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Four vie for two seats on Waverly School Board tion of School Boards. • Mary Ann Martin, 64, has lived in Waverly for over 35 years, choosing DELTA TWP. - Two incumbents and to live here even before she and her two challengers make up the field of husband had children. The three Marcandidates for the Waverly Commutin children were educated in the disnity Schools board election Nov. 2. trict from kindergarten through high Mary Ann Martin and Calvin Jones school graduation. are running to retain their seats; WaA registered nurse with a bacheverly High School grad Trevor Pollo lor’s in Nursing from the University and former Waverly High School prin- of Michigan, Martin is also an Internacipal David Percival hope to replace tional Board Certified Lactation Conthem. sultant, a La Leche League leader and The two top-vote getters will win serves as a Kids Hope mentor at the the seats. elementary level in Waverly. She has served on the school Personal board for 8 and 1/2 years, holding the offices of secretary, treasurer and • Calvin Jones, who has an asvice-secretary/treasurer. sociates’s degree from Lansing Com• David Percival, 67, has spent 10 munity College and has participated years in the Waverly district, nine of in Michigan Political Leadership at them as principal of the high school. Michigan State, Leadership Michigan He has four children: Matthew, a through the Chamber of Commerce and LCC’s Community Leadership De- fourth grader at Winans; Claire, a sixth velopment, has lived in the district for grader at East; Kaitlyn, a high school junior, and Kyle, a 2004 Waverly grad 33 years. currently a graduate student at CenHe has four children and four tral Michigan. exchange students who are Waverly Percival has a bachelor’s and masgrads. A registered lobbyist, he is the ter’s from Michigan State. director of public relations, inclusion • Trevor J. Pollo, 19, has lived and equity and organizational assessall his life in the Waverly district, atment and training for the Lansing tending school here for 13 years and Board of Water and Light. graduating from Waverly High School. He served in the U.S. Marine He is currently a full-time pre-law stuCorps and has been on the Waverly dent at MSU. school board for nine years, serving Previously Pollo worked as a partas president, treasurer, secretary, vice time manager at Jersey Giant Subs secretary/treasurer and trustee and and volunteered with political camhas gained board certification with distinction from the Michigan Associa- paigns in the area.




Even though Waverly has managed resources well over the years, its fund balance is shrinking and balancing the budget is a struggle. What specific budget proposals will you bring to the board? Calvin Jones: I would encourage and endorse future legislatures that support education as their first priority for funding in the state of Michigan. Mary Ann Martin: Although it will be difficult, Waverly needs to find ways to match the income received to the expenses incurred for each year. This will take the collaboration of all parties involved in Waverly to make this possible. David Percival: I can only recommend that, as Waverly plans the budget, we keep in mind the end product, that of educating our students. To do that, we have to provide funds to support the curriculum necessary for them to be successful in this and the future economy, maintain our buildings and grounds for the environment necessary to learn, provide a nutritional source and have available a transportation system to get them to school. See Board/page 13

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King, Queen Waverly’s Homecoming King Ramadan Ahmeti and Queen Summer Chahin were crowned Oct.8 at halftime of the football game against Jackson Northwest. Waverly won 18-16.


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News in brief munity Library, 226 S. Bostwick, in Charlotte. H.E.A.R.T. has been established to promote best practices in animal welfare in Eaton County by encouraging the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats, advocating for and seeking to improve conditions for impounded animals, assisting the public in responsible pet ownership, and reducing the number of adoptable dogs being euthanized in Eaton County. For further information, call (517) 543-0288.

Eaton Democrats to hold county convention DELTA TWP. - The Eaton County Democratic Party will hold its County Convention for the purpose of electing the Statutory Executive Committee on Monday, Nov. 22, at the Charlotte Public Library, 226 S. Bostwick St., Charlotte. The convention will commence at 6 p.m.

Private music lesson scholarships awarded DELTA TWP. - Money that was raised during the Waverly Alumni Concert that was held in May 2009 is now being used to provide private music lesson scholarships to current Waverly High School students. Students had to complete an application to be considered for a scholarship. In all, 22 students completed and wereawarded a scholarship. The total amount awarded was $1,540. Rob Spagnuolo, Waverly Chief Operations Officer and the producer of the Waverly Alumni Concert, said, “I am extremely pleased that the efforts of the alumni from Waverly Community Schools will allow current students to further their musical abilities with these scholarships

Boat rides offered at Woldumar Nature Center DELTA TWP. - Woldumar Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing Road, will be hosting a community event Saturday, Oct. 16, from noon-4 p.m. Take a pontoon boat ride down the Grand River and enjoy the fantastic fall colors. This naturalist-led program will allow visitors to explore the Grand River ecosystem and appreciate all of autumn’s exciting changes. Details: 517-322-0030.

Excursion down the Grand River set for Oct. 16 DELTA TWP. - Load up your canoe or kayak and join the Eaton County Parks Naturalist Saturday, Oct. 16, for a three hour excursion down the Grand River from Delta Mills Park to Fitzgerald Park and enjoy breathing in the crisp cool air

Delta library Friends plan Drop In, Drop Off event

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T Students at Our Savior Lutheran School in Delta Township were selected as students of the month for showing respect. Those pictured from left to right are: Garrett Grulke; Anna Zander; Flora Kulang; Joshua Kingsley; Diana Gildo; Lincoln Ostrander; Cheryl Johnson; Godfrey Gildo. while taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn. Participants will meet and launch at Delta Mills Park, 7001 Old River Trail, at 1 p.m. Individuals are encouraged to bring snacks, water, and warm clothes. The crew will be arriving at Fitzgerald Park at approximately 4 p.m. and will have the opportunity to warm up with hot chocolate in the Fitzgerald Park Nature Center while waiting for a shuttle back to the launch point. The Parks Department has a limited supply of canoes available for use at a cost of $10 per person. Program fee is $5 per person with your own canoe or kayak. Advanced registration is required. Visit or call the park office at 517-627-7351.

Waverly schools to host Preschool Story Time DELTA TWP. - The Waverly Community Schools are pleased to announce a monthly Preschool Story Time at each of our four elementary school buildings. All preschool age children are invited to attend with an accompanying adult to these free events.

A guest reader will read one or more books to the preschool children, and then each child will receive a free children’s book to take home with them. The Preschool Story Time readings will take place from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on the last Friday of each month. The events will be hosted in the libraries of Colt Elementary, Elmwood Elementary, Winans Elementary, and Windemere View Elementary.

DELTA TWP. - A Drop In,Drop Off Book Event will be held Saturday,Oct. 23,11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Delta Library parking lot. Clean up and clean out all your closets and bookshelves. The group is looking for gently used,clean books. Just get them to your car, drive them to library, they’ll do the rest. They’ll meet you in the parking lot of Delta Library, rain or shine. No need to get out your car. Friend’s annual book and bake sale in August was a super success. Now they need more books. This is not a recycling event. All the books you bring will be taken downstairs to the Friends’ Bookstore.

Veterans Day Tribute set for Nov. 6

The 2010 Capital City Veterans Day Tribute will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Pattingill Middle School, 626 Marshall St, Lansing, MI. The GRAND LEDGE - The Eaton Tribute will commence at 10 a.m. in County Democratic Party will hold the auditorium. the October regular meeting on TuesThis year there will be a free day, Oct. 19, beginning at 7 p.m. at breakfast which will begin at 8 a.m. the Log Jam in Grand Ledge. (Limited to 500) The menu is scramTo add an item to the agenda con- bled eggs, sausage or bacon, hash tact John Strachan either by e-mail to browns, cut fruit, coffee, juice, ies, and muffins. or by phone at 517-896-8173. There will be several displays from local community service proAnimal advocate group to viders and veteran organizations. The Tribute will begin with a hold Oct. 21 meeting EATON CO. - The public is invited Massing of the Colors. This years to attend the Thursday, Oct. 21 meet- musical guests include the Brass Quintet, an ensemble from Michiing of Helping Eaton Animals Regan’s own 126th Army Band, Glen source Team or H.E.A.R.T. Erin Pipe Band and the Ingham It will be held at 7:15 p.m. in the Spartan Room of the Charlotte Com- County Diversity Choir.

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DELTA TWP. - Waverly High School is turning to Shakespeare for its fall play, but it is Shakespeare with a twist. Set in the 1980s and di-

rected by Richard Redman, the play features a group of high school drama club students gathered at a friend’s house to finish their club’s homecoming float while run-

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Nurse to narrate slide show on Haiti DELTA TWP. - On Sunday Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. the Delta Presbyterian Church, 6100 W. Michigan Ave. just east of Creyts, invites the community to a special program. Sybil Weaver, a nurse in the Lansing area for almost 50 years will narrate a slide presentation of working with a team of others in a clinic in Haiti. They were in CapHaiten, an area north of the actual earthquake. Free will offering will be

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LANSING - The 80th Annual Sauerkraut Supper at the First United Methodist Church, 3827 Delta River Dr., will be Tuesday, Oct. 19. This is a family style dinner with the first reserved seating at 5 p.m. and additional reserved seating at 5:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The meal starts with heaping platters of tender roast pork; hand peeled mashed potatoes with brown gravy, sauerkraut, homemade German noodles known as “Knoepfles,” green beans with ham pieces, applesauce, white and rye bread, and spiced doughnuts for dessert. Beverages offered are coffee, hot tea, milk and ice water. Childcare for infants is available during the meal in the nursery. The First United Methodist Church is located at the southeast corner of N. Waverly Road and Delta River Drive in the northwest area of Lansing. The Sauerkraut Supper

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ELECTION 2010: State Representative, 71st District

State rep hopefuls share their views By ALAN MILLER

GRAND LEDGE — Voters in the race to replace Rick Jones in the 71st District House seat, representing most of Eaton County, have a choice between two candidates offering different views of how to approach the state’s problems. Both candidates were asked questions about their approach to issues of taxation, decisions over providing services, and how to overcome partisan gridlock, and their answers show their different approaches to the issues. Here are the questions asked, and each candidate’s responses:


On several occasions, the legislature has considered proposals to modify Michigan’s sales tax, by reducing the rate while expanding its scope to include some services as well as goods. In what ways would this help or harm the state’s revenue picture? In what ways would this help or harm job creation efforts?


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In the new service-based economy, the legislature has been exploring alternative options to raise revenue because the large revenue source that used to come from the Big 3 auto companies has fallen dramatically. We need to be very careful, however, before modifying our current taxes during this difficult economic time. While I am willing to examine all options that would help us in our recovery efforts, I would first be interested in having a conversation with our state’s job creators – small businesses – before even considering any changes because we do not want to do anything that may harm their sales, force layoffs, or put them out of business. Additionally, the legislature must seriously re-think the Michigan Business Tax – specifically, the MBT surcharge – which penalizes job creators for doing business in Michigan.

Shaughnessy: Expanding the sales tax to services is bad for Michigan businesses and bad for Michigan consumers. Small businesses are the backbone of economic vitality and expanding the sales

tax to services would have a devastating impact on many of them. I have talked to several small business owners who have told me their customers have already cut back on services they were willing to pay for during better economic times. Adding a tax on those services would only make it worse. Any tax increase during these challenging economic times would harm job creation efforts if we do not make reforms to government and reduce spending. We must make Michigan a more business friendly state so we can attract jobs and put our residents back to work.

Theresa Abed

Deb Shaughnessy

w Party: Democrat

w Party: Republican

w Age: 56

w Age: 49

w City of residence: Charlotte Grand Ledge w Occupation: Cusw Occupation: School tomer service representative for famsocial worker, Eaton County Commisily-owned insurance agency - Charlotte sioner, Field Liaison for Michigan State University’s School of Social Work, thera- Insurance Agency (on leave right now to campaign full-time) pist for St. Vincent Catholic Charities. w Education: St. Johns High School,1979; w Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Social General Associates Degree, Lansing Work - Wayne State University; Master’s Community College, 2007 Degree in Social Work - Wayne State University; Michigan Political Leadership w Political experience: I worked in the Program Fellowship - Michigan State Michigan House and Senate for 10 years University in various capacities for several Republican legislators. I served the people of Michigan’s current busi- w Political experience: Eaton County Charlotte as their mayor for four years ness tax has been Commissioner - 2007 to present and served four years on the Charlotte described as thrown w Family: Two adult children. City Council before I was elected mayor. together at the last minute as a budget w Campaign website: My colleagues on the council elected me deadline approached. Mayor Pro Tem during my last year as a Do you think the current business councilor. tax helps or harms job creation efforts? Abed: As state representative, I will strongly sup- w Family: Married, two grown children How? port efforts to repeal the Michigan Busi- w Campaign website: Shaughnessy: ness Tax surcharge. Business owners are telling me the Michi- In order to replace the lost revenue, I think gan Business Tax (MBT) is worse than that we need to seriously consider reneLooking at the spending what it replaced – the Single Business gotiating this state’s vendor contracts side of Michigan’s Tax (SBT). and consider closing some of the tarbudget, the biggest “eleOne certified public accountant I talked to geted corporate tax loopholes that are phants in the room” are corrections, who deals with the MBT on a regular running up massive deficits. Medicaid and education. Without subbasis, says it is much more complicated Our state currently pays out more in corstantial additional revenue, spending than the SBT. porate tax loopholes than it brings in as for one or more of these must be sigIt is also so vaguely written that Treasury revenue – and that is bankrupting our nificantly reduced. continues to liberally interpret it in ways state. How do you plan to approach this that increases the tax liability on busiproblem? nesses. Shaughnessy: The MBT surcharge must be eliminated Businesses are not going to invest in a immediately. It is a tax on top of a tax, state that doesn’t have a predictable tax Abed: which is devastating to our businesses. structure. He pointed out that the MBT The corrections budget is out of control. has already been amended more than Other changes would include increasing While Medicaid and Education programs eighty times. the threshold for businesses to qualify account for large portions of the budget, for the Small Business Credit and reducthey also provide vital and necessary serAbed: ing or eliminating the personal property vices to the public. It’s important to remember that governtax on equipment. We must look at ways to reduce correcment doesn’t create jobs, businesses I would call on the next governor to tions spending, while also maintaining do. And speaking with Michigan’s small put together a bi-partisan group of public safety. business owners, it is clear that the stakeholders to thoroughly review the Michigan Business Tax, as currently writWe should consider reforms that may MBT and come up with a replacement ten, penalizes these job providers for involve less jail time for non-violent, that addresses the concerns of business doing business in Michigan and strengthvictimless crimes and instead consider owners and has been thoroughly examening Michigan’s economy. stronger fines and/or make use of ined by experts and those who are new tracking technology, so that these impacted by it. offenders can continue to work, pay off What changes would This is going to take time to make sure it their fines, and remain valuable, tax-payimprove the business is done right and addresses the issue of ing members of society. tax? any possible loss in revenue. Both issues A good example – Michigan currently (the changes and the possible loss of rev- incarcerates individuals for failure to pay If these changes resulted in lower enue) need to be dealt with simultanerevenue, how would you replace that their child support. ously, not separately. revenue? w City of residence:




While I am not sympathetic to “deadbeat” moms and dads who are skipping out on their payments – during these rough economic times, many non-custodial parents have lost their jobs and simply do not have the income to pay. As a result, many of them are tossed in jail and charged with felonies – behind bars, they still aren’t making child support payments and now they are also a burden on the taxpayers. After they are released, they will have a much more difficult time finding work because of their status as a felon – resulting in a cycle that will eventually leave a tremendous burden on taxpayers, without achieving the ultimate goal of ensuring that child support is paid.

Shaughnessy: I would approach the state’s budget the same way I did as a mayor and in the same way families do every day. As mayor, I worked with the city council to set priorities and we based our funding on those priorities. In the same way, families have to decide which items are important and which ones need to be cut. The State needs to do the same thing. I believe government should play a limited role in people’s lives and it has simply become too big and bureaucratic. Government cannot be all things to all people. We need to take a look at every program that receives state funding to see if it is producing results and if it is a priority. Per prisoner costs in this state are higher than the states around us and we need to take a closer look at why. Many suggestions have been made to reduce these costs, including privatizing food service, eliminating pay for prisoners, reinstating prisoner telephone use charges, and reducing overtime. I am a strong advocate of protecting the current per pupil foundation allowance and believe we need to look at other areas of education costs to save money. We must encourage school districts to continue streamlining and consolidating non-instructional services and provide them incentives to consolidate districts if they choose to. Like all other public employee groups, more of the cost of health care and retiree benefits must be shifted to employees. These unfunded liabilities are unsustainable at their current levels. See Rep/page 9

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With regards to Medicaid, the new federal healthcare legislation includes restrictions that don’t allow the State to make many changes in optional services that would significantly reduce costs. The State can apply for federal waivers for mental health services and should focus on more preventative care and wellness services for Medicaid recipients, which would save money in the long run.


If neither party controls the governorship and both houses of the legislature, can the state afford to avoid making hard decisions?

If not, what points are you willing to one party controls the Governorship and compromise on in order to reach agreeboth Houses, we must work together and ment, and on what points will you insist make difficult decisions that are a benefit the other party come around to your to the State in the long run. position? Short-term quick fixes are not the answer and will not lead Michigan out of its Shaughnessy: recession. I have knocked on thousands of doors and people are very frustrated with the partisan bickering in Lansing. Abed: Regardless of which party controls which I will put aside the partisanship and work branch of government, there is never with both Republicans and Democrats to an excuse for elected officials to avoid deliver long term solutions. making the tough decisions – that is their I am deeply dedicated to serving the job. people and am very aware of the fact that my responsibility as an elected offi- We have a very challenging assignment in the next legislature, because Michigan cial would be to support sound public cannot afford to go two or four more policy – whomever it comes from. Even if

years without solutions to the problems that we are facing. As a county commissioner, I have a proven record of working across the aisle to get results for the citizens in my county. That will not change when I get to the Capitol. I am always willing to come to the table and negotiate and I understand that I will not always get what I want– but that is the way government is supposed to work. People from different background and different ideologies are supposed to come together and put together a plan that is best for everyone. However, one area that I am not willing to compromise on is educational funding.

As an educator, I have experienced the devastating cuts that politicians have made and I have witnessed the impact that has on our students’ ability to learn. Education funding is an investment in our future. We cannot expect to come out of this recession, if we do not have the educated workforce that 21st century businesses demand. After such drastic cuts last year, I will not accept more cuts that will harm our children’s future and our state’s economic stability.

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Rep: 71st District candidates share their views


ELECTION 2010: Eaton County Commissioner, 8th District Richard Wagner w Party: Republican w Age: Did not respond. w City of residence: Grand Ledge w Occupation: Self Employed Commercial pilot- owner of Horizion Helicopter and Aerial Photograpy Services. w Education: Lansing Community College- Aviation Flight Schools w Political experience: None w Family: Married, two children w Campaign website: What makes you most qualified to hold this office? I will bring practical business experience and responsible, conservative values to the office of County Commissioner. As a business owner I have created and balanced budgets, employed personnel, managed projects and sought creative ways to solve problems. I will bring this same common sense approach to the 8th District of Eaton County.

Member of the Airplane Owners Pilots Association Member of Airborne Law Enforcement Association Life member of the NRA What are the three most important issues facing the county and how would you address them? Unemployment- I will work to reduce taxes, fees, and unnecessary regulations to help draw business and industry to Eaton County that will bring jobs and decrease unemployment. Property Values- An improved and stable business climate will reduce unemployment and help reduce foreclosure actions that reduce all property values. I will seek to have property taxes lowered to reflect current home values and aid struggling homeowners. Balanced Budget- With decreased revenues due to poor economic conditions it is important to rein in spending. I will seek practical solutions to increase revenues while eliminating unnecessary programs. I will seek to prioritize county services and make spending reductions based upon those priorities. What county services do you consider vital and least eligible for cuts?

I consider public safety as the most vital county service. Eaton County cannot maintain a vibrant business climate and safe neighborhoods without effective law enforcement to prevent and reduce crime. Citizens must feel safe at home and at work or they will move to other areas.

Joseph Brehler (i) w Party: Democrat w Age: Did not respond. w City of residence: Lansing w Occupation: Lawyer w Education: BA, Government Uni-

versity of Notre Dame; JD, Thomas M Cooley Law School w Political experience: Eaton County Commissioner 1989-present w Family: single w Campaign website: What makes you most qualified to hold this office? I view issues and problems in a dispassionate

manner and seek practical solutions. Also, through my experiences, I bring a great deal of knowledge. What are the three most important issues facing the county and how would you address them? First, is the peace and safety of our citizens. Continue working with law enforcement, the prosecutor and the courts, to supply them with the necessary resources and support which they need. Second, allocate the resources of the county. Manage the budget the entire year to properly divide limited resources for maximum benefit. Third, to improve the quality of life. Fund and continue programs which provide medical care for low income families, protect our environment and enhance our communities. What county services do you consider vital and least eligible for cuts? Public safety is a vital and primary service to county residents. However, delivery of all our county services need to be examined and eligible for changes in difficult budget years.

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Trevor Pollo is fresh perspective we need Waverly Community Schools is facing some daunting challenges, both

budgetary and academic. Our school board will be called upon to approach these problems in new and creative ways. I believe it’s time for Trevor Pollo to be elected to the Waverly School Board. Trevor has the unique perspective of being a recent Waverly graduate, but is also one of the most mature, intelligent, and thoughtful individuals I know. Trevor understands what

makes Waverly work, has ideas for improvements, and has a genuine desire to serve the schools. We need a fresh perspective and couldn’t ask for a better person to help guide Waverly through the difficulties yet to come. Trevor impresses me. He has a great understanding of the problems our schools face. He is able to see all the sides of an issue and distill a thoughtful and balanced understanding and

plan of action. Waverly cannot survive without making some bold decisions, and Trevor Pollo has the intelligence, maturity, and most importantly, the fresh perspective that we need on the Waverly School Board. Alan Wright,Lansing

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Sports briefs Westside Slammers to set registration DIMONDALE - Westside Slammers Boys Basketball 2010 will hold evaluation and registration Sunday, Oct. 24 at Aim High. Ages 8 and under (3rd grade) 5-6 p.m.; 10 and under (4th and 5th grade) 6-7 p.m. ; 12 and under 7-8 p.m. If you have any questions please contact Deanna Houghton at (517)925-8282.

11U girls basketball tryouts set for Nov. DIMONDALE - All girls in the sixth grade or 11 years of age are invited to tryout for the 11U Michigan’s Finest Girls Basketball Team. After a very successful inaugural season, the teams is looking to put together a great team of the best players in the mid-Michigan area for the 2011 season. Tryout will be held on Sunday, Nov. 14,. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at AIM High Sports, 7977 Centerline Dr., Dimondale. For more information, contact Coach Norris at:

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Registration on for basketball program DELTA TWP. - Delta Township Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations for the Waverly Tri-County Basketball program. Registration forms will be distributed at the Waverly schools and are also available at or at the Parks and Recreation office, 7710 W. Saginaw Hwy. This competitive program is for Waverly boys and girls in 5th – 8th grade. For more information call 517-323-8555.

Sports Waverly tennis player qualifies for state finals By SCOTT YOSHONIS

ly’s first tennis state qualifier since his coach, Kevin Zimmerman, accomplished the feat in 2006. “It was cool for me to be able to help him do the same thing,” Zimmerman said. “He’s got volley skills, he’s got serving skills, we’ve worked quite a lot this year on his serving and his consistency. Once we saw our regional, we got pretty excited.” That excitement intensified with the second-place finish at the regional, earning a trip to Kalamazoo College for the State Finals. That tournament was played on Oct. 15 and 16, after this paper went to press. “It means everything,” Sorrell said. “I’ve been playing tennis my whole life, and I’m glad that the hard work has paid off.” It has also paid off for the rest of the team, according to Zimmerman, who said that he had a lot of fun coaching a very small and inexperienced team, many of them brand-new to the sport, especially on the doubles side. “Those guys all started playing this year, so they weren’t expected to win their region or anything,” he said. “We ended up having a full squad, but for the first couple of matches, we didn’t have a full team. Everyone improved over the course of the year, which was good to see.”

HASLETT -- Waverly’s boys’ tennis season has come to an end for all but one player, after the completion of the Division 3 Regionals at Haslett on Oct. 7. The Warriors finished tied for seventh at the Regional with seven points, but senior Mike Sorrell qualified for the Division 3 state finals, after advancing to the championship match of the first singles flight. Sophomore Dean Reik had Waverly’s next-best finish in the tournament, winning in the quarterfinals of the fourth singles flight 6-1 6-1 over Owosso, and going to three sets in the semifinals before falling to DeWitt 2-6, 6-4, 4-6. Second singles John Franke, first doubles Spencer Chapman and Devin Hadley and fourth doubles Tyler Curtis and Jonathan Jones each won one match for the Warriors at the Regionals. Sorrell breezed through his first match, a secondround win over Charlotte’s Trevor Marquardt by the score of 6-0, 6-2, but had to fight his way through his Photo by Scott Yoshonis semifinal match to claim his place in the state finals. Waverly senior Mike Sorrell serves during a 6-0, He finally prevailed in three 6-2 win over Charlotte in his second-round, sets against Aaron Laatsch first singles match in the Division 3 regional of Haslett, after dropping the first set 3-6 and falling betournament at Williamston on Oct. 7. Sorrell hind 0-3 in the second, but advanced to the flight championship match, finishing strong to win the qualifying him for the State Finals. match 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. “I’d played him once in the regular season and beat him pretty good,” Sorrell said. “He knew my game Hunter safety classes coming up pretty well, and knew how EATON CO. - Sheriff Mike Raines of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office announces to play me.” But Sorrell calmed him- the following schedule for free Hunter Safety classes. The classes will be held in the Training Room at the Eaton County Sheriff’s self ran off six straight games to win the set 6-3 and closed Office, 1025 Independence Blvd, Charlotte: Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Oct. 25, 27, and 29. All sessions are 6-9:30 p.m. out the match with a 6-2 win Class size is limited to 50 students each session and registrants must be at least in the third to advance to the final and become Waver- 10 years of age by commencement of the hunting season. To sign up or if you have any questions, please contact Jerri Nesbitt at 543-5257.

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Prep schedule Monday, Oct. 18 Boys Soccer MHSAA Districts at Dewitt TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 20 Boys Soccer MHSAA Districts at Dewitt TBA

Thursday, Oct. 21 Girls Swimming Waverly vs Mason 6 p.m. Girls Volleyball Waverly @ St. Johns 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 22 Football Waverly @ Everett 7 p.m. Boys Soccer MHSAA Districts at Dewitt TBA

Saturday, Oct. 23 Cross Country Waverly @ Mason 10 a.m. Boys Soccer MHSAA Districts at Dewitt TBA

Tuesday, Oct. 26 Girls Swimming Waverly @ Corunna 6 p.m. Girls Volleyball Waverly @ Jackson Northwest 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 27 Cross Country Waverly vs James Clyde JV Invite 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 28 Girls Swimming Waverly @ Owosso 6 p.m. Girls Volleyball Waverly vs Jackson Lumen Christi 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 30 Cross Country MHSAA Regionals at Carson City Crystal


DELTA TWP. -- Waverly’s homecoming celebration was made complete with the football team’s second win of the season, 18-16 over CAAC Red foe Jackson Northwest on Oct. 8. Amari Kelley scored two touchdowns and rushed for 131 yards in the contest, and also made 10 tackles on defense to help the Warriors to their second win in a season for the first time since 2007. Waverly scored twice in the second quarter, on a 16-yard run by Kelley and a 15-yard touchdown pass from Justin Wray to Larry Trice, to take a 12-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. Kelley stretched the lead after the break with an 11-yard run to make the score 18-0. The Mounties mounted a comeback of sorts, scoring on a three-yard run in the

third quarter and a four-yard run in the fourth, and conmverted both two-point tries to close the gap to 18-16, but the Warrior defense held firm from there. That defensive unit allowed Northwest just 78 yards rushing on 36 carries, an average of 2.17 yards per carry that would make any defensive coordinator smile. Wray completed two passes, both of them to Trice, for 31 yards and also ran for 31 yards in the game. The Warriors will finish their 2010 season this week, and look to end a long streak, when they travel to face old CAC foe Everett on Friday, Oct. 22. The Vikings, who were winless for the season at press time, have not lost to the Warriors since those old Photo by Val Kniffen CAC days, 2002, when Waverly prevailed 34-28 on the Waverly’s Larry Trice fights for the goal line in the Warriors’ 18-16 win over way to their last playoff ap- Jackson Northwest on Oct. 8. Trice ended the game with the TD and 31 yards pearance. receiving.

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means we the parents take Continued from page 9 her everywhere she wants or needs to go or she ably supported by Mark Schauer (he voted for her in doesn’t go. I am so saddened each 2009) and Republican Leader John Boehner, supported time I see a NO vote sign. It is one step backward for by Tim Walberg. her to achieve being grown Keep this in mind when up. you vote as it has a huge May the supporters who impact on the direction of vote no never be in the our country. Christopher Vieth position we are, may they Lansing themselves never become disabled where they have to EATRAN gives my be dependent on others for daily tasks. child independence May their vehicles never From a parents perspec- break down where they tive: may need to get from point The horrifying words A to B. “your child is not normal”. May they never age to The words no parent ever be isolated, or homebound, wants to hear, yet it is the with no way to travel for truth. My child can never groceries, medication, doclive independently, will nev- tor appointments, or possier drive, never get married, bly to meet their friends for do the things that “normal” lunch and a movie. kids will experience. Eatran is much more The only means of inthan dollar and cents, it is dependence she has is the a way of life for many, and ability to ride Eatran. It to them, that’s what makes is very limited, no nights, sense. no weekends, only Monday While many only look at through Friday, which the bottom line, for Eatran

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The Truth About the EATRAN Transportation Millage

October 17, 2010

Nathan uses a wheelchair and he’s furious. Nathan takes EATRAN to work four days each week, Photo of Nathan earning his pay at Walmart. Without EATRAN he wouldn’t be able to work, pay taxes, or spend money at all. So Nathan would like to see the EATRAN millage (to increase operating hours on weeknights, bring back weekends, and establish efficient new bus routes) pass in November. That way his freedom and mobility can include weekends and weeknights throughout the entire county, and our region would benefit from the increased economic activity. Everyone knows that public transportation is good for the economy. But a small group of opponents want to prevent Nathan from that reality, saying that EATRAN isn’t “efficient” and that providing transportation LJ-0100044222

to Nathan, seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, those in poverty, and other citizens is too costly. They have even gone so far as to spread rumors that EATRAN is running a deficit, exaggerating about a tax increase, and blaming the millage proposal on “tax-and-spend liberals.” They’re dead wrong. These opponents don’t understand that:

So we ask these naysayers: Before spreading rumors about the essential services that will be provided by the EATRAN millage, could you please learn the facts? Life for Nathan, persons with disabilities, seniors, low-income folks, students and others doesn’t stop weeknights or weekends. Keep EATRAN moving...

1. EATRAN is a local, state, and federally funded public service, not a profit business. EATRAN does not operate on a deficit or lose money. 2. The millage proposal put on the ballot for November 2 was approved by bipartisan vote of 11 out of 14 Eaton County commissioners, and has significant bipartisan support. 3. The millage will only cost the average Eaton County family $1.20 – the cost of a cup of coffee – each week.



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students to work at the BWL. Students receive Trevor Pollo: We need hourly pay along with to look closely at every sin$1,500 for classes at LCC. gle line of the budget. We Trevor Pollo: We need Upon graduation, stucannot cut programs that policy that holds every pardents have also begun emare vital to the direct eduty involved in education ployment at the BWL.. The cation of our students, but responsible. Under perform- goal remains building the areas such as custodial, cafAmerican dream with sucCalvin Mary Ann David Trever ing teachers need motivaeteria, and transportation cess worldwide. I work with Jones Martin Percival Pollo tion to improve, just as we need a critical examination, would expect of our admin- legislative leaders, CEOs, and we need to take a razor Mary Ann Martin: Clos- music, and athletic propresidents, staff and comneeds of present and future istrators. blade to those programs as ing one school is a logical One specific act I would munity leaders and share grams along with the teach- students. Collaboration, agnecessary. way to save money. Our en- ers associated with them. these experiences with gressive teaching and learn- champion would be inIt could be as simple as rollment numbers will help creasing the involvement of board members. The choice is simple. We ing must be the hallmark rerouting busses or elimius make this decision. Mak- must ensure the programs parents. As it stands, fewer of success. Families must nating some bus stops to ing the decision to close than half of parents attend David Percival: I have we have at Waverly remain stay engaged and provoke ensure they operate at max- a school for the 2011-2012 intact, and if that means we aggressive student learning parent teacher conferences. 43 years invested in edimum efficiency, or limiting year will likely be part of ucation in the State of have to move students to a in and out of the classroom. Tying these conferences the hours of custodial staff. the district’s balancing of into students’ grades could Michigan. I have been a different elementary school, Successful students have Though we must not go at funds coming in to funds alleviate this, perhaps by teacher in the classroom; then so be it. That may not strong family support systhe budget of any sector being spent. I support giving extra credit to stucoached football, basketball be the answer some people tems that are tenacious. with a hatchet, like I said, closing one school for the dents whose parents attend. and track and been an athwant to hear, but it is neceswe must use a razor blade, 2011-2012 year. letic director, assistant prinsary. Mary Ann Martin: The Parent involvement is the to ensure what is cut is single most important faccipal and principal, with district staff, including done so with precision, and David Percival: I do not tor in the success a student nine years as Waverly High The Waverly many teachers, other staff with keeping in mind what support closing a school has at school. School principal. I believe community was members and administrais best for the whole comthis year. It would be devthis practical experience shocked to find its midtors, is working hard to munity, and especially the astating to students and par- dle school on the state’s What particular can be of great use if I am improve the achievement students. ents. However, if student skills/expertise elected to the board. list of the 92 “perat Waverly Middle School. enrollment and funding sistently lowest achievGood things are happening, will you bring to the Do you support from Lansing continue to Mary Ann Martin: I ing” schools. What steps and will continue to happen board? closing a school or drop, we certainly need to have a wealth of experience would you recommend to help our students be sucschools this year? Next review re-structuring for the in order to change this Calvin Jones: I bring a in helping Waverly Commucessful. year? Please explain why 2011 - 2012 school year. humble executive business nity Schools thrive in difranking? or why not. experience to the board. ficult times. I have also David Percival: The Trevor Pollo: Yes. We helped in my other volunCalvin Jones: Change is Michigan Department of Ed- Three years ago business Calvin Jones: Closing are faced with a choice, leaders and myself deteer activities with difficult inevitable in a progressive ucation has already set the schools is the answer after closing an underutilized veloped “The First Step society. We must reprogram criteria for these schools exhausting all measures to See Board/page 14 school, or cutting reading, our thinking to exceed the and Waverly has implement- Program,” which prepares Continued from page 1

balance the budget. If your student population does not warrant keeping the school open for students, are there other services the community needs, at a price it can afford? Only after exhausting all economic measures should we consider closing a school.

ed a plan beginning this school year, a year ahead of the deadline.

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situations. Problem solving is part of my nature, and I enjoy the challenge of doing so. I have attended many workshops, conferences, and learning situations designed for school board members through the Michigan Association of School Boards and other learning settings. I am MASB-certified to the advanced level of Award of Distinction. I have been a member of the Ingham (Intermediate School District) School Officers Association while I have been on the Board of Education. This group brings together one board member from each of the 12 districts in the Ingham ISD to work collaboratively in addressing issues that are shared among the districts. Finally, I serve on the Ingham ISD Consolidation of Services Advisory Committee, examining how the ISD and its districts can save money by working together. Trevor Pollo: I am different from the other candidates because I spent my entire school “career” at Waverly. I witnessed administrations change, and new policies come down as a result. I know what policies work, and what policies do not. I have witnessed teachers that have every aspect of teaching figured out, and have a tremendous impact on students. I want to harness that knowledge to ensure all students have the same great education I had.


What other information about your candidacy would you like the public to know? Calvin Jones: Last year I served as the Delta Rotary president and received the Paul Harris Fellow Award, the highest award Rotary can give. We featured Waverly students at each meeting and

awarded scholarships to Waverly students. I received an honorary adult membership in the Waverly High School National Honor Society. I am the founder and chair of the Kim Jones Foundation, which has presented scholarships to Waverly students worth more than $8,000. I am a board member of Junior Achievement of Mid-Michigan, Inc., the Waverly Education Foundation and Ingham Regional Healthcare. In closing, my commitment to you is to render only the best decision in the interest of each student at Waverly Community Schools. Don’t vote for me because I asked you to, vote for me because it’s the right thing to do! Mary Ann Martin: I continue to be dedicated to Waverly Community Schools, and I hope to continue to serve the community as a board of education member. Waverly Schools are truly the heart of the community. Extensive volunteering brought me to this passion. I have a passion for kids and their success. I was an officer for the Waverly Band Boosters for 10 years while our children attended Waverly. I strongly support the arts and maintaining the art and music programs that serve Waverly well. David Percival: I have enjoyed my tenure in education and want to continue to be a part of the process that educates our students. Trevor Pollo: Waverly is faced with great, new problems, and we desperately need new ideas. As a young, fresh face, I can provide that new insight. I will approach Waverly with an open mind to all, and work non-stop to ensure we do not settle for anything less than the high quality education Waverly has come to be known for.



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straight and wasn’t thinking straight to let himself get in that condition. Driving drunk is illegal, it’s the law. And because of that, I believe you should not be in a position to make decisions for the people of Eaton County and the state of Michigan. I hope your resignation is forthwith. Tim E. Tarry D.C. Chairperson, Eaton County Republicans

economy around. Deb Shaughnessy has demonstrated that leadership when she served as mayor of Charlotte. I know and have worked with Deb, she is a hard worker and a effective leader. Deb will work to reform the Michigan Business Tax and be a voice for job providers and small businesses which are the backbone of our economy. Jeanne Pearl-Wright Please join me in voting for Deb Shaughnessy for exceeds expectations State Representative on It’s simple, an elected ofNov. 2. John Boles, Lansing ficial should represent the interests of their constituents. I’m asking Brehler I’m pleased to say that to resign from board Eaton County CommissionDear Chairman Joseph er Jeanne Pearl-Wright simBrehler: ply meets that requirement After the events of Friand then exceeds expectaday, Sept. 24 at 2:30 a.m., tions. I am regretfully asking you Jeanne Pearl-Wright is to resign your seat on an individual who is comthe Eaton County Board of pletely dedicated to ensurCommissioners. To think of ing that all who live in what could have happened District 5 and Delta Townis scary. Thankfully, no one ship have a commissioner was hurt or killed. that listens, openly commuIt is obvious that a pernicates, has great integrity, son with a blood-alcohol and does not back down level nearly 2 1/2 times the from a fight that needs to be legal limit is not thinking fought.

That’s the elected official that she is. Simply check her record. Pearl-Wright has a 100 percent attendance record. She is the host of the first Thursday meeting with Delta Commissioners at the township hall and typically is the only one there talking to resi-

dents. Pearl-Wright is active in our community, running coat drives for those less fortunate and makes time to print and deliver newsletters to residents on her own dime that keep us informed of important county government activities.

Commissioner PearlWright respects her role as a steward of our tax dollars, fighting waste like unwarranted health benefits for political appointees and ensuring that the county has a balanced budget. Simply put, Jeanne Pearl-Wright has been a

stellar County Commissioner and deserves re-election! It’s that simple – vote for Pearl-Wright to keep the superior representation and proven leadership. Sherry Cook, Delta Township See Letters/page


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Growth continues for credit unions Michigan credit unions continued their growth trend in the second quarter ending June 30, reporting strong net worth, lending and membership growth, despite continuing challenges in the economy. Mid-year statistics from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) highlight the secure financial condition and continued consumer support offered by the state’s credit unions. “Michigan’s credit unions are a bright spot among financial institutions in the state, despite ongoing difficulties in our economy. They are lending in their communities and supporting businesses and families,” says David Adams, president and CEO of the Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates. “Our industry is focused on the needs of consumers who, as credit union members, are also owners. At a time when big banks are hard-pressed to make profits, credit unions are growing by offering consumer-friendly alternatives.” Michigan has the largest proportion of credit union members among the ten most populous states, with 44 percent of residents belonging to a credit union. Since the beginning of this year, nearly 15,000 residents

moved their money to their local credit union, bringing total credit union membership in the state to 4,448,600.

Key numbers Nationally, for the same time period, 590,000 Americans joined a credit union, to a total of 91.7 million members. • NCUA’s second quarter data for Michigan’s credit unions showed improved earnings with stronger than expected return on assets of 0.3 percent despite high loan losses resulting from a challenging economy. • The net worth to assets ratio, a key measure of financial strength, shows Michigan credit unions at 10.7 percent, higher than the national credit union average (9.9 percent), or for Michigan banks (9.2 percent). The NCUA reports that 94 percent of Michigan credit unions are well-capitalized. • As Michigan banks continued to freeze credit (12 percent decline) in the second quarter, loans by Michigan credit unions grew (1.2 percent) for the period. Specific areas included used auto loans (up 10.3 percent), first mortgages (up 2.6 percent) and credit cards (up 5.3 percent). • For the previous 12 months ending June 30, commercial business loans (member business lending) by credit unions showed strong growth, up 17.7 percent,

“Michigan’s credit unions are a bright spot among financial institutions in the state, despite ongoing difficulties in our economy.” – David Adams, president and CEO of the Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates while the national growth rate for credit unions was 7.7 percent. For Michigan banks, commercial lending declined 5.7 percent through June. Nationally, commercial lending by banks declined 13.9 percent during the period. • Real estate loans by state credit unions grew 0.8 percent during the second quarter. Real estate loans by Michigan banks declined 13.3 percent and 6.8 percent at banks nationally. • Credit union savings deposits grew by 7.5 percent through the second quarter. In this category, money markets are the fastest growing accounts (up 20.7 percent), as consumers seek the

credit union members have saved a total of $12.1 million. “Credit unions continue to Saving encouraged serve the needs of their communiAdams notes that credit unions ty and members, who will always encourage saving and responsible need business and auto loans, borrowing with programs such as mortgages and savings options,” says Adams. Save to Win, in which members “Despite chronically high unmake a $25 deposit for the chance employment in Michigan, commuto win monthly cash prizes and a nity-based credit unions continue yearly grand prize of $100,000. The program helps people save to contribute to the state’s economic recovery by strengthening money instead of spending it on their financials and adding new lottery tickets, for example. To members.” date, more than 13,500 Michigan safety and soundness and higher rates offered by credit unions.

7 of 10 will not switch to a bank, study says

Study: Credit unions lead in trust, confidence The Michigan Credit Union League has announced the results of its first statewide consumer study, showing that, relative to bank customers, almost twice as many credit union members have an outstanding relationship with their financial institution. The MCUL-commissioned study, conducted online in August, 2010 by Harris Interactive, also showed that 76 percent of credit union members are “absolutely confident” that their institution is the best place for their financial needs, while 31 percent of bank customers felt the same way. “Credit unions’ not-for-profit structure means that the institution is always working in the best interests of the members,” says David Adams, president and CEO of the Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates. “This study shows that bank customers are moving their money to credit unions, including 15,000 people in Michigan through the first half of 2010, because of higher savings rates and lower loan rates and fees.”

for quality of service, overall value, problem resolution, transparency, trust, appreciating their business, Harris Interactive found clear differences between customer service, community involvement and doing Michigan banks and credit unions in customers’ satwhat’s best for the customer. “Consumers are looking isfaction, loyalty and willingness to recommend the for alternatives, seeing this as a good time to switch to institution: a financial institution they trust,” says Adams. “Credit • Sixty-seven percent of credit union members be- unions are dedicated to helping people lead more selieve their financial institution operates with their best cure financial lives as well as being safe, secure, federinterests in mind, compared to only 21 percent of bank ally-insured institutions.” customers. • Only 31 percent of bank customers would “defStudy methodology initely” recommend their financial institution to a The 2010 MCUL Consumer Study was conducted onfriend, family member or co-worker, compared to 64 line within Michigan by Harris Interactive between Aupercent of credit union members. gust 20, 2010 and August 30, 2010. • Seven out of ten Michigan credit union members The study included 828 Michigan residents age 18+, will “definitely not” switch their primary financial in419 of whom are bank customers and 409 of whom stitution in the next year, while only three out of ten are credit union members. No estimates of theoretical bank customers agree. sampling error can be calculated; a full methodology is • Credit union members gave their financial inavailable. stitution more positive ratings than bank customers


It’s easy to find a good financial match

Facts about how credit unions work A credit union is a member-owned, not-for-profit, cooperative financial institution. It is formed to permit those in the field of membership to pool their savings, lend to one another, and own the organization where they save, borrow, and obtain related financial services. Since credit unions exist solely to serve their member-owners,customers can be assured of favorable rates on your savings investments and competitively-priced, low interest rates on your loans. Credit unions are meeting the financial needs of people all over the world. In fact, nearly 82 million people nationally belong to 9,964 credit unions, reaching over one-third of the nation’s population. It is easy and very advantageous to join a credit union today and start making use of member ownership.

Can anyone join Credit unions are for everyone, but not everyone can belong to a given credit union. The members of each credit union must share a “common bond,” such as being employed at the same workplace, belonging to the same church or fraternal organization, or living in the same neighborhood. Some credit unions serve an entire community. Others serve several employee groups.

How can I locate a credit union? CU Match Up is a user-friendly, web-based service that links individuals or groups with credit unions they may be eligible to join. CU Match Up is easy to use, just complete a series of simple fields such as the city, county, or zip code of where you live, your employer information, religious affiliation, ethnic group or association/organization that you belong to. All this information can lead to membership in a credit union. Your input is compared to the information contained in the CU MatchUpDatabase and a list of matched credit unions will be displayed. You can received detailed information on one or all credit unions listed by clicking on a credit union’s name. The detailed inquiry will provide you with information about the credit union’s website, e-mail, address, branch location, phone number and fax numbers. For credit unions that have e-mail service, it is possible that you may be contacted by the credit union by e-mail, and it will be easy for a potentia customer to find out key details. An information form is provided at the end of the credit union detail screen, just complete the contact information fields provided, and the credit union will contact you.

What are some advantages? Because credit unions are democratic, memberowned cooperative, members-like you - have the power to direct credit union policy. Each year, the credit union holds an annual election and meeting, where members select candidates for the Board of Directors, from among their peers, to represent them in setting the policies of the credit union. Credit union elections are based on a one-member, one-vote structure. This structure is unlike the for-profit, public companies where stockholders vote according to the number of shares of stock they own. Besides the member-ownership advantage, the not-forprofit status of credit unions enables them to operate at a lower cost than many for-profit institutions, and helps them to offer competitive loan and savings rates to you, the member. Credit unions have the ability to offer a wide range of financial services - all to help you meet your financial needs for saving and borrowing. • Savings and other related services • Loans • Convenience Services • Financial Counseling You can obtain a complete list of services offered by a credit union by contacting the credit union of your choice through CU Match Up.

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Benson brings with him over 21 years of leadership, management and operations experience within the credit union industry. He most recently served as Vice President of Operations with Michigan State University Federal Credit Union in East Lansing, Michigan, where he played a key role in the organization’s financial performance. Benson’s philosophy begins with putting members first, always.

He strongly believes in the credit union movement and is very involved in the Lansing community. Benson’s vision for CASE Credit Union is to offer exceptional member service, innovative products and services that are easy to use and to provide members with the convenience they deserve. CASE Credit Union is the only financial institution in town that offers 7-daya-week service with four local Meijer branch locations.

Benson is also a strong advocate for employees, “our internal members,” he calls them. “By providing employees with the training and tools they need, we enrich their lives along with our members, a win-win for everyone,” Benson says. His hopes for the near future are to continue to grow and offer members the very best in financial products and provide them with excellent member service.

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s a trade association leader, I realize that one of my highest priorities is to make sure that we are helping the industry grow and expand while helping the public understand the benefits of credit unions as one means of helping with inGuest dustry growth. column That is why our Credit Union Difference Initiative By Dave Adams has been such a consistently high priority for the MCUL. In 2010, we launched the “Own your Money” campaign with an unprecedented total spend of $3.5 million, with $900,000 coming in contributions from 60 percent of our credit unions. This was matched by CUcorp and the $1.8 million was then spent in the spring on TV and radio ads that touted the “Own your Money” messages. Plans call for spending an additional $1.4 million contributed by CUcorp on ads that will promote the Sprint membership enhancement program and the Save to Win program offered by 50 of our member credit unions. Finally, in August, CUcorp funded $350,000 of radio ads that were issue advocacy ads related to Congressman Hoekstra and credit union service in Michigan.

Positive environment This messaging, along with scores of positive TV, radio and newspaper stories supported by the MCUL, has all contributed to an unprecedented positive environment for credit union growth.

In my 23 years as an association CEO, I’ve never witnessed a time where credit unions have so much opportunity for growth and public acceptance. In fact, many credit unions don’t have the net worth capacity to keep up with deposit growth opportunities. Most have plenty of lending capacity. They’re just challenged by economic conditions to remain conservative in lending. As for membership growth, larger credit unions are especially fortunate in benefitting from a new membership surge right now and even as a combined industry, we are seeing some good net growth numbers even as Michigan’s population continues to shrink. Michigan continues to lead the nation among the 10 most populous states with more than 44 percent of the population belonging to a credit union. And in 2009, Michigan credit unions saw the strongest membership growth in 5 years with a net increase of 40,000 members. This trend continued in the first half of 2010 with 15,000 net new members added.

Consumer study A recent consumer study commissioned by the MCUL can shed some light on why people are joining credit unions. Obviously, with the economic meltdown, the credit crisis and negative scrutiny by Congress and the media on banks, credit unions have benefitted. But credit unions have earned the respect as they have continued to lend and serve in extraordinary ways. The consumer study showed that while 61 percent of Michigan credit union members indicated that they have

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Very high satisfaction Some 95 percent of credit union members indicated that they were absolutely or somewhat confident in their financial institution while bank customers scored their banks at only 83 percent. When asked which of 7 positive adjectives described their primary financial institution, 30 percent of credit union members said all of the adjectives described their credit union while only 12 percent of bank customers felt the same. A final key finding was that 70 percent of credit union members said they will definitely NOT switch to another financial institution in the next year while only 31 percent of bank customers could show such support. And when asked about overall satisfaction, 85 percent of credit union members said they were very satisfied while only 57 percent of bank customers could make that claim.

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Growth: Credit unions see growth on several levels and no-fee ATM networking in order to improve the perceptions of convenience. cent approval rating compared to only 31 If the industry can do that, growth percent for bank customers. opportunities could explode in the future. And when it came to trusting the instituAlmost half of bank customers said they tion to have their best interests at heart, would be better persuaded to use a credit only 21 percent of bank customers comunion if there were more locations closer pletely trusted their bank compared to 67 to home or work and 40 percent said that percent who trust their credit union. more ATM locations would be a factor for More than 64 percent of credit union considering a credit union. members would definitely recommend So, the public’s positive perceptions of their credit union to a friend, family memcredit unions and their desire to switch ber or co-worker while only 31 percent of are both heavily impacted by convenience bank customers would do the same. issues. When asked whether they would conAs an industry, we need to address this sider a bank for their next loan/credit card by expanding our shared branching and or financial product, only 22 percent of ATM networks and by promoting these netcredit union members would consider a works in order to change the public’s perbank while 43 percent of bank customers ceptions of credit unions. would consider a credit union. Another challenge is that 45 percent of That represents a great marketing opbank customers still don’t realize that evportunity. That’s a lot of data but it speaks eryone is eligible to join a credit union. volumes about what is happening right Even 25 percent of credit union memnow. bers don’t realize that anyone can join many credit unions. So we have some Convenience as an issue work to do in communicating more about membership eligibility. The primary reason that bank customers choose their bank is convenience while Healthy lending rate low-cost service edges out convenience among credit union members’ reasons for In addition to membership growth, the choosing their credit union to do business. second quarter showed that credit unions If credit unions are to fully capture continue to lend at a healthier rate than growth opportunities, they have to banks, even though lending has slowed continue to expand shared branching somewhat for credit unions in the first Continued from previous page

half of 2010. Credit unions’ loans grew by 3.6 percent in the second quarter after a slight contraction of -1.2 percent in the first quarter. Member business loans showed the strongest growth in the second quarter with 10 percent growth, followed by used vehicle loans with almost 8 percent and credit cards with 6 percent. Even first mortgage loans showed a rebound with 3 percent growth in the quarter. These rates are all actual growth rates and not annualized figures. This loan growth compares favorably to bank lending in Michigan since lending in virtually all categories continued to decline in the first half of the year for banks.

Deposits skyrocket And in the area of deposit growth, total credit union deposits grew by 4 percent in the second quarter with the strongest growth coming in money market accounts with 6 percent followed by regular shares and share drafts at 5 percent and 4 percent respectively. Hidden in these aggregate trends is data that shows how larger credit unions are growing much faster than smaller ones. With regard to membership, credit unions with over $100 million in assets posted 5 percent growth in membership compared to .7 percent for the whole industry.

In the area of deposit growth, likewise, the largest credit unions grew deposits by almost 12 percent compared to a statewide average of 6 percent and loans grew by 5 percent compared to an industry total of just 1 percent.

Smaller credit unions Clearly, as an industry, we need to find ways to help smaller credit unions with their growth challenges if they are to survive and prosper along with larger credit unions. The answer here may be finding ways for smaller credit unions to share branding, product development and marketing messages. This is something that the MCUL will begin to explore in the fourth quarter of this year. All of the data from call reports and consumer research continues to show that credit unions in Michigan are performing well in these difficult economic times. Opportunities abound for our industry to seize more market share, grow their memberships and do more to serve the important financial needs of Michigan households. At the MCUL, we look forward to working with our industry leaders to find ways to address these challenges and opportunities in the months and years ahead. –– David Adams is President & CEO, Michigan Credit Union League

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Six ways you can find a local credit union Credit unions are for everyone, but the law places some limits on the people they may serve. A credit union’s charter defines its “field of membership,” which could be an employer, church, school, or community. Anyone working for an employer that sponsors a credit union, for example, is eligible to join that credit union. If you don’t belong, here’s how to find a credit union to join:

1. Poll your family. Does your spouse’s employer sponsor a credit union? Most credit unions allow credit union members’ families to join. Each credit union, however, may define “family” differently. At some credit unions, only members of your immediate family are eligible. At other credit unions, family may include extended family members, such as cousins, uncles, and aunts.

2. Ask your boss. Your company may sponsor a credit union, or may be a select employee group (SEG) that has access to a credit union.

Many employers offer direct deposit of payroll to your credit union.

x225 and speak to someone who can help you find a nearby credit union. Or, call the National Credit Union Administration at (800) 358-5710. You’ll hear an electronic message that includes the name and telephone number of a person at the credit union league in your state who can help you find a credit union to join.

Blue Cross Blue Shield, 31 HMOs, 132 banks, 175 domestic insurance companies, 1,300 foreign insurance companies, 1,583 investment advisors, 2,164 securi3. Quiz the neighbors. ties broker-dealers, 6,000 consumer fiSome credit unions have a “community” nance lenders, 75,000 insurance agents, field of membership, serving a region deand 120,715 securities agents. fined by geography rather than by emMichigan is the first state to coployment or some other association. Ask ordinate the regulatory efforts of the friends in the community if they know of a institutions, insurance, and seHow credit unions are monitored financial credit union you may join. curities industries under the federal FiThe National Credit Union Administranancial Services Reform Act of 1999. tion (NCUA), governed by a three-memOverseeing OFIR is Commissioner 4. Read the yellow pages. ber board appointed by the President Ken Ross. Governor Jennifer M. GranSome credit unions rarely advertise, so and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, is holm appointed Mr. Ross on February you might not know about them unless you the independent federal agency that 22, 2008. look them up. charters and supervises federal credit The Office of Financial and Insurance A yellow pages display ad may state a unions. Regulation operates under two distinct credit union’s field of membership. If not, NCUA, with the backing of the full at least you’ll know what number to call to faith and credit of the U.S. government, offices. The Office of Financial Evaluation ask about membership eligibility. operates the National Credit Union and The Office of Policy, Conduct and Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), insurConsumer Assistance. 5. Search online. ing the savings of 80 million account The position of Chief Deputy ComUse the online Michigan credit union holders in all federal credit unions and missioner for the Office of Financial finder. many state-chartered credit unions. Evaluation is currently vacant. Frances The Office of Financial and Insurance K. Wallace serves as Chief Deputy Com6. Call your state league. Regulation (OFIR) is totally responsible missioner for the Office of Policy, ConIn Michigan, you can call (800) 262-6285 for the regulation of 268 credit unions, duct and Consumer Assistance

Ten ways to be REAListic about money Want to get ahead financially? Be real about your spending habits, your bills and what things realistically cost. Here are 10 rules to live by to protect yourself: 1.) Be Real - Take a realistic approach to your spending habits, your bills and what things realistically cost. 2.) Pay Yourself First - Realize the benefit of saving money and the power of compounding. Set aside some money for savings from every paycheck. Never have any extra money? Start saving and you will. 3.) Understand Credit - Credit can be a useful tool, or it can be a trap into a downward spiral of debt. 4.) Have a Spending Plan - Create a realistic spending plan and stick to it. Monitor expenditures to reduce spending that does not fit into your personal and family goals and budget. Strive to live under your means. 5.) Use Financial Products Wisely - Develop a relationship with a reputable financial institution. The Reality is that a credit union provides financial education and can save you money. Learn how to use checking accounts and ATM’s wisely. Avoid overdraft fees, check cashing stores and payday lenders. 6.) Review Your Accounts and Statements - Look for

errors and fraud. Look at your statements and your bills as soon as you receive them. Keep track of your balances, your limits and due dates to avoid overdraft fees, over limit fees and late fees. 7.) Be a Smart Consumer - Plan, save, research and comparison shop for large purchases. Include maintenance costs in your budget. Resist impulse buying and advertising hooks; use coupons and wait for specials. 8.) Buy a REAListic Car - Research and shop around for a quality vehicle that fits your budget. Don’t buy on emotion. Be sure to budget for insurance and repairs. Review the “Consumers Report” annual auto issue or auto websites before buying. Shop and compare auto loan rates to save on finance charges. 9.) Save for Retirement - In safe investments for your future. Small amounts invested early and often will grow substantially. Ask about all costs and compare fees for investment accounts. 10.) Set Financial Goals - Set and stick to realistic financial goals. Include short term and long term goals to guide your spending and saving. Evaluate and adjust goals periodically to keep them realistic.


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s our nation climbs out of its worst economic slump in 60 years, many Americans are returning to the rock-solid principles of disciplined saving, prudent investment and a well-informed trust in their money managers. A renewed understanding also exists that small business, more than Wall Street and the large companies it serves, is the primary engine of jobs and prosperity. It should be little surprise, then, that credit unions have emerged from the financial wreckage of the last two years bruised but stronger, certainly wiser and more relevant to the average consumer than ever before. Though the future looks bright, it would be a disservice to credit union members and the American public to minimize the industry’s missteps or to fail to explain what we are doing to correct them. The bitter fact is that, to preserve capital and confidence, the National Credit Union Administration has recently taken under conservatorship three corporate credit unions, the larger institutions that supply back-office financial and administrative services to local credit unions. These moves were similar to steps taken against two other “corporates” that did not meet our standards for financial viability in 2008.

What went wrong? By now the story is all too familiar: Mortgage brokers made dubious loans that led to waves of foreclosures. Rating agencies handed out AAA ratings for mortgage-backed securities that are now “toxic assets.” When the mortgage bubble burst in 2007 and 2008, the fallout caused an extraordinary decline in the global economy. It also exposed some of our largest corporate credit unions to extreme shock since they, too, had invested heavily in mortgage-backed securities. When the market for these bonds collapsed, the losses pushed a handful of corporates toward insolvency, requiring swift action on our part to prevent a systemic collapse. To stabilize the system, NCUA guaranteed shares at all the corporates. Let me be clear: This is not a government bailout. Not one dime of taxpayer money will be spent to cover losses. One

laudable aspect of the credit union system is that it takes care of its own. And now the vast majority of well-run and financially stable credit Debbie Matz unions will repay their guarantees through special assessments. People will see no changes at their credit unions. NCUA has acted to ensure their credit union service is not disrupted in any way. That is an explanation, not an excuse. To be sure, credit unions were not the only financial institutions to be whipsawed by a plunging economy and suddenly worthless securities. But it should not have happened, and NCUA is committed to making sure it does not happen again. We have just announced a regulatory framework, developed in consultation with the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve, that will require higher capital levels at corporates and place greater controls on their risk-taking, while strengthening oversight, governance and transparency. For example, the new rules prohibit a corporate credit union from accepting funds from a single source exceeding 10 percent of its assets and from concentrating too much risk in a single type of asset.


Encouraging signs Last quarter, U.S. credit union membership swelled to more than 90 million. Assets, shares, loans and net worth all grew, albeit slightly. Shares grew six times faster than loans. Investments rose by 5 percent. The credit union aggregate net worth ratio held steady at 9.9 percent, which means credit unions hold more than $80 billion in capital. More than 95 percent of federally insured credit unions exceed the statutory definition of “well capitalized.” These numbers are not record-setting. Just as important, during a time when millions of Americans saw their life savings wiped out as the stock market cratered, not one member lost a dime of the money they

kept in federally insured credit unions, all of which guarantee deposits up to $250,000 in the same way the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. insures bank deposits. None of this is to suggest that we see nothing but blue skies ahead. Many parts of the country continue to face high unemployment, declining real estate values and struggling businesses. Today’s credit unions arebetter capitalized, more diversely invested, more competitive and more closely monitored. Across the U.S., the nearly 8,000 federally insured credit unions help families establish a credit record, improve their financial skills, advance their education and strengthen their security by giving access to basic products and services. And they ensure entrepreneurs’ access to the capital they need to expand and hire new workers. –– Debbie Matz is the chair of the NCUA

Postal CU employees donate to Army medical center The employees of the Lansing Postal Community Credit Union recently donated goods to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC in support of disabled women Veterans. LPCCU employees participated in dress-down days during the months of August and September and made donations to purchase the items for the Veterans. Mike Smith, an LPCCU

member and VFW member in Charlotte, Michigan, picked up the items which will be sent to the Medical Center via the United States Postal Service. The credit Union also has a poster in its lobby with pictures honoring some of the credit unions current and past Veterans. The credit union thanks all of our service men and women for their service to our country.

Small asset credit unions offer big services Gabriels Community Credit Union known for care of customers Gabriels Community Credit Union has been serving the financial needs of people in the greater Lansing area for over 50 years. In a time when many credit unions have merged into large state and national financial organizations, Gabriels has maintained a philosophy to serve members on a local level. Gabriels has remained steadfast to its original mission: “To provide low cost financial services to our members in a prompt and personal manner.” Our members come first and our goal is to serve each and every member with personalized attention. “Gabriels Credit Union came through for us in a big way. Right after we opened our business, we had a lot of high interest credit card debt. The Gabriels team helped us consolidate that debt into a low interest line of credit. We will always appreciate that, ” said Alexander and Linda Beal, owners of

Innova Salon and Day Spa. Often, there are misconceptions with small credit unions, such as our ability to serve all consumers in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties from one location at 1901 E. Michigan Avenue. However, the reality is that we help members not only at our main branch but through shared branching and with numerous electronic services that include an ATM network of 28,000 machines worldwide. The National Credit Union Administration defines a Small Asset Sized credit union as one with is 25 million or under in assets. Size doesn’t always matter. Although Gabriels Community Credit Union is small, it still offers the same services that the big financial institutions offer including: ATMs and Debit cards; Visa cards; savings and loan programs with competitive rates and dividends; CD’s; checking and Gift Cards. Dave Muylle, a local contractor said, “I use Gabriels for much of my financial needs. It is a direct way to support local business. The same money that Lansing members put into savings at Gabriels gets loaned to local citizens and businesses.” The theme chosen for this year’s Credit Union Difference campaign is: Local. Trust-

ed. Serving YOU. Those words exemplify the very definition of credit unions… .especially small asset sized credit unions. “I’ve been a member of Gabriel’s Community Credit Union for 25 years and have found the staff to be consistently

Local credit unions donate to Sparrow’s Children Center The Sparrow Foundation recently received a $15,000 donation from the Lansing Chapter of Credit Unions to benefit the Sparrow Children’s Center. The gift will be used to recruit and retain pediatric surgeons to the mid-Michigan region. The donation came from proceeds from the chapter’s annual summer golf outing. It will be matched one-for-one by the Sparrow Foundation. The gift will be placed in the Pediatric Surgery Endowment. “We are very excited about this donation,” said Sparrow Foundation President Mike Wall. “We will put the money to very good use so that your child will not have to leave this

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Delta awards dinner coming up Oct. 20 DELTA TWP.- To recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Delta Township businesses and citizens, the Delta Township Board will host the 5th Annual Delta Township Community Awards Reception on Oct. 20, at the Lexington Lansing Hotel in Delta Township. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres being served. The awards will be presented beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and are available from any committee member or by contacting Linda Wells in the Manager’s Office at 517-323-8590. This year’s event is sponsored in part by General Motors, Auto-Owners Insurance, The David Chapman Agency, Comcast, Pierre and Catrine Medawar, The Lexington Lansing Hotel,

Gladstone Printing, Sparrow Specialty Hospital, Hubbard Law Firm P.C., Kathy Hayes from the Michigan Association of School Boards, The Michigan State University Federal Credit Union. Addy’s Floral & Gifts, Delta Flowers, and Capitol Physical Therapy. Door prizes will be awarded, including a pair of one-carat t.w. diamond earrings donated by Pierre and Catrine Medawar.

Award categories • The Young Person of the Year Award is limited to high school seniors (whether traditional high school or home-schooled) who have made a positive contribution to the community, is an example to their friends, may have excelled in academics, music, arts, athletics, etc., or have successfully faced personal challenges. A scholarship

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military personnel. Photos can be of any size, although 5x7 headshots are preferred. Submissions are open until Oct. 19 and should include the service member’s name, branch of service and rank, along with the submitter’s name, address and phone number. Digital copies of photos are preferred and should be sent to The photos will be displayed at the Community Awards Reception. If you want the photo returned, you may pick it up after the event in the Manager’s Office. The Delta Township Community Awards Reception is a big success partially due to our generous sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or donor for the event, please contact Linda Wells at 517-323-8590 or e-mail to


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County board chair pleads to impaired driving By KEVIN GRASHA

MASON - Joseph Brehler told a judge Monday, Oct. 11 that he drank “at least 10 beers” the night his car collided with a wrecker on a Delta Township road. At a hearing in 55th District Court, Brehler, the 60-year-old chairman of the Eaton County Board of Commissioners, pleaded guilty to one count of impaired driving. A misdemeanor operating while intoxicated charge was dismissed. As part of the plea agreement, Brehler will enter the 55th District Court’s sobriety court program. The program offers rehabilitation, community service and probation in lieu of a jail

sentence. The crash happened in the early morning hours of Sept. 24 on M-43 near Interstate 96. The wrecker was pulled off to the side of the road, with its front end slightly in the roadway when Brehler’s car struck the wrecker, authorities have said. No one was injured. Brehler’s blood-alcohol content was 0.19 and 0.20 percent in separate Breathalyzer tests, prosecutors said, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent. In a statement released Monday, Brehler said: “I am extremely sorry for the lack of judgment I took that evening, and I take responsibility that I broke the law. It is my intention to address this

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matter, both personally and legally, in a responsible and timely manner.” A judge can impose additional penalties if Brehler does not successfully complete the sobriety court program. The case was moved to

Ing-ham County, before District Judge Donald Allen, after both judges in Eaton County District Court recused themselves. Brehler, an attorney, was first elected to the board in 1988. The Democrat is seeking

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Letters to the editor Say ‘no’ to Strachan, ‘yes’ to Brunette I see Carol Strachan is hiding behind her husband’s back and that of the other commissioners of Eaton County. I believe she does not want to take credit for being the driving force behind rejecting the voice of the people in Eaton county who voted “NO” on increasing their taxes to pay for more Eatran Services.

I believe Carol not only implied that we don’t know what we are doing but that the Democrats will turn out in larger numbers and reverse the “NO” vote. How many times will it take to convince Carol Strchan that “NO” more increase means “NO” more increase? Just the fact that we will have the same proposal again on the ballots has cost tax payers upwards of $45,000 of which we taxpayers had no say in the matter. Say “NO” to Carol

Strachan and “YES” to Larry Brunette. I believe Burette will listen and accept the will of the people and not cost taxpayers another $45,000 in needless expense. Candy Arritt, Grand Ledge

Schauer is best choice for 7th Dist. I really love what Democratic Congressional Candidate Mark Schauer stands for, integrity. In political leaders these

days, it’s one commodity that’s all too lacking. While I doubt that I will be on the same page with Mark on every issue, at least with him, you know where he stands. Mark Schauer has my vote in this election. He’s the best choice for the 7th District because he’s fighting for good paying jobs for Michigan and he’s working to protect Social Security. Linda G. Kimball Lansing See



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EATRAN Millage Information and Cost Break Down On November 2, voters in Eaton County will be asked to consider a millage proposal that would increase EATRAN’s current .25 millage by .50 (a total of .75 of one mill) to support public transportation. If passed, this proposal would cost the average Eaton County family about $1.20 each week. Used primarily for operating funds, and to carry forth a comprehensive transporation plan for Eaton County, this millage would enable EATRAN to: 1. Continue Dial-a-Ride services to all citizens, seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, those in poverty, and anyone in Eaton County including: Bellevue, Charlotte, Dimondale, Mulliken, Olivet, Potterville, Sunfield, and Vermontville. 2. Create efficient, full-service bus routes connecting Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, and Delta Township to business locations, educational centers, shopping centers, and downtown Lansing. 3. Increase service hours until 10:00 p.m. weeknights and bring back weekends(thatwereslashedin2005becauseoffundingcuts)tomeetincreased demand for all citizens, seniors, persons with disabilities, and those needing transportationtodoctorsoffices,medicalfacilities,work,school,andshopping.

Example 1 A Home in Mulliken with a taxable value of $55,000 •Current millage rate (.25 per thousand) = $13.75 •Proposed millage rate (.75 per thousand) = $41.25 Under this proposal, if passed, this family in Mulliken would pay .85 cents per week.

Example 2 A Home In Delta Township with a taxable value of $75,000 •Current millage rate (.25 per thousand) = $18.75 •Proposed millage rate (.75 per thousand) = $56.25 Under this proposal, if passed, this family in Delta Township would pay $1.17 per week.

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EATRAN is asking for its first millage increase in 23 years of effective operation for the Eaton County population, which has increased by 28% since 1980. State funding for EATRAN operating expenses has dropped from 60% to 36% since 1998. Paid by EATRAN, 916 W. Packard Hwy, Charlotte, MI 48813 LJ-0100044708

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Studies show that public transit attracts jobs, and generates $1.50 in economic benefit for each $1 spent on its services.

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Take opportunity to elect a leader Eaton County has the opportunity to elect a real leader to the State House, and that person is Deb Shaughnessy. I’ve worked with Deb for 20 years on issues important to Michigan residents, and I’m excited that that the residents of the 71st district have the chance to vote for someone who has broad base experience and who has a proven record as a local problem solver. As executive director of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Deb promoted businesses, her community, and supported the day-to-day work of people who both earn and sign a paycheck. Vote Deb Shaughnessy on Nov. 2. Saul Anuzis, Lansing

Byerley’s ad was in poor judgement I am a Army veteran, and I am appalled at Judge Byerley’s use of

a young Marine in uniform to promote his campaign for Probate Judge. Mr. Byerley obviously does not know the law or chooses to ignore it. The military has specific directives that prohibit wearing the uniform to support someone else’s political campaign. Specifically DOD Directive 1344.10, dated Feb. 19, 2008. Mr. Byerley exercised bad judgement. This 22 year old Marine was exploited, and it is a shame. Mr. Byerley owes all veterans an apology for his inappropriate use of the uniform. Dr. Phillip Brown, DPA Major, Infantry, US Army (Ret), Delta Township

Deb Shaughnessy will stand up for unborn On Nov. 2 I’m voting for Deb Shaughnessy for State Representative because she is the only candidate that will stand up for the rights of the unborn, the disabled, the sick and the elderly.

Deb will fight for the rights of those who cannot fight for themselves, and ensure everyone has a voice. She has earned my support. She can get reasonable prolife legislation passed that people can agree on. Deb will work with both sides of the aisle to get Michigan moving forward. Join me on Nov. 2 in voting for Deb Shaughnessy for State Rep. LeAnn Kirrman RN, Grand Ledge

Shaughnessy knows long-term thinking With the significant problems Michigan is facing, Deb Shaughnessy, a local leader and problem solver, is my candidate for Michigan House of Representatives in the 71st District. The state legislature needs experienced leaders who know how to look beyond quick fixes and are able to consider the long-term effects of any legislation that comes up for a vote. Deb Shaughnessy understands the importance of thinking longterm when it comes to making decisions.

She proved this during her tenure as mayor of Charlotte. I’m voting for Deb Shaughnessy, an experienced problem solver and local leader, on Nov. 2. Donna Larner Lansing

EATRAN deserves a ‘yes’ vote There are many viewpoints regarding the Eaton County Transportation Authority expansion mileage that will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot in Eaton County. Regardless of your position on the issue however, consider this, Eatran deserves a yes vote. When you call to schedule a ride, the people who answer the phones are always friendly and helpful. When the bus arrives, it comes directly to the curb, not down the street or around the corner. The drivers are always friendly, cheerful, and helpful. For many people Eatran is a convenient and affordable way to travel, and the passage of the expansion mileage will only make a good service better.

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Call for coats for “Share the Warmth”, Baryames Cleaners, Any of the 18 Baryames locations, 1518 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing, through Oct. 26. New or like-new coats are needed for the guests of the City Rescue Mission. Coats can be dropped off at any of the Baryames Cleaners locations through Oct. 26. Info: 485-0145, Cost: donations accepted.

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3-16, $4 for Ingham County Adult Residents, $3 for Ingham County Senior Residents.

Haunted House and Hayride, Sundance Riding Stables, 9250 Nixon Road, Grand Ledge, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 8-9, 14-16, 21-23, and 28-30. Group rates available. Info: 627-5500, Cost: $10 for hayride, free for children 3 and younger, $7 for haunted house, $15 for combo, $12 for ages 12 and younger. Ripley’s Haunted Acres, Ripley’s Haunted Acres, 9580 Carlisle Highway, Vermontville, 9 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by reservation through Oct. 24. May cancel due to bad weather, call ahead to find out. Info: 726-0187,

Boo at the Zoo, Potter Park Zoological Garden, 1301 S LIBRARIES Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, noon @ your service, Delta Oct. 24 through 4 p.m. Oct. 25. Township District Library, 5130 Little ghouls and boys will enjoy Davenport Drive, Lansing, from 1-3 two days of spooktacular fun. See p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Need website for more details. Info: help with your resume? Having 483-4222, trouble with MeLCat or the MeL Cost: $10, $2 for all children ages databases? Library staff will be available for a free, 30-minute,

personalized help session. Sign-up at the Adult Services Desk today. Info: 321-4014 ext. 4,


Evening and weekend service will end the necessity of planning trips around limited hours of operation. The passage of the mileage will also make it easier to get around Eaton County, bringing more people to do business in our many wonderful communities. If you are unsure about passing the mileage, then please, take a ride on Eatran and experience the ease and affordability of Eatran for yourself. If you somehow manage to not be impressed by Eatran itself, then look around at your fellow passengers. They are some of the people who help support our local economy and enrich our communities. They are anything but the “riffraff” that it has been suggested. I hope that many of my fellow Eaton County residents will join me in voting yes on the Eatran expansion mileage on Nov. 2 After all, as a community we should be grateful for their hard work in aiding so many of us. Michael North, Delta Township

discuss “Oxygen” by Carol Cassella. Info: 321-4014 ext. 4,

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October’s book is “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin.Register at the library’s Youth Desk or call 321-4014 ext. 3. Info: 321-4014 ext. 4, "

DTDL Crafters, Delta Township Literary Speed Dating, Delta District Library, Lissa K. McLean Afternoon Storytime, Delta Township District Library, 5130 Room, 5130 Davenport Drive, Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing, 6-8 p.m. MUSIC Lansing, 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 5, 19. Join Davenport Drive, Lansing, 2-2:30 Oct. 22. Adults 21 and older will us for conversation, knitting, and p.m. Fridays. All ages welcome. BLUEGRASS have an opportunity to meet novel other handcrafting projects. All are Celebrate the first week of story friends or a new love during Mid-Michigan Bluegrass welcome, bring your own supplies. times with a visit from Curious a Literary Speed Dating evening. Association, Woldumar Info: 321-4014 ext. 4, " George. (Sept. 14-17). Info: 321-4014 In classic speed dating style, Nature Center, 5739 Old Lansing ext. 3, " participants will have eight minutes Road, Lansing, 2-7 p.m. Oct. 17. New Game On!, Delta Township with each partner to discuss their place, new day, new time. Enjoy a District Library, 5130 Davenport Afternoon Storytime, Delta favorite or least favorite books. concert at the nature center. Info: Drive, Lansing, 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Township District Library, 5130 Registration required. Sign-up at 322-0030. Cost: $4, $2 seniors. All ages. Visit us at the library Davenport Drive, Lansing, 2-3 p.m. the Adult Services Desk or call after school for game time. We’ll Oct. 22. All ages welcome. Info: 321-4014 ext. 4. Info: 321-4014 ext. MUSIC - VARIETY have a variety of board games and 321-4014 ext. 4, 4. " video games on hand to play. Info: Hot Club of Lansing, Grand " 321-4014 ext. 3, " Seed Starting from Ledge Opera House, 121 S. Bridge Baby Time, Delta Township St., Grand Ledge, 3 p.m. Oct. 17. Scratch, Delta Township District Game On!, Delta Township District Library, 5130 Davenport Enjoy swing music from the 1940s Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, District Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Lansing, 10:30-11 a.m. along with gypsy jazz. The fiveLansing, 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Drive, Lansing, 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Oct. 6-27. For children member band features guitars, Advanced master gardener Jim Oct. 5-26. All ages. Visit us at the under two years with a parent/ mandolin, saxophone and an Weese will discuss how to grow library after school for game time. caregiver. Have fun and learn with upright bass. Info: 627-1443, your own summer annuals, We’ll have a variety of board games stories, songs, rhymes, and play Cost: $6. vegetables, and perennials starting and video games on hand to play. time. Info: 321-4014 ext. 4, from seed. Info: 321-4014 ext 4, Info: 321-4014 ext. 4, " " MUSIC- VOCAL " Kid Zone, Delta Township District DTDL Book Club, Delta Lakewood Area Choral Tween Book Club, Delta Library, 5130 Davenport Drive, Township District Library, 5130 Society Adult Choral Township District Library, 5130 Lansing, 6-6:45 p.m. Oct. 18. Ages Davenport Drive, Lansing, Invitational Festival, Davenport Drive, Lansing, 4-5 p.m. 5-8. Listen to fun stories, 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Join us for good Charlotte Performing Arts Center, Oct. 20. Ages 9-12. We’ll read and participate in games and activities, books and friendly discussion as we discuss a new book each month, and make a craft project. October’s plus have activities and snacks. themes are superheroes Oct. 4 See Calendar/page 32


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Family Day Out Valerie Kniffen

The Coltmobile Waverly Homecoming parade: With a super hero theme, Colt Elementary School dresses the part with a bat mobile float.

Birthday Bash!

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Sunday Worship Sunday Worship 9:00am 10:00am Adult Education Education Adult 10:15am 11:15am

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323-2272 Wednesday Eucharist 6:30 pm

Friday Eucharist 9:00 am Rev. David Pike, Rector

Wed. Bible Studies & Awana - 6:30 pm “Passion for Christ, Compassion for Others” WWW.SOUTHLIFE.ORG

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Ryan and his wife Lori have been married for 24 years and live in Delta Township, where they are parishioners at St. Gerard Church. Ryan and Lori are proud of their three children- Rachel, Nathan and Aaron, and fond of the family’s dogs- Dante, Marco (rescued greyhound) and Caleb (rescued stray). Paid for with regulated funds by Ryan Wilson for Probate Judge PO Box 80942, Lansing, MI 48908


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Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame Awards Dinner and Induction Ceremony, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, Oct. 19. Call or see website for reservations. Info: 484-1880 ext. 203, www.michiganwomens



6 p.m. for 7 p.m. dance Oct. 23. The Charlotte Jaycees invites people of all ages in the mid-Michigan area to join other Thriller and Halloween enthusiasts in an international effort to break the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous dance. Participants will learn the Thriller dance. No dance experience is required. Official dance time is 7 p.m.Costumes are highly encouraged, but not required. Register online. On-site registration opens at 1 p.m. Call Lori Friedlis or visit the Web site for more information. Located next to the Monster Mayhem Haunted House. Info: 282-0447, thrilltheworld. Cost: donations of non-perishable food accepted.


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Fall 2010 Senior Class 101, Greer Community Learning 378 State St., Charlotte, 7 p.m. Center at St. Stephen’s Community Oct. 23. Call for more information. Church, 1007 Kimberly Drive, Info: (269) 945-9081 . Lansing, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 12-Nov. 16. This six-week REUNIONS program meets once a week, and Grand Ledge Class of is divided into three sessions each 1958, A&W Restaurant, 525 E. day: “Self Management for Better Saginaw Highway, Grand Ledge, 1 Health”; “Healthy Lunches” and p.m. Oct. 20. No invitations will “De-Mystifying Computer Use for be sent, so tell your classmates. Mature Beginners.” Transportation The reunion group will be accepting is available, but space is limited. items for the food bank. Advance registration is required. Reservations required by Lana Info: 351-6512. " Miller 627-7248 or Grand Hotel/Mackinac Info: Island Trip, Delta Township 627-7248. Enrichment Center, 4538 Elizabeth Road, Lansing, Oct. 22-25. SENIORS Sponsored by the Delta-Waverly “Back and Neck Pain”, 39ers and Meridian Senior Center. Delta Retirement Center, 201 S. Info: 484-5600. Cost: $888 single, Mall Drive, Lansing, 12:30 p.m. $678 double, $620 triple. Oct. 18. Monthly informational presentation. Refreshments served. Zumba Gold, GymBumz, 6135 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, 11 a.m.Please call for a reservation. noon Oct. 18. Info: 321-3111. Cost: Seating is limited. Info: 323-6970. $5 per class or $29.95 a month for Balance/Core/Stretch unlimited access. Class for Seniors, GymBumz, 6135 W Saginaw Hwy, SPECIAL EVENTS Lansing, 11 a.m.- noon Oct. 22. “Thrill the World” , JollyInfo: 321-3111. Cost: $5 per class Cedar Plaza, 5140 S. Cedar St., or $29.95 a month for unlimited Lansing, arrive at group dance by access. Continued from page 30

“I can make a difference as your Eaton County Probate Judge. My decades of experience in probate law, 25 years of military service and conservative judicial philosophy will make me a strong voice for our families. I am running against Governor Granholm’s recently appointed judge and I respectfully ask for your vote.” – Ryan Wilson




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Acupuncture to Zumba, HGB has all of your wellness needs this Fall!

> Acupuncture - Acupuncture has been scientifically proven to reduce pain and treat a wide range of conditions. > Aquatic Therapy - Charlotte area’s only rehabilitation department offering aquatic therapy in a warm water pool. NE


> Bladder Health - One-hour presentation covering the different types of incontinence, prevalence, treatment options, and symptoms. If you or a family member knows of someone who is experiencing the signs of urinary incontinence then this educational presentation is for you. 11/29 from 6-7pm, FREE. > Body Fat Analysis - Get an accurate measurement of your body composition, then measure your progress. Analysis only: $15 members, $20 non-members. > Diabetes Forum - Sessions with Dr. Ted Coy for those who have diabetes, pre-diabetes or are at risk for diabetes as well as those who care for them. 11/10 from 6-8pm, FREE.

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> Diabetes Management - Classes on meds, complications, nutrition and meal planning, self monitoring, reducing risk factors and more! 9/21-22, 10/19-20, 11/16-17, 12/14-15.

> Diabetes Support Group - New topics each month presented by physicians, nurses, pharmacists and more. Fourth Thursday of every month, 7-9pm, FREE. NE

> Injury Prevention / Sports Massage - Isometric exercises, PNF stretches and other modalities will get you exercising pain and injury free. 10/23 from 10am-12pm, $20 members, $25 non-members.


> Flu Vaccinations - Being vaccinated is one of the best ways to prevent the flu this year. 10/25 12:15-2:15 p.m. & 10/28 7:00-9:00 a.m. at HGB Wellness Center. 10/27 9:30-11:30 a.m. & 10/28 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Westside YMCA. $25 (no insurance accepted).

> Pilates - Combines muscle strengthening and lengthening to develop the core of the body and restore muscle balance. Eight-week session $64 members, $80 non-members. NE

> Encore - Exercise class for those who have recently had physical or occupational therapy, are overweight, have diabetes, and others. Mondays 5:30-6:30pm, $25 for six classes. > Fitness / Wellness Center Membership - Join one of the friendliest and most comfortable clubs in the area, welcoming members of all shapes, sizes and ages. Starting at just $39! > Fit-Yoga (Now FREE to ALL wellness members!) - Beneficial for balance, flexibility, back strength and improved posture. Mon/Fri 10am + Wed 4:45pm. > Indoor Cycling – New! - Improve your cardiovascular ability and muscular strength, and maximize your caloric expenditure! Eight-week session, $25 members, $75 non-members.


> Pathfinder - Set your path toward better health by eating right and loving it. Mon. or Wed. sessions beginning week of 10/25. $99 complete course.

> Weight Management – FREE Informational Session - Learn about all the HGB programs designed to help you lose weight and keep it off. Every Wednesday at 5pm. NE


> A Women's Health Experience 2010 HGB's commitment to women's health services is growing. Join us for A Women's Health Experience 2010. You will experience health information booths, panel discussions, children’s activity center and more! 11/13 from 10am-2pm, FREE. Registration required. > Zumba (FREE for members) - A dance fitness program that feels more like a party than a workout. Tue/Thurs 6am + Wed 9:15am, $8 non-members.

For more information or to register for any of the above programs, please call the health and wellness division of HGB at 517-543-9575.


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Garage Sales East Lansing BLOOMQUIST SERVICES ESTATE S ALE . FIRST OF TWO THIS WEEK. 108 7 FOXHILLS, EAST LANSING. THURSDAY & FRIDAY. Oct. 21 & 22. 9 to 2 d aily. Off N. Harrison j ust south of Lake Lansing Rd. take Tarleton west to Winchester to Foxhills. Nice sale w/ 20s carved dining set w/ six chairs, antique shabby chic hall tree with seat, pitcher & bowl washstand w/ mirror, old school des k, newer oak buffet , oak din ing set w/ roll about chairs, upholstered f urn. inc. large hassock, two piece swivel chair w/ rocking footstool, nice oak side tables, wooden chairs & rocker, barstools, old S inger console mach., king brass bed, iced finis h ward robe d resser & long mirrored d resser, queen bed, other d ressers, nitestands , comp. des k, painted f urn., prints inc. Lake C harlevoix, tv’s inc. Sam sung 40" LCDHD, Pioneer tuner & speakers, lamps, printer, C hristmas tree, Dept. 56 snow village, snow baby coll. w/ boxes, glass & china, Noritake set, German C hristmas dinnerwa re set, silverplate table service set in box, kitchen misc., mixer, breadma ker, books, record s, some linens, manual treadmill, golf clubs & more. Numbers at 8 Thurs. Home opens at 9. No early garage. Full det ails w/ pictures at:

BLOOMQUIST SERVICES ESTATE S ALE . 110 N. LOGAN, DEWITT. FRIDAY & SATURDAY. Oct. 22 & 23. 9 to 2 d aily. At the dow ntown light in DeWitt go west two blocks to Logan then north to sale. E state of Roberta Reed. Packed home w/ antique f urniture inc. mahogany d ropleaf dining set w/ 3 leaves & six harp back chairs, oak & walnut commode/ d resser, jenny lind bed, mahogany four poster bed w/ vanity & tall 7 d rawer d resser, oak 1890s fiv e d rawer highboy d resser, Lincoln roll arm rocker, one d rawer stand, > Cable Nelson baby Grand Piano, Victorian chairs, marble top plantstands , 40s side tables, mahogany des k, footstools , curved corner credenz a, boudoir chair, nic nac shelves, cool for mica serving cart, dec o chrome barstool, mirrors, fine lamps inc. onyx, hand painted, enamel on gold & pottery, wall art, prints & oils, newer items w/ Highland house sofa , loveseat, upholstered chairs, dinette set, tv & more. Lots of nice old glass & china, Noritake, Nippon, Limoges, turkey plates, Johnson Bros. china set & fine hand painted. Precious Moments, Roseville vases, as-is, cut, pressed, elegant, depr ession, Fenton & other glass, stemware, sterling, silverplate & gold tone Viola dinner ware, jew elry, some clothing, nice old linens, Necchi portable sewing mach., lots of kitchen wares, micro, C hristmas, Mary & Joseph Hummels, books, games & sheet music. Garage w/ household supplies, lawn & garden misc., a few tools, Sch winn exer. bike & tons more. Numbers at 8 Fri., garage at 8:30, home at 9. Full det ails & pictures at:

IT’S YOUR MONEY! Lump sums paid for structured settlement or fix ed annuity payments. Rapid, high payouts. Call J.G. Wentworth. 1-866- 294FIBER EXPO CLAS,SE Ven8 772. A+ Better Business dors, Animals. Oct 23 & 24, Bureau rating MC 2010. Saturd ay 9am-5pm, S unda y 10am-5pm. $4 ad mission. Washtenaw Farm C ouncil Grounds , 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103. www.FiberE 734****BEST HOME 546-0032 MC LOANS ****Refina nce for any reason: Mortgage and Land C ontract payoffs , deb t-consolida tion, home improvements, property taxes, for eclosures. Purchases too! Includes Houses/ Mobiles/ MARIJUANA FOR MEDI Modu lars. Cas h Available CAL USE! Michigan law alo f r good / bad /ugly credit ! lows people with certain 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 4 6 - 8 1 0 0 condit ions to qualify . We help Michigan residents, MM Live in Michigan? We can help, DRDANIE LS ANDS ON.C OM www.TheMed icalMarij uan CASH REAL ESTATE aClinic .com 517-78 7-1206, LOANS We Buy Land C on616-947-1206, 734-667-5960 tracts. $10,000-$500,000 MM DrDanielsAndS Private Money, Fast! Deal HERNIA REPAIR? Did You with Decision Maker. Receive a C omposix Kugel Michigan Licensed Mesh Patch Between 1999NMLS#13 8110 8 00-8372007? If patch was re6166 or 248-335-6 166 moved d ue to complicaAllan@DrDanielsAnd S on.c tions of bowel perfor ation, om abdomina l wall tears, MM puncture of abdomina l organs or intestinal fistul ae, you may be entitled to compensation. Attorney C harles Johnson 1-800-53 55727 MM MULTI FAMILY S ALE 12494 Petrie Rd., S unfield. IF YOU USED TYPE 2 DIAThurs.-Sat . Oct. 21-23, 9-5. DEWITT, NOT YOUR U S U AL B E T E S Drug Avandia Or GARAGE SALE!, Sat , Oct 23, Wooden swing set, 6’ dou Weight Loss Drug Meridia 9:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m., 401 ble sink vanity, des k, and suffer ed a heart atRiverview Drive (off W. couch, stove, toys, kick tack or stroke, you may be Geneva Drive, f rom boxing bag, misc. f urnientitled to compensation. Sch avey or Herbison ture., househhold dec or. Call Attorney C harles Road). S elling collectibles Johnson 1-800-53 5-5727 at redu ced prices: LOTS of WINTER SALE BIG Longaberger baskets, colNew kids thru ad ult coats, lector plates, Beanie BaPIANO LESONS boots, hats, mittens, bies, Beanie dis play cases, E xperienced and sweaters, holida y dec or. and seasonal dec or. refer ences. Reasonable 9am-5pm, Fri. & Sat . Oct. YOU DON’T WANT tuition. Call 321-2627 22 & 23. 2450 S . Hartel, TO MISS THIS ONE! C harlotte.

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Dog lost in BOXER PUPPIES MASON- MULTI FAMILY LARGE BREED AKC, born Mulliken area. Female, 9 A S LE, 2205 S . Meridia n 9/7. Read y 10/23. 5 feyears old. Tan with purple Rd., Barnes off 127 E . to males, 4 males, f awn & collar. Family dog missing Meridia n Rd. Oct. 22 & 23, brindle, $500, now taking since 9/24. Please phone 9-? Hallmark & other holidepos its. with any infor mation d ay dec or, books, craf t or (517)242-9812 supplies, glassware, cloth517-623-6859. ing, and much more!! BOXER PUPPIES Very large, PORTLAND- 315 WEST S T. born 9/3, read y to go Oct. Many household items, 23. Vet chkd, tails & dews. some antique dis hes, asking $500. 517-321-6562. clothes, some f urniture. 2 FEMALE GERMAN S HE POct. 21-22, 8:30-5 p.m. HERD PUPPIES 11 wks old, BOXER PUP,S AKC C hamador able. MSTA. $500. Call pion lines. Vet, checked, PORTLAND - 628 RIVE RS IDE 1-517-541-6693. tails, dews. Read y to go. DR. Oct. 21 & 22, 9-5. Boys $500. 517-812 -2392 clothes size 5 & under , 7 GOLDEN RETRIEVERmisc. boys baby items, BLAC K LAB PUPPIES MIX, 5 CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES U TD household and misc. fema les, 2 males. 7 wks on shots, 1 male, 1 fema le, items, & E lliptical. old. Call 517-372-538 0. $150. 989-307- 2444.

NUMBERS AT 8:30AM THURS. Oak f ull sized bedr oom set; several oak chests of d rawers; various des ks; secretaries; numerous chairs of all types; parlor sets; ward robes; ornate piano stool; parlor tables; oak high chair; walnut tea cart; Robbins dining table; f ainting couch; round oak pedesta l dining tables; S ED SALE: Sat ., Oct. 23. 8 clocks (mantle & des k); H a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Good f urnumerous light fixture s niture, newer appliances, and parts; 2 newel post loft , collector knives, huntlamps; beds; handy man?s ing items, much more! bed; d ressers including a 5198 Winds or Hwy. walnut Eastl ake w/ slate Potterville. top; Mission & Victorian side board s; hall trees; Grinnell Bros spinet piano; pictures; f rames; ceda r chest; oak ice box; large dis play case; rugs of many sizes; Portland Library cirSTERLING DRIVE, culation des k and much 567 DIMONDALE, Fri, Oct. 22, 9more? 6, Sat , Oct. 23, 9-2 Household, f urniture, Glassware & china of all c o l l e c t i b l e s . kinds . Hall red teapots,, bowls, etc.; lots sales/139137.aspx No Preof art pottery (Roseville, sales. 517-256-0695 S outh Rookwood, Weller, Owens, of Lansing Road and Can al. Hull, Van Briggle); silver (sterling & silver plate); Cam bridge Depression glassware; ten piece service of Manhattan with serving pieces (no Park Ave.); Franciscan Apple dinnerwa re (all vintage); OKEMOS COMMUNITY Royal Ruby glassware; CHURCH - FALL ATTIC Georges Briard Victorian TREASURES & RUMMAGE Gardens china; Lenox SALE, Oct 22 & 23, Fri 9am?Winter Greetings E very4pm, Sat (rummage onlyd ay? ironstone; Pf altzgraff bag d ay) 9am-1pm, attic C hristmas glasses; treasures until 3pm. TreasNoritake Juno china; signures include antiques, ed Haviland platter; 2 collectibles, & jew elry indi quilts; a few linens; vinvidu ally priced. Rummage tage kitchen utensils; wire has a HUGE variety of ice cream parlor table & clean clothing, toys, and chairs; newly restored vinother household items at tage porch glider; porch LOW prices. U se lower rocker; 2 vintage lawn level entrance at 4734 chairs and much more. Okemos Rd. Call 349-4220 Terms: Cas h, Local checks. for more info. S orry, no credit card s. Call 517-285-90 19 or E -mail with questions.

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EATON RAPIDS MOPS Mom 2 Mom Sale! Sav e the d ate. Sat ., Oct. 23, 9am-1pm. First U nited Methodist C hurch 600 S Main S t, Eat on Rapids . Over 35 difer ent vendors with clothing, f urniture, equipment, toys, etc. Free admission. Call E mily at 517-6636353 for more info.!

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Animals Wanted GOLDEN RETREIVER FEMALE 1-5 yrs., spayed. For loving home. Call: 517-622-0635

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MASON- BASEMENT CLEAN OUT!! 1207 TUTTLE RD., Oct. 23, 9-5p.m. Furniture, 1 YR. OLD Polyd actyl (5 computer des k, wing-back toes)fr iendly Calic o fema le chairs. Lawn roller, tread lost on E . C hurch in mill, sit-up bench, Williamston. 517-655-2598 collectibles, clothing and much more!! BLACK & WHITE DSH, 3 yr. old, fema le cat lost in Email the Lansing Community S toney Brook S ub., Grand Newspapers 24/7 at: Ledge. "Kira". 168 6.REWARD upon return.


ADBA BLUE NOSE PITBU LL C H I H U A H U A / T E R R I E R PUPS $300-$350. Call 517PUPS 10 wks, socialized, 993-4648. shots, wormed, health cert. $250. 517-490-6260. AKC GERMAN H S P E HERD puppies, 3 fema les, 1 CHINESE CRESTED POWblack, 2 sables, 7 wks, D E R puff, fema le. POMshots & wormed, parents ERANIAN male. S hots & on site. $450 limited. 989wormed.$300/e ach. 855-3662 989-620-4278.

AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD C CKAPOO APRICOT, PUP pups. 1st shots & O PY, 6 mo, AKC Housebrodew ormer. Born 8-13 -10. ken, crate trained, knows $500. 517-541-7297. ’sit’, ’dow n’ and loose leash walking and is absoAKC GERMAN SHEPHERD lutely the sweetest temPUPS born 9/3/10, Vet pered loving dog you can chkd., parents on site, find. S he has a microchip $450. 517-908-0 171. and all shots are up to d ate. Paid $500, asking AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD $400, crate included. PU PS Hip, health guar. ( 5 1 7 ) 7 1 2 - 4 8 8 8 C hampion show lines. jhu ldin@ $600. 989-205-9204. COCKAPOO PUPPIES S hots, AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVERS wormed, $400 cash. 989S hots, wormed, vet 236-7634 or 989-2 89-3 4 8 9. checked, parents on site. $500. Call 989-236-513 5 O C K C R E P S ANIEL PUPS males, wormed, shots, AKC MALAMUTES BLACK parnets on site $200-250. or Red, 8 weeks, males, (517)745-5689 $550-750, limited registration. (269)275-8766 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS some imported, $650+. www.blackf AKITA-4 YR OLD spayed feCall 810 -631-6185 male with a sweet tempermant, needs a paGOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES 7 tient, sensitive home. Call wks. old, 3 males, 2 fe517-669-6452. males, shots & wormed, $300. Call 517-857 -2187 . AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Reg. Parents on site, $400. 616-891-10 58. GOLDEN DOODLE PUPS5 mos., 2 fema les. $600. www.goldendoodles BEAGLE PUPPIES Great 269-503-0636/269-489-53 18 hunters. $75. 517-5181201, Fowlerville area. GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUP PIES, $250. HURRY, 4 LEFT! Male & fema le. Also, BEAGLE PUPS AKC, 7 wks C hihuahuas. 989-235-6 566. old, good hunting stock, great pets! Wormed, shots, $100. 517-651-7377. GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS S t. Johns vet checked, 1st shots, wormed, e f ma les $450, males $400. 989-763- 7202 BOSTON TERRIER PUPS EXCELLENT Q ualit y , HIMALAYAN/RAGDOLL KITS hots, wormed. $300. TENS 13 wks., f ull shots, 517-580 -9420 $125/each. Call: 517-3167429 BOSTON TERRIER PUP-S NICE RE;SCUE purebred. (2) beautifu l 6 KITS/ CATS; www.trinityacresrescue.p wk. old fema les. S hots, etfinder .com; many dewormed. Very social. clawed ; incl.neuter/med . $350. 517-487 -8704 $45- $135. (517)410-0074 CHIHUAHUA PUPS 8 blue & 6 mo. old, good tri colored. Read y to go to KITTEN!S homes only, very cuddly 2 there new homes wormed gray fema les. $5 each. Call can be CK.C Call S arah 989-224-8777 evenings. $350-400 (517)455-6852

Dogs-Cats-Pets KITTENS & CATS All kinds . Call 517-763-1803.


Hay-Grain-Seed ALFALFA GRAS-S EXCELLENT Hay $4 & up. Can deliv er. 517-641-6034

A AMISH LOG HEAD BOARD AND Q ueen Pillow Top Mattress S et. Brand new-never used, sell all for $275. 989-923-1278. MM

LABRADOR RETRIEVERS GOOD QUALITY GRASS HAY AKC Yellow & Blk, No rain. $4/bale. Mason dew claws removed & 1st area. 517-285-9338. shots, avail. Oct. 30. $350 A BED QUEN PILLOWTOP fem; $300 m. 517-468-3227. mattress set, new in plastic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. MAINE COON kittens, pureCan deliv er. bred, pedigr eed, vet checked, lg. parents. Call A TEMPERPADIC/ STYLE YARD LAWN ROLLER 76’’ 269-282-1091 MEMORY FOAM MATcirc., 36’’ widt h, 24’’ side TRES SET Q ueen, newways. Best offer . Call 517MALE BRITTANY W/O, 11 never used, as seen on TV, 381-0000 months, field trial bred, with warranty. C ost f amily raised $500. $1,800, S ell $695. Can De(989)770-4632 liver 989-832-2401. MM

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MALTESE PUPPIES AKC shots, wormed. $350. Call 517-627-6418, 517-614-9564

A1 ALL ASH, OAK & Maple S easoned, deliv ered, $70/per f ace cord. 517-525-5510 MINIATURE PINSCHER 1 f emale left , black & rust, FIREWOOD wormed-s hots, $250/obo ACKERSON S easoned hard wood, $60 989-584-6192 no S un. calls. per f ace cord, deliv ered. 517-281-9383. MINI DACHSHUND PUPPY AKC, 1 male, brindle MAPLE, OAK w/unique markings, 9 wks. CHERRY, SEASONED FIREWOOD $70 1st shot $400. 517-371-5769 f ace cord, split, deliv ered & stacked. 517-651-5214. PAPILLON PUPPIES AKC tri colored, 6 weeks old, FIREWOOD! CUT, UNSPLIT, $650+. only 2 left CALL Delivered, $60-80, 3-4 f ace ASAP(517 )626-0123 cord. 517-930-1102 leave message. PEK-E A-POO PUPPIES AKC parents. Very tiny, no F I R E W O O D shed. $295. 517-896-0302 DE LIVE RE D/PIC KU PLansing & surrounding PEMBROKE WELH S O C RGI areas. $70/$60 (517)627PUPPIES, AKC Reg. 8 wks. 4256 old, UTD on shots & worming. Call 517-507-2094. FIREWOOD SEASONED H A R D W O O D - Read y to PITBULL PUPPIES 1 boy and burn in the C harlotte area. 5 girls, 2tri color puppies $55/f ace cord, 4’x8’x16". and there’s 4 black and You pick up. PLEASE, cash white. $75 517-574-8801. only. 517-930-2153. RUBY’ S FIREWOOD 4X8X16, POMERANIAN PUPPIES Will $65 f ace cord, hard wood. be small, asking $200-$250. Call 517-391-0914. Call 517-230-7894. A ES O S NED FIREWOOD POMERANIAN PUPS AKC, 1 $40/f ace cord. Delivery exblue merle male, $400; 1 tra. 517-543-2783 black w/white markings, fema le, $300. Cas h only SEASONED HARDWOODS please. 989-248-4124. 4X8X16, $65 f ace cord. C hunks & logs. Call 517POODLES, mini. 8 wks., vet 505-1983. checked, parents on site. 1 apricot M, 1 cream M, 1 SEASONED SPLIT MIXED black F. $300. Jackson, 517HARDWOOD - Maple, Oak , 784-5225, 517-392-0608. Apple. $45/f ace cord + delivery. 517-819-8987. PUGGLE PUPPIES 7 wks old, 1st shots & SPECIAL DEAL on seasoned wormed, small & loveable. hard wood if r ewood $65 $250. 989-427-3205. f a c e cord. Guarantee price all winter! Offer ends Oct. 31. Jeff 517-719PUG PUP-S SMALL $300. 1281; Car ol 517-507-7093. PUGGLE PUPS FAWNchantlands $250. 517-719-1199 20th year selling fir ewood!

RAT TERRIER PUPPIES 9 wks old, 1st shots & wormed. $150. Call 989584-6344. SHIH TZU PUPPY One male born 8/12/10, tri-color, first shots, mother on site. $400.00 Call 517-819-7479. TEDDY BEAR PUPPIES 1st shots, wormed, non shedding, hypoallergenic, $350. Call 517-468-3986.

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PUMPKINS - Thousand s of Jack O Lantern pumpkins. From 50¢ to $5.00. Morgan Farms, 7721 E . C linton Tr. (M-50) between Eat on Rapids & C harlotte.

HealthcareHospital Equip. BRAUN VANGATER IIWheelchair lift for d rop-flr . van, $1,000. You remove, have manual. 810-327-6405 LITEWAY NEW power scooter f rom S parrow, used less than 3 mo. $995. 517-627-7714 SPACE

SAVER II 3 wheel scooter, $375. Call 517-882-1319.

WALK IN BATHTUB As seen on TV. New still in box, has j acuzzi, warranty, f ree deliv ery, paid $9500; sacrific e for $3500. 517-579-4082

Household Goods ENGLANDER UNVENTED ROOM heater w/logs, propane or natural gas. 30K34,500 btu. $275. Works good. 517-676-1327 FORCLOSURE SALE Must sell all items: S ectional, f ridge, stackable W/D, queen mattress/box spring. Kitchen dinette set. Call: 517-285-2380

Miscellaneous BACKYARD STORAGE S HE DS Q uality material & workmanship 989-834-2028

C AMICS FOR SALE 2 WOOD PELLETS FOR pellet ER kilns, approx. 3000 molds , stove. $189/ton (+ tax). glassware. $2,000 or best 40lb bags available. S tored of e f r . C a ll 989-640-5141. inside. Cas h. 517-623-6622

TOY/MINI AUT S RALIAN H S P E HERDS 6 weeks old, $500+. Raised in our homes. CALL ASAP GOING ANTIQUE GRANDFATHER FAST(517 )626-0123 CLOCK, $550. C irca, 1840. 989-723-2849. WESTHIGHLAND TERRIERS 3 males, $500, mother & f ather on site. 1st shot & dew ormed, f amily raised. Read y Oct 15. 989-224-8138 MOM 2 MOM SALE at Scr ibYORKIE PUPS AKC shots, bles & Giggles 609 N. wormed, vet checked, litVerlinden Ave Oct. 16th, ter trained $500. 9-12. 50+ tables. (517)256-5208 (517)482-1551

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MOVING SALE 2 twin beds $40, d resser $40, hideabed $40, sound system $40, 13 cf f reezer $95, coffee table $45, 3 des ks $80. Total $380. Please no Saturd ays. 517-323-9707.

1967 MAGNAVOX so l i d state stereo console. Hard ly used, 3’1’’ w x 8’ l x 3’ h. Brown. Best offer 381-0000

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NORWOOD ANTIQUE BUYER paying NEW WANTED: UNWANTED S WMILLSA LumberMatecash for vintage artwork, appliances, air condit ionPro handles logs 34" dia mf urniture, lamps, clocks, ers, cars, trucks, vans, eter, mills board s 28" sterling silver items, musif arm machinery, lawn wide. Automated quickcal instruments, pottery, mowers, campers, hot cycle-sawing increases efvintage radio & stereo water tanks, aluminum or fic iency up to 40%! equipment. Call John 517steel boats, aluminum winwww.Norwood S 886-9795. dows or doors, aluminum m/300N 1-800-661-7746 E xt toppers, any types of alu300N MC minum or steel siding, A C SH FOR GUNS , Art, Anti4 wheelers, go carts, trailques, Jewelry, musical in- PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS ers, batteries. struments, Valuables. Call Free E stimates-Licensed All picked up for Free. 517-204-2004/517-663-3931 and Insured-2 x 6 TrussesCall 517-628-2818 45 Year Warranted Galvalume S teel-19 C olorsCASH PAID DAILY S ince 1976#1 in for diabe tic test strips. Michigan- a C ll Toda y $15 per 100 strips. 1-800-292-0679.MC Ph. 517-292-0991


S VE $2,000 IN tax incenLUGERS WANTED A lso , C SH PAID FOR d iabetic A tives and rebates. HUSKY holsters, clips & parts for A test strips. Most types up ME T AL ROOFS, S tanding same. And most other old to $15 per box. Call 517S eam, Metal shingles/Tile, German hand guns. Top 505-2726 or 888-639-6179. 18 colors, C ompany prices paid by a collector. installers, f ree estimates. Doug, anytime 517-285S ince 1975. 800-380-2379 1714. MC M1 GARAND Winchester action re barreled to 308 win. $800/best. AR15 Rifle H DIABETIC TEST STRIPS BAR match competition, 2 WANTED Most Brands $5stage trigger, $850/best. 15 per box (517)712-6357 94 Winchester 30-30, made around 1956, $375/best. Ruger #1 in 30-06 WANTED TO BUY E states, antiques, books, w/Leupold 2-7 power, epheria, toys, and more. 4 MSU FOOTBALL tickets $700/best. Winchester 517-623-0416. and parking pass. Illinois model 70 fea therweight Oct. 16th; Minnesota, Nov. 270 Winchester cal. w/2-7 6th; Purd ue, Nov.20th. $250 Leupold scope, $650/best. WANTED TO BUY older moper game or best offer . E x517-648-6020 torcycles & snowmobiles, cellent seats & parking running & non-running pass. 517-202-2453. condit ion. 810-394-2577. RUGER M77 MARK II S tainless, 308, w/scope, Leopold Varix II 3x9x40, $750/obo. Remington 870 E xpress Magnum w/deer & bird barrel, 12 ga., $350/obo. JC Higgins Model 60 12 ga auto., $250. 517202-1157.



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COMMERCIAL AUCTION 100,240 SF Industri al Warehouse S tarting Bid: $750,000Mason Online Auction S tarts: 10/18 Dozens More / View Full Details RED,C LLC RE Brkr 6505355610

CORNELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL subdiv ision. 2300 sq. f t., 4 bd rm., 2.5 bath. 2001 construction; upda ted in 2010. Priced for imC APEL HILL CEMETERY 2 media te sale at: $189K. Re- H side by side lots, in the altors welcome. For appt. Trinity S ection. $3000/obo call: 517-202-6886, with Deed. 231-898-3843.


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Grand Ledge 635 JENE S T . 2 bd rm., 1 bath, 750 sf, 1 car garage, close to all schools. Move in condit ion. Great starter or rental home. Priced to sell $39,900. 517-819-2931.

HOLT 2 bd rm., $3,500. Little work needed. Financing available. 866-694-0821.

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

Laingsburg FOR SALE - possible land contract. 3 bd rm., 2 bath, 3 car garage, 2 acres. $98,500. 989-277-0616




Apartments For Rent 1 OF THE AREAS NEWEST 3 & 4 bd rm. o f r immedi ate move in. Private entry, personal WD. CALL TODAY! 517-887-1000 ACCORD PROPERTIES S tudios , 1 & 2 Bd rms. Lansing /E . Lansing Area. 517-337-7900

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

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


Apartments Lansing $99 DEPOSIT S outh Lansing. Very clean 2 bedr ooms, new upgrades , $550/$580. 517-393-9307. AUTO OWNERS/ WAVERLY Lg. clean quiet deluxe 1&2 bd rms, f rom $525, no pets. Free heat. 517-7124915, 202-3234, 323-1153 BEECHFIELD E f f iciency thru 2 bedr oom, $325-$540. U tilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512.

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


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IVAN WOODS 1 bd rm., FREE HEAT Active living for 55+. S tarting at $499 per mo. 517-323-2800

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

LANSING 3322 W. Michigan. 1 bd rm., 1st floor , $525 + electric. Laundry. Call 517-482-8771

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1st Month Rent FREE when you sign a 12 mo. lease! Forest View Apts, Haslett * Immedia te Occupancy * C ozy 1 bd rm apts $560 * PET WELCOME * S ingle level bldg w/ private entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups in utility room * Vaulted ceiling in living room * S torage access * Lovely wooded setting * C lose to everything Call toda y for info and tour! 517-349-2250 C ondit ions apply.



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NOTICE IS HERB E Y GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the November 2, 2010, GENERAL ELECTION is schedu led for Frida y, October 22, 2010, f rom 8a.m.-5p.m., at the Township C lerk’s Offic e, located at 7710 W. Sagina w Highway, Lansing, Michigan, 48917. The Public Accuracy Test is condu cted to det ermine that the election program, M100 precinct ballot tabulators and the Automark (Voter Assisted Terminals) being used, operate according to law. JANICE VEDDER, CMC MMC DELTA TOWNSHIP CLERK Phone: (517)323-8500 DWCN/ GLI-869061

G.L. in town, ground floor , 2 bd rm., heat incld. $450. 517-627-6751, 231-276-0021

GRAND LEDGE 2 bd rm. if r eplace, garage, central air, washer & d ryer, $750$775. 517-282-9669 or 517-349-8000

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KIWANIS VILLAGE WAVERLY & WILLOW A senior community 62 S pacious 2 bd rms. years of age or dis abled of Free heat & water. any age. Located in MaQ uiet building. son, MI is currently ac517-303-6680 cepting application for 1 ~ Great Apartment ~ bedr oom apartments. U nits of barrier f ree des ign may also be available. For affor able housing starting at $417 Call 517676-6290 TDD # (800) 6493777 HOLT-2 BDRM., 1 bath, 1 car garage, f ull bsmnt. $700+ util. No smoking. 517-331-3613

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MASON 2 & 3 bd rm. fir eplace, central air, washer/ d ryer. $750-$900. 517-282-9669 517-349-8000

Duplexes Townhomes BLUE WATER VILLAGE Dimonda le, near GM Delta plant. New 2 & 3 bd rms, 2 baths, starting at $700 & trash incl. all appliances, bsmt., pets welcome. Call 517-749-1714 or 517-372-6250

HASLETT - 5705 Potter, MASO-N -FREE HEAT! 1 & near lake. Large 2 bd rm. 2 bd rms, $99 S ecurity e d 1.5 bath, fir eplace, central posit, Vouchers accepted, air. U tility room with S pacious 1,000 sq. f t. washer/d ryer hookup. No Water/S ewer/Trash incl. pets, $595/mo. incl. water. GRAND LEDGE LG 2 WAVERLY AREA Pet-fr iendly . 517-244-0672 Call 517-372-8000 or 517bd rm Townhouse, 1.5 Large 1 bd rms. starting at 349-8345 bath, f ull bsmt, garage, $475. Garage rent $80/mo. OKE M OS C U T , E VE R Y PRI$695+ utilities. Newly 517-214-6798 VATE, 1 bd rm., enclosed remodeled. HASLETT garage & dec k. U pgraded 517-339-2486 GREAT VALUE kitchen, bath & new wood 2 Bd rm w/ Balcony $510 flrs are brightened by sky"0" Deposit! light & open flr plan. Fire- GRAND LEDGE: U pda ted lg. 517-337-1133 place & automatic garage 1200 sf., 2 BR., + bsmnt., door opener a plus. Incl. laundry hookup. 1.5 bath, 2 1ST MONTH FREE RENT! lower level storage and story w/garage, lg. kitchen Oak Hill Apartments WD hookup. Lg. wooded & bd rms,. w/balcony. An elder ly community lot. $785. 517-899-0417. Fresh paint, newer carpet. (elder ly is defined as 62 HOLT: 1 BE DROOM , $450 + depos it. Air. Free heat, No big dogs . Includes years of age or dis abled of water, trash pickup. C oin trash, lawn & snow. $740 + any age) located in Ionia, PORTLAND APTS laundry. 1960 Aurelius util. 517-853-6307 MI is currently accepting Apply toda y... Move ToRoad. Busline. Applicaapplications for 1 bedr oom morrow! Fast Approval! tions, up f ront. apartments. U nits of barria C ll 517-647-4910 for a tour H O L T : 2 bd rm, 1.5 bath 2 ** 586-292-3681 ** er f ree des ign may also be story townhome, partially of your new home. Locatavailable. Rent is based on fin. bsmt w/laundry hooked j ust minutes west of income. For affor d able up, dec k, air, newer paint Lansing. 2 BDRM., housing call (616) 527- WILLIAMSTON & carpet, incl sewer, wa1 bath, recently remod 8900. This institution is an ter, trash, lawn, snow reeled , 1 car garage, $675 Email the Lansing Community E qual Opportunity Provid moval. Cat or very small Newspapers 24/7 at: er. E qual Housing Opportu- mo. + utils. Call 517-285dog ok. $715 + sec. dep. 0575. nity. TDD #(800) 649-3777 517-853-6307.


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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Public Accuracy Test for the election to be held on Tuesd ay, November 2, 2010, has been schedu led for Monda y, October 25, 2010 at 12:00 Noon in the Board Room in the Lansing Township Administra tion Building at 3209 W. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan. The Public Accuracy Test is condu cted to det ermine that the program being used to record and tabulate the results of the election counts the votes in the manner prescribed by the law.


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MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 1968 $8000 Auto., ps, very nice car, priced well below book value 517-393-7784

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CHRYSLER 2008 $17,995 Town & C ountry Touring, 6 cyl, Lthr, d ual DVD, 35100mi., Black 517-569-3492

F-350 DRW, 2000 $22,000 50K mi. C rew cab, 7.3L id es el. Loade.d Banks brake. E xcellent condit ion. 517-420-4959

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

Honda IC VIC X E 2004 128K mi., 4 d r. auto, new tires E xcellent cond

H C V E Y B US R U BAN LT 1500 2002 $5400 5.3L, all pwr, new tires, wheel barings & f uel pump E xcellent cond. 517-525-0445 BOX VAN, 1990 $1500/BEST High mi., many new parts, new tires. Fair condit ion. 517-331-0542

$8995/BEST cab. 517-230-7117

EDGE SEL 2007 $20,000 6 cyl, CD changer, Lthr, 9200mi., Off White 517-323-2920

MALIBU LS 1998 $1950/OBO 6cyl, Great MPG, 205000mi, new tire,strut,brakes 989-307-3111 IMPALA LT, 2006 $8700 74,500 mi. Bronze, very clean, well maint. E xcellent condit ion. 517-282-0272


HANDICAP ACCESIBLE ’00 DODGE VAN $11,000 83,500 mi., lower floor , power ramp & door . Good condit ion 517-627-7714


DEVILLE 1997 8 cyl, Lthr, 98000mi., Maroon. Good condit ion


$5800/OBO Tim 517-290-6798

Lincoln LS V8 2003 $8,995 8cyl, Lthr, 112,250mi,Blk, new Eagle Zrated tires 517-204-4254


Oldsmobile ALERO 2004 $4,900 4 cyl, PW, PL, AC, ABS, 65,000mi., White 517-282-7568

Pontiac 1998 TRANSPORT 7 PASS VAN $2995 N ew tires, battery, excellent upkeep, 1 owner. Good C ondit ion 517-647-2443

$5,250/OBO 517-349-3536

Trucks H C V E Y HD 6.6 DIESEL ’07 $40,000/OBO Loaded, w/7 1/2’ Boss plow, 64,800 mi. 269-420-0939 FORD F250 PICKUP 1976 1ST $2000 GETS IT ALL! 70000 miles, many extra parts. 517-882-3621

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

Automobiles Wanted VEHICLSE WANTD E Cas h money, Free towing. Call Anytime.

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Junk Cars Wanted BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 BUYING JUK N A C RS & TRUCKS. Also misc. metal. $200-$800. 7 d ays a week.

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O S T U HEAT S LANIS G N 3 bd rm., 2 baths, loft , air, bsmt., dec k, great neighborhood. No pets. $755 + depos it. 517-393-8970.

Duplexes For Rent COLEMAN AVE. 1 BE DROOM DUPLEX NEAR INGHAM MEDICAL HOSPI TAL $400 PER MONTH PLUS UTILITIES AND DEPOSIT, LOTS OF CLOSET SPAC,E DECK. NO PET.S (517)281-1236 48910 GREAT LOCATION IN Groesbeck. 4 bd rm., 2 bath. Open flr . plan, bonus f amily room, hard wood lf rs., id s hwasher, washer/ d ryer, fenc ed yd. Pets okay. $1,100/mo. 517-420-7554 HOLT 2 bd rm. d uplexes. Nice yard. $650 & $560 water & sewer included. 517-694-1899.

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HOLT- 2 LG bd rms, 1 bath, 1547 ROOSEVELT ST. CUTE 1 BDRM. C ountry GRAND LEDGE 2 story, large kitchen, cen2 bd rm., 1.5 car garage, lg. home in DeWitt area. tral air, washer/d ryer, exbackyard, $650+ utilities. $550/mo. + dep. & util. No 714 E . Maple. 3 bd rm., 1.5 bath, 2 car garage, lg. tra clean, f ull bsmt, gas Call 517-372-8129. pets or smoking. 669-9455. yard. $975+ util. 482-8771 heat, small pets ok. 517-468-3963 DAKIN 1022 3 bd rm., gar., 2124 PLEASANT VIEW new wind o w , bsmt., 2 bd rm., f ull bsmt., HOLT CLEA!N 3BR, 1.5BA, e f nc ed yard , $750 + utils. garage, fenc ed yard, W/D hookup, Dishwasher, JEROME 1315 Lg 3 bd rm. $750+ util. (517) 482-8771 HOMES FOR Air, Private Drive, Yard, apt., fenc ed yard, $700 + S hed. No smoking or pets. heat. PERSONS CT. 1019 2 RENT! $750/mth includes water & bd rm house, garage, big Payments starting as sewer. 517-507-3887 yard, $600 +. 517-372-4504. 733 N . JENISO,N Lansing, MI low as $599/mo. 48915: Beautifu l 2 bd rm., 3 Bed/2 Bath, 1 bath. Hard wood lf rs. Incl. HOLT All Appliances, W/D, f ridge & oven. Well insulatEATON RAPIDS Large 2 bd rm. d uplex. CA, Holt Schools , ed w/new windows. C lose 11727 Bunker Hwy, Nice yard. W/D hookup. Pet Friendly . to S t. Lawrence & near 2 bd rm., 1 bath, 1408 sq. $650 water & sewer incluNo Application fees ! L C C / C o o l e y . f t., 2 story f armhouse. ded. No pets. 517-694-1899. REDUCED S ecurity $15/application fee. Full michigan bsmnt. Deposits. $600/mo. 517-331-1182. $650/mo. +. Avail. 9/1 Call S un Homes at S .E . LANSING3 bd rm., 1.5 517-622-6059 Kensington Meadows ST. 2 bd rm., bath, kitchen appliances, 919 S . HOLMES or Toda y! 1-888-258-2412 $550 per mo. + utils. 1059 central air, garage, if nis hwww.sunda ncefa milyhome www.kensingtonmeadows. com N. LARCH ST. 2 BR, $550 ed bsmnt., storage room, E xp. 10-30-10 EHO mo. + utils. Near busline. 2 lg. laundry room w/WD BR apt., $550 mo., all utils hookup. $850+ utilities. No incld. Rooms w/private pets. 517-394-6774 bath, $350 all utils. incld. ~LANSING~ A E TON RAPIDS Call 484-5619. 1-4 BDRMS 6288 Nye Hwy., 3 bd rm., WEBBERVILLE2 bd rm. Available! S ection 8 OK. 1.5 bath, 1531 sq. f t. d uplex, 2 car garage, $450-$850. Call Mark at AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 ranch style home. $725/mo. 517-521-3242 or 517-482-6600 bd rms, S ection 8 OK. Propane heat. 810-923-0910. Pets OK. Move in spe517-622-6059 cial! Flexible terms www.sunda ncefa milyhomecenter. LANSING 1803 DONORA, available. $395-$1095. com WILLIAMSTON2 BDRM, lease to own, 2 bd rm/ 1 517-651-1374 NEW APPLIANCES & carbath, hard wood lf oors, appeting. kitchen, dining pliances included. WD room, liv. room & dec k. T S JOHNS 211 Wight S t. 3 hookup 2 car det atched C lose to dow ntown & BE A HOME OWNER Rent to bd rm. home. No smoking garage, $650/mo + $650 own. Owner will fina nce. schools. $550/mo. 517or pets. $750 mo + e d p. & dep. No pets/d rugs. 517Land C ontract available. 655-1743 util. 989-224-7851 749-2482. Call 517-202-3121.

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A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTES OF THE C ARTER H TOWNSHIP OF LANSING WAS HELD AT THE TOWNSHIP OFFICES LOCATED AT 3209 WEST MICHIGAN AVEN,UE LANSING, MICHIGAN ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 AT 7:00 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: S upervisor Daher, C lerk Aten, Treasurer Rodgers. Trustees: Masseau, Rodgers, Harris, Mitchell MEMBERS ABSN E T: None ALSO PRESENT: Michael Gresens, Attorney ACTION TAKEN BY THE BOARD: Meeting called to order by S upervisor Daher. Minutes of meeting held on S eptember 14, 2010 approved. Agenda approved. Donation of property accepted. Parking lot expansion approved for 1540 Lake Lansing Road subjec t to condit ions. Resolution adopt ed to support Greening Mid Michigan Plan. Bids for maintenance of basketball and tennis courts at S later Park referred to Parks C ommittee. Resolution adopt ed to schedu le public hearing on October 12th for 2011 budget . Resolution adopt ed to certify at-large d rain millage o f r the 2010 tax rolls. C laims approved. E xecutive S ession held to dis cuss land acquisition and attorney-client privileged communication. Meeting adjourned.


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Inspired by wonder

When we think about our future, we see our children and the people of mid-Michigan. So when we created our vision, they inspired us to set our sights high: to be recognized as a national leader in quality and patient care. To get there, we’re making bold changes like creating mid-Michigan’s first ER designed just for children. We also partnered with LifeNet of Michigan to start the region’s first dedicated helicopter service that speeds patients to our Level I Trauma Center.

October 17, 2010

And that’s just the beginning.

To learn more about the inspired changes at Sparrow, visit