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CHARLOTTE — By 8:05 p.m. on Nov. 2 Eaton County Clerk Fran Fuller will start receiving election results. On a night when everyone - from candidates, to news media and voters wants the general election results now, election workers are now able to meet the demand. Fuller credits technology. “So many people want these results as quickly as they can get them,” she said. In August’s primary election all but three areas — Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge and Hamlin Township — in Eaton County were able to transmit their tabulated votes to Fuller’s Charlotte office by modem. This means, said Fuller, that the county’s election staff is able to post voting results on its Web site several hours sooner than they have in the past. “Candidates at home are waiting for the results,” said Fuller. “Reporters are waiting. This means media can get things out quicker.” It also means that coun-

ty election workers post results as quickly as they receive them. “If it’s not up on the Web site that means we don’t have it yet,” she said.

Technology upgrades Faster results aren’t the only gains made as a result of advancing technology during elections. Most of the county’s polling locations now have access to lap tops that serve as electronic poll books, said Fuller. With the equipment, workers can bring up the name of any voter who shows up at the polls to fill out a ballot. And while any precinct can opt out of using the computer, Fuller said she expects that by the next election most will be using them. “It’s a real user-friendly program,” she said.

Long night for workers Despite gains in technology though, Fuller said election and poll workers around the county are in for a long day Nov. 2. “They put in long hours,” said Fuller, who will likely be working until 3 a.m. Fuller said even though most results can be tabulated and sent to the county via modem, paperwork still needs to be delivered to Charlotte by workers. This Tuesday Fuller estimates a 65 percent voter turnout at the polls. “I was kind of hoping it would be See Election/page 6

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A Clinton County Road Commission worker drags a road-killed doe off the side of the road in this file photo. Last year more than half of the vehicle crashes reported by the Michigan State Police involved deer.

‘Tis the season for deer By ALAN MILLER

CHARLOTTE — In 38 years on the job, Sgt. Richard Hale of the Michigan State Police has seen his share of car deer crashes. “If you’re going to live in Michigan, there are certain things when you are driving you have to expect,” he said. “You have to learn how to drive in snow, and you also should have an expectation that you may encounter deer.” If you live in Eaton County and are acquainted with 58 licensed drivers, chances are one of them hit a deer while driving last year. The ratio of licensed drivers to deer accidents in Eaton County is 1-to-58. According to the MSP annual crash report, 39 percent, or 1,349 of the 3,585 traffic crashes in Eaton County in 2009 involved deer. With the Secretary of State reporting 80,409 licensed drivers in the county, there was one deer crash for every 58 licensed drivers.

Eaton County is not the most risky in the mid-Michigan area for hitting deer. In Ionia County last year, 51 percent of vehicle crashes involved deer, and there was a deer crash for every 36 licensed drivers. Clinton County is close behind with 39 licensed drivers for each deer crash, and last year 54 percent of the vehicle crashes there involved deer. Residents of more urbanized Ingham County are less likely to drive into deer, with a ratio of one deer crash to each 178 licensed drivers, and only 13 percent of vehicle crashes involving deer. Statewide, Wayne County, with the most licensed drivers, had the lowest ratio of deer crashes to drivers, with 2,551 licensed drivers for each deer crash, and fewer than one percent of the county’s traffic crashes involving deer. At the other end of the scale, in Huron County, at the tip of the Michigan’s thumb, there were only 21 licensed See Deer/page 6

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Adopt a family through HSEC for holidays Families that are enrolled in the Extended Services Program at Housing Services for Eaton County (HSEC) are transitioning into permanent housing after being homeless. At the same time, they would love to get their children something nice for the holCourtesy photo iday. 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 Josh Liepins, 17, a junior at Charlotte High School, shot this your family, office, or church group 12 point buck with his bow near his home on Oct. 15. is interested in adopting a family, or you would like to learn more, contact Danielle Sheldon at (517) 541-1180 or at the Kirk Center at Olivet Colege. $46 fee will be assessed for a field The speaker will be Pat Williams,of visit to verify field conditions for prethe Capital Area Literacy Coalition vented planting reports. Contact the HSEC to hold Texas (CALC), a non-profit organization, Farm Service Agency Office at (517) who will talk about the work of the 543-1512 with questions. Hold’em tournament CALC’s Read to SUCCEED program, Housing Services for Eaton Coun- as well as how one may become in- Register for youth ty (HSEC) will be holding Texas volved. Reservations may be called in Hold’em Poker Tournament and oth- to Janet Mergener at (517) 663-3702 wrestling Nov. 4 er poker games on Nov. 1-3 at Trip- by Nov. 3. Cost is $8 for the lunch. Register for Charlotte Youth Wrespers Sports Bar in Lansing (Frandor) tling (ages K-8) Thursday, Nov. 4 at beginning at noon and continuing Dress a doll for 6 p.m. in the high school wrestling through midnight. The proceeds will room (park in front of the high school help support the agency’s homeless- Christmas Kiddies Program and go through the front doors). A ness prevention services. For more If you would like to dress a doll birth certificate copy is needed. Late information, contact HSEC at (517) for the Charlotte Christmas Kiddies registrations are accepted throughout 541-1180. Program, contact Lee Falik at (517) the season, Tuesdays and Thursdays. 543-6729. Patterns and fabric are pro- Cost: $50 (includes a t-shirt and Dave, Dale & Friends vided. The program is sponsored by club card). Practice begins Tuesday, the Charlotte Fire Department. Dona- Nov. 16, 6-7:30 p.m., and will be to perform at church tions are accepted and may be mailed held every Tuesday and Thursday On Oct. 31 at 6 p.m., Chester to P.O. Box 218, Charlotte, MI 48813. when school is in session. For more Gospel Church, 3744 W. Vermontville information, go to: Hwy., Charlotte, is having an evening Report prevented concert with Dave, Dale & Friends. home. For tournament schedule inforThe public is invited to this free con- wheat plantings by Nov. 4 mation, go to Producers with preventing winter cert. wheat plantings must report those Peace Lutheran to ECARSP to hold acres to the FSA office within 15 days of the crop insurance final planting hold Trick or Trunk Oct. 31 meeting Nov. 9 Join Peace Lutheran Church, 830 date of Oct. 20. That would make the The Eaton County Association of final date to report prevented plant- N. Cochan Ave., Charlotte, for Trick Retired School Personnel will meet ings of winter wheat Nov. 4. Late or Trunk Sunday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. in on Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. in the Oaks Room filed reports will be accepted, but a the parking lot of the church. Hosted

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Election: Workers are ready to man area polls • Tickets can be split this election. when they head to the polls? • Research races and ballot questions Here are some tips from Fuller: • Remember to note information that ap- prior to arriving at the polls. as high as the presidential election but I pears on the back side of the ballot, as racA complete list of races and questions think it will be typical of a government es and questions are expected to appear on can be viewed at election.” What should voters keep in mind both sides.

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Eaton County voters have many choices to make EATON CO. - Voters in Eaton County have several issues before them on Nov. 2. Here are the highlights: • EATRAN, the Eaton County Transportation Authority, is asking to change replace a quarter mill tax levy, which expires after the December, 2011 tax collections, whit a three-quarter mill tax levy to be collected for five years, beginning Dec. 2012. • 24th District State Senate Seat For the 24th district state senate seat being vacated by term-limited Patty Berkholz, Republican Rick Jones of Grand Ledge is facing Democrat Michelle Disano of Potterville. • Eaton County Probate bench Two candidates were narrowed from a field of five in the primary for the Eaton County Probate Judge position, formerly held by Michael Skinner, who died in February. Thomas Byerley, appointed in May by Gov. Jennifer Granholm to run with

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incumbent status, is being challenged by Ryan Wilson. • 71st District State Rep For the 71st District State Rep race, currently held by Rick Jones, Republican Deb Shaughnessy faces off against Democrat Theresa Abed. • 7th District Congressional Race For the 7th District Congressional Race, Democratic incumbent Mark Schauer faces the person he unseated in the last election, Republican Tim Walberg. • Eaton County Commission District 1: Republican Karen Hathon faces off against incumbent Democrat Mi-

chael Hosey. District 2: Republican Blake Mulder is running unopposed. District 3: Republican Sue Hoffman faces off against Democrat Terrance Augustine. District 4: Republican Larry Brunette is challenging incumbent Democrat Carol Strachan. District 5: Republican Jim Osieczonek is challenging incumbent Democrat Jeanne Pearl-Wright. District 6: Republican John Boles is running unopposed. District 7: Republican Bill Coan is chal-

lenging incumbent Democrat Glenn H. Freeman. District 8: Republican Richard Wagner is challenging incumbent Democrat Joseph Brehler. District 9: Republican John Forell is running unopposed. District 10: Republican Roger Eaking is facing off against incumbent Democrat Linda Keefe. District 11: Republican Wayne Ridge faces off against incumbent Democrat Art Luna. District 12: Republican L. Daryl Baker is running unopposed. District 13: Republican Dale E. Barr is unopposed. District 14: Republican Jeremy Whittum faces off against Democrat David T. Fernald. District 15: Republican Ben Colestock is challening incumbent Democrat Roger Harris.

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drivers for each deer crash, and 70 percent of all 2009 traffic crashes involved deer. Late fall and early winter are the worst times for car deer crashes, said Hale. Insurance agent Daryl Baker of Charlotte, who has handled thousands of deer claims in his 45 years insuring automobiles is getting ready for this year’s influx. “At this point, we haven’t had a lot of deer claims, but it will begin to heat up as we go along,” he said. Phil Murphy, manager of the body shop at Crippen Auto Mall, would agree, based on his work load. “It’s probably 25 percent of our business this time of year,” he said. “This time of year people need to be cognizant that the deer are going to be more active, and on the move, and drive

accordingly,” Hale said. “The rut is on,” he said, and with hunting season, “people are going to be out stomping around fields and bedding areas, which will make them active. “The other point is, in this area, where it’s predominantly agricultural, the farmers are in the fields harvesting their crops.” Corn fields, covering much of the land in mid-Michigan are a prime food source for deer. “This is like a five-star hotel down here,” said Baker. “The food is much better, that’s for certain.” The most dangerous reaction to a deer jumping in front of a driver may be attempting to avoid the collision. Hale recalled a crash he investigated earlier in his career where two young women were killed when their vehicle rolled over after swerving to avoid a deer.

He suggested drivers should avoid veering to try to avoid a collision with a deer. “If you see it coming, brace for impact,” Hale said. Based on his experience in repairing vehicles damaged from car-deer impacts Murphy said the degree of damage is generally not as serious as from crashes involving other cars or fixed objects. This observation is supported by statistics. According to the state police data, while approximately 18 percent of all reported 2009 crashes involved injuries or fatalities, only about two percent of deer crashes resulted in injuries or fatalities, . “One thing you don’t see a lot with deer strikes is air bag deployment,” Murphy said. “Some of the damage can be very extensive, but mostly it’s cosmetic,” he said.

“There is not a lot of structural damage like collisions with other cars or with fixed objects,” he said. “There is a lot of radiator and cooler damage.” Even cosmetic damage can be expensive on today’s automobiles, said Baker. “With a deer claim you are looking at more than minor damages when they hit the grill and bumper,” he said. “With the grillwork and all the plastic today, the damageability is greater with front end hits.” Murphy said he gets many questions about the value of deer whistles, a plastic device which attaches to the outside of the car and emits a high-pitched whistle that many feel alerts and repels deer. “If you think deer whistles work, then they work, but I see a lot of cars with deer whistles on them that have hit deer,” he said.

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CHARLOTTE — This week’s featured student at Charlotte High School is Tabitha Rautio, a sophomore, who has been nominated for the Student Appreciation Award by her Math II instructor, Mrs. Stowell. Tabby is described as “very outgoing, courteous, energetic, and hard-working” by Mrs. Stowell. She always puts forth

her best effort in and out of the classroom by demonstrating a willingness to help others, including her teachers. As a JV cheerleader, Tabitha is very active and enjoys cheering at the high school football games. Mrs. Stowell says that Tabitha shows her Oriole pride through everything she does at Charlotte High School.

She is also very active with her church youth group. Tabitha looks forward to taking art with Ms. Foster next semester and expects it will be her favorite class. Her favorite teacher was Mrs. Bohms when she was in the third grade at Galewood Elementary. After leaving the high school, Tabitha hopes to

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after-tour dinner. The City of Charlotte has issued a proclamation acknowledging and thanking the members of GFWC-Charlotte for the club members efforts put forth in the beautification of Charlotte. In giving back to the community, the club continues to support Heifer International, create Operation Smile Bags, and knit caps for soldiers.

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PAC money a part of 71st district state rep race By ALAN MILLER

CHARLOTTE — Despite large differences in the amounts they each collected, the candidates for the 71st district house seat reported similar amounts available to spend during the final 17 days of the campaign. Republican Deb Shaughnessy reported $20,007 on hand, while Democrat Theresa Abed had $18,143 to cover the period from Oct. 17 through Nov. 2. Shaughnessy’s balance represented the difference between $88,417 raised and $68,410 spent, while Abed was holding the difference between her total of $28,051 raised and $9,908 spent, reflecting the difference in their fund raising ability and election strategy. The 71st District covers most of Eaton County. Abed raised 65 percent

of her money ($18,250 of $28,051) after the August primary election, where she emerged first among five Democratic contenders, compared with 40 percent ($35,276 of $88,416) for Shaughnessy, who had already collected $52,930 by the time of the August vote, where she defeated three other Republicans. In both cases, most of the donations after the primary came from political action committees and special interest groups. In the post primary period, Shaughnessy received $27,000 from PACs and special interests, compared to Abed’s $15,750. Shaughnessy collected donations from a number of businesses and trade associations, including $4,000 from the Michigan Farm Bureau, $1,500 from the Republican Party and $1,000 each from political action committees representing auto dealers, beer and wine

wholesalers, the state restaurant association, Blue Cross, petroleum jobbers and community action agencies. She also received, after the reporting deadline, $1,000 from Matthew and Lindsay Moroun, part of the family who owns the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit to Canada, and who are seeking to prevent a competing structure from being built. Family members and associates have contributed nearly $1.8 million to candidates and officeholders, according to the Detroit Free Press. Abed’s contributions come in large part from labor groups, including $5,000 from the UAW, $4,950 from the MEA, $1,250 from the electrical workers’ union, $1,000 from AFSCME and $1,000 from the Detroit and American Federation of Teachers.

For the final week of the campaign, Shaughnessy said there will be no big surprises. The end of her campaign will be “the same thing that I have planned all along. I’m just pleased that we have the money.” For the final week of the campaign, “I’ll be doing what I started over a year ago, knocking on doors.,” Abed said. She described it as “my favorite part of campaigning.”

Shaughnessy denied being beholden to business special interests due to their contributions. “I don’t have to rely on lobbyists to find my way around the capitol. I will listen to their point of view, but my experience makes me able to operate independent of lobbyists because of my experience,” she said. Abed also said contributors to her campaign should not expect any special access.

“I am proud to have the endorsements of the unions representing the working middle class,” she said. “However, I will not be beholden to anyone’s agenda at the Capitol. I will continue to be the independent consensus builder I have always been and represent the interests of Eaton County residents.” At this point in the campaigning, only one thing is certain: It will all be over on Wednesday.


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Children divorce workshop filling up for winter CHARLOTTE — The Workshop for Children of Divorce is in full swing right now. The children are half way through the eight sessions and have been creating their scrapbooks and filling their “Feel Better Bags” with items to help them cope. This workshop is offered by Lori Poyer, LMSW, ACSW, a therapist at Peaceful Balance Counseling in Charlotte. The workshop serves children between the ages of six and 12 who may be struggling with their parent’s separation or divorce. It is recognized that ending long-term relationships that do not include a marriage can be as traumatic for children as a divorce. Therefore, referrals may be made for that population of children as well. The workshop consists of activities and games designed to help children deal with the separation in a safe, supportive and neutral therapeutic environment. It is designed to enable children to develop empowering communication skills and coping mechanisms. Information is also offered to the parents of the children to assist in changing negative communication into open communication and how to identify their child’s unmet needs. How well children come out of the divorce depends on how well parents handle

the situation and also, how many resources parents have. Research has shown that children of divorce are at greater risk of depression, behavioral problems and school difficulties. Often those issues can lead to

dropping out of school and juvenile or adult criminal behavior and incarceration. Thirty-six children are served annually. Parents and children alike complete surveys and give the workshop high marks for assisting their

family through a difficult emotional time. The workshop is offered three times throughout the year. The next eight session workshop will start following the Christmas holidays. Intakes with families are be-

ing scheduled now in order to be completed before the busy holidays. There is no charge for the workshop to families living in the Eaton County area. The workshop is offered and supported through Eaton County Juvenile Jus-

tice mileage funds. If you are interested in the workshop for your six to 12 year old child, call Lori at Peaceful Balance Counseling: (517) 543-1150. — From Peaceful Balance Counseling


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CHARLOTTE — Rose Picone started small when she opened Vico 23 two years ago. The hair salon’s downtown location didn’t offer much more than 400 square feet of space. It was also out of the way, located behind Tropical Tanning and accessed from behind South Cochran Avenue. Picone had been cutting hair for years but had never been the boss because her children still needed her at home. She said the spot was perfect at the time. “I wanted to make sure it was something I could handle,” she said.

“Most of my clients say that they like the atmosphere,” said Picone. “It doesn’t seem like a salon. It has a nice homey feeling.” And now Vico 23 has more room — on Lawrence Avenue, right next to the Charlotte City Complex in the vacant building that formerly housed Sharon’s Cafe. Picone and her family financed the work on the building, even though they are leasing it for the salon. In

two months work was done to the interior and exterior. The newly remodeled space offers 1,300 square feet and the opportunity, said Picone, to hire more staff and offer more services to clients. “I feel really good about it,” said Picone, of the new spot. “It’s not going to be so big that it’s overpowering.” But Vico 23 will be taking on at least six new stylists. It will begin offering manicures, massages and facials.

In addition the salon’s color room will be private. Irish said the salon is still very “homey” despite being bigger. “It has a very personable touch to it that I don’t think a lot of salons have,” she added. She credits Picone

with establishing that when she opened two years ago. “She has a way with her clients that is amazing,” said Irish. “She can sit somebody down and, within a couple of minutes you know you’ll be happy because Rose is going to give you exactly

what you want.” For her part, Picone said the Charlotte community has been good to her and she wants to continue building a successful salon here. “Charlotte has been really good to me. I don’t think I would ever leave.”

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Join in for a wonderful evening of CHARLOTTE — Eaton County’s Museum at Courthouse Square in- local history as it relates to the envites the public to join them for a tire country and share in celebrating our nation’s heroes, our Veterans. very special Veterans Day program. — From the Courthouse Square On Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at 1885 Courthouse, Charlotte (ground floor), the Saturday following Veterans Day, David L. Smith, local attorney and Civil War enthusiast will present a pro- Right: On Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at 1885 Courthouse, Charlotte gram on Michigan in the Civil War. Dave has spent years studying Ea- (ground floor), the Saturday ton County’s involvement in the War following Veterans Day, David L. Between the States and the stories Smith, local attorney and Civil War are both fascinating and education- enthusiast will present a program al. on Michigan in the Civil War. The topic of study will be “Michigan Sharp Shooters.”


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Kids will see ‘Jack Sprat’ this Monday CHARLOTTE — The Arts for Youth program at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center is presenting The Jack Sprat Low Fat World Tour for two performances on Monday, Nov. 1. This hour long show, created for elementary age children, features great songs, dancing, humor and lots of audience participation. Jack Sprat can eat no fat. His wife Gloria can eat no lean. Concerned about his wife’s poor eating habits and the effects on her health, Jack enlists the help of MC Hubbard, a hip and musical “everyman” to help rid Gloria’s cupboard of junk food. He then takes her on a whirlwind tour of the grocery store, where Gloria learns a world of knowledge about good living through nutritious food choices. In addition to great songs, dancing and a good deal of humor, the show features lots of audience participation. Students pretend to be antibodies fighting disease, express their feelings about vegetables on the “Okra Winfrey Show” and even dance a Vitamin C conga!

According to the Center for Disease Control, the number of overweight children age six through 11 has almost doubled since the 1980s and the percentage of overweight adolescents has increased by 300 percent. Most studies suggest that as many as 20 percent of all children and teens are defined as obese with an equal number at risk for obesity. The need to educate young people about nutrition and exercise has never been greater. The Jack Sprat Low-Fat World Tour drives home the importance of healthy eating and exercise in the fight against obesity and its consequences of heart disease and diabetes. Monday’s performance will be attended by elementary schools in Charlotte and Olivet. Tickets $5 for adults, $3 for children, and are available at the door for the 12:45 p.m. performance. This performance is generously sponsored by Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital. — From the Charlotte Performing Arts Center

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OPPORTUNITY The availability of $16.1 million in federal funding dollars, based on bonds that must be issued by the end of 2010, led the school board to again place the school bond issue on the November 2 ballot. “Providing Charlotte residents with the opportunity to save over $16 million in school bond interest payments by taking advantage of federal stimulus dollars that have to be applied for this year, and probably won’t be available beyond then, made our decision an easy one,” said Bob Wilson, Charlotte School Board president. “We were elected to represent the very best interests of our students and the citizens. That’s precisely what this decision to go back to area voters is all about.” Proposed improvements covered within the $23.6 million bond are identical to those presented in May. A recently conducted community survey revealed that residents are still interested in addressing these needs, providing there is no increase in taxes. In addition to saving local taxpayers $16.1 million, passage of the bond on November 2 will NOT INCREASE YOUR TAX RATE and will reduce the district’s operating costs by making buildings more energy efficient.




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Art group to meet on Nov. 4 This month’s gathering is a followup to the October gathering of discussing the organizational structure, funding, activities, community involvement, etc., of other local and regional art organizations in an effort to develop the Experience Art group. Experience Art, formed earlier this year, has been meeting monthly to develop an arts alliance in Eaton County. The goal of Experience Art is to engage the communities in Eaton County to improve the quality of life by recognizing, celebrating, and inspiring art

CHARLOTTE — The new Eaton County Art Alliance, Experience Art, will hold its next gathering on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at The Dance Conservatory in Charlotte, 121 W. Lawrence Ave. Arrangements have been made to observe a beginning level modern dance class, with commentary provided by the instructor. Following a short observation period, the Experience Art gathering will move across the street to the old courthouse to discuss future development plans for the art group

expression and nurturing the development of a vibrant artistic culture. The Nov. 4 gathering is open to anyone who has interest in being involved in the arts (vocal and instrumental music, theater, visual arts, etc.), supporting the arts, or enjoys attending arts events. Bring a friend and come see what Experience Art is all about. For more information, contact Gavin Smith at (517) 541-5691. — From the Charlotte Performing Arts Center


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It was a tremendous pleasure to spend three weeks with our five-year-old granddaughter attending church camps this summer. There were plenty of firstaid supplies on hand ready for inevitable bumps and cuts incurred. Cadence is particularly prone to mosquito bites that

she scratches until they bleed. She’s learned covering the bite with a band aid subdues her urge to scratch the itch. I stifled a laugh one morning as she got dressed. She was a walking “Kiddie Band Aid” commercial-a strip on her forehead, her arm, her tummy, leg, even a strategically placed “Dora” on ‘unmentionable” parts! The great cover-up! Cover up what hurts, ignore it and the pain goes away. It is easy to become adept at the “cover up” game.

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Masks, band-aids, costumes — physical means of hiding what is beneath the surface. We hide between a hundred masks so that others see us as confident, secure, in charge of our lives. We band-aid wounds-pain inflicted by unkind words, severed relationships, or failed expectations. We wear costumes that cover our true selves lest others see us as we perceive ourselves. Smiles cover loneliness; jokes cover feelings

of worthlessness and isolation; quietness hides unhappiness, fear, or anguish. Who can see our bared souls? The Psalmist, David, acknowledged that God is the ONE who knows us for who we are: “You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden

from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” (Psalms 139:14-16) We cannot hide from God. In Christ we become a new creation; we are made “real!” Praise be to God! Deb Crowley is an Elder at Community of Christ in Charlotte.

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“We provide our children and grandchildren with warmth and safety at home, and we need to do the same for them at school. This is a golden opportunity to protect our kids, without raising the annual millage rate.”

“My science classroom has ancient computers and outdated software. At times the aging gas, plumbing and electrical lines have needed repair. Repairs alone don’t always work. Replacements are the real answer.” Craig Snyder, CHS science teacher

“My job is made difficult in the winter months by the cold temperatures in the building. I have to wear an extra sweater, but typing and filing with gloves is the most distressing part.” Christine Halsey, CHS media secretary

“I know having to wear a coat in class is distracting and makes it hard to concentrate for myself and others. According to the handbook, wearing coats and jackets in class is against the rules, but we have to keep warm.” Aleia McKessy CHS student

“I strongly believe that we need to pass this bond -- the time is right. We can save the taxpayers $16 million and provide for our children in the district.” Mike Bruce, school board member

“Schools strengthen local economies, build spirit, and give children something to cheer about. Many of us are frustrated with politics and the economy, which we cannot control. We CAN control the future of our community and support a common-sense issue. This issue doesn’t even raise our taxes. Please vote yes.” William SaintAmour, parent and Believe in Charlotte Citizen’s Committee Co-Chair

“I am so concerned about my students that I’ve had to go to extreme measures to create an environment that is suitable for learners. I bend the rules by allowing them to wear winter outerwear in class. We are told that a new heating system will correct these inefficiencies and create acceptable teaching and learning environments.” Jeremy Brock, CHS teacher

“This is a crossroads moment for our school district in getting this bond passed. We have infrastructure at the high school that is well beyond it’s lifespan and there are security issues which must be addressed. Add that to the fact that we save millions of dollars in interest if we do this now. It just makes sense.” Ed Allen, school board member

“I have had the maintenance staff come in to work on the heat issue in my classroom so many times, I’ve given up. The maintenance staff has done all they can do, but it can’t be fixed. It needs to be replaced. I allow my students to wear their coats and even gloves in the classroom, because it gets so cold.” Marlo Wiltse CHS teacher

“As a resident of Charlotte and a parent of young children, I will be voting YES this November on the school bond. Our schools are the lifeline of the community. An investment in our schools is an investment in our youth, our community, and our future. Please join me in voting Yes on November 2nd.” Garrett Bensinger, school board candidate

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“Now is the time to protect our school, community investments, and move them into the future. Critical needs will be addressed, safety improvements done, classroom technologies enhanced, and we will be saving $16.1 million in interest for all district residents.” Vera Bruce, school supporter

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Drama dept. prepares for ‘Dreamcoat’ shows CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte High School Drama Department is pulling out all the stops when it comes to “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Not only is the group busy rehearsing the show, which opens Thursday, Nov. 11, they are also planning a delicious pasta bar dinner prior to their Friday, Nov. 12 performance. “Each year we try to enhance the theatrical experience we provide to our audience,” says Betsy Foster, director of this year’s musical. “Providing a delicious dinner before one of our performances seemed like the next natural step as we expand our drama program. The students are really excited to interact in character with the audience members who purchase dinner tickets. I believe that those who participate in the dinner will have a very enjoyable and fun dining experience.” The pasta bar dinner, which is a collaboration of the Drama Department and the Charlotte Public Schools Food Service Department, will take place in the Charlotte High School cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m. or 6:30

p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12. The menu will feature assorted pasta, and three different types of pasta sauce: Marinara, spaghetti sauce with meat, and alfredo sauce. There will also be smothered chicken breast and meatballs available. A fresh salad, cole slaw, garlic bread, and cookies round out the meal. Dinner tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for children 12 and under. They can be purchased at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center Box Office. Servers will be cast members in costume and in character. The deadline for ordering dinner tickets is Tuesday, Nov. 9. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” written by Andrew Lloyd Weber, is based on the “coat of many colors” story of Joseph from the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Genesis. The musical follows Joseph as he is sold into slavery by his 11 brothers, and travels to Egypt where he eventually becomes close advisor to the Pharaoh. It features well-known songs such as “Any Dream Will Do,” “Go Go Go Joseph,” and “Those Canaan Days.” Performances are sched-

uled for Nov. 11 to 13 at the Charlotte Performing Arts Center. Advance sale tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. At the door prices are $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. On Friday, Nov. 12 only, there is a special advance sale price of $5 for students. The “at the door” price for students on Friday, Nov. 12 is $7. Advance sale tickets are available online at or by calling (517) 541-5690. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. All seats are reserved. — From the Charlotte Performing Arts Center

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Raffle winner is announced The Big Time Raffle was held as a fund raiser for the Charlotte Public Schools Education Foundation. The foundation was established two years ago by a group of local citizens to help provide ongoing support to the students of Charlotte Public Schools. The winner of the raffle was Mrs. Sally Jewell of Charlotte. Jewell’s name was drawn at the halftime of the Charlotte High School football game on Oct. 15. The winning check totaled $1,935. It was presented at Charlotte High School on Oct. 21 to Mrs. Jewell, in the center of the photo, by Foundation President Bill Callahan on the left, and Foundation Treasurer Joe E. Pray on the right.

President Reagan Appointee Ryan Wilson Appointed by President Reagan to Lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy in March 1985. Over 25 years of military service in the U.S. Navy as a Judge Advocate.

CHARLOTTE — Crossroads Church of Charlotte has a mission to support various Christian missionaries and church planting around the world. That includes support for countries like China, Sierra Leone Africa, Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti and Jamaica. The church’s missions team also supports local missions such as Helping Hands and New Beginnings Pregnancy Center. Thus, the team leader, Shirley Goad, would like to solicit the public’s help in making this mission possible by attending the Crossroads Missions Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale, Nov. 5 and 6. The bazaar and bake sale will be held in the church’s fellowship hall from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Crossroads Church is located at 813 E. Shepherd St., Charlotte, right across from the Super 8 Motel. Besides Crossroads’ own Christmas room and homemade crafts, there will be

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Standings 2010 Chase for the Cup

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Driver 1) Jimmie Johnson 2) Denny Hamlin 3) Kevin Harvick 4) Kyle Busch 5) Jeff Gordon 6) Carl Edwards 7) Tony Stewart 8) Jeff Burton 9) Kurt Busch 10) Matt Kenseth 11) Greg Biffle 12) Clint Bowyer

Denny Hamlin Points 5998 5992 5936 5826 5795 5785 5762 5752 5721 5705 5682 5592

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Race Information & Records Last Year's Winner: Jamie McMurray Qualifying Record: Bill Elliott 212.809 - 1987 Race Record: Mark Martin 188.354 - 1997 Race Time: 1 pm ET, Oct. 31st

Track Statistics & History Location: Talladega, Ala. Turns / Front / Back: 33º / 16.5º / 2º Distance: 2.66 miles Shape: Tri-Oval Talladega Superspeedway is one of the best known motorsports facilities in the world with over thirty-nine years of racing tradition. Records for both speed and competition have been established at Talladega. The backstretch is nearly 4,000 feet long with a total frontstretch of 4,300 feet, making it the largest oval track on the NASCAR circuit and allowing stock cars to reach speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour. The track's true dominator had been Dale Earnhardt, who posted 10 NASCAR Cup wins. The speedway can accommodate more than 143,000 fans and has a 212acre infield. Adjacent to the track is the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum.

Driver 1) Brad Keselowski 2) Carl Edwards 3) Kyle Busch 4) Justin Allgaier 5) Paul Menard 6) Kevin Harvick 7) Trevor Bayne 8) Jason Leffler 9) Joey Logano 10) Steve Wallace

Points 5144 4659 4439 4278 4067 3902 3633 3593 3557 3554

Born: Nov. 18, 1980 Sponsor: FedEx Crew Chief: Mike Ford Car: Toyota Biography: During the 2004 season, Denny Hamlin caught the eye of Joe Gibbs Racing with a handful of Truck Series races while competing full time in Late Models for Dean Motorsports. Hamlin made his Nationwide Series debut at Darlington. After starting in 27th place, Hamlin worked his way towards an 8th place finish, as well as a future at Joe Gibbs Racing. He made his Cup debut at Kansas Speedway in 2005 after struggling driver Jason Leffler was released. He finished the Cup season with three Top 10 finishes in seven starts and one pole at Phoenix International Raceway before being named driver of the #11 FedEx Chevrolet for the 2006 Cup season. In 2006, Hamlin ran his first full season in the Cup Series. Hamlin drove double duty and won Rookie of the Year in the Cup Series while also driving the full season in the Nationwide Series. In 2007, Hamlin won his third career Cup race and clinched the sixth spot in the Chase for the Cup, but finished the season in 12th. In 2008, Hamlin won early in the season at Martinsville and finished 8th in the Chase for the Cup. Last year, Hamlin captured four wins in the Cup series, including the season finale Ford 400 to finish 5th in the Chase for the Cup.

Racing News For the first time in NASCAR history, a set of twins competed together in a national division in the Camping World Truck Series race Saturday at Martinsville Speedway. Identical twins Amber and Angela Cope, are the 27-year-old nieces of 1990 Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope. Amber Cope, driving the No. 6 Dodge, finished 26th, three laps down, while Angela Cope was involved in two incidents within 18 laps of each other early in the race and finished 30th, six laps down. Series veteran Ron Hornaday won the race. "The twins are smart, attractive and have talent,'' Derrike Cope said. "And they understand that there is a learning process associated with being successful.”

Last Week’s Race: Tums Fast Relief 500 Start 1 21 36 26 19 22 28 7 18 25

Finish 1 2 31 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Points/Bonus 190/5 170/0 70/5 160/0 155/0 150/0 151/5 142/0 48/10 34/0

Denny Hamlin won at Martinsville on Sunday afternoon. Denny won the Martinsville trophy for the fourth time and third in a row. The victory was Hamlin's series-best seventh of the season and the 15th of his career. Now, only six points separate the No. 11 from Jimmie Johnson with four races left. Mark Martin rallied from a lap down to finish second. After the race Denny said, "Best it's been all day. Awesome job. Pit crew, you did it right there. You got me out. Thank you, guys." Kevin Harvick, third in the standings, stayed within striking distance with a thirdplace finish. The top three drivers continued to separate themselves from the rest of the Chase field.

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Driver Denny Hamlin Mark Martin Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch Jimmie Johnson Joey Logano Dale Earnhardt Jr. Carl Edwards Jeff Burton Brad Keselowski

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Sports Charlotte gridders end season on sour note By SCOTT YOSHONIS

TECUMSEH -- Charlotte ended their brutal 2010 football season with another tough loss, taking a 152-mile round trip to Tecumseh for a 53-28 loss on Oct. 22. The loss dropped the Orioles to 2-7 for the season, the program’s worst since 1985. Charlotte head coach Eddie Ostipow said that the main culprit in the loss was mental rather than physical. “I don’t think we were very prepared, mentally, to play that game,” Ostipow said. “We came out flat, they jumped out with a few quick scores and it snowballed from there.” The Orioles gave up four touchdowns in the first quarter to the Indians, who also finished 2-7 and averaged just over 16 points per game coming in. Three of the four touchdowns came on big plays, ruins from scrimmage of 50 and 51 yards, and a 50-yard pass play. Ryan Bartolacci scored Charlotte’s only touchdown of the first half, on a 1-yard run that gave the Orioles a fleeting 7-6 lead, but ended his season early soon after, going down in the second quarter with what Ostipow said is a sprained knee, and not a long-term concern. “Aubrey Parrish came in at quarterback and did an oustanding job,” he said. “We had some kids who were seniors playing their last game, and I thought they played hard, gave a great effort in a losing cause.” Tecumseh scored twice more in the second, one on a fumble recovery in the end zone, to take a 45-7 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Orioles rallied after the break,

getting two touchdowns from Anthony Charameda on runs of 1 and 9 yards to cut the lead to 45-20 going into the fourth. After a five-yard run for a TD by Tecumseh, Parrish found Bret Thomas on a 37-yard scoring strike, and Charameda’s successful run for conversion made the final score 53-28. “It certainly wasn’t the way that we wanted to end the season,” Ostipow said. “We still have a lot to learn as a team about how to prepare for games, how to get our minds focused on the task at hand. Games are won a lot of the time in your mind, before you ever get on the field, and we’re still working on that.” Ostipow hopes that the distasteful finale will resonate with his young team as they progress toward becoming the players, and team, that they can be. “It was a learning experience for us,” he said. “We still have a lot of young kids who haven’t seen a lot of varsity games and still aren’t quite sure how to prepare to win a varsity game. It’s not a negative, it’s just a lack of experience.” Happily, Ostipow is still bullish on the talent that is returning, and said that their work ethic will help the team bounce back from this game, and this season. “We have some great kids who work really hard,” he said. “We have a good core group of kids who will come back who got a lot of experience this year, who learned not only what to do but what not to do. I hope those things will pay off going into next year, and we have an awfully talented JV group that will be coming in, so Photo courtesy of Leisa Eldred we’ll have a chance of being more competCharlotte quarterback Aubrey Parrish (right) stiff-arms a would-be Tecumseh itive. The challenge for us is to see how hard tackler during the Orioles’ 53-28 loss at Tecumseh in the 2010 football season finale on Oct. 22. we work in the off-season.”

Olivet routs Valley in the regular-season finale By SCOTT YOSHONIS

October 31, 2010

OLIVET -- Olivet football improved to 7-2, and remained undefeated in their new stadium, with a 48-8 trouncing of archrival Maple Valley in the regular-season finale on Oct. 22. The Lions fell to 1-8 for the season, the program’s worst since going 0-8 in 1972. Olivet quarterback Jay Cousineau led the way, completing 12 of his 13 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles in the fifth game this season in

which they scored 35 points or more. Garrett Reid led Valley with 89 yards rushing on 9 carries. Matt Woodman scored the Lions’ only touchdown on a three-yard run in the third quarter. The Eagles scored early and often, beginning with a 3-yard run by Nick Coolidge and a 68-yard punt return by Tanner McCarn that gave Olivet a 13-0 at the end of the first quarter. Cousineau’s arm helped Olivet blow the game wide open in the second, as Cousineau found Michael Malone on a 71-yard bomb and McCarn from 15 yards out to stretch the lead to 27-0, and a

late rushing touchdown by Coolidge, and a successful two-point conversion pass from Cousineau to Collin Spencer, made the score 35-0 at the end of the first half, and started the running clock at the beginning of the second. The Eagles started the third quarter with an 11-yard run by Cousineau that made the score 42-0, and the Lions responded with their only score of the contest, Woodman’s 3-yard run. Brad Laverty ran in the conversion on a quarterback sneak to make the score 42-8, but what little celebration that the Lions could enjoy was short-lived, as Zack Page

ran the ensuing kickoff back 65 yards for a touchdown, to rub a little salt in Valley’s wound and make the final score 48-8. Next up for the Olivet is the program’s third consecutive playoff appearance, their seventh on the last eight seasons, beginning with a trip to Buchanan for the first round of the Division 5 state tournament. That game was played on Oct. 29, after this paper went to press. The winner of that contest will face either Hopkins or defending Division 5 state champion Jackson Lumen Christi for the district title on Nov. 5.

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The 110 member Olivet High School Marching Band had their annual week long marching band camp Aug. 1 through 6 at the YMCA Camp Ohiyesa near Heartland, Mich.

Although Olivet did not receive the Grand Champion Trophy, they were thrilled to come in an impressive second place over the other Class A and B schools. The Color Guard also finished with the top score of the day. The previous school record was 90.0 for the show “Spooks and Goofs” performed at the DeWitt Competition in 2006. The band was hoping to beat that score this year, but never imagined they would get a score of 93.3. The band ended their season at East Kentwood on Oct. 16 where they competed as Class A. hey came in third overall with a score of 87.7 and received the caption award for Best Color Guard. They will be performing their award winning show at Band sets new record the fall concert on Oct. 27. Middle school bands grades On Oct. 9, the band traveled to a new competition in 6-8 will also be performing in the concert which will be Gull Lake near Kalamazoo. Other bands at the competi- held in the Olivet Schools Auditorium beginning at 6:30 tion were Harper Creek and Springport in class D, Quin- p.m. cy and Olivet in class C, Hastings and Sturgis in Class B, and finally East Kentwood, Kalamazoo Central and Mat- Thank you Mr. Funk and the band members would like to thank tawan competing in Class A. The band again received caption awards for Best the many parents, grandparents and friends for their Marching, Music, Percussion, and Color Guard. When support throughout the week at camp. They prepared snacks, fitted uniforms and planned the other Class C band scores were announced with a group activities enhancing the camp experience. Several 75, Mr. Funk anticipated the band would get an 80. The band, Mr. Funk, and everyone were in total shock alumni were also on hand to help teach and run sectionwhen Olivet received a score of 93.3, a new school re- als. Everyone at the camp was treated to a delicious pig roast which was generously provided by the Vanator cord. “Very Impressive Show, for many reasons,” said judge family on Thursday evening. In addition, the band would Susan Gould of Greenville. Bill Bier, a judge from E. like to thank all of the parents who have volunteered to Grand Rapids High School, was “impressed by the level help with uniforms, prepare meals, bake cookies, help with props, and haul equipment during our marching of musicianship from everyone on the field.” Mr. Funk was asked if the band would be staying for season. If you would like to support the band as they progthe final awards after Class A and B bands performed since there was a chance the Olivet Band would be ress through their marching season you can become an named Grand Champions of the day! A tremendous hon- Olivet Band Patron. Donations can be sent to: Olivet Band Boosters Paor. Drum Majors Trisha Funk, Hannah Amey, and John tron Program, 255 1st St., Olivet, MI 49076. All donations Deppe, stayed to watch the final awards ceremony. Mat- are greatly appreciated and are used to support all of the Season begins tawan was selected as the Grand Champion Band of the band students. — From Olivet Middle School The band had their first performance at the varsity day with a score of 94.5. football game held at Western Michigan University’s Waldo Stadium in August. They have also performed at the Dedication Ceremony for the beautiful new Olivet Eagles Stadium, and the fall homecoming game, to a standing room only crowd. The first competition of the season was at the Rockford Invitational near Grand Rapids. The band came in third place with a final score of 68.4. The Hastings competition took place on Oct. 2 with the band bringing home trophies for Best Marching, Music, Color Guard, and Percussion. They were awarded first place in class C with a score of 85.1.

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OLIVET — The 110 member Olivet High School Marching Band had their annual week-long marching band camp Aug. 1 through 6 at the YMCA Camp Ohiyesa near Heartland, Mich. Band members spent the week preparing for their upcoming marching band season which includes parades, concerts, football games and marching band competitions. Upon arrival to camp the first order of business was to teach the incoming freshmen and new students the pregame marching routine. The pregame show uses the traditional marching maneuvers of pinwheels and company fronts as the band crosses the field performing the school fight song “On Wisconsin.” The band continues their marching drill as they form double arches in preparation to perform the “Star Spangled Banner” for the home stands. The pregame routine is completed when the band forms a human tunnel for the football team to run through as the band once again performs the school fight song. Work then began on their halftime show entitled, “The Great Rebellion” which features the music of the civil war. Band director David Funk divided up the band into two different ensembles representing the union and confederate armies. The program begins when drum major Teddy Short commands the union army to perform the dramatic “Battle Cry of Freedom” which features the muted trumpet duet of Caitlin Baker and Josiah Wolf. The band then performs a clever arrangement of “American Salute” a variation of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” pitting the bands in a combative battle of the bands. A heroic sounding mellophone (marching French horn) trio made up of Sophie Knorek, David Huepenbecker and Ethan Ruffing is also featured. The opening segment is completed with the confederate band performing a medley of southern tunes including “Dixie and Aura Lee.” The second segment of the show begins when drum major Hannah Amey conducts the playful arrangement “Goober Peas,” which features the mallets, tubas and baritones. The happy mood abruptly ends as the batter head percussion representing the artillery, explodes with canon fire as the civil war begins. Band members square off in battle flanks as the percussionists coached by Katie Hoyt demonstrates their award winning percussion skills. Upon the conclusion of the battle, color guard members under the direction of Lynne Funk lay down their flags and pick up their instruments as they take their turn performing the beautiful chorale from the “Lilies of the Valley.” The final segment led by drum major Trisha Funk begins when the tubas speed up the tempo and trumpets enter with the resounding main theme from the patriotic melody the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Both bands unite into a full company front as the trombones enter raising the musical intensity with the rousing melody Glory, Glory Hallelujah. In grand finale fashion the show concludes with successive intricate marching maneuvers as they perform the bombastic “Trooper Salute.”

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Hospital names new ‘Service Star’ honorees CHARLOTTE — Brad Chartrand, CCEMT-P, Bill Graham, PTA, Michelle Chuhak, RN, and Nancy Frantzman, RN, are Hayes Green Beach (HGB) Memorial Hospital’s newest Service Star Award winners. Chartrand has been a paramedic for HGB since 2009 and is being recognized by colleagues for his willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty. Recently, Chartrand helped a fellow emBrad ployee who d i s c o v e r e d Chartrand she had a flat tire when leaving work on a Sunday. The employee lived 50 miles away and didn’t have any other resources in the area, so Chartrand was more than happy to help. “You had her tire repaired and replaced with money from your own pocket,” stated the person who nominated Chartrand. “You let her pay you with a check and didn’t even require two forms of ID! You were awesome.” Chartrand’s supervisor, John Truba, BS, CCEMT-P,

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The patient’s wife, who wrote the Stargram, said that Graham “was not only very professional, but very kind, thoughtful, and caring.” Peg Maguire, RN, and Graham’s supervisor, agrees. She describes him as someone who will adjust and readjust his schedule to accommodate a patient and compliments Graham on his communication skills and his ability to perceive when a patient “just isn’t right.” Additional Service Star honors go to RN Michelle Chuhak from HGB’s emergency department and Nancy Frantzman, RN, from the hospital’s Infusion Center. Chuhak’s Stargram from a patient indicated she was “a very hard worker and a very nice person” who saw to her personal needs. The patient, who was new to the area, felt Michelle that Chuhak Chuhak “explained everything very well, made a good first impression and showed respect.” Chuhak’s supervisor Robyn Long, RN, commented that Graham “provides

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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 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

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

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

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

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;

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

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

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. Sun. School 9:30am, Worship 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

EVANGEL CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1848 S. Cochran, 543-8775. S.S. 9:30am. & Worship 11am, Wed. Bible study 7pm. Pastor William Tate

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

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

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.

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 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. morning service 10:30am, evening service 6pm, Wed. Bible study 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

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

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

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

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

For church changes please contact Jeana Rohrs at 517-377-1078 or 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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G erald Orla C ross G erald Orl a Cross, 83, passed away peacefu ly surrounded by his childr en at the Eaton Community Hospice on Th ursday, October 21, 2010. Jerry was born June 27, 1927 on the f amily f arm in Montcalm County, D ougla s Township, the fitf h child of Orl a and A l ta (Comden) Cross. He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-la ws, A lger and Thelma D emorest; brothers, Howard (Il a), Theo (Barbara); sister, Loreen (Henry) Novenske; an infa nt sister and a granddaught er, Heather Cooper. He cared for his belov ed wife, A lic e, th rough her struggle with A l zheimer’s disease and she preceded him in death in 1996. Jerry served as a Medical Corpsman in the U.S . A rmy f rom 1946-1947. He worked at A l uminum Extrusions for 38 years and helped neighb ors on their f arms for many years af ter his retirement. Jerry and A lic e liv ed in their Otto Road home in Ch arlotte f rom 1954 until each of their respective passings. He raised many pigs, cattle, ponies, horse s and mules and dearl y lov ed his many dogs and cats. He lov ed to fis h and h unt. G erald is survived by his one remaining sibling Earl (Betty); his childr en, Sam (Kath y) Cross; Julie (Ch uck) Cooper; Patty (Kevin) Braith waite; grandchildr en, Dav e, Jon, Jim, Lisa and Bob Cross, Melissa Cooper and Tamara Little, Jessica, Daniel and Katie (Ryan S tarkweather ) Boucher; 4 great grandchildr en and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held at Pray Funeral Home f rom 1:00 3:00 p.m. on Monday, October 25, 2010 with interment immediately folow ing at Maple Hill Cemetery. Jerry h as requested th at there be no f uneral service and th at he be pulled to his fina l resting place by horse s, a service whic h S teve Newman h as kindly agreed to provide. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Hospice House. Online condolenc es may be made at www.prayf uneral .com. A rrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Ch arlotte, MI.

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Eli Buncich Battle Creek Eli Buncich, 85, died unexpectedly on S unday, October 17, 2010. He was born S eptember 8, 1925 in Battle Creek, Michiga n the son of Mich ael and Mildr ed (Saj atovic) Buncich . Eli began working at S timac’s G rocery as a teenager and in 1943 graduated f rom Battle Creek Central High School. He actively served during WWII in the U.S . A rmy f rom November 30, 1943 until A pril 10, 1946. A f ter his service in the A rmy, he was a meat cutter at Percy Jones Hospital, owned and operated Pursley’s Market, was the manager of Leather man’s S ervice S tation, owned Eli’s S ervice S tation and prior to his retirement in 1990 was the Warehouse Manager for A tl as Sales. Eli enjoyed h unting, fis hing, bowling, pla ying golf and socializ ing with all his f riends in Battle Creek. He was a member of the P.N.A #2416, Elks Lodge # 131, A merican Legion Post #298, V.F.W. Post #565, Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #533, and Teamsters Local #7 and was al so an Eagle Sco ut. On June 21, 1947 Eli was married to the for mer Wanda Madry who preceded him in death on A pril 16, 1995. He was al so preceded by his parents and son-in-la w: D enny Johns on. S urviving are six daught ers: G lor ia (S teve) Perry of Ch arlotte, S teph S kinner of Jackson, Vikki (Sam) Sam son of Flor ida, Rose (Willia m) McCurdy of A l abama, Fran Johns on of Battle Creek and Barb (S teve) G olden of Illinois; eight grandchildr en; thirteen great-grandchildr en and one sister: A nn (A l bert) Bobrofs ky of Battle Creek. The f amily will receive f riends at the Rich ard A . Henry Funeral Home on Th ursday f rom 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Funeral

p y Home with interment to folow at Memorial Park Cemetery and milit ary honors presented by the U.S . A rmy. Memorial contributions may be directed to Lifes pan G ood Sam aritan Hospice or S t. Mary’s Catholic Ch urch, Ch arlotte .

G lenn E. Fincham Oliv et G lenn E. Finch am, 91, died Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Mr. Finch am was born A pril 24, 1919 in Mabie, WV the son of A l va and Virginia (Waldr on) Finch am. Mr. Finch am was a baker, coal miner, worked at the A tomic Energy Pl ant in Ohio, was a mech anic for Nels on Chemi cal then retired as a millwright f rom D etroit D iesel. He served in the US Navy during WWII aboard the USS S pica. Mr. Finch am was a devout Ch ristian and f aithfu l member of the Victory Baptist Ch urch in S outh Boardman, MI. He is survived by his son, G lenv al (Judy) Finch am and daught er, Mary A lic e (Bob) VaVerka; grandchildr en, S usan (Pat) A uthement , A nn (Dan) Roiter; 2 great-grandchildr en, D evin and A manda; sister, Juanita Vargo; h alf-s ister, Nataline Jacobson and h alf-b rother , A l va "G ene" Finch am. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Eliz abeth Finch am; sister, G eneva A nkrom and h alf-s ister, Nancy Vargo. G raveside services were 11:00 a.m. Saturd ay, October 16, 2010 at S outh Boardman Cemetery, S outh Boardman, MI with Pastor McQueen of Victory Baptist Ch urch offic iating. Visitation was Friday, October 15, 2010 f rom 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to a ch arity of your choic e or the Victory Baptist Ch urch, S outh Boardman, MI. Online condolenc es may be made at www.prayf uneral .com. A rrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Ch arlotte, MI.

Hazel Moore Hamilton LaGr ange, IN Hazel Moore Hamilt on age 89, for merl y of Ch arlotte, MI, died S unday, Oct. 24, 2010 in LaGr ange. Hazel was a retired beautician h aving owned her own beauty shop for 40 years in Ch arlotte . S he was born in Carmel Township the daught er of Ernest and Sar ah (Fowler ) Dav is. S he was preceded in death by first h usband, Robert Bruce Moore in 1970 and second h usband, Frank Hamilt on in 1994 and her sister, A ilene D ela nd in 2009. S urviving are: her daught er, Joy (Terry) S owles of Battle Creek; son, Terry (Nancy) Moore of Kendallv ille, IN; 4 grandchildr en; 4 great grandchildr en and 4 step-great-grandchildr en. S ervices were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at the Burkhead-G reen Funeral Home in Charl otte. Interment was in the Miller burg Cemetery. Memorial s may go to the Parkinson Foundation or the ch arity of your choic e. www.burkhead-greenfu neralhome. com

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Charlotte In remembrance of a man well lov ed and a life well liv ed. James L. Butterfield, born S eptember 9, 1934 in D etroit, Michiga n and died October 20, 2010 in Lansing, Michiga n. Preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Mildr ed (Bennett) Butterfield and his High School sweethea rt and wife of 44 years, S uzanne (Newton) Butterfield. Jim fou nd lov e a second time, to Wilma (Cummins) Krieter-Butterfield who is a blessing to his childr en and f amily. He graduated f rom Berkley High School, served in the U. S . A rmy, and worked for Mich . Bell Telephone Co. wher e

y, elephone eh retired in 1990. He h ad high standards, set goal s, and taught his childr en and grandchildr en, whom he cher ished, to set goal s, work h ard, and enjoy life. He h ad poems and songs th at resonated his thou ghts on life. “S omebody said th at it couldn’t be done but he with ch uckle replied, th at maybe it couldn’t but he would be one th at wouldn’t say so till he tried.” Ther e wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for his f amily and f riends. He liv es on in his childr en, Michele Butterfield-J uip and Gary Juip, Herbert Butterfield and Carol (Childs ) Butterfield, Judy (Butterfield) Capitano and A ron Butterfield; grandchildr en, Nicole, Lisa, S yl via, Quinn, James, Josh ua, Kaleb , S uzie, Aar on and Abby; great grandchildr en, A nna, A edan, Oliv ia, Ryan and many more to come; his sister, Ph yl lis (Butterfield) and Ray Jansma; many nieces, nephews and f riends and Walker and Fencerow. Cremation h as taken place . Ther e will be no visitation. A Memorial Gat hering and Luncheon was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturd ay, Oct. 23, 2010 at the Charlotte Country Cl ub in Charlotte, MI. Memorial contributions may go to the A merican D iabetes A ssociation or the A l zheimers A ssociation. A rrangements by Burkhea d-G reen Funeral Home. www.burkhead-greenfu neralhome. com

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The convention will commence at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the church office, on DVD. Schedule a time to stop into the li(269) 749-2631; the Olivet Pharmacy and the brary to find out more about your ancestors with the regular meeting to follow. and your community. Mole Hole in Marshall. Call (517) 645-2989 for more details. The annual turkey supper at the Olivet Peace Lutheran to Library has ‘Potterville Congregational Church will be held ThursEC Dems to hold day, Nov. 4 at 4:45, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. News’ from 1926-1964 hold Trick or Trunk Oct. 31 The family-style supper will feature turkey, Join Peace Lutheran Church, 830 N. CoThe Potterville Benton Township Dis- County Convention dressing, potatoes and gravy, squash, cole- trict Library has some exciting news for inThe Eaton County Democratic Party will chan Ave., Charlotte, for Trick or Trunk slaw, rolls, homemade pies and beverages. dividuals interested in the history of the hold its County Convention for the purpose Sunday, Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. in the parking lot Tickets are limited and all are sold in ad- Potterville community and surrounding ar- of electing the Statutory Executive Com- of the church. vance. Hosted by families of the Peace coneas. mittee on Monday, Nov. 22, at the Charlotte Prices are $8 for adults, $3 for children The library has the “Potterville News” Public Library, 226 S. Bostwick St., Char- gregation. For more information, call (517) ages 5-12 and free for children under four. newspapers dated from 1926 through 1964 lotte. 543-1503.

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A BED QUEN PILLOWTOP mattress set, new in plastic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. A1 ALL ASH, OAK & Maple Can deliv er. Delivered. $60/per f ace cord. 5 C ord S pecials. A TEMPERPADIC/ STYLE 517-525-5510. MEMORY FOAM MATTRE S T E S Q ueen, newACKERSON FIREWOOD never used, as seen on TV, S easoned hard wood, $60 with warranty. C ost per f ace cord, deliv ered. $1,800, S ell $695. Can De517-281-9383. liver 989-832-2401. MM APPLE, MAPLE, OAK seasoned, split $60.00 per f ace cord deliv ered. 517-3214994. CHERRY, MAPLE, OAK SEASONED FIREWOOD $70 4’x8’x16’’, split, deliv ered & stacked. 517-651-5214. SEASONED HARDWOOD $45/FACE cord. U -pick up. 3 mi. NW of C harlotte. Delivery avail. 517-543-5749 SEASONED OAK 5-10 minimum. Call 989-268-5431 or 1-877-863-9439

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SEASONED SPLIT MIXED HARDWOOD - Maple, Oak , solid oak, excelApple. $45/f ace cord + de- DINING SET lent cond., buffet w/ lightlivery. 517-819-8987. ed china cabinet on top, table w/6 chairs, 1 lg. leaf. SPECIAL DEAL on seasoned Measures over all 4’x6’. hard wood if r ewood $65 Perfec t for the coming holf a c e cord. Guarantee ida ys. $1800. 517-694-4636. price all winter! Offer ends Nov. 30. Jeff 517-719Email the Lansing Community 1281; Car ol 517-507-7093. Newspapers 24/7 at: chantlands 20th year selling fir ewood!



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EXCELLENT SOFAS, CHAIR, FRANCHI HIGHLANDER 20 loveseat, coffee tables. ga-SS 26’’ choke tubes, silC onvertible Lifet ime crib, ver engraved recvr NIB + dou ble sit & stand stroller bonus. $1300. 989-288-5619 $25-$150 517-393-4503 LUGERS WANTED A lso , holsters, clips & parts for same. And most other old German hand guns. Top prices paid by a collector. Doug, anytime 517-2851714. HO TRAINS & build ings. Incl. rolling stock & pasREM. 30-06 PUMP Mod . senger cars. Also some #760 / Redfield 3X9 var. cars & engines purscope / sling. Cas e. & chased 2nd hand in ’59. shells - $350. 517-485-1537. Prices vary. 517-3370949 STEVENS 12 PUMP $175. Glen. 22 $100. Marlin .35 HO TRAINS & build ings. lever w/scope, $300. Win. Incl. rolling stock & pas410 single, 3’’ $275. Rem. senger cars. Also some 30-06 w/scope $400. S tecars & engines purchased vens 12 sxs, $375. S tevens 2nd hand in ’59. Prices 16 sxs, $375. S tevens 20 vary. 517-337-0949 sxs, $400. Ph. 517-204-2004

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C ity of DeWitt This positions ensures the effic ient management per the city charter. Sal ary range up to $85,000. S ee www.hiring to apply.

SWEDISH MAUSER W/SO C PE, C OME S w/reloading dies , brass & bullets. $400. 517-655-4498

Wanted to Buy A AARDVARK ANTIQUER paying cash for guns, jew lery, f urniture, art & unusual & bizarre items. 517-819-8700 ANTIQUE BUYER paying cash for jew elry, musical instruments, sterling silver, vintage stereo equipment, f urniture & old stuff. Call John 517-886-9795.

PIONEER POLE BUILD INGS Free E stimates. Li- A C SH FOR GUNS , Art, Anticensed and Insured. 2x6 ques, Jewelry, musical inTrusses. 45 Year Warrantstruments, Valuables. Call ed Galvalume S teel. 19 col517-204-2004/517-663-3931 ors. S ince 1976 #1 in Michigan. Call Toda y 1-800-292CASH PAID D iabet ic test 0679 strips. Area’s original, old MM est buyer. Friendly & f air. 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179 POLE BARNS Michigan’s Largest Pole Barn C ompaMOTORS VOUCH ny (Best Built Barns) Best GENERAL ER WANTED. If you would Q uality, Best S ervice, Best like to sell your GM vouchPrice. This Week’s S pecials er, call John 616-889-2056 E rected 24’x24’x8’-$5495.00 24’x40’x10’-$7995.00 30’x40’x10’-$8995.00 30’x48’x12’-$10,995.00 Licensed/ Insured 1-877802-9591 MM SAVE $2,000 IN tax incentives and rebates. HUSKY COMPLETE MATERIAL METAL ROOFS, S tanding POLE BUILDING PACKAGE S eam, Metal shingles/Tile, 24’x32’x8’-$3499.00, 18 colors, C ompany 30’x40’x10’-$5299.00 installers, f ree estimates. 32’X48’X10’-$6449.00 S teel S ince 1975. 800-380-2379 roof, doors included, other MC sizes available. www.stand POLE BUILDINGS Call S tanda le Post Frame PIONEER Free E stimates-Licensed Buildings Toll Free 1-800and Insured-2 x 6 Trusses968-8201 45 Year Warranted MM Galvalume S teel-19 C olorsS ince 1976#1 in ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE Michigana C ll f rom Home. *Medical, Toda y 1-800-292-0679. MC *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Cr iminal Justice. Job placement assistance. C omputer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 877-895-1828 www.C (1) MSU BASKETBALL SEAMM SON TICKET in S ec. 133, 2nd row of lower-bowl. WANTED: UNWANTED $695. 248-207-5377 appliances, air condit ioners, cars, trucks, vans, f arm machinery, lawn mowers, campers, hot water tanks, aluminum or steel boats, aluminum windows or doors, aluminum toppers, any types of aluminum or steel siding, When you need repairs 4 wheelers, go carts, trailers, batteries. around the home All picked up for Free. Call 517-628-2818 - and you need them

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General Help Wanted HELP WANTED Person to clean my home every 2 weeks. Eat on Rapids area. Refer ences required. Ph. 517-663-4404.

Holida y Help $14.25 Base-appt FT/PT avail. flex work schedu les around classes and exams. customer sales& service. All ages17+ Call 517-333-1700 LABORER For bricklayer, no experience necessary. Call 517749-9695 or 517-645-7472

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GREAT PRICE! Buy this 3bed/ 2 bath with over 1,100 sf for only $599/mo.!* Includes all appliances and washer/ d ryer. Offer ed by Kensington Meadows in Lansing (888)262-1683 Financed amt. $18,972 at 10.5% APR, 15 yr term. Pmt. includes dis c. site rent in 1 st year. Financing arranged through S un Homes S ervices. NMLS # 333675 E xpires 10-30-10. WAC EHO

The idea l candia d te will have experience in repairing conveyor systems and air compressors and is licensed in HV/AC, grounds maintenance, and managing outside contractors. Must also have experience in dev eloping and utilizing a Preventative Maintenance program. Candia d tes should have at least 4 years prior maintenance experience.

EATON RAPIDS $136,000 NEW LISTING! You’ll Find a Very Attractive 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, 2 ½ car attached garage in this ranch home located in a quaint, attractive and “country friendly” small town. Updated with quality “stuff”. There’s much more to tell you!! Call Neil 663-4500. Ross & Assoc. LJ-0000872688-01

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**WHAT A FIND IN BAILEY NE IGHBORHOOD!** U nique 4 BR., 2 ba upda ted home, 2136 overall sq. f t. in prime historic area. Walk to town & university, best schools. A Must see! 225-281-0516. MLS# 15848

Business Opport. Self Employment ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS f rom Home! YearRound Work! E xcellent Pay! No E xperience! Top US C ompany! Glue Gun, Painting, Jewelry, More! Toll Free 1-866-844-5091 MM NOW HIRING: C ompanies Desperately Need E mployees to Assemble Produ cts at Home. E lectronics, CD S tands , Hair Barrettes, Many More. No S elling, Any Hours. 1-985-646-1700 635 JENNE S T . 2 bd rm., 1 Dept. MI-1530 bath, 750 sf, 1 car garage, close to all schools. Move in condit ion. Great starter or rental home. Priced to It’s not too late to find a sell $39,900. 517-819-2931.

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St. Johns

PRICE REDUCED S t. Johns!! MOVE IN O C NDITION. $109,000. 3 BRs, 1 1/2 baths. 1st flr laundry. Newly remodeled bathroom. Gas/Wood if r eplace. Appliances incld. Fenced in backyard. Large storage shed. 989-640-1136.

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+ HOLT , 2 bd rm., $2,500. Little work needed. Financing available. . 866-694-0821

PRICE REDUCED $1000 ST. JOHNS- Mobile Home Park, exc. cond. 2 bd., d bl. wide liv. rm. Newly-built wrap-around porch, great to sit outdoors! Fenced area for pet. Lg. 12’x20’ wood shed w/shelving, cheery kitchen, new plumbing. A real gem! NOW $5,995! 989-224-8564

ST. JOHN-S INCOME BASED 2 BDRM. TOWNHOME.S Beautifu l Park setting. C lose to schools & shopping. Laundry hookup. SUNTREE APARTMENTS 1100 S unview Dr. 989-224-8919 EHO

Apartments MSU-LCC-Cooley LCC

NEAR - 1 bd rm available. Rent $525, $525 sec. + application fee. U tilities included. No pets. Call 517-675-5143, leave message.

Apartments Lansing 121 ISLAND AVE. 1 bd rm., 1st floor apartment, heat, water, trash removal and basement included. All new floor ing. Must see! Q uiet neighborhood. $550/mo. 517-881-3386 $99 DEPOSIT S outh Lansing. Very clean 2 bedr ooms, new upgrades , $550/$580. 517-393-9307.

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Oak Hill Apartments An elder ly community (elder ly is defined as 62 years of age or dis abled of any age) located in Ionia, MI is currently accepting applications for 1 bedr oom apartments. U nits of barrier f ree des ign may also be available. Rent is based on income. For affor d able housing call (616) 5278900. This institution is an E qual Opportunity Provid er. E qual Housing Opportunity. TDD #(800) 649-3777 1st Month Rent FREE when you sign a 12 mo. lease! Forest View Apts, Haslett * Immedia te Occupancy * C ozy 1 bd rm apts $560 * PET WELCOME * S ingle level bldg w/ private entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups in utility room * Vaulted ceiling in living room * S torage access * Lovely wooded setting * C lose to everything Call toda y for info and tour! 517-349-2250 C ondit ions apply.



Q uiet community with spectacular lake views. Move in specials. Located btwn E . Lansing & Jackson. Off US127 in Mason!

Apartments For Rent ACCORD PROPERTIES S tudios , 1 & 2 Bd rms. Lansing /E . Lansing Area. 517-337-7900

DEER CREK MANOR IN WILLIAMSTON S tudio starting at $405 1 bd rm starting at $520 2 bd rm S tanda rd starting at $620 2 bd rm Deluxe starting at $720 2 bd rm Luxury starting at $790 Hurry, they are going f ast! Call C yndi 517-285-8343

Old Orchard Apts. Holts Best Value

HASLETT GREAT VALUE 2 Bd rm w/ Balcony $510 "0" Deposit! 517-337-1133

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517-321-1765 EHO S . SIDE very nice, clean, quiet 2 bd rm., $475, washer/d ryer hookup. 517-388-0584.

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• S tylish 2 & 3 bd rm apts starting f rom $770 • Full size washer & d ryer in home • In Grand Ledge Schools • Feline Friendly 517-886-4100

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GRAND LEDGE: U pda ted lg. X E ECUTIVE DUPLEX S E S .E . LANSING3 bd rm., 1.5 3616 DONALD ST. Lansing. 1200 sf., 2 BR., + bsmnt., S mall 2-3 BR., f ull bsmt., side. 2 bd rm., 1 bath, 2 car bath, kitchen appliances, laundry hookup. 1.5 bath, 2 nice yard, good neighborgarage, vaulted ceiling, central air, garage, if nis hstory w/garage, lg. kitchen hood. $600 + utils. WITH air, fir eplace, 1st floor ed bsmnt., storage room, & bd rms,. w/balcony. GOOD CREDIT. No S ec. 8. laundry, breezeway & lg. laundry room w/WD Fresh paint, newer carpet. (Dogs extra). No cats, no dec k. All on 3.5 quiet prihookup. $850+ utilities. No No big dogs . Includes smoking. Af ter 5pm 517vate acres. $975++. 517pets. 517-394-6774 trash, lawn & snow. $740 + 285-3336 256-5607 util. 517-853-6307 HOLT- 2 LG bd rms, 1 bath, 4229 CHICKORY Lansing 2 story, large kitchen, cenSE. Newer 3 bd rm. ranch, H O L T : 2 bd rm, 1.5 bath 2 tral air, washer/d ryer, exf ull basement, new carpet story townhome, partially tra clean, f ull bsmt, gas & vinyl, very nice. 1037 LENORE 2 bd rms., fin. bsmt w/laundry hookheat, small pets ok. $800/mo. Call Ron 323newly carpeted & painted, up, dec k, air, newer paint 517-468-3963 4106. $575 mo. Call 517-420-7594. & carpet, incl sewer, water, trash, lawn, snow re- HOLT CLEAN! 3BR, 1.5BA, 1509 MARY AVE moval. Cat or very small 6529 COOPER RD., Lansing W/D hookup, Dishwasher, 3 bd rm.,1.5 bath, lg. yard, dog ok. $715 + sec. dep. C ute, remodeled, 2 bd rm., Air, Private Drive, Yard, dis hwasher, AC, fir eplace, 517-853-6307. 1 bath in quiet neighborS hed. No smoking or pets. very clean. $775. hood, lg. yard. $620/mo + $750/mth includes water & Call 517-388-2661 utilities & depos it. No pets sewer. 517-507-3887 or smoking. C redit check. MASO:N MOVE IN 1547 ROOSEVELT ST. 517-256-6121. S P E C I A L . 2 BR, 1 bath HOLT 2 bd rm., 1.5 car garage, lg. shared bsmt. with locked Large 2 bd rm. d uplex. backyard, $650+ utilities. storage/laundry, air, fen733 N . JENISON, Lansing, MI Nice yard. W/D hookup. Call 517-372-8129. ced backyard. $610 mo. 48915: Beautifu l 2 bd rm., $650 water & sewer inclu517-230-3885,517-202-1781 1 bath. Hrd. wd. flrs. Incl. ded. No pets. 517-694-1899. f ridge & oven. Well insulat2124 PLEASANT VIEW ed w/new windows. New 2 bd rm., f ull bsmt., OKEMOS SCHOOLS/ MAwasher & d ryer! C lose to garage, fenc ed yard, S ON Minutes f rom MS.U 2 S t. Lawrence & near $750+ util. (517) 482-8771 bd rm., 1.5 bath, completeLCC/ C ooley. $15/app. fee. ly remodeled, on 2 acres. $600/mo. 517-331-1182. Att’d 1 car garage. 1685 S tillman. $775+ util. S ec- 2 BDRM HOME 625 O C LEMAN AVE. 1 BE DST. 2 bd rm., tion 8 welcome. For more Cav anaugh, Lansing. C ute 919 S . HOLMES ROOM DUPLEX NEAR $550 per mo. + utils. 1059 info. 517-930-1575 & cozy. $600 mo. Call 517INGHAM MEDICAL HOSPI N. LARC H T S . 2 BR, $550 349-9436. TAL $400 PER MONTH mo. + utils. Near busline. 2 PLUS UTILITIES AND DEWEBBERVILLE2 bd rm. BR apt., $550 mo., all utils BE A HOME OWNER Rent to POSIT, LOTS OF CLOSET d uplex, 2 car garage, incld. Rooms w/private own. Owner will fina nce. SPACE, DECK. NO PET.S $725/mo. 517-521-3242 or bath, $350 all utils. incld. Land C ontract available. (517)281-1236 48910 810-923-0910. Call 484-5619. Call 517-202-3121.

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Condominiums For Rent HASLETT Lakefr ont on Lake Lansing w/doc k, gazebo, beautifu l view. patio. Luxury 2 bd rm w/ offic e, condo/ apt. New maple kitchen, black/ stainless appliances, carpet, central air, granite. W/D. No big dogs , incl lawn, trash, snow. $950. 517-853-6307.

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MASON 2 & 3 bd rm. fir eplace, central air, washer/ d ryer. $750-$900. 517-282-9669 517-349-8000 MASO-N -FREE HEAT! 2 Bd rms Avail. Now! $99 S ecurity Deposit. $645/mo. Vouchers accepted. S pacious 1,000 sq. f t. Water/S ewer/Trash incl. Pet-fr iendly . 517-244-0672 MASON LARGE 3 bd rm., o d w nstairs apt. Fireplace, dec k, basement. $775 + utilities. 694-1755 d ays, 676-9178 wkends . C ell 5055875 wkends & nights.

OKEMOS Near MSU & shopping. 2 bd rm., 2 f ull bath apt. w/new carpet, paint, appliances incl. washer/ d ryer. Walkout patio & covered parking. $875+ util. Avail. now! Dep. req. 517-706-0644.

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Barn Work BARN ROOF We put steel roofs on high barns. Ask for John 616-527-3635.

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HOME RENOVATIONS - PAINTING PERFECTIONS. Home remodeling & HanInt & ext. Q uality work. d yman services. Free est. Refer ences, f ree est. Licensed. Call 517-862-6374 (517)332-3281 or 290-4187.

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• Flower Clipping & Clearing • Garden Cleaning & Tiling • Landscape Beds Cleaned 517.322.4131 Trash removal • Eavestrough Cleaning Appliances, brush, carpet, Call wood, etc. S enior dis c. • Fall Bush Trimming (517) 993-2052 • Mulch Mowing Eav estrough C leaning. (517) 694-7502 • Firewood • Residential Snow Removal & Salting e ic Pr t Bes NOW BOOKING Around

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Fence for all occasions, light excavating, holes augered, bucket & pallet for k work. We clean up scrap metal for f ree.

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COMPUTER REVIVER: U pgrades , internet repair, virus, spyware removal, d ata rec. 30 d ay wrnty. E rik 517-484-6364. Housecalls.


N Y RET S ORATION TRASH, BRUSH, APPL. haul- MASOR Res/comm., historic. Reed Yard & build. clean up, pair brick, block & stone. trees & bushes trimmed. Fndn/ chimney repair/new. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664 Lic. & Ins. 517-647-5380


EAVESTROUGH CLEANING & minor repair. Also Power M S ALL CONSTRUCTIONS Washing. Free estimates. DECK,S S iding, Remodel - FALL LAWN & garden cleanups. Gutter cleaning, leaf Call (517) 322-4131 ing, Repairs, Painting. No raking, snow blowing & job too small. 517-861-9129 shoveling. 517-652-9802 FALL Painting, Gutter C leaning, C himney S ealing. d Josh 272-2840. FALL CLEANUP SPECIALISTS

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WAVERLY AREA Large 1 bd rms. starting at $475. Garage rent $80/mo. 517-214-6798

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GRAND LEDGE - Downtown. 1 bd rm. upper. Near Opera House. $425, 517-627-7554

GRAND LEDGE quiet 1 bd rm. $455+ deo. 2 bd rm. $550+ e d p. Both incl. heat. You pay electric. For nonsmoking responsible indiv idu al or couple. No pets. 517-627-9085

LANSING 3322 W. Michigan. 1 bd rm., HASLETT - 5705 Potter, 1st floor , $525 + electric. near lake. Large 2 bd rm. Laundry. 1.5 bath, fir eplace, central Call 517-482-8771 air. U tility room with washer/d ryer hookup. No pets, $595/mo. incl. water. Call 517-372-8000 or 517349-8345

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WAVERLY & WILLOW S pacious 2 bd rms. Free heat & water. Q uiet building. 517-303-6680 ~ Great Apartment ~

At Abbott Parkside S enior C ommunity û Large 1 & 2 bd rm apts for $695-800 û FREE HEAT! û Fun resident activities ûPrivate building with elevator system û Very C lose to all major shopping & entertainment û C overed parking available û Professiona l S taff Call toda y-- Apartments are going FAST!


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DOWNTOWN 2 bd rm., 1100 sf, hard wood floors, laundry. $600+ util. 482-8771.

POTTERVILLE C olonial E states, 2 bd rm $460. No pets. 517-543-7990.


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ASPEN HOLLOW APTS Now Leasing 2 bd rm apts starting at $560/mo. Call or DELTA TWP. 5 acres. R E stop by toda y! 1402 GeorDUCED. Heavy industri al, getown Blvd. 517-393-5444 great location. Sale or lease. Land C ontract available. $139,000. 2600 S now AUTO Rd. 586-772-2759 or 810OWNERS/ WAVERLY 772-6561. Lg. clean quiet deluxe 1&2 bd rms, f rom $525, no pets. Free heat. 517-712- G.L. in town, ground floor , 2 bd rm., heat & water incld. 4915, 202-3234, 323-1153 $425. 517-627-6751. BEECHFIELD E f f iciency thru 2 bedr oom, $325-$540. (2) SPACES in the Garden of GRAND LEDGE U tilities included. Taylor 10 C ommandments incl. 1 2 bd rm. if r eplace, Realty 517-272-1512. vault at Eastl awn Memory garage, central air, Gardens in Okemos, MI. washer & d ryer, $750APT. RENT starts S ell for $2,150. Toda ys DELUXE $775. 517-282-9669 or $550 util incl. Also person price is $3,920. Call: 517517-349-8000 to help care for apts. at re886-3991 btwn. 7 & 9p.m. d uced rent 482-8196 CHAPEL HILL MEMORIAL Gardens . (4) side-b y-side lots in the Good S hepherd Garden. Transfer fee incl. 517-321-0002/517-282-3673.

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FLORIDA Daytona Beach Timeshares on the ocean. 2 units, week 4 & 5, 2 bd rm., 2 bath, kitch., laund ry on site, pool, balcony & game room. Internet hookup. 5 mi. to airport & racetrack. $15,000 ea or $25,000/both. 517-627-1747


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BEAT U IFUL L C A E RED LOT 2 1/2 acres, 174’ lakefr ont property. W. of S t. Ignace. With buildings , good well & septic. Will sell for 50% or less than appraised value. 906-430-1074 or 1-800448-6285.

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

Antique-Classic Cars T-BIRD LANDAU ’64 $14,000/REASON 26,000 all original, beautifu l shape

ABLE OFFER 269-763-9223

Audi AUDI 2004 A4 1.8T $12,500 4 d r., S ilver, leather, sunroof, 73,000 mi. 517-331-6900

O C BALT LT 2007 O C P U E $7999 52500mi, 4cyl, Red, Auto start, nonsmoker, CLEAN 517-719-8765

E -430 4-MATIC, 2001 $6,000/BEST 152K highway mi., Black on black, sharp. E xcellent cond. cell 517-803-9169, 517-569-2275

H C V E Y S -10 LS 2002 4.3L, V6, 96,000 mi., new tires Good cond.

C EVY SUBURBAN H LT 1500 2002 $5400 5.3L, all pwr, new tires, wheel barings & f uel pump E xcellent cond. 517-525-0445

MERCEDES S 320 1994 $5500/OBO Great shape, 120,000 mi., black on black 517-862-3569 517-374-2854, 517-708-7664

H C V E Y R C W E A C B LS 2006 $16,000/OBO Liner, topper, 2WD, 52K mi. E xcellent cond. 989-284-4127, 989-284-5198

BOX VAN, 1990 $1500/BEST High mi., many new parts, new tires. Fair condit ion. 517-331-0542

BMW BMW 328I CONVERTIBLE ’97 Only $4,500 Pampered luxury car, high mi., stored winters. Very good condit ion 517-626-6204

RAM 1500 CONV. VAN, 2003 78K mi., 7 passenger, Good condit ion.

$5000/BEST 517-896-6875


RIVIERA, 1998 $3,900/OBO 146K mi. Tan, leather int. S upercharged motor. E xcellent condit ion. 517-669-1397

FORD 2000 E -150 VAN $12,000 Wheelchair acc. w/side lift . Black, grey int., 72K mi. 269-968-4423

LESABRE, 1999 $4,800 Only 88K mi. 1 owner, well kept, clean, leather. Good condit ion. 517-898-9217

’95 FORD E -150 HANDICAP VAN $4500/BEST W/side ramp. N o rust. N ew tires & shocks. 517-649-2337 517-290-6033

RENDEZVOUS CX 2006 $11,900 6 cyl, 18 to 24 MPG, Pwr S eats, 72000 mi., Red 517-646-6062

RANGR E , 2001 Low miles, loaded, Good condit ion.

$700/BEST 517-566-8923

Honda CIVIC EX 2004 128K mi., 4 d r. auto, new tires E xcellent cond

H C V E Y MALIBU 2003 $5900 83,000 mi., new brakes & newer tires 517-290-7387 S -10 LS 4WD 1999 $4900 E xt Cab w/trailer pkg, 3rd d r, bedliner Great cond. 517-323-0007

HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & f ull size 5751 S . C eda r - Call Dale 517-882-7299

Oldsmobile OLDS T UC LASS ’94 $1850/BEST 4 d r., auto., real nice car, runs/d rives good. 517-285-9236

Pontiac GRAND AM 2000 $4600 Well kept, clean, all pwr, CD, 102K mi., no rust 248-640-6448


3/4 TON PU, 1989 4WD, d rive-train excellent. Fair condit ion.

Chevrolet H C V E Y X E PRES, 1999 $6500 60K mi. Full sz., ad vantage conv., loade,d leather. Very Good C ondit ion. 517-709-3520

Mini Vans


Cadillac $12,900 N v , moonroof, lthr. a 517-787-1477

$8995/BEST cab. 517-230-7117

4wd, extended

$5600/OBO Tim 517-290-6798

Mazda MPV LX 2005 $7,250 6 cyl, 3rd Row S eats, 80,500mi., Gray 517-347-7802


L300 2003 Black, V6, Loaded,

$4900 517-763-9314

FORD F150 XLT 1997 $2750 6 cyl,P/S ,P/B,A/T,A/C Aad vanced cap w/side doors. 517-896-9630

Mini COOPER 2005 $11,300 Manual, loaded. Prem., sport & cold weather pkg. E xcellent condit ion 517-599-4677



A C DILLAC R S X 2004 Gray, 110K, V8, AWD, loaded,


Mercedes Benz

$4,995 1-owner, Runs/Looks Great, 112K 517-256-5631

Sport Utility Vehicles FORD EXPLORER XLS 2001 $3,600 4WD, towing package--very clean. a C ll or text. 517-706-9779

Toyota CAMRY SOLARA 2004 ASKING $7400 S unroof, silver color, 102K hwy. mi., well maintained E xcellent cond. 517-331-4170

Vans H C V E Y X E PRES, 1999 $6500 60K mi. Full sz., ad vantage conv., loade,d leather. Very Good C ondit ion. 517-709-3520 HANDICAP VANS D ESU , BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & f ull size 5751 S . C eda r - Call Dale 517-882-7299

Automobiles Wanted A C R DON’ T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cas h Toda y & tow away f ree! Call 517-505-2098 VEHICLSE WANTD E DEAD/ ALIVE Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same d ay pickup. 7 Days. 517-487-8704

Junk Cars Wanted CAR DON’ T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Toda y & tow away f ree! Call 517-505-2098 BUYING JUK N A C RS 7-da ys per week!!!

$50-$500 269-420-2676

BEJN AMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 PAYING TOP $ For j unk cars, trucks or vans. C lean yard = happy wife. 517-543-0825, 517-588-1518 BUYING JUNK CARS & TRUCKS. Also misc. metal. $200-$800. 7 d ays a week.

Running or not. 269-788-2034

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



Homes For Rent

Homes For Rent

AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bd rms, S ection 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374

POTTERVILLE IMMACU LATE 3 bd rm., 2 bath, washer/d ryer hookup, central air, spacious yard. $600/mo. + util. & dep. Call: 517-881-8776


BDRM. C ountry home in DeWitt area. $550/mo. + dep. & util. N o pets or smoking. 669-9455.

ST JOHNS – Only $340/Mo! Lease to Own! Your Own Home! Over 1,500 sq.ft . N ew Car pet & Paint ~ Many more to choose f rom!! THE MEADOWS (989) 224-7707

DAKIN 1022 3 bd rm., lg. liv. & din. rm. w/oakwood lf rs. Appliances, new vinyl windows, garage, bsmt. with WAVERLY (3) HOMES3 WD/hookup, enclosed bd rm. $745+; 2 Bd rm., f ront porch, large fenc ed $595+; 2 bd rm., $495+. Gayard, $750 + utils. & dep. rages, appliances, new 517-372-4504. paint & windows. E njoy country living in Lansing Twp. Safe, quiet, lg. private park. N o pets or EATON RAPIDS smoking. 517-484-8220. 11727 Bunker Hwy, 2 bd rm., 1 bath, 1408 sq. f t., 2 story f armhouse. Full michigan bsmnt. $650/mo. + utilities. 517-622-6059 or OKEMOS OFFICE/ RETAIL www.sunda ncefa milyhome • 2 offic es w/ 550 sq.ft . total $550 + util. per mo. • 1000 sq.ft . $1000 per mo. all inclusive • 2000 sq.ft . $1500 per mo. all inclusive. A E TON RAPIDS 517-256-1389 6288 N ye Hwy., 3 bd rm., 1.5 bath, 1531 sq. f t. PROFESIONAL AFFORD ranch style home. ABLE OFFICE SUITES in Propane heat. East Lansing. From 200 to 517-622-6059 4,000 sq. f t. Includ e s utilitwww.sunda ncefa milyhomecenter. ies & j anitorial services; com Free use of confer ence rooms and business center equipped with copier and f ax. 517-351-3335. GRAND LEDGE www.executiveof f iceprk.c 714 E . Maple. 3 bd rm., 1.5 om bath, 2 car garage, lg. yard. $975+ util. 482-8771

Office Space For Rent

HOUSING DISCRIMINATION? C ll The Fair Housing a C enter at: 1-877-979-FAIR. ~LANSING~ 1-4 BDRMS Available! S ection 8 OK. $450-$850. Call Mark at 517-482-6600

LANSING 1803 DONORA, lease to own, 2 bd rm/ 1 bath, hard wood lf oors, appliances included. WD hookup 2 car det atched garage, $650/mo + $650 dep. N o pets/d rugs. 517749-2482. LANSING 230 Francis, S mall 1 bedr oom, 1 bath home. S torage shed. 517-622-6059 or www.sunda ncefa milyhomecenter. com

LANIS G N 2 BDRM/1 BATH Home for $18,900. Payments as low as $120/mo. Call N ow 800-240-0578

LAN S IN G - 2 bd rm houses & 2 bd rm d uplexes and apts. $600-$675. Local owner cell 989-550-1181.

LANSING HOME 2 story 3 bd rm., o f r mal dining ,new kitchen, Call 517-641-7271 or 517214-7648.

MASON 600 E C olumbia. 2 bd rm., 1.5 baths, lg. yard, $750+ util. a C ll 517-482-8771. OKEMOS SCHOOLSKEY S T O N E S ub. N . of Grand River on Okemos Rd. 4 bd rm., 3.5 bath in nice, quite neighborhood. Loft , dec k, f ully fin. basement. $1,500/mo. + util. Avail. immedia tely. 517-402-3368



g f r ever barred o unless presented to the Trustees of the RITA BERTRAM LIVING TRUST within 4 months af ter the d ate of publication of this notice.

y , pha Drive, Bellevue, Michigan died May 21, 2010 C redit ors of the dec edent are notified that all claims against the estate will be for ever barred unless presented to E ugene Poyer Jr, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 1045 Independenc e Blvd., C harlotte, MI 48813 and the named/ proposed personal representative within 4 months af ter the d ate of publication of this notice.

October 14, 2009 John E . Wieber P.C . John E . Wieber P28441 201 E . S tate S treet S t. Johns, MI 48879 989-224-9449 ALEX SPITZLEY 4740 W Howe Rd Dewitt, MI 48820 517-669-5939 CSG-873677 10/31/10 STATE OF MICHIGAN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FAMILY DIVISION EATON COUNTY PUBLICATION


C SE A NO 05-15858-0 1/02-NA PETITION O N 2010-02

TO: SEAN ARTHUR LARABEE AND KELLY DIANNE LARABEE IN THE MATTER OF: HOPE ALEXANDRA LARABEE DOB 1/15/1996 NAD ALANA JEAN LARABEE, DOB 7/9/2004 A hearing regarding a petition requesting the court take j urisdic tion over the above named childr en will be condu cted by the court on January 10, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. in the probate courtroom, 1045 Independenc e Boulevard, C harlotte, MI befor e Honorable Thomas K Byerly P28937. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that SEAN ARTHUR LARABEE AND KELLY DIANNE LARABEE personally appear befor e the court at the time and place stated above. GRAND LEDGE DOWN TOWN 1500 sf., perfec t o f r This hearing may result in store, offic e or studio, $495 the court taking j urisdic tion over the above named miper mo. + utilities. a C ll nors. Failure to appear is a 517-886-5579. denia l of interest in the minors, waiver of notice for subsequent hearing and waiver of right to an appointed attorney.

Retail Space For Rent

Storage Space For Rent

DEWITT- POLEBARN 40’x60’, concrete floor , electric. 11’x14’ sliding door . $600/mo. Broker owned. a C ll Patti: 517-881-7376



C SE A NO 1017767-NA PETITION NO 2010-01

Boats and Motors ’04 BAYLINER 4 cyl Merc C ruiser 18’ 140hp, Generation C ruiser Alpha 1 motor, only 4 hrs., new battery, exc. cond. A steal at $11,500/best. Includes trailer & fitted boat cover 517-507-1713, 517-699-2947

CampersTravel Trailers CAMPING MEMBERSHIP LIFETIME. Camp C oast to C oast USA/ Can ad a $10/night (fu ll hook-up). (Paid $1,595) Must S ell $595, 1-800-236-0327.

Legals NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s Trust

RITA BERTRAM LIVING TRUST Date of E xecution: January 13, 1994 TO ALL CREDITORS: * NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The dec edent , RITA BER TRAM, who lived at 431 Leland Place, Lansing, MI POTTERVILLE - 210 S . N el- died S eptember 11, 2010. C redit ors of the dec edent son. N ice 3 bd rm., 1 bath, are notified that all claims ranch. $620 + util. & dep. against the dec eased will be 517-930-5593

TO: SHANNON ZUCK AND SARAH TACKETT IN THE MATTER OF: CALEB MORGAN TACKETT, 8/29/98; KEVN TACKETT, 7/7/02; DONALD KEEGAN HOTCKISS, DOB 9/21/03; AND EMILY NOEL HOTCHKISS, 12/2/05 A hearing regarding a petition requesting the court take j urisdic tion over the above named childr en will be condu cted by the court on December 13, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. in the probate courtroom, 1045 Independence Boulevard, C harlotte, MI befor e Honorable Thomas K Byerly P28937. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that SHANNON ZUCK AND SARAH HOTCHKISS personally appear befor e the court at the time and place stated above. This hearing may result in the court taking j urisdic tion over the above named minors and could ultimately result in termination of your parental rights. This hearing will be a JURY TRIAL. CSG-86 9763 10/17, 24, 31/10 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF EATON NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s E state FILE NO. 10-47379-DE E state of Helen I Poyer Date of Birth: S eptember 18, 1914 TO ALL CREDITORS: * NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The dec edent , Helen I Poyer, who lived at 8864 Al-

Law Offic e of Kathleen F. C ook Kathleen F. C ook P31842 121 S . C ochran Ave. C harlotte, MI 48813 (517) 543-7643

Neighborhood people.

E ugene Poyer Jr 8262 Hall Road Bellevue, MI 49021 269-763-3135 CSG-8734 39 10/31/10 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF EATON NOTICE TO CREDITORS Decedent’s E state FILE NO. 10-47349-DE E state of Donald Lee Powell a/k/a Donald L Powell, Deceased Date of birth: 1/24/1936 TO ALL CREDITORS: * NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The dec edent , Donald Lee Powell a/k/a Donald L. Powell, Deceased who lived at 8224 Bentley Highway, Ea ton Rapids , Michigan died JUl y 3, 2010 C redit ors of the dec edent are notified that all claims against the estate will be for ever barred unless presented to Johnny C Powell named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 1045 Independenc e Blvd., C harlotte and the named/ proposed personal representative within 4 months af ter the d ate of publication of this notice.

Neighborhood news.

Beth E llen E verson P33706 6500 Mercantile Way, S te. 3 Lansing, Michigan 48911 (517) 887-2838 Johnny C Powell 5923 Holmes Highway Eat on Rapids , MI 48827 517-663-4024 CSG-873446 10/31/10 STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT EATON COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT FAMILY DIVISION PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF HEARING FILE NO 10-47134-NC In the matter of Leslie JoAnn Fitzwater TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS including whose addr ess(es) are unknown and whose interest in the matter may be barred or af fec ted by the follow ing: TAKE NOTIC:E A hearing will be held on Frida y 11/19/2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Eat on C ounty Probate C ourt, C harlotte, MI befor e Judge Thomas K Byerley for the follow ing purpose: to hear Petition to change name f rom Leslie JoAnn Fitzwater to Leslie JoAnn Milliman 10/18/2010

Call Today 877.475.SELL or 877.391.SELL

Leslie JoAnn Fitzwater 323 E lmshaven Drive Lansing, MI 48917 517-285-8587 CSG-8734 09 10/31/10

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