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Vol. 19 - No. 2

May 22, 2011

Farmers’ Market a step toward good health Mary Jo White


A ceremony was held on May 13 to dedicate a new street in Eaton Rapids to the late Mike Simpson, the former state representative for the Eaton Rapids area. As a symbolic close to the occasion, three white doves were released. Pictured are (l. to r.) Debbie Simpson), Chris Metts and Jeff Metts. DEB MALEWSKI/LCN

Local street dedicated in memory of Simpson

EATON RAPIDS — A ceremony was held on May 13 to dedicate a new street in Eaton Rapids to the late Mike Simpson, a former state representative for the Eaton Rapids area. Simpson passed away in 2009 due to a rare blood disorder. Mike Simpson Drive, off Marilin Street, was unveiled to a large crowd of Dowding

Industries employees, all wearing “In loving memory of Mike Simpson” tee-shirts and numerous state and city dignitaries. Friends and family of the former state representative also attended. Jeff Metts, president of Dowding Industries, said “It will be years before this community and ultimately, the state of Michigan, real-

ize the magnitude of the impact Mike Simpson had on the economy and job creation here. Mike was a patriot and a friend. I miss him daily.” Former Congressman Mark Schauer said that “Mike Simpson was the rarest of public servants. I never met an elected offiSee SIMPSON, Page 4

little rain couldn’t stop the grand opening of this season’s Farmers’ Market at the Eaton Rapids Medical Center May 18. The brainchild of registered dietitian Leslie Neubecker-Czubko, the once-aweek event is designed to bring local produce and fitness activities to Eaton Rapids residents. “The idea is that the community, (including) hospital employees, visitors and patients, can purchase fresh, nutritious produce from the market and take it home for dinner,” said NeubeckerCzubko. “In addition, ERMC’s dietary department is using some of the locally grown food in dishes served at the hospital.” You never know what you might find at this market. How about fudge made with cheese? Jack Holbrook of Holbrook Garden Produce had four kinds for sale: cherry, peanut butter, almond and chocolate. “I love to cook and I love cheese,” said Holbrook, who mentioned that he had just ordered a 40-pound block of cheddar. Have you ever cooked with lavender? Brenda Ginther of Wooden Shoe Herb Farm can give you pointers on how to make lavender sugar cookies, lemonade and ice cream. She also swears by lavender oil for your skin. If you’re in the market for maple syrup, Wes Clark of Clark’s Sugar Bush has some made from the sap of the 2,100 trees he’s tapped . And if you suffer from diabetes or allergies, you might want to try some of Vicky Hastay’s huge cookies made with spelt flour. Spelt is related to and looks like wheat but isn’t identical to it.

Three-year-old Zoey Butters of Springport picks the right bunch of asparagus at the Eaton Rapids Farmers’ Market May 18. Zoey was shopping with her mom, Nicole Caudill, and her aunt, Sheila Hamilton. MARY JO WHITE/ LCN

A recently retired corrections officer at Jackson prison, Hastay says baking and fishing are her two main hobbies. Good food has to be paired with exercise for good health. So the May 18 market featured Zumba dancing led by instructor Genis Bucher, who proved that, if you think you can’t work up a sweat dancing, you’re definitely wrong. . The market, located on the medical center’s parking lot, will be open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. through mid-October.

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The “Friends of the Island Park” wish to thank all that performed for the pleasure of those who attended the music on the island. The largest crowd was 256 in attendance. The smallest was 16 people on a rainy evening. There will not be any events this summer.

Lions fundraiser goes well

Track and field event for kids to be June 4 The Eaton County Youth Track and Field Championships will be held on June 4 at Potterville High School. The event is jointly hosted by Potterville Public Schools and the City of Potterville Recreation Department. Boys and girls from Eaton County will compete in three age groups for a place to represent the area at the State Hershey Track and Field finals at Holt High School on July 8. Registration forms are online at; click on special events icon under Parks and Recreation link. Potterville Recreation phone is (517) 645-7641; Eaton County Parks contact is (517) 627-7351.

Hearing and vision screenings June 7 The Barry Eaton District Health Department, 1033 Health Care Drive, Charlotte, will be offering free hearing and vision screenings to preschool and school age children on Tuesday, June 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (517) 541-2630 to make an appointment.

Crafters needed for auto and craft show The Friends of Eaton County Parks is looking for people interested in exhibiting their crafts outdoors in a scenic park setting during the 22nd Annual Ledges Classic Auto and Craft Show on Saturday, July 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost for a crafter site is $15 per 12’x12’ booth space. Call (517) 627-7351, ext. 27 or e-mail to have a registration form mailed or e-mailed to you.

Paddle club holds boat and car show Eaton Rapids Paddle Club (ERPC) held their Boat & Car Show on May 14 at Howe Memorial Field. A few cars and 40 boats braved the cold and rain to show off along the banks of Spring Brook. The highlight of the day was the maiden voyage of the beautiful wooden kayak built by the McNamara Brothers. Many tried kayaking for the first time and enjoyed the EZ Dock system to launch the boats. ERPC will paddle next on Thursday, May 26. For more information, visit them on Facebook or contact

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ER Lions Club set to hold meetings The Eaton Rapids Lions would like to thank the Eaton Rapids community for their support with their white cane drive and eyeglass/ hearing aid collection on April 29 and 30. The Lions collected almost $2,200, several pairs of glasses and hearing aids. The money collected will be used to benefit people and projects in the community, such as handicap ramps and the 4th of July parade. The glasses will benefit people in third world countries via the V.O.S.H. eyecare program. The glasses will be sorted according to prescription at the Miller Historical Museum. The hearing aids will be rejuvenated and used for those in need. Pictured are: Lion Verlon Graham, Mike Baker donating and Lion Alice Botti outside Quality Dairy during the white cane drive. COURTESY PHOTO/LCN

Crop program sign up ends on June 1

Enrollment in the 2011 Direct and Counter-Cyclical Payment (DCP) Program and the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) is currently underway through June 1 at USDA Farm Service Agency Offices. Contact the Eaton County Farm Service Agency office at (517) 543-1512 with questions, or to schedule an appointment for sign up.

Enrollment open for new ISD program Eaton Intermediate School District (ISD) Career Preparation Center is now accepting applications for enrollment in the Insurance and Risk Management Program for the 2011-2012 school year. The partnership between the Eaton ISD Career Prep Center and Olivet College gives area high school students the opportunity to enroll in Olivet’s Insurance and Risk Management program, beginning the 2011-2012 school year. For more information, call the Eaton

ISD Career Preparation Center at (517) 483-9966.

Summer classes are offered at Olivet Olivet College is offering summer classes to the public. The classes begin Wednesday, July 13 and end Tuesday, Aug. 23. Payment is due June 9. Several of the classes will also be available online. To view course offerings, visit and click “Current Course Offerings - Course Search.” Registration is open now until July 13. For more information, visit Olivet College’s Student Services or call (269) 749-7645.

Bennigan’s to host fundraiser May 22 Bennigan’s restaurant on W. Saginaw in Lansing will be hosting a fundraiser for SIREN/Eaton Shelter on May 22 all day. SIREN/Eaton Shelter is the only homeless and domestic violence shelter serving all of Eaton County. This fundraiser is one of sev-

The Eaton Rapids Lions Club will meet at the First Congregational Church, 300 S. Main St., Eaton Rapids, at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays (May 24, June 14, June 28). All are welcome.

Astrophotography nights are planned Eaton County Parks invites everyone to join them at the Fox Park Public Observatory, 3979 Gresham Hwy., Potterville, on the dates listed below for Astrophotography Imaging Nights this spring. • Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Program fee is $5 per person, payable on site. For more information or to register, e-mail Jason Blaschka at

SURE enrollment deadline is July 29 SURE is the permanent crop disaster program provision of the 2008 Farm Bill. Producers with losses resulting from designated disaster events in the 2009 crop year have until July 29, 2011 to submit a SURE Program application with the USDA’s Farm Service Agency. To be eligible for SURE benefits, producers must have had crop insurance or NonInsured Assistance Program (NAP) coverage on all crops of economic significance in which they had an interest in. Producers with questions can contact the USDA’s Farm Service Agency office at (517) 543-1512.

Boat, car show a success


recent Eaton Rapids Classic Boat & Car Show was a success — even with the cold and rain. Around 100 people participated. Special thanks is given to the event sponsors: LAFCU, EZ Dock, Columbia Wooden Boat Works and Summit Sports. The maiden voyage of the McNamara Special was the highlight of the day with the group’s oldest member Marty enjoying his turn in the beautiful boat. The recent Eaton Rapids Classic Boat & Car Show was a — From the City of Eaton success. COURTESY PHOTO/LCN


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cial who fought so hard for the people he represented. He was tenacious and unstoppable in getting things done for the communities he served. It is a fitting tribute that the workers and business owners that he helped in Eaton Rapids will travel a street bearing his name as a reminder of what he did for them. I was proud to have called Mike Simpson a partner and friend.” Many spoke fondly of the former state representative, including his widow, Debbie Simpson. She was presented with the American flag that Mike had given to Jeff Metz at the groundbreaking of his new manufacturing facility. Metz stated that Mike’s wife should have it to remember him by. As a symbolic close to the occasion, three white doves were released.

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There are a lot of reasons to be proud of our schools in spite of the financial position that we face in this state. Each school district has points of pride but I wanted to give you a picture PAW of ours: 1. We will host a PRINTS summer literacy camp to give K-6 students a little reading boost for the fall. The program will include breakfast and lunch, as well as free transportation. Eaton Bill Rapids Public Schools DeFrance won the state’s Winner Circle Award in 2010 for our comprehensive programming for this camp. 2. Our fine arts staff continues to offer physical education, art, and music to all of our students. Our marvelous band program starts in fifth grade. 3. Year after year, we have won state safety awards for our busing. This is no small achievement con-

sidering our district covers over 120 square miles and nearly two-thirds of our students ride buses to and from school. 4. Our high school continues to expand its advanced placement (AP) offerings to prepare students for higher education. Classes are offered using a trimester schedule, which gives students a great opportunity to take a wide range of classes. 5. Our food service has wonderful breakfast and lunch meals that are both affordable and nutritious. 6. We have programs for all ages with our business partners at Union Street Center (dance, children’s theater, programs through the YMCA, and our own community education classes). Greyhound Central is host to our LCC classes and Olivet master’s program. 7. Our Montessori classes are expanding next year to include second graders. 8. We provide an all day kindergarten experience for our youngest students as well as classroom opportunities for our preschoolers.

9. Our Eaton Rapids Education Foundation is very active and supportive. Teachers across the district are using foundation-donated kits for science lessons that allow our students to have some fun hands-on time in experiments. 10. We have a revitalized alternative high school program with several tracks of academics for students to complete high school. 11. While every Michigan school system has its school sports, we have plenty of opportunities for students in middle school and high school to play competitively. We are especially excited about the spring performance of our girls’ softball team. Young men and women can also cheerlead, swim, golf, run track or cross country, wrestle, play softball, football, baseball and soccer. Tightening our belts as well as closing a building is never fun. But there is a lot of programming that generates pride and excitement.

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Great Start earns $60,000 preschool grant EATON COUNTY - Eaton Great Start has received a $60,000 award to stimulate private investment in local early childhood efforts and to pay for preschool scholarships for vulnerable three-year-olds. The award comes to the local collaborative as a result of a competitive grant process provided through the Early Childhood Investment Corporation (ECIC). To receive the grant, the local collaborative had to establish a local matching fund and challenge local businesses and foundations to contribute a dollar for dollar match to the fund, thereby creating an ongoing pool from which to boost local early childhood efforts. Eaton Great Start was able to identify approximately $30,000 in matching funds, which made it possible to apply for the grant. Partners include Eaton Intermediate School District, Eaton County United Way, Independent Bank of Potterville, LCC Psychology Students, Siren Eaton Shelter, Foundations of Care, and individual donors including Randall and Ronda Rucker, Ed and Mona Ellard, Lori Poyer, and anonymous donors. The collaborative is working with additional community partners to raise the additional $30,000 to be able to bring the total grant home to Eaton County.

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CHARLOTTE — Eaton Great Start sponsors “Toddler Time,” free literacybased playgroups. “My son attended Toddler Time and he now is in Kindergarten. Toddler Time was very beneficial to him, he learned many things in Toddler Time that he has taken and applied in school,” says one mom, about their family’s experience. “Thanks for a great program,” says another. Toddler Time’s are volunteer staffed and are held in donated spaces in nine communities in Eaton County. Parents with children, birth to five years of age, are welcome to attend together. Activities will include finger plays, music, reading and a literacy extension activity during our hour together. New to the schedule is: • Mulliken: Held at Roxand Township Hall, 142 Main St. (behind Fire Barn), Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Contact: Robbyn Nevins, (517) 588-9871 and • Vermontville: Vermontville Township Public Library, 120 E. First St., Thursdays at 10 a.m. beginning May 26. Contact: Vermontville Library, (517) 726-1362. • Charlotte: Eaton Intermediate School District (Gymnasium), 1790 E.


Eaton Great Start sponsors “Toddler Time,” free literacybased playgroups. COURTESY PHOTO/LCN Packard Hwy., Mondays at 10 a.m. Contact: Jennifer Hankins, (517) 543-8435 or Heather Worden, (517) 541-1679. • Dimondale: Presbyterian Church, 162 Bridge St., Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Contact: Connie Caron, (517) 930-1680. • Eaton Rapids: Union Street School, 501 Union St., Fridays at 10 a.m. Contact: Kim Estes, (517) 663-7795. • Olivet: Burrage Library, Olivet College, 333 S. Main St., Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Contact: Judy Fales, (269) 749-7595. • Potterville: Benton Township District Library, Tuesdays at 10 a.m., 150 Library Lane, Potterville, (517) 645-2989. Summer schedule varies; check with the library at Held during school year only. • Bellevue: Lil Bronco’s Early Childhood Center (former elementary school), 201 West St., Fridays at 10 a.m. in the cafeteria. Contact: Shelley Miller, (269) 763-9867 • Grand Ledge: Neff Elementary School, 950 Jenny St., Mondays at 10 a.m. Contact: Eaton Great Start, (517) 541-8793. Toddler Time is free for families and anyone can attend at any site. You can attend several a week if it fits in your schedule. If your program is off for the summer, attend in a close by community. For questions, call Cindy at (517) 541-8793.

Every day is anopportunity to show arthritis who’s boss. Living with arthritis pain? Time to show it who’s boss. Studies show that moderate physical activity — the kind that gets your heart rate up and keeps it up like walking, biking, or swimming — can actually reduce pain and stiffness, and improve your mood. But it’s more than just keeping busy, you need to get up and get active at least 5 days a week for 30 minutes each day. You can even do it for 10 minutes, 3 times a day. In just 4 to 6 weeks you’ll notice a difference. Get physically active and show arthritis who’s in charge.

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County parks offer visit to Hazel Ridge Farm GRAND LEDGE — Join Eaton County Parks Naturalist Jackie Blanc for a one-day field trip to Hazel Ridge Farm in Bath on the following dates: June 15, July 21 and Aug. 22. Program runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and begins and ends at Lincoln Brick Park just north of Grand Ledge. Spend the morning with Robbyn Smith-Van Frankenhuyzen (author, wildlife rehabilitator, storyteller) at Hazel Ridge Farm using your five senses to explore nature. Robbyn, author of “Adopted by an Owl” and “Saving Samantha,” blends lessons in natural science, writing,

and storytelling. After a sack lunch in a peaceful outdoor setting, the group will journey back to Lincoln Brick Park to experience an hour long painting session with Gijsbert (Nick) Van Frankenhuyzen (artist, muralist, naturalist, teacher) at the Interpretive Center. Gijsbert is best known as the illustrator of Michigan’s state magazine, Michigan Natural Resources Magazine for 17 years and illustrator of Michigan’s Official State Children’s Book “The Legend of Sleeping Bear.” He works with children of all ages, taking them through step by step drawing processes and explains how he begins each painting using basic shapes.

Children will go home with a completed drawing, feeling quite surprised and proud of their accomplishments. Class is limited to 20 participants and advance registration is required. Cost is $25 per child and program is for children seven years old and older. Registration form and payment must be received no later than two weeks before program date. More information, a detailed itinerary, and registration form is available at or by phone at (517) 627-7351, ext. 23. — From Eaton County Parks

Jennifer Clement named poet-in-residence at Olivet College OLIVET — Jennifer Clement has been named Olivet College’s poet-in-residence for the 2011 Intensive Learning Term (ILT), according to an announcement by Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer, Ph.D., Humanities Department chair and associate professor of humanities. The annual Sandburg-Auden-Stein Residency is named after poets who visited Olivet in the 1930s and ’40s. During the college’s ILT session, which runs through Friday, May 20, Clement will live on campus and teach a poetry writing class. She will also host two free public events.

Clement, who serves as president of the human rights organization, PEN Mexico, was born in the United States and raised in Mexico City, where she resides today. She has given classes and conferences at Brown University, New York University (NYU) and Wellesley College, as well as universities in Jordan, Mexico and Spain. She currently serves as the Thornton Writer-in-Residence at Lynchburg College in Virginia. Clement is the author of several books, including “The Next Stranger,” “Newton’s Sailor,” “Widow Basquiat” and “A True Story Based on Lies.” She has also authored

a children’s book, “Mother Goose, A Selection,” and is director of the collection of children’s literature classics in English for the publishing house Alfaguara, Santillana. Her poetry has been published in “The Warwick Review,” “Akzente,” “The American Voice,” “Poetry London” and many other literary magazines. Clement earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature and anthropology from NYU in 1982. She also studied French literature in Paris. — From Olivet College

CHARLOTTE — Sheriff Mike Raines and Special Deputy Ranshaw recently drove their personal vehicle to Tuscaloosa and Hacklesburg, Ala., to deliver muchneeded emergency relief kits and specific response items to first responders and recovery workers in those areas. These items were purchased by Raines. Many of the first responders were also victims of the hundreds of tornados that recently took over 300 lives in the southern United States. Additional non-perishable items have been collected in Eaton County to deliver to those outlying areas not receiving the level of support large inner-cities are getting from the federal government and others. — From the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office


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FOWLERVILLE - Eaton Rapids girls track, with an 89-48 win over Fowlerville May 17, finished the league season undefeated with a 5-0. The Greyhounds will compete in the league tournament May 25 at Ionia. To seal the league title, Eaton Rapids does not have to win the tournament outright, but must do well. “At least we’ve won half the battle,” Eaton Rapids coach Bob Ribby said. “We’ve gotten through the hard part of our season.” The Greyhounds have not won a league title since 1993. “If we can pull it out it would be a huge thing,” Ribby said, about winning the first league title in 17 years. “It was a while ago, some of these girls (on the team) were just born.” Against Fowlerville, the Lady Hounds swept the top three spots in the 100-meter hurdles dash with Danielle Wright taking first place (17.15); Kiya-Nashae Hetzer, second (17.68); Courtney Boomer, third (18.49). Wright won the 300 hurdles (50.7);


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Vikings 13-8 and 11-4. Against Lansing Catholic, the Greyhounds won the opener 7-6 May 17. Eaton Rapids junior Jordan Williams was the winning pitcher. Trent Pell went 2-for-4 for the Greyhounds, driving in two runs. Tommy Hollandsworth went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI. Williams helped earn the win with a 3-for-3 performance at the plate.

Mike Kitsmiller hit a double and drove in two runs. The Cougars won the nightcap 12-0. Mitch Smith took the loss for Eaton Rapids. Pell went 2-for-3 with a double. Cameron Warner was 2-for-2. The Greyhounds swept two from Ionia by identical scores of 4-3 May 16. Jacob Scott was the winning pitcher in the opener. Hollandsworth was 2-for-3

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LANSING - Rain dampened the Softball Classic again this season, pushing it from six teams to four and from two days to one before returning with sprinkles just as the awards ceremony began May 17 at Ranney Park. But at the end, the 31st version of the annual tournament finished as it always should: mid-Michigan’s top team with the championship trophy, and arguably its top talent named Most Valuable Player. Eaton Rapids made its third straight Classic championship game appearance, and won for the second time, beating Bath 5-0 thanks to a two-hit pitching performance by sophomore Erin Binkowski, an easy choice as MVP. A year ago, she hit a two-run homer to help the Greyhounds come close to a second straight Classic title. Olivet came back to win that championship game 3-2, but there was no comeback this time. “That was not the plan last year. We wanted to beat them, and we were not going down like that this year,” Binkowski said. “We were all pumped for this tournament. This is hometown, and we wanted to win it.” Binkowski improved to 12-1 pitching this season. She allowed just two hits and walked one while striking out 12 - including five straight and seven of eight between the end of the first and third innings. The Greyhounds (23-2) are the area’s lone stateranked team, coming in at No. 8 in Division 2 in the

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NEIGHBORHOOD SALE - GARAGE SALE /ESTATE ST JOHNS 4674 & 4704 S. Clemens/Fairview beSALE, June 2 & 3 9-3 rain Krepps Rd. (between Taft tween Michigan & Kalamadate June 16-17. 344 S Lin& Centerline) FRI. May zoo, 5/27-5/30, 9a-5p coln, Portland. household 27th & SAT. May 28th, 9books, clothing and accesitems, antiques, no 5pm. & SUN. May 29th, 12sories, electronics, furniclothes. 5p.m. Garage & Perennial ture, kitchen items, and sale. Men’s scrub size 2X & more! X-tra lg., tools, GARAGE SALE MAY 27-28, collectibles, music, CDs & 8am-4pm. 2850 W. Taft Rd., DVDs. Remington 30/6 & St. Johns. Kids clothes, ST. JOHNS: 4817 E. Walker Marlan Lever action 22. toys, household items. Rd, May 28th-29th, 9AM4PM Oak Dining Room Set, Appliances, Furniture, WILLIAMSTON PINE Power Tools, Housewares GARAGE SALE SAT.-SUN. MEADOW Condos. Fri. May MAY 28-29, 8-5. 920 TYLER and more. 27, 9-3 p.m. & Sat. May 28, DR., EATON RAPIDS. Varie9-3pm. S. Putnam to Walty of household stuff. lace, 3 blks to Pine Meadow. Good stuff, household goods, furniture, antiques, MIDDLETON BARN SALE clothes & collectibles. 9024 S. Bliss Rd., May 26 & 27, 9-5p.m. Antique lamp 4631 ISLAND HWY, Charparts, glass shades, lotte, May 27 & 28 8-5. Apothecary, furniture, piaCrafts, clothing, small applino rolls, floor grates, tracances, hand tools, fishing tor sprinkler. Old Craftsboat & equipment, old man drillpress with Milbaits, Black n Decker mulit waukee drill & much more! tool, Martin birdhouse w/pole, new well point, toys MULTI FAMILY SALE Antiques, mirrors, quality clothing, shoes, light fixtures, dining table, carCHARLOTTEHUGE pets, & more. Sat. May 28, LOST Welsh Terrier, blk & SALE!! 4148 Marshall 8-4. 1117 N. Waverly Rd. Rd., 1st place S. of 5 tan, 20#, Sun. May 15 eve., pt. hwy. on Old-27, Wacousta/ Eaton Hwy May 25, 26, 27 & 28, 9-? area. Very friendly, dearly OKEMOS 2958 DOBIE Rd. Everything from soup missed. Ph. 517-285-1057 (Okemos Rd to Sandhill, E to nuts! All items clean to Dobie) FRI 27th, ONLY, and ready to use. 9am-3pm. GYMBOREE Nut having her annual sale! Tons of like new girls clothes. Kid’s toys, games CHARLOTTE-MULTI FAMILY & books. Lawn Furniture, SALE, 1337 N. Ainger Rd. coffee tables, and other FISH FOR SPRING STOCKMay 27, 28 & May 30, 8-? misc. Furniture, tools, camping ING ALGAE and weed conequipment, garden equp., trol, aeration systems, misc. household items & windmill aerators, pond OKEMOS- SHOALS NEIGH more! consultation, equipment BORHOOD GARAGE SALE installation. Free Catalog. Thurs.-Sat. May 26-28, 9-4. Harrietta Hills Trout Farm 4080 Cornell, 48864. Many DELTA TWP. - MULTI FAMI1-877-389-2514 or houses. Maps available. LY SALE, May 27 & 28, 4p.m. Corner of Broadbent MC & Juniper, off St. Joseph. Exercise equip., Christmas PORTLAND, 10716 BARNES Rd, Friday, May 27th 9amdecor, comforters/quilts, FISH FOR STOCKING: Most 1pm light fixtures, clothing & varieties. Ponds & Lakes. Saturday, May 28th 9amaccessores & much more! Laggis’ Fish Farm.269-6281pm baby items, children’s 2056Days269-624-6215Eves clothing, high chair, crib, changing table, car seats, DEWITT- 1317 W. DILL RD. toys, misc. items. Thurs.-Sat. May 26-28, 9am-5pm. Clothes, toys, furniture, books, movies, & PORTLAND- HUGE GARmore. AGE SALE 326 CANAL ST. Giftware samples, furni- 5 MONTH OLD Australian Shepherd, female, up to ture, antiques, lawn & garDEWITT- MULTI-FAMILY date with shots, $75. 419 den. Thurs. May 26, Fri. INDOOR Garage Sale to 434-0328. benefit Treasures To Grow May 27, 9am-5pm. On Preschool, Thurs. May 26 & Friday May 27, 9amPORTLAND- MULTI FAMILY ADORABLE BICHON & TED5pm. Saturday May 28, DY BEAR PUPPIES 8 wks SALE Lots of big items. 2 9am-Noon. 13060 US 27. old, Vet chkd., 1st shots, tractors, 2 freezers, refrigBehind Little Caesars. $300. 517-468-3986. erator, boat motor, brand Toys, bikes, baby stuff, banew Christmas items, by & children’s clothing, crafts, home & garden, & household items, furniture, much much more. Rain or ADORABLE PUPPIES Cavabooks, antiques & more. chons, Pompoo, Pom-Chi, shine. May 27-30, 9-4. Poodles, teddy bears, 1108 JAMES ST. $300-$650. ESTATE SALE, 6362 Ionia 517-404-1028. Rd., Portland, Dont miss this one. Some tools, furni- ST. JOHNS-1440 E. JASON Rd. May 27-28 9:00 to 5:00 ture, lots of misc. larger ADORABLE TEACUP TO books, boots and shoes, size womens clothing, TOY breed pups-Yorkiegames, kitchen items, something for everyone 9Poo’s, Morkies, Shorkies. men’s clothing, sporting 4 May 27 & 28 All vet checked, shots & goods, toys, women’s wormed. $400-$650. clothing, Children’s clothes in excellent condiFOWLER MULTI FAMILY 517-861-7086/517-404-3045 tion sizes 6,8,10,12,14,&16. SALE, 3293 N. Wright Rd., 3 Motorcycles - 1-50CC & May 26, 27 & 28, 9-6p.m. 2-80CC’s. Garden Bar stools, dishes, books, Rototiller. Boys 20inch BASSETT HOUND PUPPIES antique glassware. ClothBike. Lots of Miscellaneing. Easter/Christmas de7 wks. old, 1st shots & ous. 1/4 mile East on Jacor. Stampin’ Up stamps & dewormed, variety of colson Rd. off of old US 27. supplies and more!!! ors. $275. 989-291-5028.

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BEAGLE PUPS 3 litters, purebred, shots & wormed. Have parents 5 wks old-8 mos old, $150$200. Alma. 989-463-4286.

FEMALE SHIH TZU Puppies 2 blk&wht & 2brn&wht, 6wks will be ready in 2wks, Beautiful coat and markings, loveable, parents on site, pure bred, shots, vet checked, $350.00. (517)339-0730

BEAGLE PUPS AKC 2 white & tan males, born on 2/14. $150. Call 517-574-8890 leave message. BICHON FRISE PUPPIES! Perfect family pet! No shedding or odor. CKC, Health guaranteed. 517-663-2256.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES AKC, both parents on site. Call 269-967-3055.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES Born 3/26. 1st shots & wormed, vet checked. Parents on site. Dad, 110 lbs. $350. 517 482-0036 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. AKC. Ready now. Vet chkd., parents on site, $450. 517-908-0171.

BIEWERS - YORKIES - GERMAN SHORTHAIR PupMALTESE Show-Pet pups & pies AKC. Born 3/28/11. adults, raised TLC, Vet reParents are close working ferral $495 up 269-671-5390 and natural retrievers. $350.00. (989)981-6695 BOXER PUPPIES, 3 females, fawn, 8 wks old, tails, GOLDEN DOODLE 9 months, dewclawed, 1st shots, shots, spayed, Very nice wormed, $350/bo 517-667dog, Crate trained. Great 8028 family dog. 5/8 golden, 3/8 poodle. $150. (517)3033023 BOXER PUPS Males & females. shots & wormed. Beautiful pups! 269-998- GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES 4 0925 males. Shots & wormed, $300. Call 517-857-2187. CAVALIER KING CHARLES Puppies 12 wks & 9 wks, GOLDENDOODLE PUPS OFA. AKC Registered, Champion CKC. Box, bell trained, 5 lines, Health guaranteed, colors, health guar., shots, shots/wormed, show qualready for good homes 616ity, vet checked, breed & 459-8544. working titled parents. $1000-$1500. (517)628-2885 GREAT DANE PUPPIES AKC wormed & shots 7 boys, 7 girls, $650 each. 989-666CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES pa7527 rents on site, 1 Female and 2 males $200.00. (517)2142408 GREAT DANE PUPPIES Blacks, Merles, and Merlequin. Born April COCKAPOO PUPS Shots & 27th,ready June 10th. wormed. $400 cash, each. Beautiful coat and mark989-236-7634/989-289-3849 ings, Dew claws, Experienced breeder, Good guard dog, Good with chilCOCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! dren, Health guaranteed, Good colors. parents on site, pure bred, $300 & up. Shots, wormed records, shots, vet 989-426-3866 Karen. checked, wormed, View puppy & parent pics on Facebook ’Boone Doo’or DACHSHUND PUG MIX & contact (517-262-1180) D ACHSHUND PUPPIES $400 & $800 Shots & wormed, ready to go. $125 ea. 989-235-3020. DASCHUND long haired miniatures. 2 females. $275. Call 517-643-5974

LHASA APSO BLONDE Apricot, 10 weeks, AKC Registered, Beautiful coat and markings, Experienced breeder, Good with children, Health guaranteed, loveable, parents on site, ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPpure bred, shots, vet PIES, AKC, Vet Checked, 2 checked, wormed, Littered Males, 3 Females, $1500. trained 90% $400-$350. (231)821-2312 ( 5 1 7 ) 4 2 5 - 2 7 0 2

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Dogs-Cats-Pets ROTTWEILER AKC MALE PUPPY, big, bold beauty. Call 517-663-1657.

ROTTWEILER PUPS CHAM PION LINES Health guar., shots, wormed. 5 mos. $475-$575. 517-596-3215.



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SHELTIE PUPS AKC Copper Dealers. 80 Acres of treasBar lines, shots, wormed, ures and memories. 989wonderful personality & 687-9001, 6905 Eastman, HAVANESE: BLACK-BLACK confirmation, pets $500Midland, MI 48642, AND White -Chocolate and $650. 989-725-6885. white, AKC Registered, Beautiful coat and markings, Champion lines, Ex- SHIH TZU PUPPY female, 12 wks. Purebred. Shots, perienced breeder, Health wormed. $300 Ready for guaranteed, parents on new homes. (517)896-5158 site, vet checked, Champion Sired. Well socialized $1,200. (517)327-8202 ( 5 1 7 ) 2 3 0 - 1 6 3 1 SHIH-TZU PUPS Toy size, non shed, shots, wormed, home raised. $250-$300. 517-669-9418 HEAVY DUTY PALLET Racks JACK RUSSELL SHIH TZU & Forklift for sale. Large PUPPIES $50. Call 517-589SIAMESE/HIMALAYAN KITqty. of pallet racks. 36" 9403. TENS, Blue point, 8 wks. uprights in various $150. 989-773-1757. heights. 8’ beams 4" & 5". KITS/CATS, RESCUED; ALL Forklift 3000# capacity. ages; some declawed; Available locally. Call Tom www.trinityacresrescue. ST. BERNARD PUPS AKC, at 517-694-4200 or Ted at dewclaws, shots, wormed,; includes 269-925-0629 for more inmicrochipped, $500. Call neuter/basic medical $45formation. Email 989-252-6970. $135. (517)410-0074

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LANSING - 2306 Belaire. Beautiful 4 bdrm., 2.5 bath brick ranch. Walkout fin. bsmnt. 2 car garage. 2 fireplaces, central air, appliances, new roof coming! $104,900/best. Call 517321-8658

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ALFALFA GRASS-EXCELLENT Hay $3 & up. Can deliver. 517-641-6034

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


HAY FOR SALE 1st cutting $2.50; 2nd cutting, $3.50; MORKIE PUPPIES Round bales $15. 517-543MALTESE/YORKIE cross. 2 1047. males, non shedding. 1st shots, dewormed, ready now. $375. 989 291-3989 HAY FOR SALE $2/bale. N. of St Johns. MULTIPOO PUPPIES - 8 Call 989-847-2331 wks. Hypoallergenic, 4lbs grown. $350.00 (517)589LG. TRUSSEL TABLE w/2 5768 or (517)488-2248 leaves & 6 arm chairs; 1 roll top desk; lg. computer PEKINESE/SHIH-TZU cabinet; davenport; 2 armCROSS PUPS Adorable, chairs. All in good cond. loving sweeties. $300-$350. THINNING GARDEN NumerFor details: 517-627-7155 ous perrenial flowers & 517-861-7086/517-404-3045 shrubbery. Save 90% some "THIS END UP", CLASSIC are free! 517-622-2866. white pine, twin bunk bed PITBULL, 1 YEAR old male, suite. Incl. 5 drawer dresshousebroke, friendly. $100. er & 2 cubbie shelves, matBlua color. 517 614-0740. tresses & bunkie boards. $1,500. 517-676-9789. POMERANIAN PUPPIES 1 female AKC, $500. 1 male, 44’’ ZERO TURN Simplicity $350. 1st shots, wormed. mower. 187 hours of use. 269-763-2102. Immaculate cond. $2000. 517-623-6631 PUGGLE PUPPIES BACKYARD SHEDS & MORE 7 wks old, 1st shots & 989-834-2028 wormed, $250. 3205.


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HARDWOOD WINDOW AIR CONDITIONRAT TERRIER PUPS U K C SPLIT $ 5 0 / Face cord, 95 for 2 $200. Also, 4 yr old male, ER 12,600 BTU w/remote, face cord. You pick up. Deoutdoor dog $50. All good reg 110, $150. Small Flat livery extra. 517-589-0257 with kids. (989)640-5038 screen tv $45. 517-543-2105

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ALTO SAX-YAMAHA YAS23 Excellent condition, lots of extras. Great for student! $450/best. 269-569-5383.

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GERMAN LUGER WWII Dad’s gun. Complete set, never separated. Holster, 2 clips, key, history, service manual, german flag. All perfect shape. Certificate of customs declaration, Sept. 21st, 1945. # on barrel 1940 #Toggle-joint 42, $5000 firm. 517-281-5234


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SMITH & WESSON Young American Safety Hammer. 32 S&W CTGE, 1920’s woman’s purse gun, 1 1/2’’ long barrel, chrome w/black handles, $500. Permit required. 517-281- AIRLINES ARE HIRING— 5234. Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified—Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-891-2281. MM

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


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Land For Sale BEAUTIFUL CLEARED LOT 2 1/2 acres, 174’ lakefront property. W. of St. Ignace. With buildings, good well & septic. Will sell for 50% or less than appraised value. 906-430-1074 or 1-800448-6285.

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DIMONDALE 2.1 A C R E S PRICE REDUCED. 9 mins. from Lansing & 7 mins. from GM Delta Plant. Private, trees, wild life. Conventional perk. Land Contract. 517-645-7476 or 517712-1372.

$1,380 WEEKLY GUARAN TEED. Stuff envelopes at home. FT/PT. No experi- 1427 EASTBURY - Grand ence necessary. Deposit Ledge schools, Delta Twp. required-refundable. 1tax rate. 3 bdrm., 2 bath, 888-206-2616 1492 sq. ft. ranch. MM Brick/vinyl ext. FP, deck & 8 ACRE WOODED LOT at end of private street, W. of all appliances. 2000 build. CDL DRIVERS- Relocate for Lansing. Near St. Joseph $146K. 517-648-4189 Tons of Great Paying Hwy. & Broadbent Rd. UnTexas Frac Work! Great derground utils. $70,000. company/Paid benefits! FREE FORECLOSURE LIST Buyer must extend Pine INGS Over 400,000 properMust have bulk pneumatic Ridge Dr. & join neighborties nationwide. Low down trailer experience. Call tohood assoc. 517-627-7972. payment. Call now. 800day! 800-397-2672 880-2517 MM MM MASON/DANSVILLE COUN TRY LOTS 3.3 acres in LAKEFRONT - 3 bdrm. home scenic area. Potential EARN UP TO $2.00/ MI LE on Jordan Lake. 1.5 baths, walk-outs. Great country SAVE UP TO 32 2.5 car attached garage. 4 living, yet close to towns & CENTS/GALLON with our seasons enclosed deck. expressway. Columbia & Fuel Discount Network! Large lot, sandy beach. Hanna Rds. 517-525-1131. Small Fleet Owners or $249K. 616-374-1667 Owner Operators needed for OTR Flatbed. 866-970WOODED LOTS FOR SALE 2778. MC High, dry, natural gas, perked, paved road. Red RV DELIVERY NEEDED. DeBud Dr. Haslett area. liver RVs, boats and other $29,900. 517-339-0524. trailers to the 48 states and Canada. For details log on to MC


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MALTESE PUPPIES AKC registered, shots, males $500 & females, $750. 517-749-0255.



OPEN HOUSE LAKEFRONT Lake Odessa, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1520 Virginia Street, Sat May 21, 1-3 and Sun May 22 1-3. 517-204-2081.


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50 ACRES HUNTING PROPERTY for sale. Westbranch, MI area. NW of Hwy 33 & 55. 989-345-1508.


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LANSING-1629 N. GENESEE 3 bdrm. home in nice West Side neighborhood, 2 car garage, new paint & carpet. Full bsmnt., fenced yard. Close to St. Lawrence & downtown. $850+ util. Call Soji: 517-230-0728



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GRAND LEDGE Lg 2 bdrm, w/full bsmt., gar., bath & half, $700 mo. + gas, elec- EATON RAPIDS Immediate tric & trash. Application occupancy 3 bdrm duplex, fee req’d. 517-626-6545. 2 bdrms up, 1 down, newer carpeting, freshly painted, includes stove, refrigerator & garage. $650 mo., ref. & deposit req’d., 6 mo. HASLETT & OKEMOS lease. 517-930-7104 lv msg. $0 deposit ACCORD PROPERTIES Large 2 bdrms. Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. from $495. GRAND LEDGE - 4/plex. EXLansing /E. Lansing Ph. 337-1133 CELLENT NEIGHBORHOOD, Area. 517-337-7900 walk to downtown shops & parks. Lg. fenced yard, no pets. 1 bdrm. $425 incldg all utilities, except elect. OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing -----------------Dennis: 517-348-6124. Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 MASON bdrms., hardwood floors, 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, $525-$625, heat included. central air, washer/ 517-896-8732 HOLT dryer. From $750. Nice 2 bdrm. duplex 517-282-9669 Nice yard. Central air, $595 517-349-8000 & 575 water & sewer inST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED -----------------cluded. 517-694-1899. 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. Beautiful Park setting. Close to schools & shopMove in for $199 when ping. Laundry hookup. OKEMOS SCHOOLS/ MAyou sign a 12 mo. lease! SUNTREE APARTMENTS SON Minutes from MSU. 2 Forest View Apts, Haslett 1100 Sunview Dr. bdrm., 1.5 bath, complete* Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 989-224-8919 EHO ly remodeled, on 2 acres. * PET WELCOME Att’d 1 car garage. 1685 * Single level bldg w/ priStillman. $775+ util. Secvate entries tion 8 welcome. For more WAVERLY AREA * Washer/Dryer hook ups info. 517-930-1575 Duplexes in utility room Starting at $750. * Vaulted ceiling in living Pet friendly. room For details 517-272-1000 or * Storage access visit: * Lovely wooded setting * Close to everything Expires June 15, 2011 Call today for info and tour! 1, 2, 3 & 4 bdrms., Lansing, 517-803-2648 newly remodeled homes. Conditions apply. Nice, quiet neighborhoods. New high efficiency furnaces & water heaters. Pets okay. $550-850/mo. + utilCARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & POTTERVILLE ities. 517-712-5238 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., Colonial Estates, heat, water, sewer & trash 2 bdrm $460. No pets. included. 517-202-3964. 517-543-7990. 1712½ NEW York St. Lansing Nice 2 bdrm. Washer HOUSING Dryer hookup in bsmt. Email the Lansing Community DISCRIMINATION? New flooring in bathroom Newspapers 24/7 at: Call The Fair Housing & kitchen. $550 + util. Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR. 517-372-8129

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cords, Michigan gage was assigned to: Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, by assignment dated May 4, 2007 and recorded June 5, 2007 in Liber 2121, Page 406, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Two Hundred Seventy-One Thousand Three Hundred NinetySix Dollars and Twenty-Two Cents ($271,396.22) including interest 11.25% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, Circuit Court of Eaton County at 10:00AM on June 23, 2011 Said premises are situated in Township of Delta, Eaton County, Michigan, and are described as: Commencing on the East line of Section 25, Town 4 North, Range 3 West, Delta Township, Eaton County, Michigan, at a point 200.0 feet North of the Southeast

corner of said Section 25; thence West 200.0 feet, parallel with the South line of Section 25; thence North 110.0 feet parallel with the East line of Section 25; thence East 200.0 feet parallel with the South line of Section 25; thence South 110.0 feet on the East line of Section 25, to the Place of Beginning. Commonly known as 3302 S. Waverly Road, Lansing MI 48901 The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 or MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or upon the expiration of the notice required by MCL 600.3241a(c), whichever is later. Dated: 5/22/2011 Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC,



2281, Page mortgage was assigned to Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, National Association, Trustee First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2003-FF5 Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2003-FF5. by an Assignment of Mortgage which has been submitted to the Eaton County Register of Deeds, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Sixty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred TwentyTwo and 92/100 ($67,522.92) including interest at the rate of 10.22000% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, at the place of holding the Circuit Court in said Eaton County, where the premises to be sold or some part of them are situated, at 10:00 AM on June 16, 2011 Said premises are situated in the Village of

Village Bellevue, Eaton County, Michigan, and are described as: The part of the Northeast ¼ of the Southeast ¼ of Section 28, Town 1 North, Range 6 West, described as follows: Commending 24 rods East and 46 rods South of the Northwest corner of said Northeast ¼ of the Southeast ¼ thence South 10 rods; thence East 4 rods; thence North 10 rods; thence West 4 rods to the place of beginning . Except the right of the Village of Bellevue as described in Liber 195, Page 536, Eaton County Records. Commonly known as: 209 E Catherine The redemption period shall be 6.00 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or 15 days after statutory notice, whichever is later. Dated: May 15, 2011 Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Wells Fargo Bank Minneso-

Legals Servicing, LLC, Assignee of Mortgagee Attorneys: Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 811 South Blvd. Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 Our File No: 11-39117 ASAP# 4000075 05/22/2011, 05/29/2011, 06/05/2011, 06/12/2011

Legals Fargo ta, National Association, Trustee First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2003-FF5 Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2003-FF5. 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 248-335-9200 Case No. 11OMI00289-1 ASAP# 3990152 05/15/2011, 05/22/2011, 05/29/2011, 06/05/2011



27, 2005, in Liber 1981, Page 781, Eaton County Records, said mortgage was assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as trustee for Ixis Real Estate Capital Trust 2006-HE-2 Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2006-HE-2 by an Assignment of Mortgage which has been submitted to the Eaton County Register of Deeds, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Two Hundred Eighteen Thousand Five Hundred Forty-Six and 71/100 ($218,546.71) including interest at the rate of 5.00000% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, at the place of holding the Circuit Court in said Eaton County, where the premises to be sold or some part of them are situ-

part ated, at 10:00 AM on June 2, 2011 Said premises are situated in the Township of Windsor, Eaton County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 6, Morris Brook Estates Subdivision, a subdivision of part of the Northwest ¼ and the Northeast ¼ of Section 24, Town 3 North, Range 3 West, Windsor Township, Eaton County, Michigan, according to the recorded plat thereof, as recorded in Liber 13, Pages 96101, Eaton County Records. Commonly known as: 4690 Amber Lane The redemption period shall be 6.00 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or 15 days after statutory notice, whichever is later. Dated: May 1, 2011 Randall S. Miller & Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as trustee for Ixis Real Estate Capital Trust 2006-HE-2 Mortgage


FORECLOSURE NOTICE In the event this property is claimed as a principal residence exempt from tax under section 7cc of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL .7cc please contact our office at (248) 844-5123. This firm is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for this purpose. If you are in the Military, please contact our office at the number listed below. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by: Dawn Marie Manuel and Anwar Mano Manuel, to InterBay Funding, LLC, Mortgagee, dated March 16, 2007 and recorded March 26, 2007 in Liber 2106 Page 1163 Eaton County Records, Michigan Said mort-

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FORECLOSURE NOTICE RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, P.C. MAY BE A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Mortgage Sale - Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by Stacey Ann Hogan, a single woman to First Franklin Financial Corp., subsidiary of National City Bank of Indiana, Mortgagee, dated October 2, 2003, and recorded on November 10, 2003, in Liber 1762, Page 1251, Eaton County Records, said mortgage was correct by Affidavit dated May 11, 2010 and recorded May 12, 2010 in Liber 2281, Page 147 said

FORECLOSURE NOTICE RANDALL S. MILLER & ASSOCIATES, P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Mortgage Sale Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by Alesia Flowers , A Married Woman , Joined by her Husband, James Flowers to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for Lenders Direct Capital Corporation, Mortgagee, dated October 20, 2005, and recorded on October 27, 2005,


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St., Rap ids MI 48827 The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 or MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or upon the expiration of the notice required by MCL 600.3241a(c), whichever is later. Dated: 5/22/2011 Flagstar Bank, FSB, Assignee of Mortgagee Attorneys: Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 811 South Blvd. Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 Our File No: 11-36047 ASAP# 4000547 05/22/2011, 05/29/2011, 06/05/2011, 06/12/2011

apply you previously agreed to modify the mortgage loan under section 3205b. 3205a, 3205b and 3205c do not apply unless the terms of the modified mortgage loan entered into were complied with for one year after the date of the modification. You have the right to request a meeting with your mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. Potestivo & Associates, P.C. is the designee with authority to make agreements under MCL 600.3205b and MCL 600.3205c, and can be contacted at: 811 South Blvd., Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123. You may also contact a housing counselor. For more information, contact the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) by v i s i t i n g or calling (866) 946-7432. If you request a meeting with Potestivo & Associates, P.C. within 14 days after the notice required under MCL 600.3205a(1) is mailed, then foreclosure proceedings will not commence until at least 90 days after the date said notice was mailed. If an agreement to modify the mortgage loan is reached and you abide by the terms of the agreement, the mortgage will not be foreclosed. You have the right to contact an attorney and can obtain contact information through the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 968-0738. Dated: May 22, 2011. Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 811 South Blvd. Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 information may be faxed to (248)267-3004, Attention: Loss Mitigation Our File No: 11-40180 ASAP# 4000548 05/22/2011



Storage Sale Notice


Notice is hereby given that on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 10:00 am we will be offering for sale under the appropriate judicial lien process, by public auction, the following storage units. The goods sold are general described as household goods. The terms of the sale will be cash and carry only. ERLand Mini-Storage, Inc. reserves the right to withdraw units prior FORECLOSURE NOTICE This firm is a debt collector atThe 2011-2012 Operating Budget can be reviewed in the office of Is- to the sale and/or refuse any and all bids. Redemption paytempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained land City Academy during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. M-F. Per- ments will not be accepted on the day of the sale. The sale will be used for this purwill be at the following location: ERLand Storage, 2430 Michipose. If you are in the Military, please contact our office sons interested in reviewing the budget must do so by Tuesday, May gan Rd, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Auctioneer - Steve Taylor of at the number listed below. MORTGAGE SALE - Default 24, 2011. Taylor-Made Auctions. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by: Kevin R. Parker, a Married Man and Temple K. Parker, signing to bar her homestead and dower interest to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Flagstar Bank, FSB, its successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated April 20, 2006 and recorded May 1, 2006 in Liber 2029 Page 1018 Eaton County Records, Michigan Said mortgage was assigned to: Flagstar Bank, FSB, by assignment dated March 1, 2011 and recorded March 11, 2011 in Liber 2329, Page 507, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Six Hundred SeventyThree Dollars and FortyThree Cents ($125,673.43) including interest 6.25% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, Circuit Court of Eaton County at 10:00AM on June 23, 2011 Said premises are situated in City of Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 2, Block 4, West Addition to City of Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, according to the recorded plat thereof, as recorded in Liber 1, Page 87B, Eaton County Records. Commonly known as 107 Frost St., Eaton Rap-

NOTICE This firm is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for this purpose. If you are in the Military, please contact our office at the number listed below. Notwithstanding, if the debt secured by this property was discharged in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy proceeding, this notice is NOT an attempt to collect that debt. You are presently in default under your Mortgage Security Agreement, and the Mortgage Holder may be contemplating the commencement of foreclosure proceedings under the terms of that Agreement and Michigan law. You have no legal obligation to pay amounts due under the discharged note. A loan modification may not serve to revive that obligation. However, in the event you wish to explore options that may avert foreclosure, please contact our office at the number listed below. Attention: The following notice shall apply only if the property encumbered by the mortgage described below is claimed as a principal residence exempt from tax under section 7cc of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL 211.7cc. Attention Julie A. Geyer, regarding the property at 7421 Old River Trl, Lansing, MI 48917. The following notice does not apply if you have previously



ISLAND CITY ACADEMY 6421 S. Clinton Trail Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 (517) 663-0111





PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Eaton Rapids City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 13, 2011, at 7:00 o’clock in the p.m. at City Hall, 200 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827, for the purpose of receiving written and oral comments on the proposed 2012 Budget and the proposed millage rate to be levied to support the proposed Budget.

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed 2012 budget will be a subject of this hearing.


Kristy Reinecke City Clerk 5/22/11

For Legal Advertising Information,

MEETING NOTICE AND AMENDED MEETING NOTICE The May 24, 2011meeting of The Eaton County Apportionment Commission has been rescheduled to May 25, 2011 at 9AM in Committee Room #101, at the County Courthouse, 1045 Independence Blvd., Charlotte for the purpose of redistricting of Eaton County Commissioner districts. An evening meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 6:30 PM in the Board of Commissioners Room, 1045 Independence Blvd. Charlotte. Three proposed plans establishing commissioner districts for the next 10 years will be available for review after the May 25th meeting. Plans will be on file in the County Clerk’s Office. Fran Fuller Secretary to the Apportionment Commission CSG/ERCN/DWCN/GLI-923577


CITY OF EATON RAPIDS NOTICE OF MEETING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF PROPOSED 2012 BUDGET PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Eaton Rapids City Council will hold a Regular Council Meeting on Monday, June 27, 2011, at 7:00 o’clock in the P.M. at City Hall, 200 S. Main Street, Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827, for the purpose of considering for adoption the 2012 Proposed Budget, and also to set the 2011 millage rate to be levied to support the 2012 Budget. As provided in Public Acts 40, 41 and 42 of 1995, the City has incorporated the Truth in Taxation notice and meeting requirements into the Public Hearing on the 2012 Budget which was held on June 13, 2011 and by providing that the general Appropriations act sets forth the total number of mills to be levied and the purpose for which that millage is to be levied. A copy of the proposed 2012 Budget which includes the proposed property tax millage rate is available for public inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the office of the City Clerk, and also at the public library. May 22, 2011

Contact Carrie by 5pm Tuesday at 517-377-1246 or email

5/22, 29/11

Kristy Reinecke City Clerk ERCN-923395


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As provided in Public Acts 40, 41 and 42 of 1995, the City will incorporate the Truth in Taxation notice and meeting requirements into this public hearing and by providing that the General Appropriations Act sets forth the total number of mills to be levied and the purpose for which that millage is to be levied. The City Council may not set the millage rate until after the public hearing, but may do so at the same meeting. The City Council is scheduled to adopt the 2011 tax levy as a complete authority to establish the number of mills to be levied from within its authorized millage rate. The City Council may not adopt its proposed 2012 Budget until at least one (1) week after the public hearing. The City Council is scheduled to adopt the 2012 Budget at a Regular Council Meeting held on June 27, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall, 200 S. Main Street. A copy of the proposed 2012 Budget which includes the proposed property tax millage rate will be available for public inspection May 23, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the office of the City Clerk, and also at the Public Library. May 22, 2011

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Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2006-HE-2 43252 Woodward Avenue, Suite 180 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 248-335-9200 Case No. 11OMI00320-1 ASAP# 3978683 05/01/2011, 05/08/2011, 05/15/2011, 05/22/2011

May 22, 2011





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Eaton County Educational Credit Union 180 High St., Charlotte 517-543-5030 1-800-553-2199 LJ-0100086420

Monday, May 23rd - Washington Elementary Thursday, May 26th - Parkview Elementary Please attend one of the orientation dates listed above between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to learn more about Charlotte Public Schools’ full day kindergarten program. • Meet building staff and kindergarten teachers • Familiarize yourself with the elementary building • Have your questions answered by district staff Please have all required enrollment documentation completed and ready to submit at Kindergarten Orientation. Enrollment documents are available online at www. or by calling the distict Registar at (517) 541-5182. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4 2 DOWNTOWN LANSING Don't miss this kids-only course with cheering crowds and a big finish in Cooley Law School Stadium, home of the Lansing Lugnuts. F O@DA@BLK O@Te – CJ years and younger F QRIEHGRNT (once around the warning track) – 6 years and under All participants get a free t-shirt and finishers receive a medal.

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