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Voters to decide millage rate increase this fall Request would raise Charlotte millage rate by .7 mills Rachel Greco


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on Nov. 8 this year will decide a city request to increase its tax rate for three years to pay for street improvements . The Charlotte City Council in late June voted unanimously to take a proposal to the city’s voters that, if approved, would restore the city’s maximum tax rate of 15 mills. If the voters approve it, the proposed measure would raise property taxes by .7 mills beginning in July of 2012. The current millage rate has been reduced slightly each year for several years as a result of the Headlee Amendment, which caps property taxes each year at the rate of inflation. The proposed increase would cost the owner of $150,000 home an estimated $52.50 a year. It would also generate an estimated $159,800 more in revenue for the city in its first year.

The funds, city officials say, would be earmarked for street improvements, officials have said. The council’s decision came just two weeks after officials approved two slight tax increases for the 2011-2012 budget year — a one-tenth mill tax to pay for annual curb-side leaf pick-up in the city, a cost of about $20,000, and an increase of the city’s millage rate by .3769 mills for a three-year period.

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Charlotte City Manager Gregg Guetschow said the funds that will be collected if voters approve the millage request equate to two full-time staff positions within the city’s budget. At the council’s June 27 meeting he told officials its passage would lessen the severity of budget cuts in the near future. Several council members expressed their willingness to let voters decide the issue. “I agree with the city manager,” said Mayor Dee Smith. “I believe it’s right to have the residents make that decision. It’s their tax money. It’s also their services they might lose if they decide not to vote for it.” Councilman Kevin Weissenborn said his will-

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ingness to bring the proposal before voters does not mean he supports the possible tax increase. “Twenty five to 50 dollars impacts folks,” he said. “I think this will be a hard sell.”

Temporary increase?

Officials have opted to ask that voters approve the restoration — but only for a period of three years. Guetschow said at that point city officials would need to go back to voters, if they wished to maintain the Headlee restoration. Councilman Wayne Kruger said putting a tight time-frame on the restoration might help it pass in the November election. “My concern is the longer we ask for it to be implemented the more support we’re likely to lose,” he said. “I think it’s kind of an uphill battle anyway.” Guetschow said even if the tax request passes in November, officials will be asked to set the city’s millage rate during each year’s budget discussion. They could opt to ask for less than the 15 mills, he explained. But a “yes” vote in November would give officials the ability to levy upwards of 15 mills in property taxes.

Starting tomorrow, Monday, July 11 local residents don’t have to go far to find thrilling midway rides, yummy treats and a look at what the county’s youth have been doing in 4-H. The Eaton County 4-H Fair will run through July 16 in Charlotte at the fairgrounds, located at 1025 S. Cochran. For detailed pricing information and a schedule of events visit on the Web. Also see inside this week’s edition for detailed information about the annual event. See pages 12 to 16. FILE PHOTO/LSJ

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NEWS IN BRIEF Bats to visit local library on July 30 The Organization for Bat Conservation will bring live animals such as bats, squirrels and owls to the Charlotte Community Library on Saturday, July 30, in a program entitled “Biodiversity Live!” This free program, for adults and kids, ages 3 and up, will take place in the Spartan Room from 11 a.m. to noon. No registration is necessary. For more information, call the library at (517) 543-8859.

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Our gratitude also going out to: Pray Funeral Home and the Pray family The Hoffmans Father Mossholder The musical talents of Jon Sommer and Peggy Nichols The men and women of St. Mary’s Church for the wonderfully delicious luncheon they prepared The Honor Guard for the Military Ceremony.

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The Charlotte Community Library will hold a Summer in the Park “Paws with a Cause” event on Tuesday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to noon at Oak Park, on the corner of Seminary and Clinton streets. Presenters and their dogs from “Paws with a Cause” will show how helpful service dogs can be. Do not bring your own dog to this event. Free. In case of rain, event will be held at the library. For more information, call the library at (517) 543-8859.


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Two apply for vacant seat on City Council Officials are expected to interview applicants at Monday meeting Rachel Greco

CHARLOTTE — Two men have applied to fill a nowvacant seat on city council. Lloyd Conway and Joseph Gutierrez are seeking to fill the remainder of Bill Arnold’s term, according to City Clerk Michelle King. The deadline to apply for the seat was July 6.

Arnold resigned in June, just four months shy of his atlarge term’s end. He was Bill Arnold elected in 2007 but moved out of the area recently and was unable to serve. City Manager Gregg Guetschow said the remaining six members of council are likely to interview the candidates at their next scheduled meeting on Monday, July 11. “We are expecting that we will have that information and put it before council at the upcoming meeting,” explained Guetschow. The city council is charged with appoint-

ing someone to fill the seat. However, Guetschow said the council also could opt to delay the appointment another week if more applicants are sought. They could also choose to leave the seat vacant if a suitable applicant isn’t found, he said. Arnold’s term is up this November — along with Smith’s two-year term as mayor, Mary Jean Baker’s four-year seat serving District 1 and Scott Cuttle’s four-year term in District 2. All of those seats will be filled during the election. Whoever is appointed to serve for the remainder of Arnold’s term on council, will have the option of running for the re-election in the November election.






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lected evidence and the investigation is ongoing. • July 2 — Charlotte police were called to the area of I-69 for a subject lying in the grass next to the highway. Officers located a 54-year-old intoxicated male who advised them he was homeless. Officers were able to locate a ride for him to a homeless shelter. • July 2 — Charlotte police located a subject with a warrant. When the officers tried to stop and talk to the

33-year-old male, he ran from them on foot. After a brief foot chase, officers were able to detain the male and placed him under arrest. He was lodged at the jail for two outstanding warrants and resisting arrest. Officers from the Charlotte Police Department ask that if you see or hear anything suspicious at night in your neighborhood, call and report it.

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CHARLOTTE — In preparation for the fourth annual live life. Nspired. 5K Run/Family Walk this September, Hayes Green Beach (HGB) Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Center is offering a 5K training session every Wednesday evening throughout the summer. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., this onehour training group is available now up until Wednesday, Sept. 7, just prior to the live life. Nspired. 5K event on Sept. 10. Located at Bennett Park on South


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POLICE REPORT CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Police Department handled over 185 incidents the week of June 27 to July 3. Anyone with information regarding these incidents can contact the Charlotte Police Department at (517) 543-1552. Here are just a few of those incidents: • July 1 — Charlotte police were called to Galewood Elementary for damage to the building. Officers col-


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CHARLOTTE — Betsy Smith has been getting the question a few times a month ever since she opened her plus-size clothing consignment shop downtown five years ago. “When will you open a store that carries smaller sizes?” At Bella Grande, Smith has thrived in her niche market. Her business, easy to spot thanks to its polka dot awning from its location on S. C o c h r a n Smith Avenue, carries upscale clothing for plus size women. It also offers a diverse selection of jewelry, shoes and hand bags. Since it opened in 2006 a struggling economy has led to more people shop-

ping consignment. Smith said she was simply “lucky,” to join the trend just as it took off. “Consignment stores are growing at about 5 percent a year,” explained Smith. Now the Charlotte business woman is answering that ever-constant request for smaller sizes with a second venture. Bella’s, located just down the street from Smith’s first operation, opened in midJune. The consignment shop offers smaller size, upscale clothing and accessories for women. So far, the new business is flourishing like its predecessor. The 2,200-square-foot space already boasts an inventory of 1,200 items. Brands like Hollister, J. Jill, Ann Taylor and even 7 For All Mankind jeans are among them. Smith said the new store’s list of 60 consignors is steadily growing. Those that offer like-new condi-



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tion items for sale at Bella’s get 50 percent of any item of their’s that sells there. #Big plans “I had been thinking about this for a few years,” said Smith, of her decision to open a second local store. But she waited, she said, looking for the right space. When Curves closed their downtown location Smith acted. “I want it to really become as respected and as well known as this store has become,” she said. Smith said the store may not draw as many customers from other areas because it doesn’t cater to a niche market. However, she said the sale items will be just as upscale.

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PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE Deb Crowley was a mountain. For others, a rock, a temple, a piece of land. Perhaps today it is a church or a place that becomes sacred because it is where we encounter God. Or it is a tradition around which we find meaning and connection. Perhaps it is the dogma, the form of worship, the time of worship, or the church program that become “sacred poles.” When a “sacred pole” is broken or changed, it throws us off center. Hurt, anger, fear, frustration, and discouragement happen. Change causes us to reflect deeply and question, “what made the object or tradition sacred in the first place?” or “how does the loss of ‘x’

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change the relationship or connectedness with God to me, to the world?” Will this change destroy my faith, my hope, my trust in God? When their temples were destroyed, the Israelites discovered God did not leave them. God remained in everything-and still does. With losses from broken economics, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters wreaking havoc in our world today, it would be tempting to be like the Archilpa tribe and just give up or to retreat from the world in order to preserve what is “mine.” When threatened by loss, to cling even tighter to “sacred poles” as if they contain answers. God does not desert us when poles are broken — “sacred poles” are not God. Those things we identify as sacred, while helping us

experience the divine, are not what is to be worshiped. God alone is worthy of our adoration and praise and trust. Rather than retreat, we are called to reach farther into the world so that all may experience God’s love

and compassion and grace. What are the “sacred poles” that are not God that we cling to and would “die for” if somehow they were destroyed or changed? Jesus shattered a number of “sacred poles” during his ministry; his life

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CHARLOTTE — On June 28, the Eaton County Dems and Friends held an educational public forum, “Keeping Social Security Strong, Solvent and Intact.” Speakers from three non-partisan national organizations presented the facts about Social Security. The presenters included: Janet Witt, grassroots man-

ager of the National Committee To Preserve Social Security and Medicare, from Washington, D.C.; Shannon Benton, executive director of The Senior Citizens League, Alexandria, from Virginia and Eric Schneidewind who is the president, AARP Michigan, the state chapter of AARP. “There is no better voter

than an informed one. Not only are we better equipped to make the right decision at election time, but we can also help those elected now, make better choices,” said Kay Randolph-Back, Dems and Friends committee chair. “Facts are facts, you can’t change them.”

Ladies challenge putting skills CHARLOTTE — Putting skills were challenged by the Charlotte Country Club Ladies on July 5. Dorene Stanton and Marilyn McPherson chaired the event. Prizes went to: Class A, Dorene Stanton, 15 putts; Class B, Char Ehlers, 13 putts; Class C, Sally Jewell, 17 putts. Char Ehlers had a “chip-in” on hole No. 7.

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Science Alive! will come to local library

Science Alive!, a hands-on science education organization, will bring live animals to the Charlotte Community Library on Saturday, July 23. This free program, for kids ages four and up, will take place in the Spartan Room, with the first of three shows taking place at 10 a.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is necessary. For more information, call the library at (517) 543-8859.

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Can we go to the fair? It wouldn’t be summer time fun until you had that bite of a corn dog or cotton candy, took a ride on the Tilt A Whirl or took a walk through the animal barns. When scheduling your vacation, be sure to add some summer fun with a stop at the Eaton County Fair that runs from July 11 to 16. Grab an ice cream cone and enjoy a walk through the animal barns, maybe

even sit awhile and watch our talented youth exhibit their livestock during show day. Or, after a long day at work, grab a corn dog and head to the grandstands for a night of excitement. Which of these sound exciting to you? Monday night – Semi pulls and Street Truck Pulls, Tuesday night – Figure Eight Racing, Wednesday night – Auto Enduro, Thursday and Friday nights – Truck and Tractor Pulls, Saturday

night – Moto Cross. Can’t pick just one? You don’t have to. Stop in each night and enjoy the fun. Tired of the Monday through Friday routine? Elliott Amusement Rides will get your blood pumping. You can ride the Big Wheel, Bumper Cars, Merry Go Round or just sit and watch the free entertainment, in the entertainment tent. For gate pricing, event times, judging activities

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Midway rides, food offered at Eaton fairgrounds CHARLOTTE — Since 2002, Tracy and Debbie Elliott have spent the majority of their efforts building their own carnival. And with that, a solid route of fairs and festivals across the southern portion of Michigan. Family and good friends made the journey much easier. Their son, Nick, is the operations manager, his fiancé, Kasey, is the Game Concessions Manager and DOT Administrator. Nate Rowe was a family friend and now manages the food concessions. Tracy’s dad, Jim Elliott, contributes to the over- all operation by

doing anything that’s needed at any time. Besides running for parts and handling the mail, he finds time to keep staff all in line. New for 2011 is a Fabbri Cortina Bob, a thrill ride including lights, music and sirens. So far this season, it’s a HIT. Other thrill rides include the Zipper, Sea Ray, Rok N Rol, as well as family rides like the Tilt A Whirl, Ferris Wheel, 100 ‘ Slide, Paratrooper and more. The Bumper Cars is a favorite for the young teens. The little ones have not been forgotten. There’s plenty of rides for them

to enjoy. From Crocodiles to Spinning Strawberries to Helicopters that fly high, our smallest of patrons will enjoy their day. Don’t forget the fair food. There will be spicy sausage with onions and peppers, or you could have an elephant ear with powdered sugar and cherries. Everybody likes to try the deep fried oreos. If that’s not enough, there are hand dipped corn dogs, ice cream and lemonade shake-ups. Something for everyone. There are Daily Specials including $1 Day on Tues- Midway rides await local residents at the Eaton County Fair this week in Charlotte. RON SANFORD/LSJ day from noon to 4 p.m

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4-H events and projects dominate fairgrounds Samantha Hodack MSU extension intern

CHARLOTTE — This year’s Eaton County fair kicks off with the performing arts and talent show, where 4-H members will compete in acting out plays, putting on skits, dancing, singing, or playing an instrument. This event takes place at the Eaton Rapids High School Auditorium on July 8 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is a taped event and patrons will be able to view the recording during fair week in the gray exhibit building. The grey Exhibit building houses all the nonlivestock and open class projects. Each 4-H club will be putting up a display, in their booth, with all their members’ non-livestock projects. When browsing the non-livestock projects you could see everything from crafts, cooking and crops to restorations and wood working. Stroll through the

animal barns to see the different species of cows, goats, horses, llamas, pigs, poultry, rabbits, and sheep. Be on the lookout for kids moving animals from barns to show arenas throughout the week as they participate in breed, market and showmanship classes. There will be “you be the judge” contests, where you’ll find 4-Her’s judging different animals just like a real judge would throughout the week. The grand and reserve showmen in both large and small animals will be competing for the ulti-



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a.m. and the small animal sweepstakes contest will takes place in the Wawiernia Pavilion, between the sheep and pig barns at 10 a.m. In these two competitions, 4-Her’s in the large animal area will be showing horses, beef and dairy cows, llamas, hogs, and sheep. The small animal 4-Her’s will be showing poultry, rabbits, goats and dogs. Each year, 4-H members raise livestock projects to exhibit at the fair. Many of these projects are then auctioned off for purchase at the fair. The animals can provide qual-

buyers’ luncheon beginning at 1 p.m. and the auction to follow at 2p.m. Bidders at the small animal sale have the chance to purchase poultry, rabbits, and goats. On Friday, July 15 the aroma of BBQ chicken fills the air around the 4-H Food Shack. Chicken BBQ tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the Chicken BBQ near the 4-H Food Shack. The proceeds from the annual Chicken BBQ go to the Eaton County 4-H Council to fund scholarships, Exploration Days and other 4-H activities in the county.

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Grandstand line-up offers a variety of attractions Melissa Johnson

Something that many fairs have lost or are losing CHARLOTTE — This year participation and funding at the Eaton County Fair, for is the Harness Horse you will find many years of racing. continued tradition in front Although they have cut of the grandstands. down the race days from

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Olivet Sharon Kay (Vedmore) Murphy, passed away at her home on July 5, 2011 surrounded by her loving family. Sharon was born July 7, 1940 in Kalamazoo to Milford and Opal (Morse) Vedmore and was a lifelong area

resident. She was a 1957 graduate of Marshall High School. She was united in marriage to Leon Murphy for 53 years. He survives. Also surviving, is her daughter, Kelly (Tom) Parker; son, Mark (Leslie) Murphy; grandchildren, Trenton, Erinne and Cameron Murphy and Sam and Bailey Parker; sister, Nancy McDonald and brother, Robert McGee. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Shirley and granddaughter, Erikka Murphy. Sharon wintered in Haines City, Florida with her husband, Leon, she enjoyed needlepoint, reading, loved Soap Operas and especially loved her grandkids. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Burkhead-Green Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI with Pastor Scott Brood officiating. Interment will be in the Bosworth Cemetery, Olivet. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may go to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes available at the Funeral Home.

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Wendell Charles Morse, died June 27, 2011. He was born in Maple Rapids to Charles and Mabel Salisbury. On March 28, 1941 he was married to Maxine June Merritt and moved to Elgin, Illinois where he was the veterinarian in charge of the American Scientific Breeding Institute, an artificial breeding program. Wendell and his family returned to Michigan where he affiliated with a veterinary clinic in Charlotte. In 1948 he left that clinic to open his own practice. In 1951 he was appointed an Officer in the Veterinary Corps of the United States Army Reserve and served from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean war stationed at the Quartermaster Market Center in Chicago, Illinois. After serving his country he returned to veterinary practice in Charlotte where he built the Town and Country Animal Hospital in 1957. His hospital was admitted to membership in the American Animal Hospital Association in 1959 having met the high Standards of that. His parents and brother, Lee Warren Morse, preceded him in death. He is survived by his first wife, Maxine; their children Wendy (Carmine) Guerro; Marjann (Jack) Mason; Mark and Linda (Tim) Scheele. He is also survived by grandchildren Marcus Guerro and Francesca (Ben) Montesano; Mark and Michael Morse; step-grandchildren Katie, Emily and Allison Scheele and great-grandchildren hudson and Brody Guerro and Luciana Montesano. A private family remembrance will be held at a later date. Welsheimer’s Funeral Home South Bend is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in Deepdale Cemetery, Lansing, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Center for Hospice, South Bend or a charity of your choice.

two or three days, it still continues for one day, on Friday, July 8. Another long time tradition continuing at the fair is the Horse Pulls. On Sunday, July 10 your family can enjoy the Mini Mod Tractor Pulls, compliments to the full sponsorship of Bryners Septic Service. Each day only costs $4 or $5 per person. • Friday – July 8 - $4 all day - Harness Horse Racing 11 a.m. - IBRA Barrel Racing 6 p.m. • Saturday – July 9 - $5 all day - Horse Pulls 4 p.m. • Sunday – July 10 - Mini Mod Tractor Pulls 2 p.m. Even though the pre-fair events are bringing back old traditions, we would never want to “fix” a traditional line up of events that aren’t “broken.” We will continue the same schedule during the fair week grandstand shows that we had last year. • Monday – July 11 - Diesel Semi/Truck Pulls

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

CHESTER GOSPEL CHURCH, 3744 W. Vermontville Hwy., Charlotte (corner of Vermontville & Chester). Pastor Marc Livingston. S.S. 9:45am Sun. morning worship 11am, evening worship 6pm, Wed. Family Night Service 6:45pm CHURCH OF CHRIST, 1825 S. Cochran, Charlotte, John Bailey, Pastor. Bible school 9:30am, worship and communion, 10:30am, junior church at 10:30am, 541-9930 CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS (The Mormons) Charlotte Branch, 200 N. Bostwick in Charlotte. Branch President John Coakley (517) 622-1415. Charlotte missionaries (517)588-8144. Sacrament service 10-11am; Primary 11am-1pm; Sun. School 11am to noon; Relief Society, Priesthood, Young Women noon-1pm COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, 223 S. Washington, next to Charlotte IGA, 543-0003. Pastor Elder Mel Crowley 543-3247. Sun. School 10am, Worship Service 11am, Prayer Service Wed. 6-8pm, dinner at 6pm CROSSROADS CHURCH of The United Brethren Church, 813 E. Shepherd, Charlotte, 543-0167, Mike Arnold, pastor. SUNDAY: Early Prayer Service 9am, Sun. School for Kids 9:45am, Adult Discovery Classes 9:45am, Worship Celebration 11am Wednesday midweek: Hour of Power Prayer 10am, Kid’s Korner 7pm, Youth Extraordinaire 7pm, Praise Team & Drama Team 7pm DELTA PRESBYTERIAN, Delta Twp., 6100 W. Michigan (between Creyts Rd. & Mall Dr.) 321-3569, Sun. worship service 10am, Children’s S.S. 10:15am, Adult Ed. 11:15am DIMONDALE PRESBYTERIAN, 162 Bridge St., 646-6183 Sun. worship/Kid Zone 10am, Nursery on request DIMONDALE UNITED METHODIST, 646-0641 6801 Creyts Rd., Dimondale, Rev. Joseph Huston. Sun. Morning Worship 9:15am EVANGEL CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1848 S. Cochran, 543-8775. Sun. school 9:30am, worship 11am, Wed. Bible study 7pm. Pastor William Tate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

POTTERVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 105 N. Church St. Potterville, 645-7701, Pastor Rebecca Morrison. Morning worship 9:15am & 11am Sun. School 9:15am, Fellowship hour is 10:30am REAL LIFE CHURCH, 228 S. Cochran, Charlotte. Pastor Andy Shaver. 10am Sun. uplifting relevant praise service and children’s church. Casual atmosphere, donuts and coffee, small group studies during the week. or call (517)541-LIFE(5433) SAINT ANN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 S. Main, Bellevue (269)763-9372. Pastor: Rev. Francis Mossholder. 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, SAINTS CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, 520 Robinston St., Charlotte. Pastor Elder Marten Garn. Sun. school 9:30am, worship 11am. Wed. prayer service 6pm. (517) 543-7965 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.

LANSING TEEN CHALLENGE, 510 W. Willow, Lansing (517) 484-6050, Men’s director: Jason S. Adams. Prayer happens here, Hope lives here, freedom is found here, changed lives leave here. LTC where life transformation happens.


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 YAHWEH’S HOUSE OF PRAYER, We recently started sharing with the Church of the Bretheren. 2 miles S. of Sunfield on Sunfield Hwy. Services Sat. 11am. All are welcome. Bill McDiarmid, Pastor

SOUTH 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. Sun. 8am Holy Eucharist and 10:30am Holy Eucharist, Nursery and Sun. School;Entire building is handicap accessible ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 807 St. Mary’s Blvd., 543-4319. Pastor: Rev. Francis Mossholder. Mass Schedule: Sat. 4:30pm, Sun. Mass 8:00am & 11am; Sat. Confessions: 3:30-4pm or by appointment

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CHARLOTTE ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 1100 E. Clinton Trail, 543-0649. Pastor Mark Woodbury. Sun. School 10:20, morning worship 9 & 11:15am, evening service 6pm, Wed. family night 7pm, with adult coffee hour, youth services, children’s classes, open prayer and other adult electives. For more info visit us at

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


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

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

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

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! Festival is July 11-17 at Adado Riverfront Park, Downtown Lansing ! Festival hours are 5:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. nightly ! All shows are rain or shine ! Tickets are limited ! Single-Day tickets are $35 ! Seven-Day tickets are $89


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Common Ground Office (901 N. Washington Ave., Lansing) Any outlet 800-585-3737


Ground Music Festival is completely accessible to all ! Common members of the community. Accessibile parking is available in the 1st

level of the LCC parking ramp. Vehicles with an accessible parking permit can enter the LCC ramp from Saginaw Street at Grand Avenue. There are also accessible spaces located in the Lansing Center parking lots off City Market Drive and in the Grand & Capitol Avenue parking ramps.

Accessibile restroom facilities are located throughout Festival ! grounds at all portable restroom locations as well as in Adado Riverfront Park’s permanent restrooms.

seating is reserved at stage areas and includes companion ! Accessible seating. Guests needing assistance will be allowed to enter first when


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the gates open provided they are sitting in our designated “assistance/ accessibility” areas. Guests desiring to be seated at the rows in the very front of the seating area must line up with the general admission guests! Blankets are not allowed in the designated assistance/accessibility areas. Assistance/accessibility guests may bring a maximum of one additional guest and two chairs for seating in the designated areas.

guests line up with the general admission guests. Guests may ! Additional visit the Information Booths at either main gate entrances for additional information or to inquire about resources not mentioned.































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JULY SINGLE-DAY TICKETS 11-17 ONLY $35.00 G N I K R A P L A IV T S FE E T U O R E L T T U & SH NOTE: For current downtown road closing and construction information, please visit Free parking after 4:00 p.m. at the following lots:

North Capitol Ramp (Enter from Ionia St.)

(Enter from Larch or Cedar)

Lansing Center Parking


MAP KEY Weekend Dates: All lots will be available at no charge.





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CLASSIFIEDS – CALL 1-877-391-SELL(7355) OR 1-877-475-SELL(7355) Garage Sales Lansing Garage Sales DANSVILLE: 5 FAMILY sale. Fri. July 15, Sat. July 16, 95. Girls toddler bed, clothes, toys and a lot more. 1487 S. Clark Rd. EATON RAPIDS TOOL Sale. Sat. July 16, Sun. July 17, 9am-6pm. Hand tools and power tools, misc. items. 11382 E. Plains Hwy. No early sales.

SEAWAY DR, 4305 July 1516, 7am. Huge Sale. Glasstop range, construction hardware, golf clubs, bags, lamps, Nintendo, Xbox, stereo equip, tools, kitchen & exercise misc., dog sweaters. No junk. WAVERLY RD., 1117 N. July 15 & 16, 8-4. Antique cabinets & furniture, Coach sunglasses, shoes & bags, fine & custome jewelry, quality clothing, shoes, chandelier, dining set, carpets, misc

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ST. JOHNS: JULY 13 thru July 16, 9am-3pm. Moving sale, kids toys, furniture, 1007 & 1025 Eddie Dr. Lanshousewares. 821 N. Spring ing (Delta Twp), Thur 14th St. St. Johns, 48879 9to5 Fri 15th 9to5 ST. JOHNS: JULY 15 & 16, Sat 16th 9to2 antiques, ap10-5pm. Twin girls 0-3t pliances, collectibles, clothes, bottles, toys, crafts, kitchen items, cookbooks, books, room Quilts & kits, RV items, AC, misc. household. 1623 Linens, Craft supplies, disE. Maple Rapids Rd., 1 3/4 play board & canopies mile east of US-27 towards Creyts & Saginaw, North Eureka. to Karen Lee Follow signs

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1141 CHRIS J Dr. N. off Creyts & Saginaw. July 15-16 8-6 Avon, newborn to adult clothing, household items, & misc.

Garage Sales Suburb

Garage Sales Suburb

BLOOMQUIST ESTATE SERVICES SAL E. 354 S. BRIDGE, DIMONDALE. Fri. & Sat., July 15 & 16. 9 to 2. South across bridge. Loaded house w/ 1965 Corvair conv., 40s mahogany dining set w/ 6 chairs 4 leaves & pads, dropside harvest table, dinette set, mahog. desk, upholstered sofas & chairs, antique birds eye maple vanity w/ triple mirror & dresser, 40s Kling dresser, 60s Kroehler bedrm. set, single bed, 60s coffee table, bookcases, lamps, prints & pics, mantle clock, coll. of over 100 camels, glass & china, Carousel china set, cup & saucer coll., lots of kitchen wares, sm. appl., microwave, bedding, linens, sewing, Kenmore sewing mach., tv’s, dvd & vcr, books inc. bird, old fat tire girls bike & hi chair, toys, Christmas, a few tools & much more. Numbers at 8 Fri., no early garage, home at 9. Next week: Lansing. FULL SALE DETAILS + pictures at:

GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat. July 15 & 16, Fri. noon-8, Sat. 9-4. Mobile room air conditioner, vintage toys, computer table, NASCAR diecast cars, childrens books, antique bottles, many stuffed animals, collectibles, misc. Great prices. 6257 Ferris Rd., Eaton Rapids. From Plains Rd. S on Waverly, 1 mi. to Ferris, E 1/4 mi. to sale.

DELTA TWP. 4613 NORWICK ST., LANSING. Thurs. 7/14 Sat. 7/16, 9am-6pm. Quality ladies clothing, stereo equipment, books, household, & misc.

3733 RIDGEFIELD RD. Sat., July 16, 9-5. TV, dressers, DVD’s, videos, cassettes, books, tools, wire fence, conduit, collectibles, DELTA TWP. household mens/womens 1309 S. CLINTON, St. Johns, Verndale Condominimum Sat., July 16, 8-2 books, furclothes & shoes. Free stuff. Association Wide Sale. niture, toys, women’s Cherbourgh Dr., S. of St. clothing, boys clothing, Joe & Creyts. Sat., July 16, 75TH COMMUNITY GARAGE much misc. 9am-4pm. SALE/ FLEA MARKET AT THE MEGA MALL, SUNDAY DEWITT 12244 Airport Rd., 1818 W. WALKER Rd., beJULY 17TH 10-3. MUSIC, July 15 & 16, 8am-4pm. hind St Johns Motel. July FOOD, AND TONS OF Teen girl’s and women’s 14-16 Antiques, Uniques & GREAT DEALS. NO ADMISclothes, books, DVD’s, Junk. SION CHARGE. VENDOR misc household, seasonal SPACE AVAILABLE, ANYoutdoor & children’s BODY CAN BE A VENDOR. 2180 ASPENWOOD DR, items. 15487 OLD 27, NORTH HOLT , July 16th 9am-2pm LANSING 517-487-3275 THIS IS A MULTI FAMILY WWW.THEMEGAMALL.NET GARAGE SALE. Directions DEWITT 504 Brunswick Dr. South Washington Ave to One day only. Fri., July Moorewood Farm subdivi15th, 8am-6pm. Furniture, 75TH COMMUNITY GARAGE sion. baby items, misc items. SALE/ FLEA MARKET AT THE MEGA MALL, SUNDAY DeWitt-Estate Sale of JULY 17TH 10-3. MUSIC, 5739 MT. HOPE Hwy., Grand Ledge, July 14th and 15th 9 Stan Elliott, Wed, July 13 FOOD, AND TONS OF a.m. to 5 p.m. antiques, apthru Fri., July 15 from 8amGREAT DEALS. NO ADMISpliances, books, clothing 4pm. 13829 Schavey Rd., SION CHARGE. VENDOR and accessories, DeWitt, MI. SPACE AVAILABLE, ANYcollectibles, electronics, Sale includes large collecBODY CAN BE A VENDOR. furniture, kitchen items, tion of misc. tools & equip15487 OLD 27, NORTH M100 South to Mt. Hope, ment from Stan’s Saw LANSING 517-487-3275 turn East, located 1/2 mile Shop from Lansing, 1979 WWW.THEMEGAMALL.NET on North side Dodge Diplomat, 1995 Buick Century Custon, ATTENTION NEW PARENTS American Steel Carport, DELTA TWP., Fri.7/15 and ANNUAL GARAGE SALE at Furniture, Appliances, Home on the Farm AFC, Sat. 7/16.....8am-6pm baby Home Furnishings, Glass4551 East Kinsel, Charlotte. clothes/items,(High chair, ware, Antiques, Baby & household items, exersaucer, walker, activiCollectibles & much more. clothes 0-16, misc. furnity table and car seats), ture. July 16, noon-6 p.m. shoes, children’s clothing, Numbers will be passed women’s clothing, Wooden out the 1st day at 7:00am. B A T H / D E W I T T 4272 drafting table Ballentine, Near Round Oak cabinet w/ ctop Lake Rd. off S. Chandler. DEWITT HUGE SALE Lots of 4619 GRANDWOODS DR. furn., household goods, July 15 & 16, 9-5, Lots of womens clothes small & Hollister, Aero clothes, HUGE CHURCH SALE 1330 E. large-16-22, elec. & push nice jewelry, womens Grand River, Lansing. July lawn mowers, bicycles, too clothes, glassware, some 14, 15 & 16, 9-5pm. Clothmuch to list. Something for antiques & furniture, toys. ing, books, Xbox, antique everyone. 606 Birchwood. dinette set, household July 14, 15, 16, 9am-4pm. items, & much much more. MASON - LARGE, MultiFamily Sale. July 15-17. Fri & Sat 9-5, Sun 12-4. Furni- PORTLAND APARTMENTS ture, clothing, household, Annual Yard Sale Friday It’s not too late to find a kitchen, office supplies, and Saturday July 15 & 16 buyer for your camping gear. books, decor, home imfrom 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See provement, rototiller, and To many different items to much more! 1234 Lamb Rd, list. Located at 1800 Lillian or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL east of Okemos Rd. Blvd. Portland, MI 48875.

GRAND LEDGE 416 Maple St., July 14 & 15, 9am-4pm. Lots of girls clothes-everything under the sun, some furniture, misc & holiday items.

By Phone: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm Toll Free 877-475-SELL or 877-391-SELL By Email: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week By Fax: 24 hours a day 7 days a week 517-482-5476

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Garage Sales Suburb

NORTH EAGLE AREA 20+ HOMES- MANY FAMILIES. July 16 9-4, Rain/Shine. Maps available. Antique Dishes, Baby items, Toys, Furniture, Housewares, Bikes. Pool Table, Estate items, Organ, Scooter, Motorcycle, Corvette. Camping gear, Tires, Food Station. MUCH MUCH MORE!!! OFF I96 TAKE EAGLE EXITM100 CLOSED

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PORTLAND 15085 Cutler Rd., 3 mi. E. of Portland. July 14 & 15, 9am. Upright freezer, file cabinet, exercise equipment, household, electronics, dresser, window a/c unit, toys, tools, tween girls clothes.


In Person: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm 239 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI 48813 120E. Lenawee, Lansing, MI48919 Classified Liner Ad Deadline – Thursday, 5pm Classified Display Ad Deadline – Tuesday, 5pm Dogs-Cats-Pets


BOXER 4 yr old, good with GREAT DANE PUPPIES AKC kids & people, not social Registered, beautiful, w/other dogs, 9 months healthy puppies. Parents old fawn/brindle, very fully heath tested. Sire is playful, needs good home, AKC Champion. $800.00 Purebreed, no papers, ask( 5 1 7 ) 6 2 5 - 0 6 9 7 ing $200 each 517-321-6562 or 517-712-3771 HUSKY PUPPIES (4) 2 black CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES & white, 2 tan & white, all 7WKS., 2 males, $250 have blue eyes, females, each. Parents on site. Call $350. 517-243-0524. 517-541-9485. JACK RUSSELL PUPS UKC, CHIHUAHUA PUPS ALL shots, wormed. 6 wks. white, shots. Have papers. Parents on site. $300-$325. 517-819-9261. 269-998-0925.

COCKER PUPPIES AKC MAINE COON KITTENS $250. AWESOME PUPPIES. Huge, health, papers, ped517-726-0368 igreed kiittens from show 7 YR OLD Shy Female Feline cat lines. Males and feSeeks Home I’m Storm & males available. 800-801I’m shy with new folks. I COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES 1st shots & wormed, pa9118 or cell 517-736-4761 need a patient person who pers available, $250. No will allow me time to Sunday calls. 989-584-6192 MALTESE MALE $400. Yorkwarm up to them. Once I feel at home, I’m good shire male $400. Shih Tzu company, & fun to have COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! male $350. All AKC pups. ESTATE SALE Good colors. around. I’m spayed. Can 231-924-7704. 905 PRESTON WAY, $250 & up. Shots, wormed you find it in your heart to GRAND LEDGE 989-426-3866 Karen. give me a chance to love (off of W. Main). you? Please email or July 15-16, 9am-5pm. phone soon. 517-993-5331 ENGLISH BULLDOG FEMALE 1 yr old, white in color, ESTATE SALE JULY 15-16 housebroke, $400/obo. FRI.-SAT. 10AM-5PM. 3851 Call 517-899-7066. Doane Hwy., Grand Ledge. 70 + years collectibles. Antiques, household items, glassware, handicap MALTESE, MALTE-POOS & equipment. Everything YORKIE-Poos $325/up must go. No Early Sales. NoShed Shots TINY ENGLISH BULLDOG Female, 989.225.1367 Full Akc Registered, Shots, Vet Checked, Pure Bred, 8 MALTESE PUPPIES Weeks AKC reg., tiny, beautiful, old, $600. (517)394-3732 non-shedding, shots, males $350. 517-749-0255.

GRAND LEDGE 426 Jones St. July 14 & 15, 9-5 and July 16, 9-1. Two 4-poster twin beds, mattress & box PORTLAND 3 FAMILY GAsprings, wingback chair RAGE SALE 7756 KNOX RD. w/ottoman, Ethan Allen Antiques, leather loveseat tea cart, mini frig., brass & chair, old clocks, full size headboard, patio namebrand teenage & chair cushions, electric children clothes, vintage lawn blower, scraptable & chairs, lots more. booking & stamping supThurs 9-6 & Fri. 9-noon. plies, quilting patterns and cheater panels, and many PORTLAND 5900 other items. Clarksville Rd. at Keefer Rd. July 15-16, 9-5. AntiGRAND LEDGE Ravines ques, furniture, baby Commuinity Yard Sale. 855 items, kid’s clothes, toys, W. Jefferson, Lot 75. Sat., collectibles, kitchen items, July 16, 9-5. Rain date July sm. appliances, air condi17th. 2 black iron baker’s tioners & misc items. racks, 1 mission style coffee table, fruitwood colored cabinet, small Toro PORTLAND MOVING SALE 244 S. Lincoln St., Fri. & electric start snowblower, Sat., July 15 & 16, 8 am. pictures, glass Christmas Hand & power tools, dishes, misc. household items, antique furniture and many HASLETT 1414 Tonawanda collectibles. Furniture, Drive. Thurs-Sat., July 14plumbing, electrical, gar16, 9am-5pm. Huge 2 Famiden, dishes, sporting & ly Yard Sale. Salt & pepper hunting goods, pressure shakers, holiday decor, cooker & canning jars, flower pots, Tupperware, Christmas items. Much mens & womens golf club LOST 4 yr. old black & white much more. & alot more treasures. longhaired cat. Lansing W. Mt. Hope area. Name Felix, HASLETT, THAMES DRIVE, PORTLAND Still Meadows wears name tag. $25 reJuly 14-17, Thur-Sun, 9amSubd. Garage Sale. ward. Ph. 372-1566 or 7492pm Toys/games, kitchen Exit 76 off 96. Friday only, 4198. items, Clothing, Girls 0-5T, July 15, 8am-8pm. Several Boys 10-14, Free hottub, homes. Furntiure, baby female treadmill & weight equip items, household, tools, LOST JULY 5, Bullmastiff, fixed, brindle Marsh Rd to Tihart Rd to lots of clothes, Christmas black w/ cream. Waverly, Thames Dr. items. many misc. St. Joe area. 517 908-1443. HOLT: FRI. JULY 15, Sat. Ju- ST. JOHNS. ly 16, 9-4. Books, clothes, 1141 Astwood Mews Lane. golf bag, household goods July 15, 8-4. Namebrand and other misc. items. kids clothes size 8-18, kid’s 1968 Dean Ave. loft with storage, quality toys, books, games, puz- FOUND SMALL FEMALE HOLT GARAGE SALE July zles, shoes, something for BLACK LAB. Needmore 15-16, 8-5. 5530 Great everyone. . Hwy. area. Call & describe Lakes Dr. Washer/dryer 517-541-0020. furniture. Mens/womens ST. JOHNS clothing, bedding, yard 2060 SECRETARIAT LANE items, & many misc. items. Bingham Farms Subd. Sat. July 16, 9am-4pm. MULTILESLIE 1800 OLDS RD. FAMILY SALE. Kids items, E. of 127. Thurs., Fri. & toys, & misc. Sat., July 14, 15, 16, 9-4. Huge Garage Sale. ST JOHNS 3400 E. Price Rd. July 15 & MULLIKEN/SUNFIELD 16, 9am. Antique windows, 10498 Clinton Trail (M-50) door, mens/ladies 1X-3X Corner of M-50 & Sunfield clothes, outside christmas Rd. July 15 & 16, 9am ornaments, push mower, Furniture, appliances, dbl. bed frame, screen clothing, household goods. room, kitchen, dishes, Ingham Co Animal ST. JOHNS: THURS. July 14 Shelter cat special thru Sun. July 17 9-6. 2 ST. JOHNS BARN Sale: July for spayed & neutered lawn mowers, 1 screen 14, July 15, 9-5. Household tent, printers, fishing & kitchen items, desk, cats only. poles, mirrors, many items some furniture, teen girl 600 Curtis St., Mason. from the home shop and misses clothing, books, barn. 6135 Loomis Rd, just guy stuff, lots of misc. 517-676-8370 south of Price Rd. and 2 2537 Loomis Rd. Loomis/S. miles west of 127. Lansing St.

Household Estate Sales

Animals Lost

Animals Found




MINI Dachshund/Silky Terr i e r puppies. Shots/wormed. $150. (863)632-3234 , Charlotte. MIXED BREED PUPPIES8 YR OLD Lovable Female Border collie/Aus shepard Feline Seeks Home I’m Kaand mutt mix Black and tie & I enjoy naps in laps, ENGLISH MASTIFF PUPS white, balck and brown, $600/up Loyal Pets,Shots, gentle strokes down my 6wks, $75.00. (517)282Dad in Pic 989.284.0156 back, & sharing love with 2944 others. I’m a laid back, gentle, & sweet personali- GERMAN SHEPHERD DOB 5- PEKINGESE PUPPIES AKC, ty. I’m spayed. Do I sound 22, pure bred, no papers females, parents, CH like the one you’ve been $325. (517)894-1046 bloodlines. $395. Call 517hoping to share your life 896-0302. with? Please email/phone GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPsoon. 517-993-5331 PIES AKC top show line, POM/CHI/YORKIE MIX shots & wormed, females. BORN May 9th, parents on 517-575-2032. site, shots, vet checked, ADORABLE PUPPIES!! wormed, 2 males, 1 feDorkiepoos, Fox tese, GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, male. Parents both under Maltichon, Papillons, parents on site purebred. 10lbs. Call to qualify. $200. Pompoos, Yorkies (AKC) $200. Ready 7-10-11. 517 (517)243-2550 $225-$500 543-2849 or 517 652-4455. POMERANIAN PUPPIES 517-404-1028. or GERMAN SHORTHAIR PUP3 females, 2 males, 7 517-404-6235 PIES Ch. bloodlines, AKC, 3 weeks old. $200-$250. wks old, 5 males, 5 fePh. 517-887-2994. AKC BICHON 1 male puppy, males. $350. Call Matt for $550, 1 male & 1 female more details 517-202-1387. POMERANIAN PUPPIES adult $350 ea. Call 517-676AKC, 2 tiny white males, & 4709. GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUP1 red male, $350-$600. Call PIES AKC champion lines. 269-763-2102. AWESOME GOLDEN2 litters to choose from. 2 DOODLES 3 blacks & yr. guarantee, Ready Aug. TERRIER PUPPIES, apricots $300 & up. Shots, $650 males. $750 females. RAT Mini, Irish markings, $300, wormed, Vet checked. 989989-725-9793. home raised, registered. 763-7202. 989-682-4169 GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES BEAGLE PUPS 4 weeks old & (light gold). AKC, females up. Shots & wormed. $100$550, males $500. Ready 2- SHIH-TZU PUPS Imperials, multi-color, CKC, shots $150. Obedience training & 3 wks. Call 517-861-9129. UTD, wormed, $300 cash. boarding available. 989989-236-5580/989-289-1902 463-4286. Alma area. KITS/CATS, ALL AGES; rescued; many declawed; SHIHTZU & YORKIE pups BRITTANYS, ORANGE & www.trinityacresrescue. All Males, $250-500 White, 6 weeks, AKC, 1st; includes 517-589-5844 shots, 4 males & 2 females neuter/basic medical $45$300. (517)937-0785 $135. (517)410-0074

Lawn and Garden

Wanted to Buy


SHORTHAIRED ST. BER- TORO LAWN MOWER Total- 2 DRESSERS, single Bunky WANTED STANDING TIMly re-conditioned, walkBER Paying top prices. NARD PUPPIES Ready to mattress, older sewing behind, aluminum deck With over 30 yrs exp. We go July 6. 5 girls/3 boys machines, 2 old manual $250 or best offer are in great demand for $350& up. 810-672-9565 typewriters, 2 sewing walnut trees at this time. nets, din. rm table & 4 (517)349-3483 (517)449269-377-3578. chairs, gas dryer, bolt of SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPS 1840 lace curtain material, kids Blue eyed females. toys, stuffed animals, 1989 Brown/white. $350. 517Chevy 1 ton pickup, 1993 303-5247 after 3 p.m. Chevy Sports Van. 517-6476771


SHEDS & MORE C H E R R Y , MAPLE & O A K BACKYARD 989-834-2028 Seasoned firewood. ered & STACKED. 4’x8’x16" 517-651-5214. COMPLETE HOME WORK SHOP, hand, power tools and benches 517-349-9458


Homes For Sale

Medical Billing Trainees Needed!

ONLY $23,900!!

Hospitals & Insurance Companies now hiring! No experience? Need Training? Local Training & Job Placement Available.

Lansing 326 BANBERRY SO U T H . C A D G E W I T H FA R M S . 3 bdrms., 2 baths, 90% remodeled & updated, all new top end appliances in Aug. ’07. $55,000. Age restriction 54 & up. Open House July 10 & 24, 1-4pm. 517-331-4238, if no answer call 517-371-1101.

3 Bedroom/2 Bath Over 1,600 Sq. Ft. Attached/Covered 10 x 27 Deck All Appliances, W/D, Central Air New Furnace, Pet Friendly, Holt School District Financing Avail. NO APPLICATION FEES! Call Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows TODAY! 1-888-262-1683 www.kensington EHO Exp. 7-30-11


Business Opport. Self Employment

Waterfront Homes LAKEFRONT 1994 HOME, 7 mi. n. of Perry on private

all-sports lake. 2900 sq. ft., AntiquesLANSING COMMUNITY 4 b.r., 2.5 ba, vaulted ceilABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| NEWSPAPERS ing, fireplace, 2 level walkCollectibles WANTED: UNWANTED out. Priced @ 2003 ap-

SOUTH AFRICAN BOERBOEL Red Fawn, 11 weeks, Breed Quality! (517)962-3996 ST LOUIS COLBY PITBULL P U P S , 3 girls, 4 boys, shots, parent on site, $100 must see 517-574-4483 or 517-455-4138




Flowers-Plants Nursery Stock THINNING GARDEN Numerous perrenial flowers & shrubbery. Save 90% some are free! 517-622-2866.

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


1ST CUTTING MIXED GRASS HAY $2.50 bale. Ph. 517676-9435 leave message.

Pools-Spas Hot Tubs

HP NC640 0 LAPTOPS Intel Dual Core 2GHz 2GB 120GB DVDRW Wi-Fi WIN XP Pro Recovery CDs. FREE Antivi- ROYAL SPA HOT TUB. Seats 8 plus 2 loungers, needs rus, Good battery. cover, asking $1500. Call Office $220 517.614.8880 517-882-6941.

WESTHIGHLAND TERRIER pups, AKC, beautiful, family oriented, $650-$750. 989- 6 PIECE LIVING rm. set, 2 chairs, 2 ottomans, 2 so846-0929 or 989-387-0772. fas, dark purple velour, like new, cost $3900, sell WEST HIGHLAND WHITE $1500. 517 321-4472. Terrier 8 Weeks on July 9th, AKC Registered, CONTEMPORARY DINING loveable, parents on site, TABLE Solid oak, very pure bred, records, vet good, w/4 chairs, $325. checked, wormed, 3 males 517-580-9270. $600. (989)640-3579


Earn $200.00 a month delivering papers for only a few hours over the weekends. We currently have a route available in the Bellevue area. This is a great way to make some extra money for only a few hours of work. If you live in the area, are over the age on 18, and would like more information please contact Linda Simon at 517-377-1272 or

269-948-2463 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

GunsAccessories BLACK POWDER RIFLES Calibers- 45, 50, & 54. 5 to choose from. $175 your choice. 517-367-0612.

Wanted to Buy A AARDVARK ANTIQUER paying cash for guns, jewlery, furniture, art & unusual & bizarre items. 517-819-8700 CASH PAID D iabet ic test strips. Area’s original, oldest buyer. Friendly & fair. 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179 EXTRA DIABETIC TEST STRIPS? Earn $ & help others. $5-$20/box. Call 517256-7221. $$$ WANTED ATVS & golf carts, 3 & 4 wheelers, running, non running, any condition 517-857-2998 $$$ Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

AdministrativeClerical-Office O

R D E R ENTRY/RECEPTIONIST Merritt Press, a family owned company, is looking for a qualified individual to fill this position. Please visit for further details and to apply.



The Lansing State Journal is accepting applications for an established city route in the Charlotte area. The delivery times average only 1 hour daily and 2 hours Sunday between the hours of 3:00 am and 7:00 am. You must live in the Charlotte area. If you would like more information, please contact Linda Simon at 517-377-1272 or

Requirements: • 6 mos. manufacturing exp. • Forklift experience for some jobs • Push/pull up to 50 lbs. for some jobs • Pass drug screen & background check; no felonies • HS Diploma/GED Apply on-line at www. There are NO application or screening fees with EG. 1125 Trowbridge Rd., East Lansing, 517.664.2990 3075 E. Grand River, Ste. 118, Howell, 517.552.0475


OPEN HOUSE LAKEFRONT Lake Odessa, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1520 Virginia Street, Sat & Sun. July 16-17 & July 23-24, 1-4 p.m. 517204-2081.



Mobile Homes For Sale ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Z Z 0 HOLT 1 Z Z 2 bdrm., $1,000 Little work needed. Z Z Financing available. Z Z 866-694-0821 Z Z ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Cemetery LotsMonuments DEEPDALE CEMETERY 2 spaces in Garden of Gethsemane, value at $1990 each, make offer. 517-627-7749.

Fencing Computer Sales -Service


When you need repairs around the home - and you need them fast- check the service directory in the Source SEE SOURCEADS.COM OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE

877-475-SELL Monday - Friday, 8am – 5pm Classified Section

Gary’s Drywall Finishing "Hang, Finish and Repair" 517-927-3853


Country Kids

Mobile Petting Zoo Pony Rides and More!




Sales, Installation & Repairs. Since 1971 Free Estimates Gary Spidel 517-852-1724

Floor Services

FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988

Gutters EAVESTROUGH CLEANING & minor repair. Also Power Washing. Free estimates. Call (517) 322-4131


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

Handyman Handyman

at your service. Nothing to ask. hanging dows to on cars.

517.322.4131 Trash removal Appliances, brush, carpet, wood, etc. Senior disc. Eavestrough Cleaning.


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

TRASH, BRUSH, APPL. hauled Yard & build. clean up, trees & bushes trimmed. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664

too small or big Anything from shades on winchanging brakes

Call Jim at 517-541-1116

For Free Estimate Call 517-669-8066

If I can do it, I will.

Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

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


Live gamefish for stocking, large selection of pond supplies. Call for free catalog (888)448-3873. Products distributed locally by Hammond Farms Landscape Supply.

Lawn and Tree Service TRIPLE T LAWN Lawnmowing, rototilling, lawn rolling, spring cleanup, fertilizing, gutter cleaning, odd jobs. Tim 517 543-3662, 517-983-8157


Lawn, Garden & Snow As a dependable company, we are an affordable option in lawncare. We also offer rototilling. Lic/Ins. Let us work for you! 517-323-2247 Email:

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


Stump Grinding


Free Estimates

Tree Service Tree Removal Services Total Tree Care Since 1980

(517) 857-2333 Expert Trimming & Removals Thinning, Elevating, *Fully Insured* Dead Limbing & Shaping *Free Advice* 60 ft. AERIAL WORK TRUCK Kyran VanSickle / IBEW Certified Arborist QUALITY WORK EXCELLENT REFERENCES


Serving the Livingston & surrounding counties since 1992. Tree removal, trimming, storm damage. Fully Insured Free Estimates

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

Call 800-576-7211

Selling an Item? See or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL

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EmploymentGroup, a leader in the recruiting and staffing industry, is hiring for industrial and manufacturing positions in the Lansing area, Eaton Rapids, Dewitt, Okemos, Mason, Haslett and Holt.

BY OWNER Newly remodeled 2 bdrm. home in Grand Ledge schools. Home is move-in ready. Features new kitch., new bath, lg. master bdrm. w/refin. hardwood floors & lg. closet, lg LR w/refin. hardwood floors, fin. rec room in bsmt., new doors interior/ exterior, all new windows & plumbing; 2.5 NEW CONSTRUCTON car carage. Lots of stor1247 W ildflower, Holt. 3 age. $82,000. 517-775-0000 bdrm., 2 1/2 baths, $124,900. 517-290-4829.

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


GET A JOB! 703 EG Associates have been hired-in by our customers this year and 1587 over the last 18 months!

Grand Ledge

We will pay to relocate your home to our community! *$8,500 for double wide *$5,500 for single wide *$199 Starting Site Rent! *Holt School District! *Pet Friendly NO APPLICATION FEES! Contact: Kensington Meadows today as sites are limited! 1-888-605-2237 Expires 9/30/2011 EHO

$$ EARN EXTRA $$ Charlotte $400-$500 Per Month

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


praisal, VERY creative financing, buyer must have excellent credit/net worth. 989 277 3793


TEDDY BEARS 6 weeks, parents on site, Non shedding. 1st shots and wormed $300. (517)6255454 m


Charlotte Shopping Guide $$ EARN EXTRA $$ $200.00

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


AGE OLD UTICA ANTIQUES MARKET July 9-10 K of C Grounds, 21 mile Rd., 1 mile E. of Van Dyke. Sat. 8-5, Sun. 8-4 $5 admission, FREE PARKING 586-254-3495

Manufactured Homes

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Shop when you want! Visit for vehicles in the Lansing area. Acura


ACURA MDX TOURING 2004 $8,000 6 cyl, DVD, Nav System, Lthr, 161500mi., Black 517-410-9599

MALIBU LS 2010 Loaded, sharp, new tires Mint City Auto, St. Johns

Chevrolet CORVETTE 1984 $7000 FIRM 41,000 actual mi., excellently main.,troublefree, all orig. Serious inquiries only 989-292-0046 CAMARO Z-28 1979 $2000 Selling it for parts, rebuilt small 350, & many new parts 517-303-3666 CAVALIER 2001 4 dr., auto, air, CD, clean, sharp Mint City Auto, St. Johns

$3495 989-640-1899

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MALIBU MAXX 2004 $5395 Loaded, remote start, with warranty Mint City Auto, St. Johns 989-640-1899



Antique-Classic Cars STUDEBAKER 1952 $6500 Commander V8, 4 dr., 3 spd, 57,700 mi. 517-543-7767


2002 FORD WINDSTAR SPORT $4300 Bright red, rear spoiler, alum. wheels, 7 pass. Sharp. 517 651-6154 2003 FORD F-350 XLT 2WD $11,000 Dual whls,107K, Reese 5th whl hitch. Call after 5 pm 989-534-1333 THUNDERBIRD COUPE 1966 $3200/TRADE Disassembled, motor & trans done, lots of new parts, sac. because of hlth reasons 517-331-0542

Lincoln 2010 LINCOLN MKT $35,800 3 seats, SUV, nav., moonroof, back up camera. Like new 239-273-2772


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

Oldsmobile 1998 OLDS AURORA Loaded, low mi., no rust Excellent cond.

$5995/OBO 989-640-7932

Saab SAAB 95 WAGON 2002 53,000 mi., needs work

$4,600 517-351-4424


Vans 2000 CHEVY CONVERSION VAN $2300 loaded, great shape, 231K, Remote start 517-351-0593 HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299

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

Junk Cars Wanted

GMC SIERRA 2500 SL 2002 $14,500 H/D Ext. Cab, 8 cyl, Pwr Seats 135000mi., Red, Trailer ready 517-256-3243 FORD F250 XLT, 2002 $7,900 170,500 mi. Crew Cab Super Duty 10 cyl, Black, , cargo box,rear seat 517-449-8776

CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

With more than 8 million car shoppers each month, we have the right buyer for you.

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Apartments For Rent 1225 WILLOW STREET, Grand Ledge. Newly renovated 2 bedroom unit now available. Close to town and shopping. $495 + Utilities. Call 517-243-1225 Wills Property Management, LLC ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. Beautiful Park setting. Close to schools & shopping. Laundry hookup. SUNTREE APARTMENTS 1100 Sunview Dr. 989-224-8919 EHO

Old Orchard Apts.

Holts Best Value

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

Homes For Rent LANSING - 2-3 bdrm houses, 2 bdrm apts., 1-2 bdrm duplexes. $500-$850. Local owner cell 989-550-1181.

LANSING NORTHWEST C omfort able 1st floor 2 bdrm., $255 bi-weekly. ALSO: lg. 2 bdrm., avail. late June/July. Call 517372-9778.

Legals Boats and Motors OUTBOARD MOTORSU S E D 2 through 25HP, some longshaft, some elec. start, 2 line pressure tanks, 517-663-0576


LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION 126 N. Hayford. Cute 2 BR, near MSU/downtown, hdwd 2001 HONDA SABRE, 10,000 miles. Lots of extras. Exc. flrs, 1.5 bath, W/D, great cond. $4300. 517 927-2147. storage, $850 mo. No pets, no smoking. 517-372-4964. HARLEY DAVIDSON Ultra Classic 2006 Beautiful, immaculate, black, many opNEW CONSTRUCTION tions, runs & sounds great, 1247 Wildflower, Holt. 3 asking $14,000. bdrm., 2 1/2 bath. Lease (517) 669-9945 with option to purchase. $1500 per mo. 517-2904829. SUZUKI C50 BOULEVARD 2006 $4300 4421 miles Bike has windshield,hard bags NEW HOMES and backrest(517)775-3442

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Duplexes Townhomes

feet; grees 54 minutes 09 seconds East 736.92 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence North 89 degrees 49 minutes 52 seconds East parallel with the South line of said Section 843.84 feet; thence South 00 degrees 10 minutes 08 seconds East 597.72 feet; thence South 89 degrees 49 minutes 52 seconds West parallel with said South line 836.19 feet; thence North 00 degrees 54 minutes 09 seconds West 597.77 feet to the point of beginning. Common Address: 400 Parkland Drive, Charlotte, MI 48813 Tax Parcel Number: 20 0 - 00 6 - 30 0 200-09 and 200-091-006-20011 The redemption period shall be six (6) months from the date of sale

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Duplexes Starting at $750. Pet friendly. For details 517-272-1000 or visit:

Apartments Lansing

Apartments Suburbs CHARLOTTE LUXURY APARTMENTS Saddleback Ranch. 2 bdrm., 2 full baths. Pet friendly. For more information call: 517-2721000 or visit: CHARLOTTE LUXURY APARTMENTS Saddleback Ranch. 2 bdrm., 2 full baths. Pet friendly. For more information call: 517-2721000 or visit:

SOUTHEAST LANSING 3 bdrm. loft, 2 baths, deck, air, bsmt., $765 + deposit / 2 bdrm., $665, 1st mos free. No pets. Call 517-3938970 Tim.

Duplexes For Rent 501 W BARNES, Lansing. 3 bdrm., full bsmt., 1.5 car garage, fenced yard, $775/mo. Call 517-749-3890. CHARLOTTE AREA: 3 bdrm., 2 up, 1 in bsmt., laundry in bsmt., appliances, deck off back. $500 damage dep., + credit rep., $650/mo plus utilities. 517 667-4200

EAST LANSING- Pretty, 2 bdrm., newly painted, fireplace. Newer kitchen appl. Energy eff. furnace, air, ceiling fans. Storage. Nice yard. No pets. 1622 PARKVALE. $695+ utilities, ref. & dep. 517-337-1007. HASLETT COUNTRY: 2 bdrm, appliance, washer/dryer hook-up, air, bsmt. $600. Must see. 517 339-5368.


Available For Immediate Move In! 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Over 1200 Sq. Ft. All Appliances, W/D Central Air, Pet Friendly, Holt School District Payments starting at $799 LAST MONTH FOR REDUCED SECURITY DEPOSITS! NO APPLICATION FEES Contact Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows TODAY! 1-888-235-6948 www.kensington EHO Exp. 6-30-11


310 Mechanic, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch home on 1.5+ acres. $650. 517-575-2668 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com

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POTTERVILLE Colonial Estates, 2 bdrm $460. No pets. 517-543-7990.

Duplexes Townhomes MASON TOWNHOUSE MOVE IN SPECIAL Newly renovated 2 bdrm., 1 bath, with laundry & lockable private storage, lg fenced backyard. $610. 517-2021781 or 517-230-3885.


16767 Wascousta, Rent $650.00 - 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, no garage, 1152 sq ft, propane heat, septic / well, ranch style home. 517-575-2668 517-622-6059 ~LANSING~ 1-4 BDRMS Available! Section 8 OK. $450-$850. Call Mark at 517-482-6600

Lake Waterfront For Rent HOUGHTON LAKE- Clean 2 bdrm cottages, excellent swimming, use of rowboat. $375 wk. Available wk of July 9 & Aug. Call 989-422-4896 or 517-9273839. LAKEFRONT COTTAGE On Duck Lake, near Crystal. Sleeps 6+, hot-tub, kitchenette, Direct TV, row boat, canoe, paddleboat. Firepit, gas grill. $350/wk. 989-435-4045

CSG-930340 SEAHAWK 29’, 2003 5th 6/19, 26/11-7/3, 10, 17/11 wheel. 2 slides, includes campground membership! $12,500. 517-372-6317 NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Legals NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE The Mortgage described below is in default: Mortgage (the "Mortgage") made by In Mold Solutions, LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, of 400 Parkland Drive, Charlotte, MI 48813, as Mortgagor, to Fifth Third Bank, of 111 Lyon Street NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503, as Mortgagee, dated March 26, 2008, and recorded on April 9, 2008, in Liber 2174, page 343, in Eaton County Records, Eaton County, Michigan. The balance owing on the Mortgage is Nine Hundred Thirty Nine Thousand Three Hundred Eighty Nine and 57/100 Dollars ($939,389.57) at the time of this Notice. The Mortgage contains a power of sale and no suit or proceeding at law or in equity has been instituted to recover the debt secured by the Mortgage, or any part of the Mortgage. TAKE NOTICE that on Thursday, July 21, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., local time, or any adjourned date thereafter, the Mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale at public auction to the highest bidder, at the Courthouse in the City of Charlotte, Michigan (which is the building where the Circuit Court for Eaton County is held). The Mortgagee will apply the sale proceeds to the debt secured by the Mortgage as stated above, plus interest on the amount due at the rate of 7.97% per annum, all legal costs and expenses, including attorneys fees allowed by law, and also any amount paid by the Mortgagee to protect its interest in the property. The property to be sold at foreclosure is all of that real estate and improvements situated in the City of Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan, described as: A parcel of land in the Southwest quarter of Section 6, Town 2 North, Range 4 West, City of Charlotte, Eaton County, Michigan, the surveyed boundary of said parcel described as: Commencing at the West quarter corner of said Section 6; thence South 89 degrees 36 minutes 35 seconds East along the East-West quarter line of said Section 400.80 feet; thence South 00 de-

TO ALL CREDITORS: * NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Phyllis E Lipsey date of birth: January 9, 1924, who lived at 2288 Benton Rd., Charlotte, MI died June 6, 2011. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the Trust will be forever barred unless presented to The current Trustees, JAMES C LIPSEY at 2288 Benton Rd., Charlotte, MI 48813 or to the attorney for the Trustee KATHLEEN F COOK, at 121 South Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI 48813 within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. June 22, 2011 Law Office of Kathleen F. Cook Kathleen F. Cook P31842 121 S. Cochran Ave. Charlotte, MI 48813 (517) 543-7643 CSG-936310 7/10/11

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DEWITT -2 BEDROOMS, 1 BA, Yard, Balcony,A/C, nice area, quiet setting HOLT, 2306 WEST Blvd. 2 (517)669-5625 bedrooms, 1 bath. Shed. No W/D hookup. $500/mo. + utilities. & deposit. GRAND LEDGE - senior Available August, 1st. 517housing -overlooking river 675-7793 - one bedroom furnished ST JOHNS - Only $215/mo smoke free - references Now Available!!! required. phone 627-5818 HOLT - CLEAN 2 bdrm. 3 bdrm. 1 bath home!!! in nice area. Full bsmnt., Completely Remodeled WD hookup. $675 + utilitThe Meadows of St. Johns ies. 517-281-8308 989-224-7707 HASLETT $0 deposit Large 2 bdrms. WAVERLY AREA WILLIAMSTON 3 bdrm., 2 from $495. Duplexes bath, recently redecoratPh. 337-1133 Starting at $750. ed, air, 2 car garage, Pet friendly. screened in sunroom. For details 517-272-1000 or $900 mo. 517-881-8776. visit: HASLETT 5705 Potter, near lake. Large 2 BR. 1.5 bath, fireplace, central air. Utility room with washer / dryer hookup. No pets, $595/mo. incl. water. Call 517-3728000 or 517-349-8345 AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bdrms, Section 8 OK. HOUSING Pets OK. Move in spePORTLAND MOBILE HOME DISCRIMINATION? cial! Flexible terms for Rent or Rent w/option Call The Fair Housing available. $395-$1095. to buy. Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR. 517-651-1374 Private Country Lot 1300 sq. ft. -----------------Huge Yard - BEAUTIFUL 3 BDRM., LansMASON 1/2 mile from I96 ing, Averill Woods. Recent3 bdrm. fireplace, cen- Large covered deck 2 bedly remodeled, natural tral air, washer/dryer. rooms, 2 BA, Den woodwork, all appliances, Summer Special from $575/mo + utilities No dishwasher, 2 car garage, $850. Pets mower, full bsmt. 15 mins. 517-282-9669 Now taking applications to downtown or MSU. Qui517-349-8000 (517)647-7168 et. $870. 1-877-885-9781.

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Dated: June 9, 2011 FIFTH THIRD BANK PLUNKETT COONEY Michael E. Moore (P57315) Attorneys for Fifth Third Bank 333 Bridgewater Place, Suite 530 Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (616) 752-4618

S. PENNSYLVANIA Close to Sparrow, efficiency, utilities included. $425 mo. 517626-6004.

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