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Q & A with city leaders

Officials look ahead to new year

what the faltering economy has done to residents’ household budgets. “They handled it the way they should have,” said Smith, of the City Council. “Council really struggled with, ‘How do you raise rates during difficult times?’” Guetschow said part of the problem was that officials had been revisiting utility rates only every four to five years. Under his leadership, he added, it will be an annual review that will result in smaller increases in rates, if needed.


CHARLOTTE - The city’s police department got smaller and water and sewer rates climbed. But in 2010 Charlotte also hosted its first International Generosity Summit and city officials took steps to reduce neighborhood blight. With less than a week to go before welcoming 2011, Charlotte Mayor Dee Smith and City Manager Gregg Guetschow recently sat down with the Charlotte Shopping Guide to discuss the challenges and accomplishments of note. They also looked ahead to the new year.

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What were the biggest challenges the city faced in 2010 and how were they handled? Guetschow and Smith agreed that budgeting challenges led the list. They cited cuts in state revenue sharing funds and a loss in the tax base. According to Guetschow, 2010 was really the first year that the decrease in new housing was noticed in the budget. He estimates that the city lost $100,000 in property taxes this year. How did officials deal with that? “We really looked very deeply at all the areas that we could make reductions,” said Guetschow. That ended up meaning a loss of one city police officer, a cut that came after much debate. “That was a tough issue,” added Guetschow. “I made the case that the safety of the public would not be affected by the cuts.” Smith said he believes residents understood the city’s position. “The overwhelming majority realized the budget issues we had,” he said. City officials also trimmed the budget by making changes in employee health benefits.



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What were the most noteworthy accomplishments within the city over the past year? Both officials agreed that the city’s first-ever International Generosity Summit, which was hosted at the end of September, was a point of pride for the entire community. During the three-day Summit leaders and students from several African countries visited Charlotte, stayed with local host families and participated in several discussions about generosity and philanthropy. In addition, community members worked together to donate 50,000 pounds of food for those in need. “It really was an important statement about how we see our community, even in difficult times,” said Guetschow. Smith gives a lot of credit to Bryan Myrkle, the city’s Economic Development Director, who took a lead role in planning the Summit. “Had it not been for Bryan, we could have had more issues than we had,” said Smith. Another summit is being planned for 2011 and Guetschow said Charlotte has been paired with a sister-city in Africa. He hopes city leaders will get the chance to visit there in the next year, and that an exchange of ideas between the

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This year brought a reduction of one officer to the Charlotte Police Department. Next year’s fiscal budget is expected to be tight as well.

Street needs

Another prominent challenge this year, said Smith, was keeping up with infrastructure needs, like road and parking lot repairs. “It’s something that we overlooked for quite awhile,” he explained. He also credited Guetschow with making an effort to focus funds in that direction this year. “I want to at least double the amount of money we invest in streets,” said Guetschow, but he admits that it will have to happen gradually. Some of Charlotte’s streets need complete reconstruction, he added, but city staff are focusing on where street work will result in the most longevity. He

added that in 2015 the city will payoff a previous street bond, freeing up another $70,000 for new street work. City officials have already committed to investing $70,000 this year in parking lot repairs within the city’s downtown, which is important to the economic vitality of Charlotte, said Smith.

Utility rates

This year city officials also dealt with the increasing costs associated with providing water and sewer services. They answered by raising the rates - which have gone up 30 percent in the last two years. Smith said this was an especially difficult decision for officials, who know

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Come to the Les Danseurs Ballroom Dance Club New Year’s Eve dance on Friday, Dec. 31 at the Grand Ledge Country Club, 5811 E. St.. Joseph Hwy., 9 p.m.–1 a.m. Live ballroom music for dancing provided by The Bayou River Band. Bring an appetizer to share and your own beverage. Ice and cups provided. Visitors: $60 per couple; club members, cost is part of the membership. Advance registration is required even for club members. Contact Marco and Stephanie Flores at (517) 543-4941.

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

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‘Music in the Barn’ framily show will return Jan. 22

Music in the Barn returns Jan. 22 at the clogger’s barn, 1417 Johnson St., Lake Odessa. This is a non-intimidating safe show for the family where one can teach anyone to dance or be helped to play an instrument better. Jam and dance from 1-5 p.m., open mic and potluck from 5-6 p.m., round and square dances from 6-9 p.m. For information, call Lynda or Bob Warner at (616) 374-8205 or e-mail

Charlotte’s library to host board game party Jan. 7

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

New Year’s Eve gala to be take place at St. Mary’s

This New Year’s Eve is the year to celebrate with friends and neighbors at the second annual New Year’s Eve Gala in Eaton County at the St. Mary Family Life Center, 905 St. Mary Blvd., Charlotte. Eaton County’s Sea Cruiser’s Band will be playing live music. The night begins with a four-course sit down dinner featuring your choice of carved beef and more. The gala is open to all


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Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan invites adults of all ages to empower girls by becoming Girl Scout volunteers. Girl Scouts invites you to become a “24-hour volunteer,” committing just 24 hours this year to girls where you live, or select one of many volunteer options from troop leader to project advisor. To volunteer, contact Elizabeth Duran at Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Lansing Regional Center at 1-800-968-9421.

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Optimist presents check for Christmas Kiddies

Tim Frantz of Charlotte Optimist Club presents a check to Charlotte Fire Department’s Russ Raymer in support of the department’s Christmas Kiddies program 2010. area residents. Only a limited number of tickets will be sold for $50 which includes a champagne toast at midnight. Reserve seating can be accommodated for tables of eight at the time of ticket purchase. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact St. Mary School at (517) 543-3460 (M-F) or (517) 231-7177 after hours.

Adopt a family through HSEC for coming 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 holiday. To assist these families, HSEC is requesting assistance from social groups, businesses, or individuals in the area that would like to “adopt a family” for the holiday season. If your family, office, or church group is interested in adopting a family, or you would like to learn more, contact

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Crochet class for beginners will commence in Charlotte

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

Eaton County Republican Party will hold meetings

The Eaton County Republican Party meets the first Tuesday of every month, Feb. through July. Social time is 6-6:45 p.m., meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Tony M’s, 3420 S. Creyts Road, Lansing. For more information, visit www.eatoncounty


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Volunteers needed by Eaton County Meals on Wheels

Volunteers are needed at Eaton County Meals on Wheels to deliver meals to local homebound elderly citizens in Eaton County. Approximately one hour is required to complete deliveries. Volunteers must be 18 years of age, have a car and valid driver’s license, or partner with someone who has these requirements. Volunteers are also needed in the kitchen, in Charlotte to help pack meals, for about two hours once a month. For more information, call Keri Jo Papranec at (517) 541-2330.

’Snowbird’ picnic scheduled for Feb. 1 in Palmetto, Fla.

The annual Eaton County “Snowbird” picnic is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. It will be held as in the past at the Palmetto Mobile Home Park, 1201 8th Ave. (U.S. 41), Palmetto, Fla. Social hour starts at 11 a.m. and the potluck/dish to pass luncheon will begin at noon. Bring your own table service.


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Les Danseurs Ballroom Dance Club New Year’s Eve Dance, Grand Ledge Country Club, 5811 E. St. Joseph Highway, Grand Ledge, 9 p.m. Dec. 31. Featuring live music from The Bayou River Band. Bring your own beverage and an appetizer to share. Ice and cups provided. Open dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Advance reservations required, even for members. Info: 543-4941, Cost: $60 per couple, club members - cost is part of the membership.


Annual New Year’s Day Paddle, Eaton Rapids, noon Jan. 1. Launch your boat at Mill Street and paddle to the Bunker Road Landing, or come down for the send-off. Info: 663-8118, ext. 8109. " New Year’s Eve Gala, Eaton Rapids Senior Center, 201 Grand St., Eaton Rapids, 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Cards, games, dancing with Jerry Hoag Band, food buffet at 10 p.m. Advance tickets sales only. Info: 663-2335. Cost: $10 per person.


Spectrum Brass Quintet, Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 378 State St., Charlotte, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14. The music of George Gershwin where a brass quintet commands the stage with a concert pianist and a soprano. Purchase tickets online or by calling the CPAC box office. Info: 541-5690, Cost: $20, $5 for students, $27 for dinner/show package.


VA Aid and Attendance for Wartime Veterans, Delta Retirement Center, 201 S. Mall Drive, Lansing, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6. Presented by the American Association for Wartime Veterans. Reservations requested. Info: 323-6970.


Delta Waverly 39ers Lunch Bunch, Delta Township Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing, 11:30 a.m. fourth Tuesday of each month, through May. Info: 484-5600. Cost: cost of lunch.

Register online. Info: 676-1671, Cost: $50. Lansing Area Post-Polio Support Group meeting, Plymouth Congregational Church, 2001 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing, 7-8:30 p.m. first Wednesdays of the month. All Lansing area people affected by polio are welcome to share information, ideas, and support. Info: 339-1039. Nar-Anon meeting, Charlotte Fellowship Hall, 202 S. Cochran, Charlotte, 6 p.m. Saturdays. For family members of relatives and friends who are concerned about the GROUPS addiction or drug problem of Al-Anon meeting, Charlotte another. Info: 543-5429, Fellowship Hall, 202 S. Cochran, Charlotte, 6 p.m. Mondays. Family Narcotics Anonymous members of relatives who have meeting, Charlotte Fellowship an alcoholic in their family and Hall, 202 S. Cochran Ave., seek support. Info: 543-5429, Charlotte, 6 p.m. Mondays, open; 8 p.m. Thursdays, closed; 7:30 Alcoholics Anonymous p.m. Fridays, closed; 6 p.m. and meetings, Charlotte midnight Saturdays, open. For Fellowship Hall, 202 S. Cochran, those who suffer from addiction Charlotte, ongoing. Held seven and want help living a life free days a week. Visit the website from active addiction. Info: for meeting times. Info: 543-5429, 543-5429, Asperger Teen Girls and a Narcotics Anonymous Few Friends, South Nazarene Support Group Church, Holmes Road, Lansing, Recovery meetings, 6:30-8 p.m. third Thursdays. Girls Lansing, MI, daytime and evening and young women who have meetings held daily. Meetings Asperger Syndrome or related are held throughout midissues meet together for 90 Michigan. Call the helpline or visit minutes of friendship and the website for meeting times encouragement. This is a group of and locations. Info: 371-8606, kind and friendly girls, facilitated by a transition specialist. No " social skills instruction at this Nicotine Anonymous, event, just being together and Sparrow Hospital, St. Lawrence getting to know each other. " campus, Doctor’s Dining Room, Blue Star Mothers, VFW 1210 W. Saginaw St., Lansing, 6 Post 671, 12550 S. U.S. Highway p.m. Mondays. A group of men 27, DeWitt, 6:30 p.m. first and women helping each other to Wednesdays of the month. Open quit smoking and live their lives to mothers of active duty, retired free of nicotine. Info: 627-9606. or former military personnel. Cost: free or $1 donation. Members support the troops and each other. Info: 974-7858, " Healing Birth Memories, ASK ME House, 1027 Seymour Ave., Lansing, 1-5 p.m. Jan. 9. This workshop is created to help women heal from a traumatic or disappointing birth. Whether the birth of your child turned out differently than you’d hoped, or if -4<9:1/> +534;: you’re suffering from birth loss, we hope you’ll join us as we try to ")&,(%$* #&'(+* heal and learn. Early Bird - 5:45 p.m.

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Across The Square Quilters, First Congregational E-mail: Church, large meeting room of Fax: (517) 543-3677 the annex, 106 S. Bostwick St., Mail: 239 S. Cochran Ave. Charlotte, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. Charlotte, MI 48813 Quilters welcome to join. Info: 543-1227. CALL FOR Charlotte Yoga Club, Dance Call for foster parents, Conservatory, 121 W. Lawrence Lutheran Social Services of St., Charlotte, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Michigan, 801 S. Waverly Road, Sundays . Club practices various Lansing, ongoing. Be a hero, styles of yoga, including foster hope. Lutheran Social Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vinyasa. Services of Michigan is always Go online or call 543-6177 or looking for loving people to 541-0090 or e-mail become foster parents for FUNDRAISERS for more children in the greater Lansing Thrifty Sparrow Re-Sale information and a schedule. Info: area. Info: 321-7663. Shop , Sparrow Hospital, St. Call for mentors, Lansing Lawrence campus, the Outpatient Inventors Club of area, Lansing, ongoing. Mentor Building, lower level, 1210 W. America, Flap Jack Family former prisoners. Looking for Saginaw St., Lansing, 8 a.m.-noon Restaurant, 3000 E. Grand River volunteers to help one to two Mondays and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. the Ave., Lansing, 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 5. hours per week with the New first and third Wednesdays and Discuss patenting, prototypes, Life Mentorship Program. Call for 2-5 p.m. Fridays. Large selection manufacturing, licensing, more information. Info: 882-6870 of fall and winter apparel, most marketing of inventions. Info: ext. 230. priced at $2. Also, handbags, 381-1960. " shoes, jewelry, small appliances, CHILDREN’S T.O.P.S. MI 433 (Take home accents, glassware, Off Pounds Sensibly), collectibles, books and more. ACTIVITIES Eaton Rapids Medical Center, Donations welcome during shop Motor Development , conference room in the hours. Proceeds go to Sparrow Lawrence Avenue United basement, 1500 S. Main St., Eaton Hospice Services. Info: 364-7185. Methodist, 210 E. Lawrence Ave., Rapids, weigh-in at 6-6:45 p.m., Charlotte, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. HEALTH Fridays through May 13. For ages Previous members, visitors or Dr. Aajay Shah Friends 2 1/2 to 5 years old with their anyone that wants to join are and Family CPR classes, caregiver. Songs, fingerplays, welcome. Info: 543-0786 or Mid-Michigan Heart Group, 2134 snack, art, story and motor skills 663-1841. Hampton Place, Okemos, call for exercises. Info: 543-4670. times and classes, ongoing. COMMUNITY Classes held Mondays through CLASSES Foster Parent Thursdays 11 a.m. and 5:30 pm. EPO Childbirth Class, Orientation, Lutheran Social Call to register. Info: 347-3000. Greater Lansing Area, ongoing. Services of Michigan, third floor Cost: $25. Expectant Parents Organization: conference room, 801 S. Waverly Family Planning Services, Labor & Delivery and Newborn Road, Lansing, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Eaton County Health Dept, 1033 Care and Feeding Combo Series Jan. 4. Orientation will generally Healthcare Dr., Charlotte, 10 a.m. for first-time parents are held be held on the first and third to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to in several Lansing/East Lansing Tuesday of every month, but is 5 p.m. Fridays. Low-cost women’s locations. Other classes available subject to change. Please RSVP to health services are available. Info: include eLearning, Breastfeeding Jean Davis at or 541-2630. class, Parents Expecting Multiples, at 321-7663. Info: 321-7663. Refresher Series, Teen Series and PRIDE Training (for Foster Immunization clinic, Sibling class. Classes are held Belding United Methodist Church, Parent Licensure weekday evenings and Saturdays. 301 Pleasant St, Belding, third through Lutheran Social Call or go online to register. Info: Mondays of the month. Info: Services), Lutheran Social 337-7365, Cost: 616-794-1244. Services of Michigan, 801 S. Call for more information. Saturday Sports Medicine Waverly Road, Lansing, Pure Meditation and Athletic Injury Clinic, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 8. You must Foundation Class for Ingham Regional Orthopedic RSVP to attend contact Jean Adults, Center For Yoga, 1780 Hospital, 2727 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Davis at 321-7663, or E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, Lansing, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays. A Info: 321-7663, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 8. walk-in sports injury clinic staffed Cost: if you are Registration required, call by mid-Michigan sports medicine not a Lutheran Social Services 641-6201. Info: 333-9883, physicians and certified athletic applicant, the following fees trainers. Call 351-7815 for more apply $10 per session, $20 for the Cost: $49, includes continuing information weekdays or 975-8500 manual. support. Saturday mornings. Info: 351-7815.

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Charlotte’s students assist service projects CHARLOTTE — Charlotte Public Schools students, staff, and families are again showing their support of their communi-


Center, participate in many CPS is proud that all community service projgrade levels, including their ects throughout the entire very youngest Orioles at school year. the Child Development There are important benefits for children giving their time and talent in service to others. It is recognized that a coordinated program that helps students learn and develop by participating thoughtfully in an organized service to meet needs in the community greatly assists the individual in becoming a productive and giving citizen. One day we will depend on our youth to become the responsible adults who lead our community. Youth have shown improved academic performance and social behavior through their involvement in such activities. They are more likely to come to school and stay in school because they feel a sense of belonging and importance. They develop work place skills and are exposed to new careers. Real world issues beCourtesy photo come part of the child’s Charlotte students enthusiastically plunge into the educational experience. Positive student involvetask of assembling food items for distribution.

ment in the community brings increased community support for our schools. Many community organizations have been assisted through the volunteerism of students and important modeling of CPS staff. Those include: • Charlotte Christmas Kiddies • Charlotte Community Pre-School • Charlotte Meals Program • Charlotte Public Library • Eaton County Hospice • Eaton County Medical Care Facility • Eaton Siren Shelter • Helping Hands • Holiday Food Baskets (sponsored by the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce) • Specialized programs such as “Angel Tree,” “Giving Tree,” “Mitten Tree,” backpack and school supplies donations and “Rakeo-rama,” which benefit hundreds of recipients. The above list is only a sampling of the many ways in which students and staff contribute to our community.

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SUNFIELD — Sunfield Boy Scout Troop No. 157 has welcomed Shane Sunstrum of Grand Ledge and Ryan Clark of Charlotte into its Eagle’s Nest. Shane and Ryan earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Dec. 5 after completing separate Boards of Review with Mawajidiwan District Advancement Committee Chairman Jim Welling, committee members Wendel Peabody, Jim Dumond, Dale Pratt and John Fisher; and DeAnna Clark for Shane’s Board of Review and Kris Sunstrum for Ryan’s Board of Review and support of Assistant Scoutmaster Jeremiah England. Ryan joined the scouts as a Tiger Cub at the age of 6 and completed Cub Scouts and Webelos with the Sunfield Cub Scout Pack No. 157 (then chartered by the Sunfield Elementary School) where he earned his Arrow of Light and then bridged over to the Sunfield Boy Scout Troop No. 157. During his Scouting career, Ryan earned 30 merit badges, 12 of which are required for Eagle; went to Northwood’s Scout Reservation for a week of sum-

mer camp for three years as well as went on many other weekend campouts, attended the 100th Birthday Celebration at the National Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., in July of this year He performed several hours of community service including the annual Scouting for Food event in Sunfield and Mulliken, and attended the Boy Scouts of America Adventure Base 100 in honor of the 100th birthday of Scouting. Ryan is also a Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow. For his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project, Ryan replaced a single flag pole at the Grand Army of the Republic historical building in downtown Sunfield with three flag poles and a cement patio and presented them with three new flags that included the United States flag, State of Michigan flag and a POW MIA flag. Shane joined scouting as a Tiger Cub at the age 6 and completed Cub Scouts and Webelos with the Grand Ledge Cub Scout Pack No. 645 where he earned his Arrow of Light, Cub Scouts

highest award. He then bridged over to the Grand Ledge Boy Scout Troop No. 645 (both chartered by St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church) before transferring to the Sunfield Boy Scout Troop No. 157 (chartered by the Sunfield United Methodist Church). Shane’s scout career took him to Boundary Waters (canoeing in Minnesota) and Sea Base (snor-

keling in Key West, Fla.) for high adventure experiences. Shane earned 29 merit badges, 12 of which are required for Eagle, went on several weekend campouts, earned his Polar Bear (cold winter temperature camp badge), and performed many hours of community service/ He service included Scouting for Food and attended the Boy Scouts of America Adventure Base

Grand Ledge and strategically placed them in Lincoln Brick Park in Grand Ledge. — From DeAnna Clark

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Sunfield Boy Scout Troop No. 157 welcomes Ryan Sunfield Boy Scout Troop No. 157 welcomes Shane Clark of Charlotte into its Eagle’s Nest. Pictured are Sunstrum into its Eagle’s Nest. Pictured are Kris and DeAnna, Ryan and Rod Clark. Shane Sunstrum.

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New Year: Charlotte officials see challenges ahead Continued from page 2

two cities will be beneficial to everyone involved.

Combating blight

This year the City Council updated Charlotte’s dangerous building ordinance, clarifying the definition of a “dangerous building” while at the same time putting a process in place for demolishing properties that need to be destroyed. “When you let properties go it’s like a cancer that’s going to spread,” said Guetschow. “Often times as a result, people let neighboring properties go as well.” The ordinance changes will allow the city to acquire “dangerous buildings” and to demolish them and sell the property.

Engaging the public

Smaller accomplishments weren’t overlooked by Guetschow and Smith either. Smith credited Guetschow with offering a Citizen’s Academy this year - eight sessions that residents could attend that offered insight into how various aspects of city government operate. Guetschow said the sessions also left officials with several suggestions from residents about how to improve communication with the public. As a result, the city created a Charlotte community Facebook page. With well over 14,000 “fans” the page has been an important communication tool, said Guetschow, not just for the city but for other community organizations hoping to publicize upcoming events.

“What that means is that people are on Facebook and they’re seeing things that the city is doing,” said Guetschow. “With the city’s Web page you have to come to us. Now we’re coming to you.”

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What are some expected challenges facing the city in 2011 and how will officials deal with them? At the top of the list, said Guetschow, will be fiscal challenges. He expects further cuts in revenue sharing from the state and additional property tax declines. Solutions could be difficult to find, he said. Possible staffing cuts are becoming harder to find. “We’re getting to the point where if we cut anymore bodies we won’t

be able to get the work done,” said Guetschow. Cuts to several departments are unlikely, said Guetschow, because of this. And although Guetschow said he has not made a decision about further suggested cuts to the city’s police department, he admitted that it is an area he would consider reducing further. What are your goals for 2011?

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Man kills himself during standoff with deputies Robot deployed; it discovers body of 23-year-old man after sheriff deputies surround shed

officials said. A Michigan State Police robot, commonly used for bomb disposal, was sent inside at about 1 p.m. “The robot went in and found somebody that was nonresponsive,” Sheriff Mike Raines said. “We sent our team in and confirmed that there was somebody deceased in there.” The standoff began several hours after a reported doBY ALISHA GREEN mestic incident. Deputies were called to the 4900 block of Bracey CARMEL TWP. — A 23-year-old Vermontville man Highway at 8:30 a.m. Monday on a report of an armed committed suicide Monday, Dec. 20 after barricading person, officials said. himself inside a shed near a house south of Charlotte, authorities said. Andrew Forest died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Eaton County Undersheriff Fred McPhail said. Deputies had surrounded the shed and were working to establish contact with Forest when he shot himself,

The caller reported that Forest, an ex-boyfriend, had broken into her house, armed with a rifle, and had left the house and set fire to a minivan in the driveway. She reported hearing two gunshots outside but could not see where he went. Officials believe Forest then barricaded himself in a shed on the woman’s property. The woman and her four children were evacuated from the home as were several neighbors in the immediate area. Staff writer Kevin Grasha contributed to this report.

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CHARLOTTE — Douglas Hoy, former Charlotte resident, will greet friends and family at a special two signings for his new book “Paradise, What Could Go Wrong” at Evelyn Bay on Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hoy, who now lives in Panama City Beach, Fla., has penned a lively ac-

count of a group of friends from his neighborhood and their exploits over the years. Douglas He deHoy scribes it: “I live in one of those old neighborhoods we all either remember growing

up or have read about. Not quite Mayberry, as we had a lot more fun. Practical jokers all, there always seemed to be a complication happening to someone. “This story is probably 90 percent factual. I did enjoy very much putting it all down. It gave me a chance to relive those special times with special friends.”

Hoy was born and raised in a small farming town in Michigan in the early 50’s the third in a family of five children. With the Vietnam War looming, he attended some local college classes, worked at a few non-descript jobs before joining the Air Force for a four year tour-of-duty. After returning home, he did some traveling in

the western states before settling in the Florida panhandle where he has lived for the past three decades. Doug has collected a grand group of friends and acquaintances, but always aware of his roots in the Midwest and keeping close contact with his friends and family members there. This is his first book.

Doug has a son living the Florida panhandle and a married daughter who lives in the St. Louis area with her husband. They have blessed Doug with two granddaughters. Evelyn Bay Coffee Company is located at 134 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte.

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Night-time Owl prowls scheduled to start in January GRAND LEDGE — Registration is being taken to reserve a set of snowshoes or bring your own and join Eaton County Parks naturalist Jackie Blanc on a night hike through the win-

ter wonderland in search of screech owls and at the same time participants wil be looking for animal tracks and making a few tracks of their own. Snowshoe Owl Prowls

will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Wednesday nights: Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 16 and March 2. All hikes will be held at Lincoln Brick Park located just north of Grand Ledge

on Tallman Road. Program fee is $2 per person with your own equipment or $5 per person if you need to rent snowshoes (reduced youth group rates are available).

If there is not sufficient snow cover for snowshoeing, a winter walk will be held instead for a cost of $2 per person or $5 per family. For more information

or to register, visit or call the park office at (517) 627-7351. — From Eaton County Parks

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Jones to chair Senate judiciary LANSING — Senate Majority Leader-elect Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, has announced that Senator-elect Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, will chair the Senate Judiciary Committee in addition to serving in leadership for the 96th Legislature, beginning Jan. 1, 2011. “I want to thank Sen. Richardville for the giving me the honor of leading such an important committee,” Jones said. “As chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I will work tirelessly to protect our families. Whether it’s cracking down on identity theft, gang violence, or sexual predators, we must stay one step

ahead of the criminals. “That means working with law enforcement and local leaders to ensure they have all the tools necessary to keep our communities safe.” Jones was previously elected by his new colleagues as majority caucus chair and will also serve as vice-chair of both the Senate’s Regulatory Reform and Redistricting committees. “It’s all about jobs. In my leadership role, I will remain focused on cutting wasteful spending and reducing regulations,” said Jones. “I look forward to working with a new governor who understands that government doesn’t create long-term jobs.

You do that by reducing the regulatory and tax burden on job providers.” Jones currently serves on the House’s Judiciary and Regulatory Reform committees and is minority vice-chair of the House Military and Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee. He is filling the Senate seat being vacated by term-limited Sen. Patty Birkholz, R-Saugatuck. The Senate Redistricting Committee will work with the House Redistricting and Elections Committee to redraw districts for U.S. Congress and Michigan Senate and House following completion of the 2010 U.S. Census.

Tickets available for St. Mary’s Gala CHARLOTTE — New Year’s Eve Gala ticket sales have been extended until Dec. 26. This New Year’s Eve is the year to celebrate with friends and neighbors at the second annual New Year’s Eve Gala in Eaton County. Eaton County’s Sea Cruisers Band will be playing a variety

of live music to dance to all night long. The night begins with a four-course sit-down dinner featuring a choice of carved beef . Tickets are $50 each and include door prize drawings and a champagne toast at midnight. The New Year’s Eve Gala will be

held at the St. Mary Family Life Center, located at 905 St. Mary Blvd., Charlotte. All proceeds benefit St. Mary School. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Rich Lown at (517) 543-5557 or Steve Tennes at (517) 231-7177. — From Steve Tennes


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GRAND LEDGE — Eaton County Parks has announced that it wil host cross country ski or snowshoe under the stars on illuminated trails. The park’s sledding hill (weather permitting) with will also be open during the night ski and snowshoe fests at Fitzgerald Park in Grand Ledge. All night fests run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the following weekends: Friday, Jan. 7; Saturday, Jan. 8; Friday, Jan. 21; Saturday, Jan. 22; Friday, Feb. 4; Saturday, Feb. 5; Friday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 19. Warm up throughout the night by the


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Charlotte Area Senior Center opens its many 2011 excursions to non-members CHARLOTTE — The Eaton Area Senior Center, 804 S. Cochran, Charlotte, (517) 541-2934, invites the public to take a trip with them. You do not have to be a member or a senior to go. The center is open from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Friday. • Feb. 3: Greektown Casino, $25 per person. Rebate $20 on card. • Feb. 20-March 5: Daytona Beach getaway, $975 per person, double occupancy.

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EAST LANSING -- The Capital Area Patriots fell to 1-6 on the season after letting what looked like their first CAAC win of the year slip through their fingers in a 5-3 loss to Okemos at Suburban Ice on Dec. 20. The Patriots, the high-school varsity team comprised of players from Charlotte, Lansing Catholic, Lansing Christian, Mason and Potterville, led 3-0 before allowing five unanswered goals. The contest was defined by penalties, with a total of 11 called on both teams, and the Patriots drew first blood late in the first period by making full use of a 14-second 5-on-3 advantage. Tory Brown gave the Patriots a 1-0 lead after Mike Larson kept an Okemos clearing attempt in at the blue line. Larson took the slap shot, and Brown was there to put in the rebound with 2:28 left in the first period. David Peck then doubled the lead with a slapper from the blue line 28 seconds later to make the score 2-0. Brown got his second of the game five minutes into the second period, when Larson took the puck directly from a face-off to the right of the Okemos goal and found Brown streaking in at the far post. The first-time finish gave the Patriots a 3-0 lead, and what looked like a stranglehold on the contest. But Okemos got themselves right back into the game in a hurry, with Chieftains Max Nyquist and Mark Spier each scoring in the span of 55 seconds, the first on the power play, to cut the lead to 3-2 with 5:12 left in the second period. Patriots head coach Patrick Daley said that this sequence marked the turning point of the game. “Getting those two goals real

quick like that really killed our momentum,” Daley said. “It was hard to really push and get on with it after that. Okemos tied the game on a somewhat fortunate goal with 7:56 left in the third, when a Chieftain player skated behind the Patriot goal and sent the puck out front. It never got there, as it hit the back of Pats goalie Kyle Peterson and fell stright down in front of the goal line, where Okemos’s Brian Kochheiser poked it in to make the game a 3-3 tie. Okemos controlled the play from this point, and Peterson was called upon to make several very good saves in the final minutes. One of those saves, off of a scrum in front of the Patriot goal, went out to the point, where Derek Tubben slapped it firsttime past a still-scrambling Peterson to give Okemos a 4-3 lead with 3:34 left in the contest. The Chieftains added an insurance goal 26 seconds later, when the Patriots pushed forward for an equalizer, but were caught in the Okemos zone, resulting in a 2-on-1 opportunity. Ryan Restum held the puck, skated right to the doorstep and beat a helpless Peterson over his shoulder on the short side to make the final score 5-3. “I thought we were playing pretty well,” Photo by Scott Yoshonis Daley said. “We had a couple of penalties here and there that kind of got to us, and it’s Charlotte’s Connor Weissenborn (6) takes a wrist shot during the Capital Area always hard to play shorthanded, but give Patriots’ 5-3 loss to Okemos on Dec. 20. Okemos credit, they took advantage of their power plays and put the puck in the net at the end of the game.” Peterson made 21 saves in the game, from which Daley said that there were positives to be taken away. “We battled really hard the entire game,” he said. “Obviously getting three goals that early is huge, I thought our power play Breathe Better & Live Better worked really well at times. We have a lot to OARD ERTIFIED IN LLERGY MMUNOLOGY build on.”







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Matt Davis and Katie Lewis were united in marriage on Aug. 21, 2010 in a ceremony officiated by Pastor Dave Breen at The People’s Church in East Lansing, followed by a tented reception at Walnut Hills Country Club. Katie is the daughter of Mark and Patty Lewis of Grand Ledge. Matt is the son of Ellen Demray (and the late David Demray) of Walled Lake and Alan and Diana Davis of Beulah. Katie is a 2002 graduate of Grand Ledge High School and a 2006 graduate of Hope College with a bachelor of arts in dance and education. She is currently employed by Orchard Learning

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Danielle Badger of Charlotte announces the birth of her daughter Ahlanna Renee. She was born Dec. 11 at Ingham Regional Medical Center and weighed 6 pounds 3.6 ounces. Grandparents: Eunice and David Badger.


Erin Pellegrino of Charlotte announces the birth of son Landon Levi. He was born Dec. 14 at Ingham Regional Medical Center and weighed 6 pounds 10.4 ounces. Grandparents: Armond and Jensy Pellegrino, Kelly and Jeff Mielke.

Katie and Matt Davis and The Dance Conservatory. Matt is a 2002 graduate of Walled Lake Central High School and a 2006 graduate of Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is currently employed by Jackson National Life. The couple honeymooned in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and currently reside in Potterville.

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Michelle Knight and Timothy Schwartz Megan Wright, was flower girl. Blake McLane, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer. A dinner reception at Southern Exposure followed the ceremony. After honeymooning in Seattle, Vancouver and Whistler, the couple resides in Paw Paw, Mich., with their two dogs.

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Happy Holidays! By George Carlin remember this time of year... We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences but less time. We have more education but less sense, more knowledge, more medicines but less Wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values, We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living but not a life. We have added years to life not life to years. We have been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We have conquered the atom, but not our prejudice Always Remember: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

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This Week’s Racing News NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers participating in a two-day Goodyear tire test at Daytona International Speedway say they’re satisfied with the track’s newly-repaved surface. Speeds during the test reached 197 mph in the draft, and drivers said they expect more Talladega-style racing on the newly paved Daytona International Speedway. “They smoothed out all the bumps,” said Dale Earnhardt Jr., the 2004 Daytona 500 champion. “The track is real smooth. It’s got a lot of grip. The track reminds me a lot like Talladega was like when they first finished it.” It was the first time race cars have turned laps on the new asphalt at the 2.5- mile speedway. The repaving project at Daytona began on July 5, two days after the 400-mile Sprint Cup race here, and concluded last Friday. It’s the second time the speedway has been repaved since it opened in 1959. The track was resurfaced for the first time in 1978. This year’s Daytona 500 was marred by two sizeable potholes that emerged on the asphalt between turns one and two just past the half-way point in the event.

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Dec. 21, 1971 - Clyde Minter, who finished in the top five in each of his first four Cup starts, died on this day at age 50. Minter was 27 in 1949 when he started the sixth and eighth races in NASCAR’s first Strictly Stock season and finished fourth at both Martinsville and North Wilkesboro. He made eight starts in 1950, finishing third at Charlotte and fifth at Martinsville to open the season. Minter started his 42nd and final Cup race in 1955.

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CHARLOTTE — Jordan Johnson posted a double-double with 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead DeWitt to a CAAC Gold win over Charlotte on Dec. 17. Luke Pabst added 10 points for DeWitt. Bret Thomas scored 13 and Aubrey Parrish added 12 points for Charlotte.

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WESTPHALIA TWP. -- Kristy Droste scored 14 ponts and had nine rebounds to lead Pewamo-Wesphalia to a 59-21 victory over Potterville. Madison Smith added 10 points for PW (5-0, 5-0 CMAC) and Elizabeth Kramer had nine. Droste also grabbed nine rebounds. Morgan West scored eight points for Potterville (3-2, 2-2).


OLIVET -- Quinton Harris had a gamehigh 19 points and three blocks for Olivet (2-1, 2-0) who defeated Delton-Kellogg 82-66 in KVA action on Dec. 17. Zach Flemming had 16 points and Tim Johnson added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Eagles. Ryan Watson led Delton-Kellogg (0-3, 0-2) with a game-high 19 points. Ryan Hook added 13 points.


Firing away at the hoop Dena Droste finished with 30 points in DeWitt’s CAAC Gold girls’ 64-35 basketball win over Charlotte on Dec. 17. Stephanie Twait added 10 points for the Panthers. Raychel Wolever’s 15 points led the Orioles. (Left) Caitlyn Southern pulls up for a jumpshot from the free throw line against DeWitt. The lady Orioles will play Haslett, Friday Jan 7, 7:30 in Charlotte. (below) Chelsea Mc Daniel puts up a shot from the blocks.

OLIVET -- Katy Barkley finished with 29 points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead Olivet to the Kalamazoo Valley Association victory over Delton-Kellogg on Dec. 17. Erika Isham had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Eagles (4-1 overall, 4-0 KVA).


KALAMAZOO — Otto VonSchwerdtner’s double-double (12 points, 15 rebounds) led a balanced attack in the Lions’ KVA win. Josh Burd added 11 points and Riley Fisher and Austin Tobias scored 10 apiece for Maple Valley (2-1, 2-1).


KALAMAZOO -- Kaitlyn Petersen had five points and Zoanne Siple grabbed five rebounds for Maple Valley (2-4, 1-4) in a KVA loss at Kalamazoo Christian on Dec. 17.

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For church changes please contact Jeana Rohrs at 377-1078 ABUNDANT LIFE FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY An oasis of God’s Love “Where Everyone is Someone Special” A spirit filled church meeting at the Maple Leaf Grange, Highway M-66. S. of Assyria Rd., Nashville. Sun: Praise & Worship: 10:30am & 6pm; Tues: Gap Standers Prayer Meeting 6:30pm; Wed: 6:30 Jesus Club for 4-12 year olds. For information call: Pastors David or Rose MacDonald (269)731-5194 Or Elder Fred Bell (517)852-1806 AINGER BIBLE CHURCH, 5484 S. Ainger Rd., Pastor Scott Brood, 749-9321. S.S. 10am, worship service 11am, evening service 6pm, Midweek service and AWANA, Youth Bible Study, Thurs. 7pm BELLEVUE CHURCH OF CHRIST 22980 13 Mile Rd., Bellevue. (269)763-0190. Services Bible Class Sun. 10am & Wed. 6:30pm, Worship & Communion Sun. 11am & 6:30pm, Teens Fri. 7pm BELLEVUE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 122 W. Capitol, Virgina Heller, Pastor. 763-9421. Morning Church School 9:45am, morning worship 11am, Bible study Thurs. 10am BRIGHT HOPE BIBLE CHURCH 500 E. Lansing Rd., Potterville. Pastor Terry LaDuke 645-4060. Sun. service 10:30am and 6pm, Wed. 6:30 men’s and ladies prayer and Bible study, youth group (7th-12th grade), kids adventure klub (pre-k - 6th grade) BROOKFIELD-EATON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, corner of Bellevue Hwy. and Brookfield Rd., Pastor Irene Vittoz. Church: 543-4225, Sun. morning worship & church school 10:30am, Bible Study 10-11:30am Wed. 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 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 CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS (The Mormons) Charlotte Branch, 200 N. Bostwick in Charlotte. Branch President John Coakley (517) 622-1415. Charlotte missionaries (517)588-8144. Sacrament service 10-11am; Primary 11am-1pm; Sun. School 11am to noon; Relief Society, Priesthood, Young Women noon-1pm COMMUNITY OF CHRIST, 223 S. Washington, next to Charlotte IGA, 543-0003. Pastor Elder Mel Crowley 543-3247. Sun. School 9:30am, Worship Service 11am, Prayer Service Wed. 6:30pm CROSSROADS CHURCH of The United Brethren Church, 813 E. Shepherd, Charlotte, 543-0167, Mike Arnold, pastor. SUNDAY: Early Prayer Service 9am, Sun. School for Kids 9:45am, Adult Discovery Classes 9:45am, Worship Celebration 11am WEDNESDAY MIDWEEK: Hour of Power Prayer 10am, Kid’s Korner 7pm, Youth Extraordinaire 7pm, Praise Team & Drama Team 7pm DELTA PRESBYTERIAN, Delta Twp., 6100 W. Michigan (between Creyts Rd. & Mall Dr.) 321-3569, Sun. worship service 10am, Children’s S.S. 10:15am, Adult Ed. 11:15am DIMONDALE PRESBYTERIAN, 162 Bridge St., 646-6183 Rev. Sharon Zurakowski. Worship 10am, Sun. School 11am DIMONDALE UNITED METHODIST, 646-0641 6801 Creyts Rd., Dimondale, Rev. Joseph Huston. Sun. Morning Worship 9:15am EVANGEL CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1848 S. Cochran, 543-8775. S.S. 9:30am. & Worship 11am, Wed. Bible study 7pm. Pastor William Tate FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 9800 S. Cochran Rd., 543-2719, 10 miles south of Charlotte. S.S. 10am, worship 11am, praise gathering 6pm, Wed. family night, adult Bible study, youth, Royal Rangers, Missionettes 7pm

FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 4767 W. Butterfield, Olivet. Rev. Doug Hammond. S.S. 9:30am, Sun. worship 10:30am & 6pm (616)749-9663

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, 122 S. Main St., Bellevue, (269)763-9247. Pastor: Don Francis. Sundays: Traditional Worship 8:30am; Bible Study 9:45am; Contemporary Worship 11am; Evening Service 7pm FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, corner of Lawrence & Bostwick, 543-1310. Rev. Philip Hobson and Rev. Tom Jones. Sun. worship & church school 10am FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF VERMONTVILLE, 110 S. Main St., 726-0258, Pastor Izzy Young. Sun.: Service 10am, Children’s Church 10:15am, Youth Group 6:30pm; Wed. Night: Pioneer Club 5:30-7:15pm FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH (L.C.M.S.), 550 E. Shepherd St., 543-4360. Rev. Tim Olson. Sun. worship services at 8:30 & 11am; Sun. school 9:45am; Nursery Available; Kingdom Quest for Ages 4 through 5th grade Wed. 6:15pm. Several adult Bible classes offered. Please call for more information. FIVE CORNERS CHURCH, 3 mi. south of Charlotte on US-27. Sun. school & worship 11am, Sun. evening 6pm; Wed. 7-8pm Bible Study & God’s Kids. Pastor Marty Saunders FREE METHODIST CHURCH, Corner of Cherry and M-78, across from Charlotte High School. Pastor Rob Schneider; 543-0910 or 543-1915; Sun. School for all ages 9:45am; Sun. Worship 10:45am; Ladies’ Bible Study Tues. 7pm; Children, Youth and Adults Wed. 6:30pm GOODNEWS CHURCH PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 610 Jefferson St., Charlotte 543-0131 Rev. Elbern Householder. Sun. school 10am, Sun. worship 11am, evening service 6pm, Wed. Bible Study 7pm

JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, M-79 and N. Chester; Sun. morning public talk 10am, Watchtower study 11am, Thurs. Theocratic Ministry school 7:30pm, service meeting 8:30pm KALAMO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Ionia Rd. in Kalamo. (517)652-1580 Pastor Bryce Feighner, Morning worship 9am & 10:30am, Sun. school at 10:30am LAWRENCE AVENUE UNITED METHODIST, 210 E. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte, 543-4670. Rev. Terry Fisher, Jeanne Hudson, Children’s Ministry Director; Sun. contemporary service 9am; Sun. School for all ages 10am; Traditional service 11am. Visit web site at LAUMC.US for information about our church. LIBERTY CHURCH OF CHARLOTTE, Sun. Services 2pm at 202 E. Lovett St., Charlotte. (517)980-3086 MULLIKEN UNITED METHODIST, 400 Charlotte Hwy., 1/2 block N. of blinker light. (517)649-8382. Pastor Judy Scholten. Children’s Sun. School during worship, Sun. Worship 10:45am; Wed. Adult Bible Class 7pm; ALL WELCOME - NURSERY FACILITIES NEEDMORE INDEPENDENT BAPTIST, 319 W. Needmore Hwy., Pastor David Iseminger 541-0908. Sun. school 10am, Sun. worship 11am & 6pm, Wed. Bible Study 7pm. NEW HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH, 436 W. Harris, Pastor Randy Royston. Morning service 10:30am, Sun. School 9:30am, Wed. Night Service 7pm OLIVET CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, corner of East St. and College St., Olivet. Sun. School 9:30am, Worship 10:30am, Rev. Jack Brown (269)749-2631 PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA), 830 N. Cochran, Charlotte, 543-1503. Sarah Friesen-Carper. Sun. Worship 9:30am, Sun. School 11am; New website

REAL LIFE CHURCH, 228 S. Cochran, Charlotte. Pastor Andy Shaver. 10am Sun. uplifting relevant praise service and children’s church. Casual atmosphere, donuts and coffee, small group studies during the week. or call (517)541-LIFE(5433) SAINT ANN’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 312 S. Main, Bellevue (269)763-9372. Sun. Mass 9am, Religious Education Classes Sept. thru May following Liturgy. Holiday Masses 7pm SAINT HERMAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 216 Maple Hwy. Woodbury, Fr. Michael Carney (616)374-8596, Services: 6pm Sat, 10am Sun, and through the week as scheduled, SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 1516 S. Cochran, Charlotte (517)543-0445, Pastor Jeff Dowell (269)726-0795. Sat. services: Sabbath school 9:30am, worship service 10:50am. Bible Study Wed. 6pm. SOUTH COCHRAN CHURCH OF GOD, 2470 S. Cochran, Charlotte, 543-3293. Pastor Perry Purcell. Sun. School 9:45am, Morning Worship 10:45am, Bible Study Wed. evening 6pm SOUTH KALAMO CHURCH, corner of Kalamo Hwy. & Ionia Rd., Pastor Jeff Swift 852-9154. Sun. services 10:30am & 6pm, Wed. Bible study 7pm ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 201 W. Shepherd, Charlotte, (517)543-4430. The Rev. Dr. Carol A. Spangenberg, Rector. Sun. 8am Holy Eucharist and 10:30am Holy Eucharist, Nursery and Sun. School; Wed. 6:30pm Holy Eucharist. Christian Education on Wed. 3-5pm. Entire building is handicap accessible ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 807 St. Mary’s Blvd., 543-4319. Pastor: Rev. Francis Mossholder. Mass Schedule: Sat. 4:30pm, Sun. Mass 8:30am & 11am; Sat. Confessions: 3:30-4pm or by appointment SUNTKEN HIS WORD MINISTRIES, Keeping Jesus Real to the Great Commissions, Pastor Courtney Suntken (517)977-4472, 125 E. Stoddard St., Charlotte (517)541-2731 Sun. service 10:30am; Prayer: Tues. 7pm, Thurs. 9am; New Beginnings Recovery Wed. 7pm; Bible Reading Thurs. 7pm; Men’s Ministry Mountain Movers every 1st & 3rd Sat. 10:30am; Women’s Ministry Ruth Walk every 2nd & 4th Sat. 1:30pm

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


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

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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

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


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

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

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Wellness coach helps in battle with obesity CHARLOTTE — A local area resident has launched a 12-week non-profit course that offers tips on nutrition and exercise, along with the flair of competition, which is popular today. Laraine Owens is a personal wellness coach who runs the Weight Loss Challenge. The program gives coaches a chance to help fight the battle of obesity by educating people about a better overall lifestyle. The goal is for people to feel good and look great and maintain a healthier lifestyle. The cost to join the 12-week nutrition program is $35 for the 12-week program and $25 of each fee collected will be

Muriel "Jeanne" Mills

December 26, 2010

Potterville Loved ones met Muriel "Jeanne" Mills, 90 of Potterville, at Heaven’s gate, Wednesday, December 15, 2010, with her family by her side, as she softly drew her last breath. Jeanne was born August 10, 1920, the eldest daughter of Leon and Marguerite (Verplank) Patterson, and grew up in rural Eaton County. She married Granvil "Jiggs" Mills July 3, 1948, and was a stay at home mother of three. When her children were older, she held various jobs to contribute to the household; including Rudesill’s Mens Wear in downtown Charlotte, and retired from Jarvis Acres. She was an avid and lifelong Detroit Tigers fan. She enjoyed trips to Michigan’s casinos, playing Bingo and Euchre with her sister and numerous friends throughout the years. When she became unable to do so, she was content with reading, crossword and Jumble puzzles, "Game Nights" with her daughter and sonin-law, an occasional evening out to have dinner and play Keno, and rearranging cupboards in her home. Selfless and supportive, she sat alongside her daughter and granddaugh ter and shaved her head to help raise money and awareness at two "Be Aware, Shave Your Hair" Alopecia Areata fundraiser events. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Richard "Dick" Mills; daughter and granddaughter, Melanie and Meghann Pouch; and sister, Bethel Stevenson. She is survived by and will be sadly missed, by her daughter, Michele (Ed) Godlewski; granddaughters, Angel Hobbs, Shilo (Jack) Taylor, Mallory (Mike) Crowner, Brooke (Chad) Jacobs; grandson, Sean Pouch; seven great-grandchildren, and one on the way; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Also left behind to adapt are her adored kitty, Jackson, and obnoxious pal, Chi-Chi the parrot. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 20, 2010 at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte, Michigan with Pastor Steve Ezop officiating. Interment will be at Maple Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Saturday, and noon until 2 p.m. Sunday. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Advantage, 801 S. Waverly Rd., Suite 304, Lansing, MI 48917. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI.

Norman Geoffrey Masters

Oro Valley, AZ Norman Geoffrey Maters, died December 1, 2010. Geoff was born in Charlotte, MI. on July 13, 1936. He was a graduate of Olivet High School and Olivet College. He served 3 years in the Army. He taught school in Harper Creek, MI. and Salem, Oregon. He retired from the Oregon

paid out in cash and prizes to the top three winners. Specific rules will be in place to keep everyone consistent. Owens says “People swarm to our classes because they love the accountability and it really helps them to stay on track. “They totally enjoy the fun atmosphere, the people, the short discussion and the online site with weekly topics shared at each class.” All participants will weigh in each week, and the three with the highest percentage of weight loss at the end of the program will split the monies collected. It is based on

percentage which makes it equal competition for men and women. “Our goal is to encourage people to lose weight and inches and get healthy by eating a healthy level of protein and calories each day and teaches the benefits of good nutrition and exercise. Seating is limited, so call! Come! Join!” Owens says. The Charlotte/Eaton Rapids Area Weight Loss Challenge began Dec. 21 and will be held Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged. For information about taking part, call Laraine at (517) 541-0611.

eek, lem, egon egon Education Association after serving many years as a Teachers Rights Advocate. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Esther Masters, step-mother Phyllis Masters and brother David Masters. He is survived by his daughter Taya Rae (Lane) Johnston, sister Barbara Brummel, brother Preston (Glenda) Masters, best friend Anneliese Davis, grandsons Tyler and Brady, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to: Mrs. Taya Johnston, 1840 Castleton Dr., Troy, MI. 48083. Mrs. Barbara Brummel, 14946 177th Ave., Grand Haven, MI. 49417. Mr. Preston Masters, 136 Riverwood Lane, Alexander City, Alabama 35010. Mrs. Anneliese Davis, 1301 Lambert Lane, Apt. 2104, Tucson, AZ 85737.

y ife, high school and reconnected with her in Nashville, TN after they were both widowed; step-daughter, Marlyn Uhl of Glendale, AZ; step-son, Bill Klei of Rives Junction; stepdaughter, Jeanne Hickman of TN; step-son, Mike LeDoux of OR; 12 grandchildren; brother, Joseph Simek of AZ; sister-inlaw, Kay (Wayne) Dunn of Charlotte and sister-in-law, Colleen Gingrich of Charlotte and brother-in-law, John (Kay Dawn) Gingrich of Charlotte. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia (Sayles) Simek and step-son, Chris LaDoux. A Family Affirmation service took place 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI.

Mary F. Plsek

Novi Mary F. Plsek, 94, formerly of Charlotte, entered into God’s eternal rest on Thursday, December 16, 2010. Mrs. Plsek was born July 16, 1916 in Charlotte, MI the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Gregarek) Jankovich. Mrs. Plsek was a secretary for the Eaton Intermediate School District. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary Catholic Church, served on the Altar Society and sang in the Choir. Mrs. Plsek graduated from Charlotte High School in 1934. She was a 4-H Leader and spent winters in Florida, she also enjoyed gardening, sewing, golfing and biking. She is survived by daughter, Carolyn Plsek of Bloomfield Hills, MI; son, Milan Plsek of Tenary, MI; and niece Barbara (Donald) Slider of Noblesville, IN. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Joseph Plsek. Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 18, 2010 at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Father Francis Mossholder officiating. Interment was in Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, MI. A rosary was held at 7:00 p.m Friday, December 17, 2010 at Pray Funeral Home. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or the Fox Run Department of Philanthropy Scholarship Fund or Benevolent Care Fund. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte, MI.

Ed Simek

Charlotte Ed Simek, 86, died Friday, December 17, 2010. Mr. Simek was born November 18, 1924 in Charlotte, MI the son of Joseph and Katerina (Sochor) Simek. Mr. Simek retired from Consumers Power Company as a lineman. He was a past VFW Commander serving in 1963, 64’ and 66’ and a member of the Buck Club. Mr. Simek loved hunting, gardening and fishing on Hubbard Lake. He is survived by his second wife, Bonnie who he met in

William “Bill” Davis

Bellevue William Irving “Bill” Davis, 64, of Bellevue, died December 16, 2010 at Battle Creek Health System. He was born November 23, 1946, the son of Irvin C. Davis and Hazel (Woodhams) Hurt in Battle Creek. Bill graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. Bill married Joyce Farkas in Battle Creek on Sept. 3, 1966. He worked as the Divisional Manager electrician with Delta Electric in Lansing and as an electrician with Leet Electric of Kalamazoo for a total of thirty three years retiring in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Farkas) Davis of Bellevue; daughter, Sheri (Kirk) Hyde of Bellevue; granddaughter, Dakota Hyde; his mother, Hazel Hurt of Bronson; brothers, Bob Davis of Dillingham, Alaska and Mick (Stephanie) Davis of Bronson. Bill is also survived by his nephews, Adam, Paul and Craig Davis. He was preceded in death by his father. Bill loved motorcycles, sprint cars, hunting, vacationing in Florida and deep sea fishing. He enjoyed watching wildlife and being outdoors. He was a member of the I.B.E.W., American Motorcycle Association, NRA and Ducks Unlimited. The family received friends on Monday, December 20, 2010 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Bellevue First Baptist Church, where memorial services took place at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Bellevue First Baptist Church or the Humane Society of Eaton County. The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home, Lehman Chapel, Bellevue.

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****BEST HOME LOANS****Refinance for any reason: Mortgage and Land Contract payoffs, BLUE PIT BULL pups. 2 mos. debt-consolidation, home old. Great Christmas presimprovements, property ent. $150-$250. Parents on taxes, foreclosures. Pursite. 517-484-4031 chases too! Includes Houses/ Mobiles/ TERRIER BRINDLE, Modulars. Cash Available BOSTON 8 MONTHS, Beautiful coat for good/bad/ugly credit! and markings, Good with 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 4 6 - 8 1 0 0 children, house broken, neutered, pure bred, shots, MM vet checked, male, playful, friendly to other animals. DRDANIELSANDSON.COM $550. (517)256-4013 CASH REAL ESTATE (517)285-1374 LOANS We Buy Land Contracts. $10,000-$500,000 Pri- BOXER PUPPIES AKC 2 females, 1 male. Shots, vate Money, Fast! Deal wormed, dews, tails. 269with Decision Maker. 967-4885 or 269-274-6155. Michigan Licensed NMLS#138110 800-8376166 or 248-335-6166 BOXER PUPPIES AKC 3 fawn females, $350. Call 517-647-7747 or MM 517-526-3875. BOXER PUPPIES CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! AKC reg. Shots, etc. $450. Call 517-565-3630.

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JACK RUSSELL TERRIER BORN 10/16/10, UKC, family raised. 20+ year breeder. MANY happy customers. Shots, wormed, dewclaws removed. $350. (989)621-7367 (989)7720353

KITTENS - MANY ages, 8 wks. & up. Litter trained $10. 517-819-5287.

LAB PUPPIES AKC Yellow 1st shots, wormed, dews removed, $275, parents on CORGI PUPS, JUST in time site. 517-887-6205. for Christmas. For more information call: LAB PUPPIES Pure b re d, 989-763-2241 chocolate & black, vet checked, shots & wormed. DACHSHUND MINI MALE$250. 989-388-6150 Black/tan, 14 wks. 1 yr. health guar. $275. (H)517- LAB PUPS Ready for Christ784-5225/(C)517-392-0608 mas. AKC, Chocolate & Black. Beautiful. $400. TakENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS ing dep. 989-277-6494. AKC, ready for Christmas. Health guaranteed. $1600. LABRADOODLES & 989-252-6970. GOLDENDOODLES Top quality, wellness guaranENGLISH BULLDOGS AKC, tee, shots, wormed, $400. females, 2 mos., $1800. 6 517-202-4119. mos. $1500. 3 yrs $550. 517-569-3744, 517-879-6773 ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL Liver and White, born 11/24/2010, AKC Registered, Champion lines, $200.00. (616)761-3403 ( 6 1 6 ) 9 0 2 - 3 9 6 4 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES AKC, both parents on site, $600. Big & beautiful. Call 810-516-8792.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS, BOXER PUPS AKC Flashy 1st shots, wormed. 8 fawns & brindles. Parents weeks. $275 each. on site. $300-$400. 989-291-5028. 517-612-0338

SEALED BID STORAGE auction will be held Jan 7, 2011 @ noon. Mains Mini Storage 13894 Hartel Gr Ledge BOXER PUPS AKC- Ready Units rented by S LARGE MALE 12/21. Vet checked, shots, Baribeau, R Cortright and BLONDE/YELLOW Tabby dews, tails. Champion M Adams contain misc cat lost near Harper & lines.$600. 517-902-7994 household & furniture. Onondaga Rds. in Holt. $200, REWARD upon return, 517-202-7202 CAVALON PUPPIES 10 wks, shots, Beautiful King LOST Very small adult gray Charles Cavalier/Papillon cat, Fireside Dr., near pups. Ready for Christmas Forest-Aurelius-Collins Rd. $500.00. (517)862-6196 Lansing. 517-242-4001. CHIHUAHUA/POM PUPS, 6 wks. Shots, wormed, MALE CAT BLACK, neutered small, adorable. $200. and front declawed lost SEE SOURCEADS.COM 517-490-6260 near Potter and Lake Drive OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE in Haslett. If you have seen him please call: COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! 517-339-0831/517-980-4923 Christmas Puppies. $300 & up. 989-426-3866 Karen.

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GORDON SETTER PUPS! AKC, Hunt & health guaranteed! Excellent parents! $450. 989-681-2347

KITTENS 10 weeks to 6 mo. old, shots, wormed, loving indoor family homes only. $15 ea. 517-526-0095

CORGI PUPS: AKC, Show, family. Small dog, big heart. $500-up. 313-550-4429

BIEWERS - YORKIES MALTESE Show-Pet pups & adults, raised TLC, Vet referral $495 up 269-671-5390



GERMAN SHORTHAIR PUPPIES A K C , 9 wks., 2 females, UTD shots. $300. 517-230-2306.



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MINI DACHSHUND 5 TOY POODLE/SHIH-TZU JOHN DEERE LAWN TRACMONTHS , AKC Registered, TOR, #325 series, V-twin CROSS Pups. Black/white parents on site, records, Hydraulic lift, 54" cut. & Brown/white. Ready shots, vet checked, Snow plow, chains. Exc. 12/29. Hypo-allergenic & wormed, ONE ALL BLACK, cond. $2,500. 517-285-5757. no n- sh e d d in g. 61 6 -3 74 ONE BLACK AND TAN DAP3286. PLE. BOTH SMOOTH COAT MALES. $350.00. (989)6617943 RCFARM@4CLD.NET WESTIES are for "Life" NOT JUST THE MINI DACHSHUND HOLIDAYS!!! 100% SEASONED DAPPLES and reds HARDWOOD 3-males 1-female or 734-455-9239 for 4’x8’x16’’ $65 face cord. $350.00. (517)899-0053 our Westies 101 Free delivery. 4 face cord handout $225; 10 face cord $500. PEMBROKE CORGI PUPS 517-663-1006 R eds/sables/tri’s. 1 yr. health guar. $275. (H) 517ALL SEASONED HARD 784-5225/(C)517-392-0608 WOOD Split & delivered. YORKIE PUPPIES ACA $65 per face cord. PERSIAN CROSSES & (1) ½ Ready For Christmas. 517-623-0416. Abyssinian. Inside only kitCall & Reserve Now. tens. $50, to good homes 989-634-9701 C H E R R Y , MAPLE & O A K 517-546-2487, for interview Seasoned firewood. Delivered & STACKED. 4’x8’x16" POM-A-POO/YORKIE MIX $65. 517-651-5214 Male. Vet checked, shots & wormed. Both parents on CHRISTMAS SPECIAL SEASsite. $400. 517-482-5652 ONED hardwood FIREWOOD for Dec. only. $60 POMERANIAN AKC PUPS, face cord with Free deliv$300; Shih-Tzu AKC female ery. Call Jeff 517-719-1281; Pup, $300. Shots, wormed. Carol 517-507-7093. Guaranteed. 231-924-5090 20th YORKIE PUPS $500 Shorkies year selling firewood! & Yorkie-Poos $300/up Merry Christmas. Shots No Shed, Toy Size POMERANIAN PUPS 989.225.1367 2 boys, $200 each. FIREWOOD CHARLOTTE/ Call 517-887-2994. POTTERVILLE AREA $50 YORKIE PUPS 6 mo. & 1.5 per facecord. PUGGLE PUPPIES yrs, both males. 517-930-2153. 7 wks old, 1st shots & 517-589-5844 wormed, small & loveable. $150-250. 989-427-3205. YORKIE XMAS PUPPIES 8 RAGDOLL KITTENS BLUE wks Ready now,Dew Pointe mitted & Bi-color. claws,parents on site, $175. 989-615-4686 shots+wormed, CKC Reg. ** FIREWOOD*** SPECIAL Male $500 Female $600 CALL FOR OUR SPECIAL ROTTWEILER AKC PUPS ( 5 1 7 ) 5 8 9 - 8 4 9 1 PRICING ON MIXED HARDChampion bloodlines. $550 WOOD FIREWOOD BY THE and up. Call 517-552-1912 PULPCORD. (8FT or 517-202-1128. LENGTHS). CAN BE PURCHASED BY THE 1/2 SEMI OR FULL SEMI TRUCKSAVE THIS AD CHRISTMAS LOAD. CALL FOR PRICING PUPPIES HAVE COME TO IN YOUR AREA TOWN. AKC Labrador (989)848-2100 pups, will be 8 wks old during holidays, perfect age for gift. Mother hip & RUBY’S FIREWOOD 4X8X16, elbow O.F.A. Pups - Vet $65 face cord, hardwood. chkd., dewclaws removed, Call 517-391-0914 or 5171st shots & wormed. $475. 505-1983. Call now to pick & reserve 989-593-2308 or cell 989- 1ST & 2ND 4x5 round bales, SEASONED HARDWOOD stored inside & out, $30 & 640-2812. $45/FACE cord. U-pick up. up. Delivery avail. 517-7263 mi. NW of Charlotte. De1135, 517-930-8255 livery avail. 517-543-5749 SHIH TZU PUPPIES Ready for Christmas. Males. 517-589-8332. ALFALFA GRASSWOOD PELLETS FOR pellet EXCELLENT Hay $4 & up. stove. $180/ton (+ tax). Can deliver. 517-641-6034 40lb bags available. Stored inside. Cash. 517-623-6622 SHIH-TZU PUPS Imperials, multi-color, CKC, shots FIRST CUTTING Hay. No UTD, wormed, $350 cash. rain. 50-60# sq. bales. 989-236-5580/989-289-1902 $2.50 bale. Fowlerville area 517-223-8473. SIAMESE BLUE POINT kittens. 8 wks. old, 3 males. HAY 1st & 2nd cutting, sq. or BLACK FRIGIDAIRE MUST $100/each. 517-699-4125. sell, purchased in 2007. round. Also wheat or oat $300/b.o. (517)977-5479 straw, sq. or round. Eagle area. 517-202-2371 SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPIES $350. Call 517-243-0524. I WANT TO buy used washers, dryers, and TEDDY BEAR PUPPIES 2 stoves. Working or not. adorable black males, vet $10-$100 depending upon checked, shots & wormed, condition. 517-337-3054 $275. 989-763-7202 BUYING GARDEN TRAC TORS We buy garden trac- MAYTAG REFRIGERATOR, TEDDY BEAR & SHI-POO tors in need of repair or in WHITE, $200; Elec. stove, pups, 8 wks., shots & running condition. Prefer $100; Maytag Gas Dryer, wormed. Adorable. $350. Allis Chalmers, Ariens, $175; Kenmore 80 series 989-427-3205 Bolens, CASE/Ingersoll, washer, $150; GE dishCub Cadet, John Deere, washer, $100; GE FORD, Gravely, Sears, SimSpacemaker Microwave, TERRIER/BEAGLE MIX pups plicity, Wheel Horse, and $75. All in excellent condiReady for Christmas! 4 fesimilar models. We pick tion. Moving, must sell989males, 1 male. $50/each. up. (989)635-3648 224-2615 or 517-204-0888. 269-749-9920



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

GOLDEN DOODLE PUP CKC MALTESE PUPPIES 12 wks old, 1st shots & wormed, $850. Standard Poodle little puff balls, $250. Pup, AKC/CKC $250. Both 989-427-3205. black males. Shots, wormed. 517-996-2114 MINIATURE PINSCHER GOLDEN DOODLE PUPPIES PUPS 10 wks., black & tan. vet checked, shots & 1st shots, vet chkd. $300. wormed. Litter of 9. $475517-803-9437/517-204-9217 525. 989-763-7202 MINIATURE PINSCHER GOLDENDOODLE PUPS PUPS different ages & colvet checked, shots & ors, $100-$250. Adults wormed, $300. small placement fee to 517-223-9239 right home. 517-857-3036


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Furniture A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD AND Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set. Brand newnever used, sell all for $275. 989-923-1278. A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP mattress set, new in plastic, $195. Call 517-410-4921. Can deliver. A

TEMPERPADIC/ STYLE MEMORY FOAM MATTRESS SET Queen, newnever used, as seen on TV, with warranty. Cost $1,800, Sell $695. Can Deliver 989-832-2401. MM


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


QUEEN SIZE LOG b e d w/head & foot board complete w/pillow top mattress set. $275. 517-541-6694.

Gold, Silver Jewelry 3/4 DIAMOND ROUND CENTER RING, 6 diamonds on each side. 14 ct. gold. Wt. 1 1/5 ct., high clarity. $3500. 517-668-6443

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

PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS Free Estimates. Licensed and Insured. 2x6 Trusses. 45 Year Warranted Galvalume Steel. 19 colors. Since 1976 #1 in Michigan. Call Today 1-800-292-0679 MM POLE BARNS MICHIGAN’S Largest Pole Barn Company (Best Built Barns) Best Quality, Best Service, Best Price. This Week’s Specials Erected 24’x24’x8’-$5495.00 24’x40’x10’-$7995.00 30’x40’x10’-$8995.00 30’x48’x12’-$10,995.00 Licensed/Insured. 1-877802-9591 MM ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 877-895-1828 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

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FOUND WHEEL BALANCE DEVICE, within Charlotte city limits, on Sat. Dec. 18. Call 517-819-2533.


ADORABLE POMAPOO PUPS! Brn, White, fluffy, 7 wks., Great pets, little sweethearts! 8-10 lbs max COLLIE PUPS 6 wks old, 1st $350.00. (517)282-8285. shots, wormed, a good KITS/CATS, RESCUED; ALL ages; many declawed; idea for Christmas. $225 AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVER www.trinityacresrescue. m, $250 fem. 989-587-3914. PUPS! Pics at:; includes neuter/basic medical $45989-315-1055. $135. (517)410-0074

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Classified Liner Ad Deadline – Thursday, 5pm Classified Display Ad Deadline – Tuesday, 5pm

HEALTH CAREERS TRAIN ING. Start at the Blue Heron Academy—Medical Massage, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, Personal Training 888-285-9989 MM


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


OR 1-877-475-SELL(7355)

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

General Help Wanted

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Customer Rep

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


We want to start 50 people for the holidays, sales/svc, conditions apply, all ages 18+. Call 333-1700.



Musical Instruments WE BUY GUITARS, BANJOS, mandolins, ukuleles & accordions! Any condition! Fair, honest, reliable. Locally owned. Call Vintage City Guitars Now! 517-618-0120. MM

(5) BROWNING RIFLES & 1 Shotgun, all Belgium made; REMINGTON 1100 410ga; WINCHESTER Model 88, 284cal. All guns like new or never fired. 517449-0859, St. Johns.

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

YOUTH CLINICIAN - Contractual/employment position(s) providing outpatient therapy, psychotherapy, and counseling for individuals, families, and children utilizing evidence-based treatment practices. Conducts eligibility screens/assessments and makes appropriate referrals to community and other at-risk services. Performs outreach prevention activities within the community, schools, and court system. Provides oversight of youth continuum practices within contractual programs. Compliance with agency record keeping practices utilizing both electronic/hard copy formats required. A Master’s Degree with valid licensure in the Statement of Michigan in a mental health field is required. Summit Pointe is an Equal Employment Opportunity organization. Application available at http://www. - submit to Summit Pointe, Attn: Donna Swift, 140 W. Michigan, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017 or via email to resume@summitpointe. org.

ProfessionalTechnical COMMUNITY TREATMENT SPECIALIST - Position providing assertive community treatment within a mobile multi-disciplinary treatment team. Services are based on the principles of recovery and person-centered practice and performed within the community. Compliance with agency record keeping practices utilizing both electronic/hard copy formats required. Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree in social work or related field with licensure in the State of Michigan as an LMSW or LBSW preferred; Master’s Degree in psychology with Limited Licensure as a Psychologist (LLP) acceptable. Summit Pointe is an Equal Employment Opportunity organization. Application available at http://www.summitpointe .org - submit to Summit Pointe, Attn: Donna Swift, 140 W. Michigan, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017 or via email to resume@

Business Opport. Self Employment

Eaton Rapids

SEMI TRUCK Owner—Operators needed to deliver loads of RV trailers and tent campers across the U.S. and Canada. CDL A and passport required either with your own trailer or leasing one of ours. Call 1-866-764-1601 m MM

Apartments For Rent ACCORD PROPERTIES Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms.

EATON RAPIDS Lansing /E. Lansing Area. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| 517-337-7900 $140,000 New Listing!

GunsAccessories Schools and Training AIRLINES ARE HIRING— Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified—Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-891-2281.

Contractual/employment position(s) providing case management services including assessment, planning, advocacy, linking, coordinating, and monitoring to assist customers in gaining access to needed health, financial, housing, employment, and other services with a focus on recovery. Compliance with agency record keeping practices utilizing both electronic/hard copy formats required. Professional liability insurance mandatory and acceptable driving record mandatory. Must have certification in the State of Michigan as a Licensed Bachelor’s Level or Master’s Level Social Worker (LBSW/LMSW). Summit Pointe is an Equal Employment Opportunity organization. Application available at http://www. - submit to Summit Pointe, Attn: Donna Swift, 140 W. Michigan, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017 or via email to resume@summitpointe. org.

AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved ALWAYS BUYING program. Financial aid if jewelry. All types & ages, qualified - Job placement costume & fine. assistance.. Call Aviation WRAPAROUND CLINICIAN Linda 517-331-1181 Contractual position for Institute of Maintenance receiving wraparound (877) 891-2281. MC service referrals from ANTIQUER BUYING FURcommunity partners. CoNITURE, paintings, lamps, ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE ordination of Child and jewelry, musical instrufrom Home. *Medical, Family Team meetings. ments. Call: 517-886-9795. *Business, *Paralegal, Responsible for coordinat*Accounting, *Criminal ing the strength-based disJustice. Job placement asCASH PAID D iabet ic test covery of children and sistance. Computer availastrips. Area’s original, oldtheir families using visual ble. Financial Aid if qualiest buyer. Friendly & fair. planning techniques to fied. Call 877-895-1828 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179 identify the child and ly’s strengths and needs in MC CASH PAID multiple life domains in a for diabetic test strips. home-based environment. ***ABLE TO TRAVEL** NaUp to $15 per 100 strips. Creation of safety/crisis tional Company Hiring 10 Ph. 517-292-0991 plans as applicable. Coorsharp People. Come train dination of behavioral in Sunny Miami, FL. Free to healthcare treatment recGENERAL MOTORS VOUCH travel all states. No experiommendations with servER WANTED. If you would ence necessary. Paid ice providers for children like to sell your GM vouchtraining/transportation. and families. Compliance er, call John 616-889-2056 OVER 18. 1-866-734-5216. with agency record keepMC ing practices utilizing both I WANT TO buy your workelectronic/hard copy foring appliances. Got cash, mats required. A Master’s will pick up. 517-983-3206 Degree and valid licensure in the State of Michigan in WANTED TO BUY older moa mental health field is retorcycles, snowmobiles & quired. Experience workTRAINCO TRUCK ATVs, running & noning in a home-based envirunning cond. 810-394-2577 ronment preferred. SumDRIVING SCHOOL mit Pointe is an Equal EmDay-Eve-wkend Classes ployment Opportunity orWWII UNIFORMS- MEN’S or Job Placement Assistance ganization. Application Women’s & military equipClass B Training (1 day) available at http://www. ment. 616-916-8271. (517) 887-1600 - submit Train Local Save Hassle to Summit Pointe, Attn: Donna Swift, 140 W. Michigan, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017 or via email to resume@summitpointe. org. HAND HEWED BROAD Axe made, 100-150 yr. old barn beams. Reasonable. Call: 989-224-7374 no Sun. calls. CLINICIAN - Contractual position providing outpa2011 is the year to invest tient therapy, psychotherin your future. Become apy, and counseling for one of the 57% of newly adults and children utilizMicrosoft Certified individing evidence-based treatuals who expect a pay ment practices. Compliraise in 2011. Call today to ance with agency record find out about our new keeping practices utilizing professional certification both electronic/hard copy programs from New Horiformats required. Profeszons. 1-888-413-7876 Tuisional liability insurance tion Options are available mandatory. Must have certification in the State of Michigan as a licensed Master’s level Social Worker (LMSW). Summit Pointe is an Equal Employment Opportunity organiFull time positions availzation. Application availaable in all departments. ble at http://www. No experience needed - submit will train. Great pay and to Summit Pointe, Attn: bonus plan. Must be able Donna Swift, 140 W. Michito start immediately. Call gan, Battle Creek, Michifor interview today and gan 49017 or via email to start tomorrow! resume@summitpointe. 517-783-1303. org.


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General Help Wanted


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Hospitals & Insurance Companies Now Hiring!

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Accelerated Career Training Program & Job Placement

It’s all your Town!

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ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS from Home! YearRound Work! Excellent Pay! No Experience! Top US Company! Glue Gun, Painting, Jewelry, More! Toll Free 1-866-844-5091 MM



Business Opport. Self Employment

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

DO YOU EARN $800 IN A DAY? Your Own Local Candy Route. 25 Machines And Candy All For $9995. All Major Credit Cards Accepted 877-915-8222 MM Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

ALISON HOUSE-SECTION 8 Subsidized barrier free apartments for persons w/ physical disabilities. Property built 2006, Free Heat & water. Large 1 & 2 Bdrms, Delta Township, Michigan, Call 517-323-4222 for an appointment. Equal Housing Opportunity.

COOLEY/LCC NEAR: 1 bdrm apt. Secure building, $510/mo. + $250 security LOG HOME reduced from deposit. 517-347-0314. $187K to $144K. 3 bdrm., 1430 sq. ft. on 5 acres. Pole barn. 40 mi. NW of Lansing FRANDOR AREA 1400 sf., 3 989-855-3069 (cell) 989bdrms., 2 baths, formal liv. 640-1677, 989-640-1393. & din. rms, spacious kitchen, rent includes heat, water, carport, trash pickup. Safe secure bldg., on-site owner. No pets. $775 per mo. 517-881-2049.

When you need repairs around the home - and you need them fast- check the service directory in the Source


AIRPORT NEAR 2 bdrm, clean, $525. heat & water incl. $300 sec. dep. 517323-4164 or 517- 482-6079.

Other Michigan Property

Medical 15 Medical Billing Trainees Needed!

Down Town Around Town

Country lovers – this 3 bedroom, 2 full bath ranch has a partially finished basement, 2 car attached garage, all on 10.51 acres – located on a paved road north of Eaton Rapids. Call Kim 6634500. Ross & Assoc

NOW HIRING: Companies Desperately Need Employees to Assemble Products at Home. Electronics, CD Stands, Hair Barrettes, Many More. No Selling, Any Hours. 1-985-646-1700 Dept. MI-1530 MM

Manufactured Homes FREE MOVE

Homes For Sale FREE FORECLOSURE LIST INGS Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now. 800880-2517 MM Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

RELOCATE YOUR HOME AND SAVE! Up to $8,500 in relocation Expenses, PLUS Discounted Site Rent. $199*/mo. for 3 yrs. Call Kensington Meadows (888)-605-2237 *Annual market

incr. apply. Site rent returns to full market rate in 4th year. Home must satis fy community move-in requirements. Expires 12/30/10 EHO

FRANDOR/CHESTER RD., MSU FREE HEAT-WATER! Spacious 2 bdrm. Quiet, clean, lg. closets, laundry, carport, storage area. Desirable neighborhood on bus route. $625. 517-641-7645 LANSING AREA- 1 & 2 bdrm, Starting from $400 + dep. Includes utilities. 517-372-6250 ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. Beautiful Park setting. Close to schools & shopping. Laundry hookup. SUNTREE APARTMENTS 1100 Sunview Dr. 989-224-8919 EHO

3 Bed/2 Bath Homes, Payments starting as low as $599 mo! 3 Bed/ 2 Bath, All Appliances, W/D, Central Air, Holt Schools, Pet Friendly No Application fees ! All Credit Considered! New and Pre-owned Homes Available Call Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows TODAY! 1-888-259-3891 * Must close by 12-27-10*

Apartments Suburbs

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

Duplexes For Rent

EAST LANSING Upperscale MASON--FREE HEAT! duplex in Whitehills area. 3 2 Bdrms Avail. Now! $300 bdrm., 1 1/2 baths, plus Security Deposit. $645/mo. W/D, new windows, insuVouchers accepted. Spalation R39, $1050 + deposcious 1,000 sq. ft. it. Call Jill at 517-410-6750 Water/Sewer/Trash incl. or Mary at 517-347-1127. Pet-friendly. 517-244-0672 OKEMOS, 2056 HAMILTON GRAND LEDGE - 4/plex. EXCELLENT NEIGHBORHOOD, Near Meridian Mall behind walk to downtown shops & Meijers, near bus. 1 bdrm., parks. Lg. fenced yard, no $300+ util., 1 mo. sec. dep. pets. 2 bdrm. $700 Incl. all includes trash. No pets. util. Dennis: 517-348-6124 517-410-7257

NO RENT UNTIL Feb. Call Today Certain conditions

Old Orchard Apts.



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

Mobile Homes For Rent

Homes For Rent

Homes For Rent

SOUTH LANSING Very clean 3 bdrm., 1 bath home in nice neighborhood. $725+ deposit & utilities (517)694-4730


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

MOBILE HOME FOR rent Deposit required, no pets. Sec. 8 welcome. 517-482-4322

Florida Property For Rent

ST JOHNS 3 bdrm./bath. 1792 sq.ft. NASCAR SPEED WEEK Rent to own!! Only $369 2 bdrm. condo for rent, per mo. Brand new carpet February 12-19, 2011, & appliances. Contact The at Daytona Beach, on the Meadows of St. Johns, beach. $1500. (989) 224-7707. Please call 517-676-4453 if interested. WEST LANSING Waverly schools. 2 bdrm. ranch 1 full ba., 1 car gar., fenced backyard, shed, Sec. 8/MSHDA ok, nice quiet subd., busline, pets ok. $500 mo. + utils. . DOWNTOWN 408 W. Ionia, Call 517-410-7257. furnished, close to LCC and Cooley. $335 per month utilities incl. WILLIAMSTON 3 BDRM., 517-749-3890 1 bath, home on the river. 2 car garage, $750 mo. + utils. Call 517-881-8776.


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Apartments MSU-LCC-Cooley APT 1-3 BED NEWLY REMODELED 50 FEET FROM LCC from $535 517-204-5550 DOWNTOWN 408 W. Ionia, 1 bdrm., garage, basement. Close to LCC and Cooley. $575 per month utilities included. 517-749-3890

OLD TOWN - 1228 N. Washington. lg. 1 bdrm., office, lg. clean bsmnt. w/washer & dryer hookup, 1 blk. from Riverwalk & park. Can text pictures. $575+ util. for 1 or $600 + dep. & util. for 2. 517-285-4489.

Apartments Lansing 209½ E. MT. Hope - 1 bdrm., outside terrace, newer appliances & drywall. Clean & well maintained. Can text pictures. $490+ deposit, includes util. Can be furnished. 517-285-4489. 4823 SOUTH PENNSYLVA NIA NEAR JOLLY, s p a cious 2 bdrm. $525 + dep. includes heat & water. References. 517-3395330/517-420-1514 BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 2 bedroom, $325-$540. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512.

S. SIDE very nice, clean, quiet 2 bdrm., $475, washer/dryer hookup. 517-388-0584.

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

Condominiums For Rent H A S L E T T : 2 B D R M S , 1.5 baths, air, washer/dryer deck. On Golf Course/lake, avail now. 517-663-1287

1st Month Rent FREE when you sign a 12 mo. lease! Forest View Apts, Haslett * Immediate Occupancy * Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 HASLETT Lakefront on * PET WELCOME Lake Lansing w/dock, * Single level bldg w/ prigazebo, beautiful view. vate entries patio. Luxury 2 bdrm w/ * Washer/Dryer hook ups office, condo/ apt. New in utility room maple kitchen, black/ * Vaulted ceiling in living stainless appliances, carroom pet, central air, granite. * Storage access W/D. No big dogs, incl * Lovely wooded setting lawn, trash, snow. $930. * Close to everything 517-853-6307. Call today for info and tour! 517-349-2250 Conditions apply.


Quiet community with spectacular lake views. Move in specials. Located btwn E. Lansing & Jackson. Off US-127 in Mason!

517-676-8877 GRAND LEDGE 2 bdrm. fireplace, garage, central air, washer & dryer, $750$775. 517-282-9669 or 517-349-8000

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

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LEASE TO OWN O f f i c e /Warehouse. 5000 sf total. 2000 sf office. All heated & air conditioned. Located in Rensen Center. JollyPennsylvania area. Rate as low as $1250/mo. 331-1734 M-F 8-5 for more details.




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Estate of RITA BERNITA BERTRAM Date of birth: July 26, 1922 TO ALL CREDITORS:* NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, RITA BERNITA BERTRAM, who lived at 431 Leland Place, Lansing, MI died September 11, 2010. Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to ALEX SPITZLEY, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 1045 Independence Blvd., Charlotte, MI 48813 and the named/proposed personal representative within 4 months after the date of publication of this notice. John E. Wieber P.C. John E. Wieber P28441 201 E. State Street St. Johns, MI 48879 989-224-9449


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PAINTING Interior/Exterior, Top Quality Work, Fair Rates, Free Estimates, References. Call Mike Warren at 627-7732 or 256-2600

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

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Snow Removal ALL SEASONS PROPERTY CARE Commercial & residential snow removal & lawn care. Fully lic. & insured. Prompt & free estimates w/senior cit. discounts. Will meet or beat any competitors price on comparable work. Family owned & operated for 10 years. Call 517-303-4259


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

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LARGE 1 BDRM APT. in CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & Grand Ledge, overlooking GRAND LEDGE: Updated lg. COMPUTER REVIVER: 1200 sf., 2 BR., + bsmnt., Upgrades, 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., the park & river, includes internet repair, virus, laundry hookup. 1.5 bath, 2 spyware removal, heat, water, sewer & trash heat & water, $530 mo. + data rec. 30 day story w/garage, lg. kitchen wrnty. Erik 517-484-6364. included. 517-202-3964. dep. No pets, no smoking. Housecalls. & bdrms,. w/balcony. Call 517-242-4867. Fresh paint, newer carpet. No big dogs. Includes COLONIAL VILLAGE trash, lawn & snow. $730 + AREA: 1 bedroom Quiet MASON util. 517-853-6307 Area. No Smoking, No 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, Pets. Call 517-485-4300 central air, washer/ dryer. From $750. HOUSING 517-282-9669 DISCRIMINATION? Gary’s Drywall Finishing DOWNTOWN LOFT 517-349-8000 Call The Fair Housing "Hang, Finish and Repair" 1 bdrm. loft, 1000 sq.ft., Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR. 517-927-3853 wood floors, stainless pliances, laundry, secured Email the Lansing Community Email the Lansing Community garage parking. $950/mo. Newspapers 24/7 at: Newspapers 24/7 at: 517-482-8771 or 5600.

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WAVERLY/WILLOW Large 2 bdrm, air, appliances, carpeting. Heat pd. $560 mo. Call 517-3519321 or 517-694-8988.

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


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7143 E. Saginaw Hwy., 3 HOLT CLEAN! 3BR,1.5BA, bdrm., 1 bath, 1668 sq. Air, Dishwasher, W/D ft. ranch style home. Full hookup, Private Drive, BATH 6067 Park Lake Rd. bsmnt., attached garYard & Shed. No smoking close to highways. Unique age. $800+ deposit. or pets. $750/mth incl. wa3 bdrm. w/lakefront lot, 517-622-6059 ter & sewer. (517) 507-3887 firepit, dock, home has www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. stove, refrig., WD hookup, com air cond., deck & shed. HOLT Must see to appreciate. Large 2 bdrm. duplex. $850. 517-243-0554. Nice yard. W/D hookup. HASLETT- (2) HOMES. 2 $650 water & sewer includbdrm. w/pond/wildlife & 3 BE A HOME OWNER Rent to ed. No pets. 517-694-1899. bdrm. Both incl. applianown. Owner will finance. ces, washer/dryer. Both Land Contract available.  close to schools, many exCall 517-202-3121.  WEBBERVILLE- 2 bdrm.  tras. Immediate occupan duplex, 2 car garage,  cy. $800-$900.  $725/mo. 517-521-3242  517-339-3038.  or 810-923-0910. CHARLOTTE    4285 Matthews Rd. 3 bdrm., 2 bath, 1300+ sq. LANSING ft. ranch home. Full 230 Francis, 1027 HICKORY ST., Lansing bsmnt., 2 car garage. Small 1 bedroom, 1 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1 car 517-622-6059 bath home. garage, Basement. Lg. or Storage shed. fenced yard. $800. Pets www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. 517-622-6059 2 & 3 bdrm., newly welcome for small fee. com or rennovated homes. New 810-577-1102 www.sundancefamilyhome carpet, newer appliances. No pets. Section 8 wel810-397-3026 come. Available immedi- DAKIN, 1022 3 bdrm., new ately! $625-$775 + deposit vinyl windows, oak floor in & utilities. 517-819-3082. living/dining rm., kitch. appl., full bsmt. w/WD LANSING- 231 S. 2 BDRM., 2200 1/2 N. East hookup, enclosed front Francis, 3 bedroom, St., Lansing. $525 mo., porch, garage, fenced dishwasher, $525 deposit. Heat & water yard. $700 + util. Also, 2706 washer/dryer. $650.00 CANADIAN FISHING CABincld. References. Call 517W. Jolly. 4 BR. 517-372-4504 + deposit. INS for RENT. Walleyes, 290-2425. Call 517-204-4451 jumbo perch, big northerns. Call Hugh or 2 BDRM. FILLEY ST. EnEATON RAPIDS Doris toll free 800-426-2550 closed front porch. Very for free brochure. Or look 3603 Gale Rd., 2 bdrm., 2 nice. $395 plus utilities. at our website LANSI NG - 2, 4 & 5 bdrm full bath, 1130 sq. ft. Call 517-203-0873. houses and 2 bdrm apts. & ranch style home. Slab MM duplexes. $575-$800. Local bsmnt., no garage. 4229 CHICKORY Lansing owner cell 989-550-1181. $650+ deposit. SE. Newer 3 bdrm. ranch, 517-622-6059 full basement, new carpet www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. & vinyl, very nice. com $800/mo. OKEMOS B eautiful ope n Call Ron 323-4106. foyer & floor plan, 5 BRs + den, 4 full baths, 2 GRAND LEDGE: 1, 2 & 3 LANSING HOME 2 to 3 whirlpools, 3 car garage, 3 bdrm., $420 to $535 + MASON bdrm., neat & clean, fresh season room, deck, fin. sec. dep. No pets. 600 E. Columbia. 2 bdrm., paint. Just remodeled. Call bsmt., lg yard & woods. No Call 517-627-2391, or 1.5 bath, deck, garage. Terry 517-641-7271 or Tom pets. $2495 mo. + utils., 517-896-3285. $700+ util. Call 719-5600 517-214-7648. dep. & ref. 517-337-1007.




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TL 3.2 TYPE S 2003 $6500 Loaded, Lthr, 137000 hwy mi., runs exellent, nice. 517-488-8881

KIA AMANTI 2005 $9995 4 dr. Luxury Sedan, loaded, new brakes/battery, 91K mi. Dave 517-285-6626

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

Toyota CAMRY LE V6 1998 $2,500 6 cyl, A/T, Dual Airbag, ABS, 172400mi., Blue 517-355-9958

Buick LESABRE CUSTOM, 1998 166K mi., 3800-V6, runs great. Good condition.

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

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Automobiles Wanted

DTS, 2003 $5,900 150K+ hwy. mi., Diamond white, moon, well maint. Excellent condition 517-204-4343


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

Chrysler-Plymouth PT CRUISER TOURING, 2003 117K hwy. mi., Custom paint. Excellent condition.


KIA SPECTRA 2002 $4500 80K+ mi., 35 mpg., 2 yr. warr. Clean carfax. Excellent cond. 517-525-4444

Lincoln CONTINENTAL 2002 $5,950 8 cyl, AM/FM/Cassette/CD, Lthr, 98500mi., Gold 517-712-8341

Mercury MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS 1997 $1500 190,000 mi., dependable car Call & lv msg 517-482-6623

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TOWN & COUNTRY LXI, 2001 $4800 130+K hwy. mi., Immpecably maintained, spotless Excellent condition. 517-525-4444

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

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VEHICLES WANTED DEAD/ALIVE Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same day pickup. 7 Days. 517-487-8704

Saturn SATURN ION COUPE 2004 $6000 1 owner, auto, brand new trans. by GM, new brakes, 98K mi., lthr, clean 248-640-6448

Sport Utility Vehicles RAINIER SUV, 2004 $10,900 80K+ mi., AWD, NAV, moon, leather. $45K new. Excellent condition 517-204-4343 CADILLAC ESCALADE 2007 12 cyl, Lthr, 50000mi., Off White

$27,000 732-485-2438

Subaru LEGACY OUTBACK AWD, 1998 $3500/OBO 175K mi. New eng. & tires, 2 sunroofs, auto, loaded, leather, Great cond. 517-487-5326

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

Junk Cars Wanted CARS & TRUCKS WANTED Paying cash. 7 days a week. BUYING JUNK CARS 7-days per week!!!

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BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098

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