45 p.m. • Dec. 27: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, 1-6:45 p.m. • Dec. 27: Radisson Ho-

tel, 111 N. Grand Ave., Lansing, 1-6:45 p.m. • Dec. 28: United Brethren Church, 8436 W. Grand Ledge Hwy., Sunfield, 1-6:45 p.m. • Dec. 28: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, noon-5:45 p.m. • Dec. 29: Our Savior Lutheran Church and School, 7910 E. St. Joseph Hwy., Lansing, 1 a.m.-6:45 p.m. • Dec. 29: The People’s Church, 200 W. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. • Dec. 29: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, 1-6:45 p.m. • Dec. 30: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, noon-5:45 p.m. • Jan. 3: St. Mary Church Hall, 201 N. Westphalia St., Westphalia, 1-6:45 p.m. • Jan. 3: Dart Bank, 1020 Charlevoix Dr., Grand Ledge, noon-5:45 p.m. • Jan. 3: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, 1-6:45 p.m. • Jan. 3: Leslie United

Methodist Church, 401 S. Main, Leslie, 1-6:45 p.m. • Jan. 4: A1 Medical Institute Charlotte, 520 Robinson St., noon-5:45 p.m. • Jan. 4: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, noon-5:45 p.m. • Jan. 5: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, 1-6:45 p.m. • Jan. 5: Michigan Public Service Commission, 6545 Mercantile Way, Lansing, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. • Jan. 6: MSU Federal Credit Union HQ, 3777 West Road, East Lansing, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. • Jan. 6: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, noon-5:45 p.m. • Jan. 7: Edgewood United Church of Christ, 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, 1-6:45 p.m. • Jan. 7: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, 7

a.m.-12:45 p.m. • Jan. 7: Mason First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Ash St., 1-6:45 p.m. • Jan. 8: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m. • Jan. 8: St. Martha Catholic Church, 1100 W. Grand River, Okemos, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. • Jan. 10: First United Methodist Church, 600 S. Main, Eaton Rapids, noon-5:45 p.m. • Jan. 10: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, 1-6:45 p.m. • Jan. 11: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, noon-5:45 p.m. • Jan. 11: Grand Tower Building, 235 S. Grand Ave., Lansing, 9 a.m.-2:45 p.m. • Jan. 12: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, 1-6:45 p.m. • Jan. 13: Delta Charter

Township Building, 7710 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing, noon-5:45 p.m. • Jan. 13: MSU Lake Huron Room, East Lansing, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. • Jan. 13: Holt Methodist Church, 2321 N. Aurelius, 1-6:45 p.m. • Jan. 13: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, Lansing, noon-5:45 p.m. To schedule an appointment to donate, call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800733-2767) or visit for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate. — From the American Red

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Barbara Collingsworth Johnson (BC)

Dimondale Barbara Collingsworth Johnson (BC), 64, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2010 after a courageous battle of 14 years with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Ms. Johnson was born September 19, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Howard and Alice (Sessions) Hile. BC grew up on a farm south of Ionia, MI. She was the Speech and Drama teacher for Charlotte Public Schools, directing the annual student play and other small plays throughout the year. She also created close relationships with her students and was dedicated to helping them develop their full potential. She retired in 2000. BC helped with blood drives at school, herself being a 60 pint donor with the Red Cross, and encouraging others to donate. She was on the design team of Charlotte Performing Arts Center, a former board member of Eaton County United Way, worked with the Peer Resistance Leader Program and Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) doing mock accident scenes. She is survived by her son, William, "Willie" Collingsworth of Dimondale; mother, Alice Hile of Ionia; brother, Jim (Kay) Hile of Lansing and her special caregiver, Deborah Loveland of Charlotte. The family will receive visitors Monday, December 20, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home. Funeral and Affirmation Celebration will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at Charlotte Performing Arts Center with Reverend Steve Ezop officiating. A private interment will be at a later date in Letts Cemetery on Peck Lake Road, Ionia. If desired memorial contributions may be made to A.L.S. of Mich-

y igan or The C.P.S Education Foundation for Arts. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI.

Charlene K. Perkins

Charlotte Charlene K. Perkins, 62, died Sunday, December 12, 2010 as a result of an auto accident. Charlene was born December 4, 1948 in Eaton Rapids, MI the daughter of John and Betty (Wood) Bodell. Charlene was a cashier for Meijer’s Gas Station retiring after 10 years. She enjoyed attending Nashville Baptist Church. Charlene enjoyed family BBQ’s, and hosting family reunions and birthdays. She liked the cottage in Grayling especially sitting around the fire pit in the woods. Charlene liked playing pool and was part of a pool league until 5 years ago. She was very proud of her kids, grandkids and great grand kids and will be deeply missed. She is survived by her daughters; Candalyne (Paul) Thayer of Olivet, Cynthia (Robert) Washburn of Eaton Rapids and Angela (Mark) Bailey of Springport; mother, Betty Jane (Robert) Dilday of Dewitt; step daughters; Christine Perkins of Charlotte, Kim (Randle) Gelispie of Charlotte, Lisa (John) Watson of Bellevue and Brenda (Fred) Brock of Lansing; step-son, Michael Perkins of Kansas City, MO; 20 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and sister, Carla Dilday of Laingsburg. Charlene is preceded in death by her husband Albert in 2006, her father John Bodell, and her brother Tommy.

y. The family received visitors Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pray Funeral Home. Funeral Services were 2:00 p.m. Wednesday December 15 at the Pray Funeral Home with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Hospice. Online condolences may be made at

Betty I. Pentecost

Charlotte Age 91 died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at the Eaton Community Hospice House. Betty was born Sept. 24, 1919 in Eaton County the daughter of Charles and Marie (Barnes) Gusey and had been a lifelong Eaton County resident. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, was an avid Detroit Tigers fan (especially Brandon Inge), enjoyed fishing and most of all was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving are: her children, Gary (Dori) Pentecost of Toledo, OH, Linda Tokar of Charlotte, Sharon (Mike) Smith of Lapeer, Terry (Holly) Pentecost of Charlotte, Cindy (Joe) Leimback of Charlotte and special daughter, Jeanne Ayres of Lake Odessa; 13 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by: her husband, John C. Pentecost in 1988; son, James Pentecost in 2009; brother, Harold Gusey and sisters, Vivian Southern, Virginia Summers and Marian Elliston. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Burkhead-Green Funeral Home, Charlotte. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte with Rev. Arthur Salisbury officiating. Memorial contributions may go to Eaton Community Hospice or the Heartland Hospice. Envelopes available at the Funeral Home.

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Health department receives accreditation

CHARLOTTE — The Eaton Behavioral Health Division of the Barry-Eaton District Health Department recently received a threeyear accreditation (the highest level of accreditation) from Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services in many areas, including Behavioral Health services. Barry-Eaton District Health Department/ Eaton Behavioral Health has been accredited by CARF for a period of three-years for the following programs: • Assessment and Referral: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults) • Assessment and Referral: Alcohol and

Other Drugs/Addictions (Children and Adolescents) • Intensive Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults) • Outpatient Treatment (Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Adults) • Outpatient Treatment: Alcohol and Other Drugs/Addictions (Children and Adolescents). “This achievement is an indication of the organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of persons served. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence,” states Jim Guderjohn, Psy.D., LADC, ACATA, Administrative Surveyor for CARF. The CARF surveyors spent over two days reviewing over 800 different indicators in

the areas of leadership, strategic integrated planning, input from persons served and other stakeholders, legal requirements, financial planning, risk management, health & safety, human resources, technology, rights of persons served, accessibility, information measurement & management, performance improvement, general program standards, behavioral health care program standards and behavioral health specific population specific standards. Some of the program strengths noted by the surveyors included strong efforts to improve the environment that included green plants, background music and artwork — all which contribute to a welcoming environment. They also noted a program completion rate of 50% which is nearly twice the average completion rate for all outpatient providers in Michigan. The Re-

covery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) that provides ancillary services without the usual barriers was seen as an additional asset. CARF noted the successful and popular acupuncture program, commitment the program’s mission, history of flexibility and innovation and efforts to secure grants for upgrading technology, and launching a tobacco cessation program as additional strengths. The Barry-Eaton District Health Department is proud to announce this designation by CARF of Eaton Behavioral Health and would like to thank the staff, community and clients for all the hard work and commitment to the program’s mission, states Steve Tackitt, health officer of the Barry-Eaton District Health Department. — From the Barry-Eaton District Health Department

CHARLOTTE — The Eaton Area Senior Center, 804 S. Cochran, Charlotte, invites the public to take a trip with them while the weather is cold here and warm in sunny Florida. • Feb. 20-March 5: Daytona Beach getaway. Round trip motorcoach transpor-

tation, two night hotel accommodations enroute, staying at The El Caribe Resort on the ocean. Rooms with full kitchens and balconies. Three pools, continental breakfast, restaurants, grocery store, trolley and bus stop right in front of the resort.

Shopping, optional trips and free time. Cost: $975 per person, double occupancy. • May 10-15: Branson, $750 per person, double occupancy. Eight exciting shows: Mickey Gilley, Red, Hot & Blue; The Cat’s Pajama Vocal Band, Noah the Musical, Kirby Van Burch magic show,

The Duttons, Baldknobber’s Jamboree, Dalena Ditto show and nine meals, including one at the College of the Ozarks. For more information, call the center at (517) 541-2934, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — From the Eaton Area Senior Center

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CORGI PUPS: AKC, Show, family. Small dog, big heart. $500-up. 313-550-4429 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS, 1st shots, wormed. 8 weeks. $275 each. 989-291-5028. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS AKC. Ready to go. $400. Call 989-205-9204.



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SAVE THIS AD CHRISTMAS JOHN DEERE LAWN TRACTOR, #325 series, V-twin PUPPIES HAVE COME TO Hydraulic lift, 54" cut. TOWN. AKC Labrador Snow plow, chains. Exc. pups, will be 8 wks old cond. $2,500. 517-285-5757. during holidays, perfect age for gift. Mother hip & elbow O.F.A. Pups - Vet chkd., dewclaws removed, 1st shots & wormed. $475. Call now to pick & reserve 989-593-2308 or cell 989100% SEASONED 640-2812. HARDWOOD 4’x8’x16’’ $65 face cord. SHIH-TZU PUPS Imperials, Free delivery. 4 face cord multi-color, CKC, shots $225; 10 face cord $500. UTD, wormed, $350 cash. 517-663-1006 989-236-5580/989-289-1902 ALL SEASONED HARD SHI-POO & TEDDY B EAR WOOD Split & delivered. pups, 8 wks., shots & $65 per face cord. wormed. Adorable. $350. 517-623-0416. 989-427-3205 C H E R R Y , MAPLE & O A K SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPIES Seasoned firewood. Deliv$350. Call 517-243-0524. ered & STACKED. 4’x8’x16" $65. 517-651-5214 TEDDY BEAR PUPPIES 2 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL SEASadorable black males, vet ONED hardwood FIREchecked, shots & wormed, WOOD for Dec. only. $60 $300. 989-763-7202 face cord with Free delivery. Call Jeff 517-719-1281; TERRIER/BEAGLE MIX pups Carol 517-507-7093. Ready for Christmas! 4 20th males, 1 male. $50/each. year selling firewood! 269-749-9920 Merry Christmas.


LABS AKC, Extra-stocky, Black & chocolate. English OFA. Gorgeous! Health guaranteed. $800. 517-545-1649. MALAMUTES AKC 4 months old, males, black and white or red and white, $300 limited registration. (269)275-8766

GOLDENDOODLE PUPS vet checked, shots wormed, $400-$450. 517-223-9239

PINSCHER & MINIATURE PUPS different ages & colors, $100-$250. Adults small placement fee to right home. 517-857-3036 G O L D E N R E T R I E V E R / B R I T T A N Y MINI DACHSHUND 5 SPANIEL Mix Puppies 1st MONTHS , AKC Registered, Shots, 5 weeks, Good with parents on site, records, children, loveable, Just in shots, vet checked, time for Christmas wormed, ONE ALL BLACK, $200.00. (616)902-1203 ONE BLACK AND TAN PLE. BOTH SMOOTH COAT MALES. $350.00. (989)661WESTIES are for "Life" GOLDEN RETRIEVER 7943 RCFARM@4CLD.NET NOT JUST THE Christmas Pups. AKC-OFA, HOLIDAYS!!! vet, 1st shot, $350. MINI DACHSHUND Call 989-387-2211 DAPPLES and reds or 734-455-9239 for 3-males 1-female our Westies 101 $350.00. (517)899-0053 handout GOLDEN RETRIEVER PIES AKC - OFA, call 989P A R S O N J A C K 743-5145. RUSSELLTERRIER BORN 10/16/10, UKC,family PUPPIES ACA raised. 20+ year breeder. YORKIE GORDON SETTER PUPS! Ready For Christmas. MANY happy customers. AKC, Hunt & health guarCall & Reserve Now. Shots, wormed,dewclaws anteed! Excellent parents! 989-634-9701 removed. $350. (989)621$450. 989-681-2347 7367 (989)772-0353 YORKIES AKC TEACUP feKITS/CATS, RESCUED; ALL males. $750-$1,000. ages; many declawed; POMERANIAN AKC PUPS, SCHNORKIES, non$300; Shih-Tzu AKC female www.trinityacresrescue. shedding, adorable, $200Pup, $300. Shots, wormed.; includes $250. Guaranteed. 231-924-5090 neuter/basic medical $45517-404-1028 $135. (517)410-0074 POMERANIAN PUPPIES $250. Call 517-348-4938 or YORKIE (TRI-COLOR) PUPS KITTENS - MANY ages, 8 517-483-3729 Tim or MelisUnique little gems! Orange wks. & up. Litter trained sa. boy, black girl. Offers con$10. 517-819-5287. sidered. 517-712-9509 POMERANIAN PUPPIES 6 LAB PUPPIES AKC Yellow wks old. $300 each. Call 1st shots, wormed, dews 989-862-4035. removed, $275, parents on site. 517-887-6205. POMERANIAN PUPS 2 boys, $200 each. 3 YR OLD GELDING 16.2HH, LAB PUPPIES Pure b re d, Call 517-887-2994. blk, 2 white socks & a star, chocolate & black, vet exclnt posse horse proschecked, shots & wormed. PUGGLE PUPPIES pect. $1500. 517-541-1230. $275. 989-388-6150 7 wks old, 1st shots & wormed, small & loveable. LAB PUPS AKC Black, ador$150. 989-427-3205. able & ready now! vet @ 1st shots, parents on site. PUGGLE PUPS$250. 517-663-2162. ADORABLE! Wellness guarantee, shots LAB PUPS Ready for Christwormed. mas. AKC, Chocolate & $150 HOLIDAY SPECIAL Black. Beautiful. $400. Tak517-202-4163 ing dep. 989-277-6494.


RAGDOLL KITTENS BLUE Pointe mitted & Bi-color. $175. 989-615-4686

YORKIE PUPS $500 Shorkies SHIH TZU PUPPIES Ready & Yorkie-Poos $300/up for Christmas. Males. Shots No Shed, Toy Size 517-589-8332. 989.225.1367

BIG ESTATE SALE washers, stoves, dryers, grills. Nothing over $75. 16991 Old US 27. 505-0045 I WANT TO used washers, dryers, and stoves. Working or not. $10-$100 depending upon condition. 517-337-3054

Computers LIKE NEW DELL Latitude D630 Laptop 1.8GHz Core2Duo Win Vista Bus w/recovery DVD 2GB/80GB DVD-RW WiFi good battery Office $269 517-614-8880

Furniture A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP mattress set, new in plastic, $195. Call 517-410-4921. Can deliver. BEAUTIFUL LG. OAK Hutch. 6’10"x5’x16", mirror, light, locks, glass shelves. $1,300. 517-337-1007

FIREWOOD $50 FACE CORD, BIG ESTATE SALE - Nothing you pick up or 65/delivered. over $75. Don’t miss, 3 $50 each for 3 or more with days only. 16991 Old US 27, free delivery. 517-887-9355 Lansing. 505-0045 FIREWOOD $50 PER face cord, delivered. Call 517541-1960.

FIREWOOD CHARLOTTE/ POTTERVILLE AREA $50 per facecord. 517-930-2153.


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

** FIREWOOD*** SPECIAL CALL FOR OUR SPECIAL PRICING ON MIXED HARDWOOD FIREWOOD BY THE PULPCORD. (8FT LENGTHS). CAN BE PURCHASED BY THE 1/2 SEMI OR FULL SEMI TRUCKLOAD. CALL FOR PRICING QUEEN SIZE LOG b e d w/head & foot board comIN YOUR AREA plete w/pillow top mat(989)848-2100 tress set. $275. 517-541-6694. RUBY’S FIREWOOD 4X8X16, $65 face cord, hardwood. Call 517-391-0914 or 517505-1983.



SEASONED HARDWOOD $45/FACE cord. U-pick up. 3 mi. NW of Charlotte. Delivery avail. 517-543-5749

12X30 NEW CARPET brown tone. $165. 517-983-3206

SEASONED HARDWOOD - S E W I N G / E M B R O R D I E R Y Stove & fireplace size. $80 m a c h i n e . Case, many fc/delivered & stacked. parts. Embrodiery cards. 517-627-9340, 517-285-0407 $1,400. Shepherd. 989-828-5138 WOOD PELLETS FOR pellet stove. $180/ton (+ tax). WANTED: UNWANTED 40lb bags available. Stored appliances, air conditioninside. Cash. 517-623-6622 1ST & 2ND 4x5 round bales, ers, cars, trucks, vans, stored inside & out, $30 & farm machinery, lawn up. Delivery avail. 517-726mowers, campers, hot 1135, 517-930-8255 water tanks, aluminum or steel boats, aluminum winALFALFA GRASSdows or doors, aluminum EXCELLENT Hay $4 & up. toppers, any types of alu1960’S ERA COCA C O L A Can deliver. 517-641-6034 minum or steel siding, MACHINE Nice cond. Holds 4 wheelers, go carts, trail12 oz. bottles, bright lit Email the Lansing Community ers, batteries. Coke insignia, runs great, Newspapers 24/7 at: All picked up for Free. ice cold. $700/obo. Call 517-628-2818 490-8787.


PUPPIES, Goldendoodles, also Yorkie/Bichon mixes, ready for Christmas, $175$375. 989-386-6927.



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ADORABLE KITTENS TURK - CAVALON PUPPIES 10 wks, BEST HOME LOANS!** Land shots, Beautiful King ISH Angoras ALSO Persian Contract and Mortgage Charles Cavalier/Papillon crosses & (1) ½ AbyssiniPayoffs, Homepups. Ready for Christmas an. Inside only kittens. Improvements, Debt$500.00. (517)862-6196 $50-$100. 517-546-2487 Consolidation, Property Taxes. Foreclosures. PURCHIHUAHUA/POM PUPS, AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVER CHASES LOANS! Loans for 6 wks. Shots, wormed, PUPS! Ready 12/18. Pics Houses/Mobiles/Modulars small, adorable. $200. at: . Good/Bad/Ugly Credit! 1517-490-6260 989-315-1055. 800-246-8100 Anytime! United Mortgage Services. AKC SHIH TZU PUPS Ready CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES 2 females, 1 blk & tan, 1 choc. for under the Christmas MC & tan, 9 wks., wormed, 1st tree, 1st shots, wormed, shots. 517-726-0012. champion bloodlines, 8 wks. $500. 517-526-4196. CHINESE SHAR-PEI AKC Good with children, paAKITA-4 YR OLD spayed ferents on site, 4 males. male with a sweet $600. (517)327-5059 temperment, needs a pa****BEST HOME tient, sensitive home. Call LOANS****Refinance for COCKAPOO PUPPIES 8 517-669-6452. any reason: Mortgage and weeks old. 1st shots, Land Contract payoffs, wormed. Little Teddy debt-consolidation, home AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG Bears. $250. 989-833-7257. blue and tan, 13 months, improvements, property Beautiful coat and marktaxes, foreclosures. PurPUPPIES 8 ings, Dew claws, Good COCKAPOO chases too! Includes wks., shots & wormed, with children, Health guarHouses/ Mobiles/ tails, parents onsite - famianteed, house broken, Modulars. Cash Available ly pets. 2 males & 4 felovable, neutered, shots, for good/bad/ugly credit! males, $200. 517-625-4129 vet checked, wormed, Boo 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 4 6 - 8 1 0 0 is a 13 month old ian Cattle dog. He is re- COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! MM cently neutered and is utd Christmas Puppies. $300 & on his vaccines. He loves up. 989-426-3866 Karen. DRDANIELSANDSON.COM people and other dogs. He CASH REAL ESTATE does not like cats. He has COCKER SPANIEL PUPS LOANS We Buy Land Cona very calm and mellow 1st shots, wormed. Can be tracts. $10,000-$500,000 temperment. I will be visitregistered. $150. No Priing the home to make sure day calls, 989-584-6192 vate Money, Fast! Deal its the right fit for Boo with Decision Maker. $125.00. (517)580-8489 Michigan Licensed COCKER SPANIEL PUPS , ( 5 1 7 ) 2 8 2 - 8 7 9 5 NMLS#138110 800-837$250-$300. All colors. 6166 or 248-335-6166 ALSO: PEEK-A-POOS, $300-$350. 517-726-0368 MM BEAGLE PUPPIES 4 litters, or 517-231-2400 $125-$200. 7 wks.-3 mos. old, shots & wormed. Call anytime 989-560-6143. COCKER SPANIEL PUPS Ready for Christmas. TakBEAGLE PUPS, PUREBRED, ing deposits. $300-$350. $150 males, $200 females, ALSO 6 mo. old male pups also AKC Brittany Spaniels, avail., $150. Shots $300 ea. Shots & wormed. wormed. 517-745-5689. 989-763-1084. COLLIE PUPS 6 wks old, 1st shots, wormed, a good idea for Christmas. $225 m, $250 fem. 989-587-3914. LARGE MALE BLONDE/YELLOW Tabby cat lost near Harper & Onondaga Rds. in Holt. $200, REWARD upon return, 517-202-7202 BIEWERS - YORKIES MALTESE Show-Pet pups & LOST Very small adult gray adults, raised TLC, Vet recat, Fireside Dr., near ferral $495 up 269-671-5390 Forest-Aurelius-Collins Rd. Lansing. 517-242-4001. CORGI PUPS: AKC, Show, BLUE PIT BULL pups. 2 mos. family. Small dog, big old. Great Christmas presMALE CAT BLACK, neutered heart. $500-up. ent. $150-$250. Parents on and front declawed lost site. 517-484-4031 near Potter and Lake Drive 313-550-4429 in Haslett. If you have seen him please call: BOSTON TERRIER 10 wks, 517-339-0831/517-980-4923 pure bred, shots, 1 male 1 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS AKC, ready for Christmas. female $400. (517)543-6463 Health guaranteed. $1600. 989-252-6970. BOXER PUPPIES 3 fawn females, $450. Call 517-647- ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL Liver and White, born 7747 or 517-526-3875. 11/24/2010, AKC Regis(2) MALE CHIHUAHUAS 1 tered, Champion lines, creme/brindle & 1 BOXER PUPPIES AKC $500 $200.00. (616)761-3403 each. 4 females, 1 male. chocolate/tan. Shots & ( 6 1 6 ) 9 0 2 - 3 9 6 4 Call 269-967-4885 or 269wormed.$200.517-231-6542 274-6155. 3 YR OLD Yorkie female, spayed, silver, sweet dis- BOXER PUPS AKC- Ready GERMAN SHEPHERD MIXED 12/21. Vet checked, shots, puppies. Mixed w/ black position. Best for older dews, tails. Champion lab, All black except 1 people. $150. 269-763-9253 lines.$600. 517-902-7994 black & tan male, 5 boys, 2 girls, $100. 989-637-4387 A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT, this weekend only! Toy breed CAVALIER & CAVASHON GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPnon-shedding puppies. pups. $400-$600 PIES AKC, both parents on site, $600. Big & beautiful. 517-404-3045/517-861-7086. Call 810-516-8792. 517-404-1028

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121 ISLAND AVE. 1 bdrm., 1st floor apartment, heat, water, trash removal and basement included. All new flooring. Must see! Quiet neighborhood. $550/mo. 517-881-3386

GRAND LEDGE 2 bdrm. fireplace, garage, central air, washer & dryer, $750$775. 517-282-9669 or 517-349-8000

4823 SOUTH PENNSYLVA NIA NEAR JOLLY, s p a cious 2 bdrm. $525 + dep. includes heat & water. References. 517-3395330/517-420-1514

LARGE 1 BDRM APT. in Grand Ledge, overlooking the park & river, includes heat & water, $530 mo. + dep. No pets, no smoking. Call 517-242-4867.

BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 2 bedroom, $325-$540. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512.

MASON 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, central air, washer/ dryer. From $750. 517-282-9669 517-349-8000

CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., heat, water, sewer & trash included. 517-202-3964.

MASON--FREE HEAT! 2 Bdrms Avail. Now! $300 COLONIAL VILLAGE Security Deposit. $645/mo. ALISON HOUSE-SECTION 8 AREA: 1 bedroom Quiet Vouchers accepted. SpaSubsidized barrier free Area. No Smoking, No cious 1,000 sq. ft. apartments for persons w/ Pets. Call 517-485-4300 Water/Sewer/Trash incl. physical disabilities. PropPet-friendly. 517-244-0672 erty built 2006, Free Heat & water. Large 1 & 2 Bdrms, DOWNTOWN LOFT Delta Township, Michigan, 1 bdrm. loft, 1000 sq.ft., OKEMOS, 2056 HAMILTON Call 517-323-4222 for an Near Meridian Mall behind wood floors, stainless apappointment. Equal HousMeijers, near bus. 1 bdrm., pliances, laundry, secured ing Opportunity. $300+ util., 1 mo. sec. dep. garage parking. $950/mo. includes trash. No pets. 517-482-8771 or 517-719517-410-7257 5600.

LANSING STATE JOURNAL MOTOR ROUTE DELIVERY EARN EXTRA $$ Charlotte $1350.00 Average Monthly Profit The Lansing State Journal is accepting applications for an established Motor Route in the Charlotte area. The route has a stable income of approximately $1350.00 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 area and have dependable transportation. If you would like more information, please contact Linda Simon at or 517-377-1272 or @

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COOLEY/LCC NEAR: 1 bdrm apt. Secure building, $510/mo. + $250 security deposit. 517-347-0314.

FRANDOR AREA 1400 sf., 3 bdrms., 2 baths, formal liv. & din. rms, spacious kitchen, rent includes heat, water, carport, trash pickup. Safe secure bldg., on-site owner. No pets. $775 per mo. 517-881-2049. FRANDOR/CHESTER RD., MSU FREE HEAT-WATER! Spacious 2 bdrm. Quiet, clean, lg. closets, laundry, carport, storage area. Desirable neighborhood on bus route. $625. 517-641-7645 LANSING AREA- 1 & 2 bdrm, Starting from $400 + dep. Includes utilities. 517-372-6250


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OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 bdrms., hardwood floors, $525-$675, heat included. 517-896-8732

DOWNTOWN remodeled 2 bdrm., laminate wood floors, large kitchen, available midJanuary. $550+ heat & water. 517-719-5600

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HASLETT Lakefront on Lake Lansing w/dock, gazebo, beautiful view. patio. Luxury 2 bdrm w/ office, condo/ apt. New maple kitchen, black/ stainless appliances, carpet, central air, granite. W/D. No big dogs, incl lawn, trash, snow. $930. 517-853-6307.

BLUE WATER VILLAGE Dimondale, near GM Delta plant. New 2 & 3 bdrms, 2 baths, starting at $700 & trash incl. all appliances, bsmt., pets welcome. Call 517-749-1714 or 517-372-6250 GRAND LEDGE LG. Newly remodeled, 2 bdrm Townhouse, 1.5 bath, full bsmt, garage, $695+ util. No dogs please. 517-339-2486

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HOLT Large 2 bdrm. duplex. Nice yard. W/D hookup. $650 water & sewer included. No pets. 517-694-1899. WEBBERVILLE- 2 bdrm. duplex, 2 car garage, $725/mo. 517-521-3242 or 810-923-0910.

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AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bdrms, Section 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374

BATH 6067 Park Lake Rd. close to highways. Unique 3 bdrm. w/lakefront lot, firepit, dock, home has stove, refrig., WD hookup, air cond., deck & shed. Must see to appreciate. $850. 517-243-0554.


3603 Gale Rd., 2 bdrm., 2 full bath, 1130 sq. ft. ranch style home. Slab bsmnt., no garage. $650+ deposit. 517-622-6059 www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com


6288 Nye Hwy., 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath, 1531 sq. ft. ranch style home. Propane heat. 517-622-6059 www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com

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Flats 1027 HICKORY ST., Lansing 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1 car garage, Basement. Lg. fenced yard. $800. Pets welcome for small fee. 810-577-1102 810-397-3026

LANSING 230 Francis, Small 1 bedroom, 1 bath home. Storage shed. 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhome

LANSING HOME 2 to 3 bdrm., neat & clean, fresh paint. Just remodeled. Call Terry 517-641-7271 or Tom 517-214-7648.

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Jerry E Royston 9745 Valley Hwy Vermontville, MI 49096 517-726-0244 CSG-886208 12/19/10 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF EATON

NOTICE TO CREDITORS CANADIAN FISHING CABDecedent’s Estate INS for RENT. Walleyes, jumbo perch, big FILE NO. northerns. Call Hugh or Doris toll free 800-426-2550 for free brochure. Or look Trust of Levis Unadine at our website Stephansky Date of birth: 5/24/1920 TO ALL CREDITORS:* MM NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Levis Unadine Stephansky, who lived at 7323 Delta Commerce Drive, Lansing, MI 48917 died October 9, 2010. Creditors of the decedent GRAND LEDGE: 1, 2 & 3 are notified that all claims bdrm., $420 to $535 + against the estate will be sec. dep. No pets. forever barred unless preCall 517-627-2391, or sented to Joseph 517-896-3285. Stephansky, named TRUSTEE OF TRUST within 4 months after the date of MOBILE HOME FOR rent publication of this notice. Deposit required, no pets. Sec. 8 welcome. Date: December 10, 2010 517-482-4322 Catherine A. Jacobs (P32996) 124 W. Allegan, Suite 700 Lansing, MI 48933 (517) 482-2400

Legals ge Vermontville, as recorded in Liber 1 of Plats, Page 52, Eaton County Records. More commonly known as 814 Nut Street, Vermontville, Michigan 49096. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA §600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest.


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Florence L Royston ("Decedent") Date of Decedent’s Birth: March 7, 1926 Name of Trust: Florence L Royston Trust dated September 16, 1997 NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Decedent, Florence L Royston who lived at 4337 N Wheaton Road, Charlotte, MI 48813, died September 1, 2010. There is no personal representative of Decedent’s estate to whom Letters of Authority have been issued. Creditors of Decedent are notified that all claims against Decedents’ trust estate will be forever barred unless presented to Trustee Jerry E Royston of 9745 Valley Hwy., Vermontville, MI 49096 within four (4) months after the date of publication of this notice. Dated: November 19, 2010

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CSG-886166 12/19/10 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF EATON NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Estate FILE NO. 10-47501-DE Estate of LeRoy Simon Clemens a/k/a LeRoy S Clemens, Deceased Date of birth: 8/2/1929 TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, LeRoy Simon Clemens a/k/a LeRoy S Clemens, Deceased who lived at 1221 Brookside, Lansing, Michigan died Au-


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Knaggs, Harter, Brake & Schneider, P.C. Attorneys for Mortgagee 7521 Westshire Drive, Suite 100 Lansing, Michigan 48917 517-622-0590 CSG-880399 11/28/10-12/5, 12, 19/10

MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by MICHAEL T. ZAWACKI, to Summit Community Bank, Mortgagee, dated October 30, 2007, and recorded November 9, 2007, in Liber 2154 Page 707 Eaton County Records, Michigan. There is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Sixty Eight Thousand One Hundred Fifty and 31/100 Dollars ($68,150.31), including interest at 6.75 Percent (6.75%) per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue at the Circuit Court Courthouse in Eaton County in Eaton County, Michigan, at 10:00 a.m. on JANUARY 6, 2011. Lot 1, Block 4, Church’s Addition to the Village of

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NOTICE OF ADOPTION At their regularly scheduled November 17, 2010 meeting the Eaton County Board of Commissioners adopted the following ordinance: An Ordinance affirming the Eaton County, Department of Construction Codes as the enforcing agency that will discharge the responsibilities of, and to designate regulated flood hazard areas under the provisions of the State Construction Code Act PA 230 of 1972 as amended being the StilleDerossett-Hale Single State Construction Code Act in the Cities of Olivet and Potterville, the Villages of Bellevue, Dimondale, Mulliken, Sunfield and Vermontville and the Townships of Benton, Brookfield, Carmel, Chester, Eaton, Eaton Rapids, Hamlin, Kalamo, Roxand, Sunfield, Vermontville, Walton and Windsor, located within Eaton County; to Adopt a Savings Clause; and to Provide an Effective Date. Copies of this Ordinance are available for viewing, or may be obtained from the Eaton County Clerk, Eaton County Courthouse, 1045 Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, MI 48813. This Ordinance takes effect upon publication of this Notice of Adoption. Challenges to the adoption of this ordinance, in the form of petitions signed by not less that twenty percent (20%) of the electors of the County, must be filed with the Eaton County Clerk within fifty days of the adoption. M. Frances Fuller, Clerk/Register Eaton County CSG/GLI-886154


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Legals ing, hig gust 5, 2010 Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to Christopher J Clemens, 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.

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Chevrolet 2005 MALIBU MAXX $7495 Loaded, black, sharp, clean. 77K mi. Mint City Auto, St Johns 989-640-1899 COBALT LT 2007 COUPE $7900 52500mi, 4cyl, Red, Auto start, nonsmoker, CLEAN 517-719-8765

CHEVY BLAZER 1999 $3900/OBO 4x4, 2 dr., new tires, runs great, all pwr, black 517-402-9590

Ford FORD RANGER 2001 EXT. CAB $8995/OBO 4WD, loaded, low mi., no rust, runs great 517-230-7117

CHEVY VENTURE LT VAN 2001 $5650 7 pass., loaded, elec. sliders, Burg/lt grey, 98K mi. Excellent cond. 517-230-4745

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