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October 17, 2010

New ‘Gill’ gets re-scaled By WILL KANGAS

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MSHDA Interim Director Gary Heidel speaks about the milestone as state representative Joan Bauer, counselor Katrina Maddox and Holt resident Tamaris Tangui stand in the background.

Resident saved from foreclosure By WILL KANGAS


LANSING – With foreclosures and questionable banking practices grabbing headlines, a state agency is trying its best to help. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority announced it has helped 17,000 Michigan families since 2008 and at least one of them is Holt resident Tamaris Tangui. Tangui had been laid off from GM and was seeing her adjustable-rate mortgage payments get too high

at her Holt home. “I’m so happy to still be in my home,” Tangui said at a small celebration and press conference at the MSHDA office downtown. “I’m so happy I no longer need to worry about my home,” she said. Desperately in need of help, a friend told Tangui about help she can get through financial counseling. Tangui got in touch with Katrina Maddox, a foreclosure intervention counselSee Mortgage/page 4


HOLT — Holt’s “Favorite Fish on Four Wheels” was given a massive makeover recently thanks to local students. “Gill” is an original sculpture made of recycled materials. His new look was revealed at the Michigan State University Homecoming Parade on Oct. 15. Sanda Diorka, Delhi Township’s Director of the Department of Public Works, said she was so happy to get help with the project. “I was at the Hometown Festival and a Girl Scouts troop leader came over to me and asked if I needed help,” Diorka said. “What a wonderful group of girls.” It was a group effort, as troops 436, 209, 676 and 164 chipped in. Also, the Holt High School Tech Society worked on him during the Holt Education Foundation Tailgate Cookout on Oct. 10. Diorka said Gill, who has been on tour for two years in various parades and community events, needed a face lift. Made of laundry detergent bottles, the bottles would fill with water during rain and become a prob-

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Local girl scouts volunteered to help restore “Gill” recently into a more efficient, lifelike giant fish. lem, Diorka said. Also, the trailer that Gill was traveling on was wearing him out because he wasn’t originally designed to travel. But instead, he went everywhere, including a Marley Hayslette helps with the restoration of recent Tri-County Waste Re- “Gill” at the Delhi Township Department of Public See

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Church hosting Halloween “Haul in the Hall” Grovenburg United Methodist Church (UMC) is hosting an opento-the-public free Halloween Evening “Haul in the Hall” event. This family-friendly activity offers a safe alternative to or addition to “door to door” trick or treating. Scheduled to take place from 6-8 p.m. on Halloween, “Haul in the Hall” will offer children the opportunity to “trick or treat” from decorated “Spooky Booths” in the decked out downstairs Fellowship Hall. The event is similar to the “Trunk or Treat” events the church has hosted in prior years, but moves the activities inside where weather isn’t a factor. Cider and donuts will be provided, there will be spooky sights and sounds, and plenty of treats! Grovenburg UMC is located at 1368 Grovenburg Road in Holt, 1.25 miles south of Holt Road. The facility is handicap-accessible. For further information contact Loretta S. Stanaway at (517) 648-5730.

Fall Craft Festival at Holt United Methodist Church The Holt United Methodist Women are holding their annual Fall Craft Festival on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts of all kinds will be featured, as well as baked goods and a lunch room. Children can shop at a Kids’ Corner and Grandma’s Attic will feature a variety of old dishes, jewelry and other treasures. All proceeds will go to a variety of local and global missions. The church is located at the corner of Cedar Street and Aurelius Road in Holt. Call (517) 694-8168 for information.

Give-A-Kid-A-Coat Oct. 23 Give-A-Kid-A-Coat will be held on Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Holt United Methodist Church at 2321 N. Aurelius Road. When you are out purchasing winter outerwear for your family, pick up one more for the less fortunate in our community. We will also be accepting clean, gently used clothing for this program. You may drop off items at the church on Friday, Oct. 22 anytime

Delhi sheep hats, socks now available to purchase Two styles of hats with fleece liners and two styles of socks made from Delhi’s sheep wool are available at the Delhi Department of Public Services, 1492 Aurelius Road, Holt. For more information please call (517) 699-3874. Stay wooly warm this winter with socks and hats made from Delhi’s sheep.

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Enhance Fitness is designed for seniors from fit to frail, but is also for individuals new to exercise and individuals that face multiple challenges with movement. This class will improve your strength, balance, flexibility, and cardiovascular health. Class begins Oct. 25 and continues through Dec. 10. Class meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday at Oak Park YMCA, 900 Long Blvd., Lansing. We offer classes from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. or from 11 a.m. to noon. Cost is $42 for seven weeks of classes or plastics bags must be dumped and drop in rate of $3 per class. Scholthe bags properly disposed of by the arships are available. Contact Anita resident. Frese at (517) 827-9697 for more inFor more information call (517) formation or to register. 699-3874.

Recently the Holt Lions had a Guest/Membership night at Delhi Cafe, and several people from Holt attended. Pictured is Mark Tallis from the Holt Food Bank, guest of Stuart Goodrich, Vince Dragonetti, guest of John Hayhoe, Dave Starr, owner of Craigs Autobody, guest of Stuart Goodrich, Andy and Patty Zimmerlee, guests of Joan Sheehan, and Phil Knapp, guest of Dave Friar. Anyone interested in attending a Holt Lions meeting, or learning more about the Holt Lions, should contact the membership chairman, Stuart Goodrich, at (517) 694-0068. after 8:30 a.m. If you need help with getting winter outerwear and clothing for your family, you may come to the church on Saturday when doors open at 8 a.m. Doors will close promptly at 2 p.m.

Delhi Charter Township’s Fall Brush Drop-off listed Delhi’s Department of Public Services (DPS) annual Fall Brush Dropoff is Thursday, October 21, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 22, 2010 and Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Publicly Owned Treatment Works Pond Area, Grovenburg Road (across from Recycling Center). Brush that is dropped off must be no longer than 8’ long and 12” in diameter. Trailers are restricted in size to no larger than 7’ x 12’. Proof of residency is required. Yard waste, leaves, compost and root balls no larger than 15” in diameter will be accepted free of charge during the event only. Yard waste in

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Diabetes class offered for those over 45 at YMCA The Oak Park YMCA is offering a Diabetes Prevention Program. This program is for anyone over the age of 45, has a family history of diabetes, is overweight, does not get enough physical activity, and has high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol. In this program you will establish lifestyle changes to promote slow, steady weight loss and increase regular physical activity. Some benefits of this program are decreased risk of diabetes, weight loss, increased energy, increased muscular strength, and stress relief, decreased risk of heart disease, improved sleep, improved flexibility and balance. Class begins on Monday Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. for seven weeks. Fee is

There will be a spaghetti dinner on Monday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at the A&W Restaurant, 628 N. Cedar St., Mason. Cost: $5.99, includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad or soup and garlic bread. Take outs available. Proceeds to benefit Eden Church Helping Others of the Eden United Brethren Church.

Kean’s to host ‘Witches’ event on Oct. 21 Kean’s Store Company, 406 S. Jefferson St., Mason, will host a “Witches Night Out” from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21. Among the planned attractions are prizes for costumes and professional psychic readings for $20 each (call to reserve a spot at 517-676-5144).

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duction Awards Program, where he won an award. The mission of WRAP is to publicly acknowledge residents, businesses, governments, educational institutions and non-profit organizations in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton Counties that have exemplary waste reduction and recycling practices and encourage others in the community to increase their efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. Gill was developed by the Delhi Charter Township Public Services Department to promote recycling awareness. In collaboration with the Holt Community Arts Council, the temporary sculpture — a colorful, three-dimensional blue gill — came to life at the 2008 Water Quality Awareness Week Open House held at the Delhi Township Recycling Center. Open House visitors helped attach approximately 2,500 empty laundry detergent bottles to a pre-built frame that was 25-feet long and 15-feet high. This time around, more laundry bottles were collected and the funds to help rebuild him came from recycled electronics, Diorka said. “He looks great and we couldn’t have done it without the help,” Diorka said.

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Flat screen TV grand prize at Delhi biz expo DELHI TWP. – More than 75 Delhi Township vendors will showcase their products and services at the second annual Delhi Business Expo on Wednesday, October 20, from 6-9 p.m. at Holt High School. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

Expo visitors will have the opportunity to talk with local business owners, take advantage of special discounts, and participate in prize drawings––including the grand prize, a 42” flat screen TV. The goals of the Delhi Business Expo are to provide a friendly, professional

Mortgage: Holt resident saves home Continued from page 1

or with the local Center for Financial Health. “She was frightened,” Maddox said. “But after seven months of negotiation we were able to help her save her home.” Tangui has since returned to work at GM, but was thankful that Maddox was there during her crisis. A National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program provides funding for the counseling, which also marked its one millionth homeowner at the celebration Oct. 11. State representative Joan Bauer, a Holt graduate, said that while having to help one million people with mortgage problems isn’t a good indicator of the economy, it is good to know someone is there to talk to. “I get calls all the time from people who are scared

atmosphere where area residents can learn about the wide array of products and services available in Delhi Township, and to help strengthen the local economy. “The Expo serves as a real step toward local business growth and recovery,” said Chuck Grinnell, Expo organizer. “Studies indicate that more than 50 cents of every dollar spent locally stays in the local economy.” This year the Expo hours have been expanded to provide more visitors the op-

portunity to attend. As an added bonus that evening, the Holt 9th grade concert band and the Holt High School marching band are holding a concert in the high school auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Admission to the concert is also free. — From The Delhi Downtown Development Authority.

Right: Last year’s expo was a success at Holt High School.

and don’t know where to turn,” Bauer said. “This is a wise use of resources.” Counselors get in touch with lenders and servicers By WILL KANGAS to negotiate an agreement before a home is lost. DELHI TWP. — The Delhi TownHolt graduate Tami Farnum was also thanked at ship Planning Commission must tackthe celebration for her work le a Marijuana ordinance before as a foreclosure preven- “urban chickens.” Both ordinances were discussed tion counselor for Franklin Street Community Housing at the commission’s meeting Oct. 11. The commission was charged with Corporation in Lansing. “We can help people at coming up with a way to regulate all stages of financial prob- marijauna-related businesses coming lems,” Farnum said. “Even to Delhi Township by the Township the process of buying a Board last month. A 180-day moratorium was house from the start.” Farnum said she even placed on any new business seeking has a client that was on the verge of losing a home but was given more time thanks to a recent hold and investigation on certain banks’ paperwork filing procedures. “We are hoping this will give the homeowner more time to find a job so that we can have more power to negotiate,” Farnum said.

Planners to craft marijuana ordinance to set up shop. Within that time, the commission faces a deadline to construct an ordinace. “It has taken a higher priority at this time because of the deadline,” said Kathy Malone of the township community development department. Voters passed a law allowing the use and dispensing of medical marijuana in 2008. But state legislators have not been able to provide guidance with a bill on the issue. “That has left local governments

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tooth back to its previous healthy state. That wish may someday be a reality because scientists have identified a peptide known as MSH (melanocyte-stimulating hormone) that encourages cells within decayed teeth to regenerate in about one month. When introduced into the teeth in a gel or film in the laboratory, cavities disappeared and were replaced by healthy tooth structure.

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Holt Kiwanis officers for the 2010-2011 term posed for a picture after their installation, (l.-r.) Les Turner, Linda Sisco, Bill Sisco, J.R. McGraw, Tom Brower, Eric Grasse, John Hayhoe, and Jane Wallin.

Kiwanis names its officers At their Sept. 27 meeting, the Holt Kiwanis Club installed new officers for the 2010-2011 term. Lieutenant Governor Donna Brower, also a Holt Kiwanian, swore in the new officers. The officers for the Holt Kiwanis Club are President, Linda Sisco; Vice-President, Eric Grasse; Secretary, Bill Sisco; Treasurer, Tom Brower; and Directors, Les Turner,

John Hayhoe, and Jane Wallin. The Holt Kiwanis Club meets Monday evenings at 6:30 at Charlar Place in Holt. The club is always looking for new members who have a desire to help children and their community. If interested in becoming a member, contact any club member or visit at one of the Monday night meetings.

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Burn complaints rise during fall weather By WILL KANGAS

DELHI TWP. — The Delhi Township Fire Department responded to a burn complaint in the 5000 block of Patrick Circle and found a

resident that was illegally burning, according to fire department reports. The resident was asked to extinguish the fire and was informed about the township’s permit policy and did so without resistance.

According to reports, the Delhi Township Fire Department had a total of 49 calls during the week of October 4 through October 10. Also, a total of 38 calls were received for EMS assistance.

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• Oct. 25: Kids’ Monster Mash (ages 3-8), 4:30 p.m. Wear your costume to the library for spooky stories, a Halloween craft, and lots of monster fun. Registration required; call (517) 694-9351 ext. 3.

Foster Library • Oct. 26: Scary Stories (ages 8+), 6:30-7:30 p.m. Members of the Lansing Storytellers will share stories scary enough to curl your toes. — From CADL.


Other calls included: • Possible car fire in the Cedar St. & Aurelius Rd. areas. This turned out to be a vehicle that had overheated. • Odor investigation in the 2000 block of Aurelius Rd. This odor was initially called in as a natural gas smell. Upon DTFD arrival and investigation it was found to be paint fumes as this business had just finished some painting. • Smoke investigation in the 1900 block of Hall St. Upon DTFD arrival it was found that resident was cooking ribs on the grill. • Alarm activation in the 2300 block of Cedar Park. This was a false alarm. • A vehicle accident on

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of our elementary schools and spoke with students in grades, k, 1 & 2.,” Fire Marshal Pat Brown said. “ We did several fire department tours and had our open house on October 6 which was a great success.” Fire department personnel also completed 342 hours of training which included respiratory system overview, respiratory emergencies, and non-traumatic abdominal injuries. Also completed were first responder operations, #1, #2, #3 and #4, fire hose operations, fire streams, forcible entry into a structure, loss control, ventilation, incident response safety, engine pumping, and a day long extrication training.

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I96. Rescue truck was cancelled before arrival. • A vehicle accident in the 4600 block of Lambeth Way. Patient was extricated through the driver’s side door. • Smoke investigation in the 5400 block of Harper Rd. Resident was found to have a valid burning permit and was legally burning. • Smoke investigation in the 1700 block of Aurelius. Resident was found to have a valid recreational burning permit.




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Arts council donates to fund For the second consecutive year, the Holt Community Arts Council donated to the fund for building a cover for the Veterans Memorial Gardens Amphitheater. The donation, $232, comes from popcorn and drink sales that the Arts Council collected this summer during the Delhi Township Parks and Recreation’s “Moonlight Movies.” Parks and Recreation Director Mark Jenks accepted the donation on the Township’s behalf from Arts Council President Kara Hope.

College news Fobbe Christopher Fobbe of Holt has been named to the President’s List at Baker College of Owosso for the summer quarter of 2010. He is a full time student who has earned a 4.0 grade point average during this quarter.

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at Ingham Regional Medical Walley Center and weighed 7 pounds Erik and Heather Walley 9.6 ounces. Grandparents are of Dimondale announce the Craig and Elaine Tyler and birth of their daughter Harp- William and Marty Smith. er Ann. She was born Sept. 67 at Ingham Regional Med- Bennett ical Center and weighed 6 Matthew and Melody pounds 11 ounces. Grand- Bennett of Holt announce parents are Steve and Char- the birth of their son Isaac lene Watters and Jerry and William. He was born Oct. M’lissa Walley 6 at Ingham Regional Medical Center and weighed 6 Houser pounds 10 ounces. GrandDewayne and Sarah Hous- parents are Donald and Jean er Jr. of Holt announce the Scutt and William and Sanbirth of their son Robert Mat- dra Bennett. thew. He was born Sept. 18 at Ingham Regional Medical Swartz Center and weighed 6 pounds Alec and Kasey Swartz of 15 ounces. Grandparents are Lansing announce the birth Robert and Rose Shafley and of their daughter Cambria Dave and Sue Houser. Lou. She was born Sept. 23 at Ingham Regional MedSmith ical Center and weighed 6 Chris and Colleen Smith pounds 9 ounces. Grandof Holt announce the birth of parents are Scott and Pam their daughter Tayla Court- LaDouce, Mike and Penny ney. She was born Sept. 22 Swartz and Sue Swartz.

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require any prior experience. This is an informal dance group that performs in parades and festivals. All proceeds benefit Capital Area Big Brothers Big Sisters . Students can join at anytime. There is room for six more dancers. Call 488-9915 or e-mail mmstoneking@ for information. Info: 488-9915. Cost: $10 per class, $5 for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Ingham County Animal Shelter mobile adoption Jazzercise, Holt First event, Petco, 510 Frandor Ave., Presbyterian Church, 2021 N Lansing, noon-4 p.m. third Sundays. Aurelius Rd, Holt, 4:30 p.m. Adopt a homeless pet from the Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Ingham County Animal Control Thursdays, 6 p.m. Mondays and and Shelter. Info: 676-8370, Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m. Saturdays. Jazzercise is a 60-minute danceaerobics class that includes a BIBLE STUDY warm-up, high-energy aerobic Bible study and prayer routines, muscle-toning and coolmeeting, Dimondale Christian down stretch segment. Jazzercise Outreach, 123 N. Bridge St., combines elements of dance, Dimondale, 7 p.m. Thursdays. With resistance training, Pilates, yoga, Bob and Sandra Carpenter, pastors. kick-boxing and more to create Info: 663-8872. programs for people of every age and fitness level. Child care is CALL FOR available at all 4:30 p.m. classes. Call for coats for “Share Info: 351-1689, the Warmth”, Baryames Cost: call or visit website for price Cleaners, Any of the 18 Baryames information. locations, 1518 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing, through Oct. 26. New National Safety Council Defensive Driving or like-new coats are needed for Course, Lansing Area Safety the guests of the City Rescue Council, 3315 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Mission. Coats can be dropped off Lansing, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 21. Course at any of the Baryames Cleaners is appropriate for business and locations through Oct. 26. Info: industry, courts, general public, 485-0145, Cost: government and municipalities, donations accepted. schools and insurance discount. Call for Crafters for Holt Call or go online for more Village Sampler, Holt Village information and to register. Info: Sampler, Holt, Holt, event will be 394-4614, Nov. 18, 19 and 20. Looking for Cost: $40 in advance, $50 at the crafters and homes to participate door . in this year’s event held Nov. 18, 19 and 20. Go to website for CLUBS AND details or call Tina. Info: 694-7061, MEETINGS AAUW Lansing Area CLASSES Monthly Meeting, All Saints Birthing From Within Episcopal Church, Second Floor childbirth classes, ASK ME Lounge, 800 Abbot Road, East House, 1027 Seymour Ave., Lansing, Lansing, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Program 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 21-Dec. presenter is Cindie Alwood, 2. Childbirth preparation. Info: co-founder/co-director of the 676-1671, www.motheringour Women’s Center of Greater Cost: enroll online. Lansing. Info: 694-1026. Irish Dance Classes, Capitol City Quilt Guild, Stoneking Irish Step-Dancing, Holt, Union Missionary Baptist Church, MI, 2573 Winterberry Road, Holt, Gymnasium, 500 S. Martin Luther classes start Aug. 4, run through King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, 7 p.m. third December. The class is offered to Thursdays. Expand your quilting children ages 5-13 and does not knowledge and be inspired by

other quilters and speakers. No sewing is done at meetings, but small groups are available to join to work on projects. Meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays. Info: Cost: visit for free; $25 per year to join.

Greater Lansing Network Against War and Injustice Planning Meeting, Central United Methodist Church, second floor conference room, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 18. Monthly planning meeting. Public welcome. Info: 410-1243, Jug & Mug Ski Club Social Hour and Meeting, Charlar Place, 4230 Charlar Drive, Holt, 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays. Activities club for adult singles ages 21 and older meets year round. Visitors welcome. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m., cash bar. Info: 342-9955, Kiwanis Club of Holt, Charlar Place, 4230 Charlar Drive, Holt, 6:30 p.m. Mondays. E-mail for the speaker of the week. Info: 699-5595. Ladies Silver Blades Figure Skating Club, Suburban Ice, 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing, 9:30-11:20 a.m. Thursdays. Ladies Silver Blades figure skate weekly for fun and exercise. Adult women of any skill level are welcome. Info: 655-4164. Lansing Workers’ Center, Lansing Workers’ Center, 106 Lathrop St., Lansing, 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Problems at work? Let’s do something about it. Wage theft, workers compensation benefit cutoff, unemployment compensation denials and more. Info: 371-2001, " Learn About the Dimondale Outdoor Discovery Center, Fenner Nature Center, Basement Meeting Room, 2020 Mount Hope Ave., Lansing, 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20. The October meeting of the Wild Ones Red Cedar Chapter will be an introduction to the Dimondale Outdoor Discovery Center. Lisa Weise along with Don Reed and other volunteers turned an

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Saturdays. Six-week classes are held on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. One-day Saturday class also is available. Call for more information and to register. Info: 975-7329. Cost: $80 per couple weekday class, $90 per couple for Saturday class.

Free Fibromyalgia Workshop, Sparrow Professional Building, Conference Room G, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., South Lansing/Holt Rotary Lansing, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 21. Meeting, Causeway Bay Hotel, Presented byDr. Sankar Nair. 6820 S. Cedar St., Lansing, 12-1:15 Content will include medical p.m. Wednesdays. Info: 525-4421. explanation of fibromyalgia and medical treatment options for DANCES fibromyalgia. Call to register. Info: 364-5314. " Community Dinner and Dance, Charlar Place, 4230 Lending Medical Closet, Charlar Drive, Holt, 6-10 p.m. Holt First Presbyterian Church, Wednesdays. Dance to the sounds 2021 Aurelius Road, Holt, ongoing. of the Jack Clarkson Band. Dinner Medical equipment to loan out, included. Info: 699-5595, including walkers, crutches, Cost: $10 wheelchairs and other items. Also for dinner and dance. accepting donations of used medical equipment. Call weekdays FUNDRAISERS for more information. Info: Eighth Annual Gourmet 694-8151. Gents Fundraiser, Trinity Medical Weight Loss AME Church, 3500 W. Holmes Clinic Helps Fight Road, Lansing, 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Childhood Obesity, Medical Featuring male chefs from the Weight Loss Clinic, 1754 Central Greater Lansing area. All proceeds Park Drive, #E, Okemos, through will benefit the Delta Tau Omega Nov. 20. Medical Weight Loss Clinic Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha is offering its medically supervised Sorority scholarship fund and “Pro-Teen Plan” at no cost to community programs. Carry-out youths aged 10-17 as part of its meals available. Info: 303-4086. continuing efforts to help fight Cost: $20, $10 for youth 12 and childhood obesity. During the next younger. eight weeks, the first 25 youths MSU Crew Club Rent-awho qualify at each of its 34 Rower, Oct. 23 and 24. Help locations throughout Michigan and support the men’s and women’s Northern Ohio, can benefit from crew club by hiring their athletes this offer. Info: to do general labor around your Saturday Sports Medicine home. Minimum of two rowers per and Athletic Injury Clinic, job at $10 per hour per rower Ingham Regional Orthopedic for a four hour minimum, for a Hospital, 2727 S. Pennsylvania Ave., minimum total of $80. E-mail or Lansing, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays. A phone work requests to Trisha walk-in sports injury clinic staffed Hash at or (734) by mid-Michigan sports medicine 478-9186, or Todd Kruse at physicians and certified athletic or (734) trainers. Call (517) 351-7815 for 476-2901. Cost: $80 minimum. more information weekdays or (517) 975-8500 Saturday mornings. HEALTH Info: 351-7815. Childbirth Education classes, Ingham Regional Title XV Breast and Medical Center, Greenlawn Cervical Cancer Control Campus, Women and Children’s Program, Ingham County Center, 2709 Greenlawn Ave., Health Department, 5303 S. Cedar Lansing, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays or St., Lansing. The Ingham County Thursdays or 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Breast and Cervical Cancer Control

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Boo at the Zoo, Potter Park Zoological Garden, 1301 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, noon Oct. 24 through 4 p.m. Oct. 25. Little ghouls and boys will enjoy two days of spooktacular fun. See website for more details. Info: 483-4222, Cost: $10, $2 for all children ages 3-16, $4 for Ingham County Adult Residents, $3 for Ingham County Senior Residents.


“The Time Machine” Ticket Giveaway, Capital Area District Library Main Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, through Oct. 24. At all branch locations. Win a family four-pack of tickets to the All-of-Us-Express Children’s Theater production and a copy of the book. Info: 367-6363, Alter This Book, Capital Area District Library South Lansing Branch, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing, 1-5 p.m. Oct. 23. Recycle an old library board book with paints, papers, markers and ephemera. All supplies provided. Registration required. For grades 6-12. Info: 272-9840,


Anti-Venom Open Mike Night, West Windsor United Brethren Church, 7275 Windsor Highway, Dimondale, 7-10 p.m. Fridays, April 23, May 21, June 18, July 30, Aug. 27, Oct. 22, Nov. 19, Dec. 31. Positive music in the basement of the church. There is a PA system, drum set, and guitar amps in place. The church also has wi-fi, and video games. Complimentary coffee will be available. E-mail for more information. "

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“Thrill the World” , JollyCedar Plaza, 5140 S. Cedar St., Lansing, arrive at group dance by Halloween 5K for JA, Hawk 6 p.m. for 7 p.m. dance Oct. 23. Island Park, 1601 E. Cavanaugh, The Charlotte Jaycees invites Lansing, 9 a.m.- noon Oct. 23. This people of all ages in the area to event is part of the Playmaker’s join other Thriller and Halloween Race Series. Money raised will Michigan Women’s enthusiasts in an international provide work readiness, Historical Center & Hall effort to break the Guinness World entrepreneurship, and financial of Fame Awards Dinner Record for the largest simultaneous literacy programs in tri-county and Induction Ceremony, dance. Participants will learn the schools. Info: 371-5437, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Thriller dance. No dance experience S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, is required. Official dance time k.html. Cost: adults $33, children Oct. 19. Call or see website for is 7 p.m. Costumes are highly $18, families $70. reservations. Info: 484-1880 ext. encouraged, but not required. 203, www.michiganwomens SENIORS Register online. On-site registration AARP Driver Safety Program, Great Lakes Christian Homes, 2050 S. Washington Road, Holt, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 18. Call to sign up. Info: 694-3700. Cost: $12 .



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The community of Dimondale has been fortunate to have Rev. Sharon Myers as one of its own for the past five years. Rev. Sharon, who has been pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Dimondale, has announced she would be leaving the church and community later this month. It is a loss not only to the church, but to the entire Dimondale community. Since arriving in Dimondale, Rev. Sharon had a goal of making the church more a part of the bigger community. She accomplished this by working with other organizations to make the church a designated emergency shelter for the community, securing a grant for CPR classes and probably the most important, she created a group called the “Think Tank.” The Think Tank is a group made up of representatives from each of the business, civic and government organizations. They shared information and discussed ways to address community concerns. This communication has benefited everyone in the Dimondale area. Rev. Sharon touched many lives while in Dimondale, including mine. We wish Rev. Sharon and her husband, Bruce, the best in their new endeavor and want to thank her for her positive contributions to our community. Lori Conarton, Dimondale

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

Byrum is someone we can trust Barb Byrum is someone we can count on to stand up for us over special interests. She will reform the way Lansing does business, look out for the struggling middle class, and give our small businesses the help they need to create more jobs. I plan to vote for Barb Byrum on Nov. 2 because she is the best candidate to help turn our economy around. Tom Lenard, Holt

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I am also a Certified Public Accountant. All areas of government are under pressure to improve efficiency. What are your suggestions for improving the efficiency of this court? I believe we can improve efficiency with the use of technology and proper time management. However until I have a opportunity to review all aspects of the day to day operation of the court it would be premature to make suggestions for changes in operations. Do you believe that the court is providing timely and quality service? If so, elaborate on details. If not, what do you propose to improve? The efficiency of the court has gone down over the last few years. As an attorney who has practiced before this court and others I see many days which turn out to be wasted time for the attorneys and all of the parties. My goal would be to minimize the amount of preliminary matters brought before the court, with the use of specific pretrial orders which contained hard and fast dates. Do you accept political contributions from attorneys or law firms that appear before you? Is this a conflict of interest? Please explain. Yes we have accepted contributions from other lawyers. I do not believe the minor amounts of contributions could or should create a conflict of interest. Remember the limit for contributions as I understand it is $1,000.00.

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ELECTION 2010: Circuit Court, 30th Circuit Judge, Non-Incumbent Michigan State University, B.A. Cum Laude Lansing Community College, Associate w Age: 62 Dansville High School, Valedictorian w City of residence: Lansing w Political experience: I have run for judicial office w Occupation: Attorney in the past. I am a previous member Vevay Zoning w Education: BBA - Business, University of Michigan Board of Appeals. I am a past President of the WomJD - Law, University of Michigan en’s Law Association of Mid-Michigan, Past RepO’Berry w Political experience: My Experience: resentative Assembly Member of the State Bar of Michigan; Past Member of the Ingham County Bar I was admitted to Michigan and District of Columbia Bar. I have been a trial attorney for 37 years. Former elected member of State Bar of Michi- Bench & Bar Committee; Union Steward for Teamsters Local #214; past member of the Tri-County Emergency Medical Control Authority; gan Representative Assembly; Young Lawyers Council of State Bar; member of the VFW #7309 Ladies’ Auxiliary; Kiwanis International; Ingham County Bar Association Director; Founder of Lansing Black LawCatholic Lawyers’ Guild and International League for the Rescue of yers Association and first president; Lansing Regional Chamber of ComHorses. merce director; Lansing Symphony; Chief Okemos Boy Scouts; Legal Aid of Central Michigan; National Bar Association director. w Family: Married 37 years to Rick O’Berry, Commander of Post No. 7309 VFW and local real estate agent. w Family: Married with two adult children and one grandchild. Daughter: Jolina O’Berry is an attorney, Grand daughter: Grace Joelle, w Campaign website: Parents: Walter and Clara Hicks, In-Laws: Jack and Peggy O’Berry What makes you qualified for this position? w Campaign website: I have been a trial attorney for over 30 years representing people and What makes you qualified for this position? their issues. I am an attorney for Family Dependency Treatment Court through Family Division of Ingham Circuit Court. I am a case evaluator I have worked in the legal field for 34 years, starting in an entry level through Ingham, Clinton and Eaton Counties. I am a former special refposition. My experience is diverse and covers a variety of issues that eree of Ingham County Probate Court Family Division. I currently practice would come before a Circuit Court Judge. This experience includes a in state and federal courts. I also work in both divisions of Ingham Circuit range of private practice topics, including family, real estate, contracts, Trial and Family Division, family law, criminal law and personal injury. employment and criminal defense cases. In addition, I have served as an Assistant City Attorney for over 23 years with criminal prosecution All areas of government are under pressure to improve effiand municipal experience. I have also handled numerous issues before ciency. What are your suggestions for improving the efficiency of various administrative agencies. I have experience both at the trial level this court? I would look at the current structure. Courts are a difficult area to cut and appellate level. My experience in both the District Court and Circuit Courts along with appellate experience makes me uniquely qualified as as caseloads remain high. I would review all operational areas. a Circuit Judge with a broad perspective to draw from in weighing the Do you believe that the court is providing timely and quality evidence in any type of case. I have been admitted to the U.S. Supreme service? If so, elaborate on details. If not, what do you propose to Court, U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit and U.S. District Court - Western improve? District. Yes. When Circuit Court was divided into the Trial and Family DiviAll areas of government are under pressure to improve effisions, it helped increase timely dispositions, especially in the family court ciency. What are your suggestions for improving the efficiency of which handles delinquency, child protection, personal protection orders this court? (PPO), custody and divorce. Do you accept political contributions from attorneys or law firms that appear before you? Is this a conflict of interest? Please explain. I am not an incumbent but am seeking a position which is an open seat. I do accept contributions from attorneys.

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Resources are limited and must be used the most effectively. The use of specialty courts is a way to divert cases that could otherwise be handled more effectively and reduce recidivism. For example, substance abuse is the underlying cause of many criminal cases. Not every one should be incarcerated and with limited jail and prison space, warehousing individuals to be released just to repeat crimes is not an appropriate resolution. A sobriety court uses other resources to intervene in the pattern and has proven to be very successful in reducing repeat violations. The courts have been using facilitative mediation to encourage parties to resolve civil cases. This practice should be continued, however, an incentive must be put into place to encourage the parties to settle and not just use mediation to prolong a case. I have training as a facilitative mediator. Those cases that cannot be settled very quickly should proceed to trial immediately. Do you believe that the court is providing timely and quality service? If so, elaborate on details. If not, what do you propose to improve? The longer a case is pending in court, the more it costs the parties to secure a resolution. The common complaint voiced both in criminal and civil cases, is that it takes too long. A docketing statement is used in civil cases to set a timeline for the progression of a case. The court should encourage the parties to set shorter dates and adhere to the schedule. Adjournments should be discouraged unless good cause is shown by the parties. Again, facilitative mediation should be used, but where there is no resolution, fast track to trial. In criminal cases, too much time is used on the day of trial still negotiating. A second pretrial meeting with the parties and the court can often resolve the case with a plea rather than a trial. Finally, the use of specialty courts for substance abuse cases could divert those criminal cases, get the offender into an intensive probation program with treatment and monitoring and alleviate the necessity of trial. Do you accept political contributions from attorneys or law firms that appear before you? Is this a conflict of interest? Please explain. The election laws prohibit accepting any checks from businesses or corporations. In addition, I have always believed that law firms should not host fundraisers for judicial candidates. One of the canons of ethics provides that the appearance of any impropriety be avoided.

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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.

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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


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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.

Great approval When consumers were asked if they were absolutely confident in their institution being the best place for their financial needs, credit unions scored a whopping 76 perSee Growth/ Continued on next page

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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

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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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I support consolidation and regionalization wherever it makes sense and can be proven to reduce costs to taxpayers without sacrificing vital public services. There are many duplicative services that can be made more efficient: for example, schools can share computer programs and accountants, and 911 call centers can be merged together to provide enhanced services. The largest obstacle facing regionalization is a sometime acrimonious relationship between different units of local government. We must bring officials from the city, township, county and state levels together and really get down to the business of ending territorial shoving matches and instead making local government work for the people. Is there any issue that you won’t compromise on?

I will not budge on my commitment to preserve and grow education funding. I believe the key to a good future is through education, and I cannot “ and will not “ support cuts to the classroom. Do you agree with the current legislative budget system in which party leaders meet privately to agree on spending? If not, how would you work to change it? No. I believe the meetings that are held should fall under the Open Meetings Act and be open to the public. After all, tax dollars belong to the taxpayers. Do you support making the Legislature’s spending records open to the public? Absolutely. See 67th/page 26




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frittered away “ that must end now. Do you support reforms to the state’s school funding process? Explain? Too often, education has been among the first things raided by politicians looking for yet another quick fix to our state’s budget woes. I have and will continue to steadfastly refuse to make cuts to public education. The best reform we can make to the state’s school funding process is to close the massive tax loopholes for CEOs and fully audit government contracts, and use the savings to fully fund education and provide for our children’s future. What reforms would you support to encourage more consolidation and service sharing in local government?

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I am the owner of Byrum Hard- way. But as is too often the ware in Charlotte, a small business case, partisan politics and a lack w Party: Democrat of transparency and accountability that I have owned for over 10 w Age: 32 prevailed, leading to a shutdown. years. I have a bachelor’s degree w City of resfrom Michigan State University and What reforms to the state’s idence: Lana law degree from MSU’s College of tax structure do you support and sing Law. I have served Ingham County why? w Occupation: families in the Legislature since I support repealing the MichiOwner/ 2007, where my number one job is gan Business Tax surcharge so we Operator creating jobs in Michigan. I am run- can reduce the cost of doing busiByrum Hardning for re-election because there ness in Michigan and create muchware, Charlotte is plenty of work to do to get Michi- needed jobs. I also urge my fellow gan back to work. As a mother and lawmakers to step up to the plate State Representative, District 67 a small business owner, I am com- and end expensive tax breaks for w Education: BS, Agribusiness Management, Michigan State Uni- mitted to doing everything I can to companies that ship jobs out of create a better future for Michigan, Michigan. Finally, I challenge politiversity including fighting against the parti- cians from both parties to stand J.D., Michigan State University Col- san politics at the Capitol. up to the powerful special interests lege of Law When it comes to the shutand investigate the $15 billion in w Political experience: State down, I urged my colleagues to be state contracts and $32 billion in Representative, District 67 more open about the budget protax giveaways given out each year (2004-present) cess, including letting other legis- with little transparency or accountFormer Chair of the Ingham County lators and the press know what ability. Taxpayers’ dollars are being Economic Development Board was going on every step of the Former Secretary of the Ingham County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority w Family: Married, two children. -$("*%$)& #+))', w Campaign website: 13 What makes you qualified to Face Cord hold this office? (Incumbents, Delivered please address why you are * $ qualified to return after participating in the shutdown of state + tax government last fall by falling to meet the deadline for passing a balanced budget.)

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ELECTION 2010: State Representative, 67th District married sons, Russ (Kimberly), and Don (Sara). Five grandchildren. Do you support efforts alter Michigan’s term w Campaign website: limits? How would you alter them? What makes you qualified to hold this office? No. The voters already decided this issue. (Incumbents, please address why you are qualiWhat, if anything, should be done to control the fied to return after participating in the shutdown growing cost of public employee benefits? of state government last fall by falling to meet the In order to corral the rising cost of health benefits deadline for passing a balanced budget.) for public and private employees, we must become In addition to my 20-plus years with Vevay Townmuch more aggressive in promoting preventive care ship, I have served as the president of the Ingham and encouraging healthy lifestyles, which will go a County Farm Bureau and as a member of the MSU long way toward holding down health care costs. Ingham County Extension Advisory Council, both of which required that I spend time with our legislators in Lansing. I have also run our family farm for years, Jeff Oesterle which involves budgeting, hiring employees and filing w Party: Republican many papers with the state and federal governments. w Age: 59 What reforms to the state’s tax structure do you support and why? w City of residence: Mason The Single Business Tax needs to be greatly w Occupation: Farmer. Currently reduced or eliminated. This is the first step in improvfarming approximately 4,000 ing the business climate in Michigan. We also need to Acres located near Mason, Leslie, eliminate “red tape” when companies come to MichiRives Junction. gan. We have an educated, experienced workforce in w Education: Bachelor of Science, Grand Valley State Michigan and should not be ranked as one of the three w Political experience: Former Member Board of Trustees and Supervisor for 20+ years, Vevay Town- worst states to do business in. Bringing businesses to Michigan means workers have jobs and are collectship ing a paycheck. That means the workers are paying w Family: Married 39 years to my wife Dawn. Two taxes which is what we need to alleviate our budget Continued from previous page


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problems. Do you support reforms to the state’s school funding process? Explain? Michigan’s total K-12 education system needs to be reevaluated and reformed. We should be looking to and learning from other states that are not constantly having education funding problems. We need to review the way that education is being delivered to our students and make changes that have been proven effective in reducing costs. What reforms would you support to encourage more consolidation and service sharing in local government? There are already some avenues for local governments to follow if they wish to consolidate and share services. I am in favor of making these easier and expanding on them. I do believe that consolidation should remain voluntary. The voters in these local units are paying for the services, and as long as they are paying they should be able to vote on consolidation. Is there any issue that you won’t compromise on? I will not compromise on Right to Life, except in the case of the mother’s life. In most other cases, the issues and circumstances are able to and quite often do change. Decisions on these issues need to be made on the best information available at the time. I will always try to vote as my constituents would want. Do you agree with the current legislative budget system in which party leaders meet pri-


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efficiency and cut costs to the taxpayer. Even though I have served as judge for only a few w Party: No party weeks, I am also discovering that additional w Age: 57 efficiencies in personnel costs and operating expenses can be gained to better serve the w City of residence: Dimonpublic. I will be working with the court adminisdale trator to incorporate those additional changes w Occupation: Eaton County as the new court budget is prepared. probate judge Do you believe that the court is providing w Education: BBA,business management, Westtimely and quality service? If so, elaborate ern Michigan University on details. If not, what do you propose to J.D., University of Toledo College of Law improve? w Political experience: Eaton County Probate I have been fortunate to assume a highly Judge, appointed April 23, 2010. competent and professional staff at the Eaton w Family: Married, four children, five grandchilCounty Probate Court and at the juvenile facildren ity. The staff has been dedicated to provide w Campaign website: timely and quality service to families, juveniles, attorneys and others who become involved in What makes you qualified for this position? the probate court process. I am very proud of Before assuming the Probate Court bench by the dedicated employees of the court, but the appointment of the governor, I practiced law for quality and timeliness of service can always over 30 years in the state of Michigan, includbe improved even further. My management phiing: Assistant prosecuting attorney in Cass and losophy is to reject the “top down” approach, Berrien Counties, where I handled cases of unless necessary, and allow the individuals who child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency are performing the tasks every day to suggest and criminal prosecutions of adults; I served ways for improvements in quality and timelias county attorney, advising elected officials of ness. That will take place soon. their legal responsibilities and litigating cases Do you accept political contributions where the county was a party; I served 10 years from attorneys or law firms that appear at the State Bar of Michigan, where I was ethics before you? Is this a conflict of interest? counsel for lawyers and judges throughout the Please explain. state; and I engaged in the private practice of The Code of Judicial Conduct, adopted by the law, which included estate planning and litigaMichigan Supreme Court, applies to all judges tion of all types. and judicial candidates and cannot be disreMany sitting judges and practicing garded. Those rules provide that lawyers may attorneys have endorsed me as the most be asked to contribute to a judicial campaign, qualified person to be Eaton County Probate but the lawyer may not be asked to give more Court. These endorsements may be found at than $100 per election cycle. The theory of the rule is that lawyers have a right to be a part All areas of government are under presof the political process and have a right to consure to improve efficiency. What are your tribute to campaigns of judicial candidates. By suggestions for improving the efficiency of setting a $100 limit for solicitations, however, it this court? is presumed that no judge would be prejudiced by a contribution of that level. I strictly follow Since being appointed to the bench, I have the Code of Judicial Conduct and accept lawyer learned that my predecessor recently reorgacontributions within the limit imposed by law. nized staffing levels and programs to improve

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Holt loses tough one in CAAC Cup match Sophomore Jake McCreery scored the lone goal as Holt lost to DeWitt 4-1 in a CAAC Cup semifinal game. Senior forward Tyler Sherman had two goals and added an assist for DeWitt. Esteban Russell and Tyler McNally each added a goal for the Panthers, who improved to 15-1-1.

Shallman shines in loss to East Lansing Julie Shallman had five kills and four blocks, but Holt lost to East Lansing in a CAAC Blue volleyball match on Tuesday, 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-18). Devan Walworth and Emily Klauka each had three aces for the Rams.

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Holt won its third straight Division 1 regional title, and Mariah Massa became the third sibling in her family to win an individual championship last week at Blythefield Country Club. Massa shot a 75 to win by six strokes and join older sisters Maddi and Megan among Rams individual regional winners. All five of Holt’s golfers finished among the individual top 10. Pader Her shot 87 to tie for third, Lauren Strong was seventh with a 90, Casey Harkema tied for eighth with a 91 and Haley Bandt tied for 10th with a 92. Beth Boman shot a 96 to finish 14th and lead Grand Ledge, but fall five strokes shy of qualifying for next week’s state tournament as an individual. The top three teams and the top three individuals not on those teams qualify for the finals, which were schedule to be played Oct. 15-16.

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Earlier this year, Evan Fischer’s psychology teacher at Holt High School called him over to his desk to talk to him in private. The teacher didn’t speak to Fischer about anything academically related, but instead told him that the high school state record for field goals made in a career currently stood at 29. “I was shocked at first,” Fischer said. “I didn’t know what to say.” The reason that Fischer was so surprised is because he has the potential to break that record, possibly this year in his junior season. Heading into Friday’s matchup against CAAC Blue foe Grand Ledge, Fischer had already totaled 20 field goals in the 21 varsity games he has played for Holt. He has converted on 17 of 18 extra points and has made 10 of his 11 field goal attempts this season, including a school-record 52-yard kick in Holt’s victory over Everett. Fischer credits assistant coach Ben Holtry for his development and head coach Al Slamer for having the confidence in him to attempt as many field goals as he does. “Basically, I’m fortunate that he has that much trust in me to kick all of those,” Fischer said of Slamer. “If a game comes down to a deciding kick, I have to be prepared to go in a pressure situation and make a kick to win my team the game. I think he

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Holt’s Evan Fischer is on the verge of breaking a record. trusts me to do that because I have proved him right before.” Fischer began kicking when he was in the sixth grade and has steadily developed into one of the top kickers in the state. He took first place honors in the junior division at both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University’s kicking camps this past summer. He then concluded his summer with a second place finish at the National Kicking Service Camp in Naperville, Ill. Being that Fischer is in his junior year, he has not yet committed to a college, although he does have plans to play football collegiately if the right opportunity presents itself.

“It’s something that I love doing and I want to pursue this after high school,” Fischer said. “I’m going to work as hard as I can to make sure that I can play at the highest level possible.” Fischer is well aware that any game could come down to a deciding field goal, in which he welcomes the challenge. “I know that at some point, one of our games could be decided by a field goal and I always feel a lot more comfortable knowing that I am prepared to it,” Fischer said. “For me, I always want that pressure feeling. It’s definitely something that I look forward to.”

Holt Rams beat Okemos, 10-7 By SEAN MERRIMAN

HOLT - Holt senior quarterback Jake Gallimore and his offensive teammates didn’t have one of their better games. But with this defense, it was good enough. The swarming Rams held Okemos to less than 200 yards of total offense in a 10-7 victory last Friday at Holt. “That was a typical Okemos-Holt football game. Tough and hardfought,” Holt coach Al Slamer said. “Our kids showed a lot of courage out there and played tough throughout the whole football game.” Senior linebacker Mike Smith led

the Rams with 11 tackles, while Tobbin Egger and Justin Madar each added seven tackles for Holt (5-2). Both teams struggled to get anything going early on as Holt took a 3-0 lead into halftime. Gallimore finally got the Rams’ offense going late in the third quarter. Playing with a brace on his arm to protect a previously dislocated elbow and a recently fractured rib, Gallimore led a nine-play 72-yard drive, which he capped with a 30-yard touchdown run with 34 seconds remaining in the period to give Holt a 10-0 lead. He finished the game with 144 yards on 18 carries and he completed 3 of 7 passes for 18 yards. “I’ve learned to fight through the

pain and when I’m out here playing in a game like this, that doesn’t even come to mind - it’s just all about the game,” Gallimore said. Okemos’ scoring drive came midway through the fourth quarter when junior quarterback Jonny Bolas connected with Jarad Motley for a 40-yard pass reception. That set up a 1-yard touchdown run for Motley, which cut the deficit to 10-7. Okemos was able to stop Holt on its following drive and had one last shot as they took over possession with two minutes remaining on the clock. But again the Rams’ defense came up big, stopping Okemos on four straight plays to preserve the victory.

Cross Country Holt @ CAAC Blue Meet at Everett 4 p.m. Girls Swimming/Diving Holt vs Grand Ledge 6 p.m. Girls Volleyball Holt vs Everett 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 22 Football Holt @ Ann Arbor Pioneer 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 26 Girls Volleyball Holt @ Okemos 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 27 Boys Soccer MHSAA Regional Soccer Semi Finals 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 28 Girls Volleyball Holt vs Grand Ledge 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 30 Boys Soccer Holt vs MHSAA Regional Final 2 p.m. Cross Country Holt @ MHSAA Regionals TBA

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PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP LANSING CHRISTIAN 4, COLOMBIA CENTRAL 0 Goals–Li,Theis, Kim, Sprague. Assits–Brooks, Sprague. In goal–Lyon (LC) 2 saves, Stewart (CC) 10 saves. Records–Colombia Central 4-13-3, Lansing Christian 14-1-1. CAAC Cup Group 1 LANSING CATHOLIC 1, OKEMOS 0 Goals–Savona. Assists–Watson. In goal– Davis (LC) 7 saves, Collier (O) 3 saves. Records–LC 13-0-1. HOLT 5, CHARLOTTE 0. Goals– Gates 2, Garder, Hadick, Santamaria. Assists– Greene 2, Mohr, Innis. In Goal– McCaige (H) 0 saves. Akers (H) 0 saves. Records– Holt 13-1-6. CAAC Cup Group 3 GRAND LEDGE 6, OWOSSO 2 Goals–Adamy, Klepal, Miller, Wissner, Burk, Cobb (GL), Vanepps, Baker (O). Assists– Brickner 2, Perkins, Wood, Miller, Zabriskie (GL). In goal–Irish (GL) 1 saves, Greger (O) 13 saves. CAAC CUP SEMIFINAL: EAST LANSING 6, EATON RAPIDS 2 East Lansing goals–Azerill 2, Birge, Downes, Ethridge, Lofgren. Assists–Downs, Ethridge, Lindsey, Midlam, Russell. Eaton Rapids goals–Tomlinson 2. In goal–Petrowitz (EL) 6 saves, Roper-Johnson (EL) 6 saves, Masteller (ER) 9 saves. Records–East Lansing 9-5-4, Eaton Rapids 8-10-1. LANSING CATHOLIC 2, DEWITT 1 Lansing Catholic goals–Caporale, Dunn. Assists–Savona, Riley. DeWitt goal–Russell. Assist–Sherman. In goal–Davis (L) 4 saves, Iacobellis (D) 7 saves. Records–Lansing Catholic 14-0-1, DeWitt 14-1-1. JV score– Lansing Catholic 0, DeWitt 0 CAAC CUP GROUP 3: OWOSSO 1, JACKSON LUMEN CHRISTI 0 Goal–Stickel.Assist–Baker. In goal–Gregor O) 2 saves, Piotrowski (LC) 2 saves

Swimming OKEMOS 112, HOLT 72 200 medley relay–Okemos - Dantus, White, Schwaner, Kruger 2:11.11 200 freestyle–Gray (H) 2:10.30 200 ind. medley–Andrea Dantus (O) 2:29.80 50 freestyle–Cleary (H) 26.15 Diving–Schaefer (O) 225.40 100 butterfly–Pentecost (O) 1:06.88 100 freestyle–Kruger (O) 58.12 500 freestyle–Marsh (O) 6:24.68 200 freestyle relay–Okemos Kruger,Weisend, Pentecont, Wozena 1:50.16 100 backstroke–King (H) 1:11.14 100 breaststroke–White (O) 1:22.30 400 freestyle relay–Holt (Cleary, Curl, Diaz, Gray) 4:11.09 Records–Okemos 6-0 (2-0).

Girls golf REGIONALS DIVISION 1 at Belmont’s Blythefield Country Club Team scores–Holt 343, Hudsonville 384, Holland West Ottawa 395, Grandville 396, Grand Ledge 399, Rockford 402,Traverse City West 421, Jenison 422, Battle Creek Central

422, Grand Haven 442, East Kentwood DNF. Holt–1. Mariah Massa 75, T-3. Pader Her 87, 7. Lauren Strong 90, T-8. Casey Harkema 91, *T-10. Haley Bandt 92. Grand Ledge–Beth Boman 96, Heather Promer 99, Alexis Mrozinski 101, Stephanie Benson 103. *Score did not count toward team total, but did place among individual top 10. DIVISION 2 at Eldorado Team scores–East Lansing 350, Battle Creek Lakeview 362, Okemos 388, Portage Central 392, Portage Northern 405, Waverly 414, Mason 443, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 449, Owosso 450, Lowell 478, St. Johns 483, Mattawan DNF. DIVISION 3 at Eagle Eye Team scores–Jackson Northwest 365, Hastings 370, DeWitt 380, Chelsea 383, Linden 391, Lakewood 394, Haslett 407, Parma Western 439, Corunna 452, Ionia 459, Bay City John Glenn 507, Williamston 539, Charlotte DNF. DIVISION 4 at Kalamazoo’s Milham Park Team scores–Lansing Catholic 318, Kalamazoo Hackett 367, Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian 393, Muskegon Catholic 398, Grand Rapids West Catholic 400, *Portland 415, *Comstock 415, Grandville Calvin Christian 419, Perry 420, Belding 448, Dowagiac 468. *Perry wins fifth-score tie-breaker. Lansing Catholic–1. Jacqueline Setas 75, T-2. Alyssa Albright 80, T-2. Danielle Crilley 80, 4. Mackenzie Johnson 83, *T-10. Jamie Fineis 93 *Score did not count toward team total, but did place among individual top 10. Monday’s result: LUMEN CHRISTI INVITATIONAL (at Country Club of Jackson) Team scores–Lansing Catholic Central 317, Holt 339, Lumen Christi 347, Ann Arbor Pioneer 351, B. C. Lakeview 353, Northwest 357, Flint Powers 368, Okemos 369, East Lansing 377, Marshall 389, N. Farmington 391, Napoleon 392, Grand Ledge 417. AREA STATE FINALS QUALIFIERS NOTE: Scores are what teams shot at regionals. DIVISION 1 at Eastern Michigan’s Eagle Crest Teams–Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 317, Rochester 337, Troy 341, Holt 343, Saline 343, Highland Milford 348, Northville 348, Grosse Pointe South 352, Davison 357, Brighton 359, Temperance Bedford 359, Novi 380, Hudsonville 384, Plymouth 385, Holland West Ottawa 395 Holt–Mariah Massa (sr.), Pader Her (fr.), Casey Harkema (jr.), Haley Bandt (sr.), Lauren Strong (jr.) STATE RANKINGS DIVISION 1–1. Rochester Hills Stoney Creek, 2. Grosse Pointe South, 3. Saline, 4. Temperance Bedford, 5. Northville, 6. Rochester, 7. Holt, 8. Troy, 9. Highland Milford, 10. Davison, 11. Brighton, 12. Novi

Patrick Cluskey (B) 4-6, 7-5, 6-4. Daniel Yu (Holt) d. Andrew Smith (D) 6-2, 6-3. Josh Green (Holt) d. Zachary McKenzie (GB) 6-0, 6-0. Doubles–Pete Colasanti-Wes Kujacznski (GB) d. Brian Cobus-Blaine White (Holt) 6-4, 6-4. Matt Cherna-Cal Nikola (GB) d. Zach RayMichael Hua (Holt) 6-2, 6-2. Nick Lipon-Nick Willis (Ha) d. Adam Novajovsky-Tyler Elias (GB) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4. Micheal Li/Connor Lushi (GB) d. Aden Kuehnl/Harrison Kelbert (B) 6-4, 6-3. DIVISION 4 at Portland Team scores–Portland 27, Lansing Catholic 25, Williamston 19, Lakewood 11, Chesaning 11, Ovid-Elsie 4, Ithaca 3, Leslie/Lansing Christian 2, Durand 1, Alma 0. Singles–Michael Sienko (W) d. Chance Conley (Po) 6-1, 6-0. Brett Graham (W) d. Javin Ramont (LC) 6-0, 6-0. Jared Guy (Po) d. Anthony Davis (LC) 6-2, 6-3. Carson Seal (Po) d. Shafi Afandeyiv (LC) 6-2, 6-1. Doubles–Greg Waddell-Peter Murray (LC) d. Alex Holdren-Aaron Martin (Po) 6-1, 6-2. Jordan Fedewa-Michael Dole (Po) d. Shane Guysky-Michael Japinga (LC) 6-3, 7-5. Ethan Archer-Jake Johnson (LC) d. Eric Lowery-Calvin Schrauben (Po) 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. Alan LearRicky Simon (Po) d. Mitch Moore-Emmett Lehman (LC) 6-3, 6-3. LESLIE-LANSING CHRISTIAN 5, ITHACA 3 Singles–Stewart (I) d. Helder (L) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, Kim (L) d. Merchant (I) 6-4, 6-1, Hofman (L) d. Glynn (I) 6-1, 6-1, Evon (I) d. Suh (L) 6-0, 6-4. Doubles–Skromme-Riffle (L) d.Tucker-Barnes

(I) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4, Moore-Vandeharr (L) d. Klein-sherman (I) 6-3, 6-1, Merchant-Lorrentz (I) d. Fields-Greydanus (L) 6-1, 1-6, 7-6, 10-7, Lim-Kim (L) d. Sanders-Cunningham (I) 6-0, 6-0. Records–Leslie-Lansing Christian 3-3, 1-2.

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Mason 45, Muskegon Hts. 12 Muskegon Hts. 0 Mason 10 First quarter

6 6 0 - 12 0 14 21 - 45

M - J. Derby 27 field goal M - S. Lavallii 30 run (J. Derby kick)

Holt 10, Okemos 7 Okemos 0 Holt 0 Second quarter

Receiving - Chieftains, Ian Horne 1-19, Jarad Motley 3-62. Rams, Daniel Middleton 2-11, Grant Vanliew 1-7.

Second quarter 7 10

MH - A. Ross 5 run (kick failed)

Third quarter

Third quarter

M - S. Wren 65 run (J. Derby kick) MH - W. Snead IV 12 run (run failed) M - S. Lavallii 65 run (J. Derby kick)

H - J. Gallimore 31 run (E. Fischer kick)

Fourth quarter

Fourth quarter O - I. Horne 1 run (B. Klaver kick)

M - S. Lavallii 6 run (J. Derby kick) M - B. Hinamanu 48 run (J. Derby kick) M - S. Lavallii 88 run (J. Derby kick)

Hol First downs 13 Total Net Yards 251 Rushes-yards 44-233 Passing 18 Comp-Att-Int 3-7-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Penalties-Yards 8-49

Mas First downs 10 Total Net Yards 417 Rushes-yards 28-375 Passing 42 Comp-Att-Int 3-8-0 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 Penalties-Yards 11-88

H - E. Fischer 35 field goal

Oke 10 224 31-143 81 4-12-0 1-1 5-30

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing - Chieftains, Jonny Bolas 17-67, Ian Horne 12-49, Jarad Motley 2-25. Rams, Jake Gallimore 18-144, Curtis Nick 24-87, Grant Vanliew 1-2. Passing - Chieftains, Jonny Bolas 4-12-0-81. Rams, Jake Gallimore 3-7-0-18.

Mus 17 378 31-145 233 17-40-2 1-0 12-77

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing - Muskegon Heights, Adam Ross 9-52,Willie Snead IV 18-74. Bulldogs, Benjamin Hinamanu 6-64, Saylor Lavallii 20-248, Sean Wren 2-63. Passing - Muskegon Heights, Willie Snead IV 17-40-0-233. Bulldogs, Thomas McNamara

3-8-0-42. Receiving - Muskegon Heights, John Hall III 4-110, Deontae Hudson 8-99. Bulldogs, Blake Cook 1-13, Sean Wren 2-29.

Volleyball HOLT LUTHERAN d. CAPITOL CITY BAPTIST 24-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-18 Aces–Caldwell (HL) 5. Assists–Schmidt (HL) 22. Kills–M. Harris (HL) 9. Blocks–Opper (HL) 2. Digs–M. Harris (HL) 2. Record–Holt Lutheran 5-6

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Boys cross country HOLT 23, JACKSON 38 HOLT 20, EVERETT 43 JACKSON 20, EVERETT 43 (at Holt) Holt–3. Hodgman 19:07, 4. Middleton 19:09, 6. Batterson 19:23, 7. Ranke 19:28, 8. Eilers 19:46 Everett–1. Walker 18:28, 17. Hiner 20:58, 26. Wills 22:31, 29. Locke 22:53, 30. Young 23:01 Records–Holt 4-2, Jackson 1-5, Everett 0-6

Girls cross country HOLT 18, JACKSON 43 HOLT 15, EVERETT 50 JACKSON 15, EVERETT 45 (at Holt) Holt–1. Carrasco 21:47, 2. Babcock 22:06, 4. Baker 23:13, 5. Smythe 23:17, 6. Becker 23:29

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Boys tennis REGIONALS DIVISION 1 at Holt Team scores–Grand Blanc 27, Holt 20, Hartland 14, Brighton 11, Howell 8, Davison 5, Grand Ledge 5, Saginaw Heritage 4, Flint Carman-Ainsworth 2. Singles–Trevor Stoimenoff (GL) d. Jonathon Pfiefer (GB) 6-0, 6-0. Alex Swanson (GB) d.

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Tennis team competes in finals By SEAN MERRIMAN

HOLT - When Russ Olcheske took the Holt varsity tennis coaching position in 2007, the Rams did not have one player on the team that had ever played a varsity tennis match. But now the hard work paid off as Holt finished second at last week’s Division 1 regional tennis meet, earning the Rams a spot in the Division 1 state finals in Midland. Due to press deadlines, those results were not avail-

able on time. Holt had four of its eight flights make it to the regional final matches and finished with a team score of 20. “It’s every player’s and coach’s dream to go to a state final, and for us, our dream came true here today,” Olcheske said. “It’s something special for everyone, but especially those seniors that have been here all four years and remember those hard times at the start where we took some tough losses. But in the end, it’s all worth it now.”

Junior Daniel Yu won a regional title at No. 3 singles, winning 6-2, 6-3 in the finals. Holt’s other regional championship came at No. 4 singles where senior Josh Green coasted to a 6-0, 6-0 victory in the final match. The Rams’ No. 1 doubles team of Brian Cobus and Blaine White won their first two matches before losing to Grand Blanc in a close finals match, 6-4, 6-4. Holt’s No. 2 doubles duo of Zach Ray and Michael Hua also earned second place honors.

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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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CHARLOTTE- ANTIQUE SALE! 221 EAST LOVETT, Oct 21-23 (Thurs-Fri 9am7pm;Sat . 9am-4pm) 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; clocks (mantle & des k); numerous light fixture s and parts; 2 newel post lamps; beds; handy man?s bed; d ressers including a walnut Eastl ake w/ slate 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 circulation des k and much more? Glassware & china of all kinds . Hall red teapots, pitchers, bowls, etc.; lots of art pottery (Roseville, Rookwood, Weller, Owens, 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); Royal Ruby glassware; Georges Briard Victorian Gardens china; Lenox ?Winter Greetings E veryd ay? ironstone; Pf altzgraff C hristmas glasses; Noritake Juno china; signed Haviland platter; 2 quilts; a few linens; vintage kitchen utensils; wire ice cream parlor table & chairs; newly restored vintage porch glider; porch rocker; 2 vintage lawn chairs and much more. Terms: Cas h, Local checks. S orry, no credit card s. Call 517-285-90 19 or E -mail with questions. 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.! MASON- BASEMENT CLEAN OUT!! 1207 TUTTLE RD., Oct. 23, 9-5p.m. Furniture, computer des k, wing-back chairs. Lawn roller, tread mill, sit-up bench, collectibles, clothing and much more!!

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Dog lost in BICHON FRISE PUPPIES! MASON- MULTI FAMILY LARGE BREED Mulliken area. Female, 9 Perfec t f amily pet! A S LE, 2205 S . Meridia n years old. Tan with purple No shedding or odor . Rd., Barnes off 127 E . to collar. Family dog missing CK,C Health guaranteed. Meridia n Rd. Oct. 22 & 23, since 9/24. Please phone 517-663-2256 9-? Hallmark & other holiwith any infor mation d ay dec or, books, craf t (517)242-9812 supplies, glassware, clothBICHON- POM PUPS , 1 male, ing, and much more!! 1 e f ma le. White. Read y to go! Pure Pom, male, $300 to $450. 269-763-2102 PORTLAND- 315 WEST S T. Many household items, some antique dis hes, BOSTON TERRIER PUPS clothes, some f urniture. 2 FEMALE GERMAN S HE PEXCELLENT Q ualit y , Oct. 21-22, 8:30-5 p.m. HERD PUPPIES 11 wks old, S hots, wormed. $300. ador able. MSTA. $500. Call 517-580 -9420 PORTLAND - 628 RIVE RS IDE 1-517-541-6693. DR. Oct. 21 & 22, 9-5. Boys clothes size 5 & under , 7 GOLDEN RETRIEVERBOSTON TERRIER PUPSmisc. boys baby items, BLAC K LAB PUPPIES MIX, 5 purebred. (2) beautifu l 6 household and misc. fema les, 2 males. 7 wks wk. old fema les. S hots, items, & E lliptical. old. Call 517-372-538 0. wormed. Very social. $350. 517-487 -8704 SHED SALE: Sat ., Oct. 23. 8 ADBA BLUE NOSE PITBU LL a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Good f urPUPS $300-$350. Call 517- BOXER PUPPIES AKC, born niture, newer appliances, 993-4648. 9/7. Read y 10/23. 5 feloft , collector knives, huntmales, 4 males, f awn & ing items, much more! AKC GERMAN H S P E HERD brindle, $500, now taking 5198 Winds or Hwy. puppies, 3 fema les, 1 depos its. Potterville. black, 2 sables, 7 wks, or shots & wormed, parents 517-623-6859. on site. $450 limited. 989855-3662 BOXER PUPPIES Very large, born 9/3, read y to go Oct. AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD 23. Vet chkd, tails & dews. pups. 1st shots & asking $500. 517-321-6562. 567 STERLING DRIVE, dew ormer. Born 8-13 -10. DIMONDALE, Fri, Oct. 22, 9$500. 517-541-7297. BOXER PUP,S AKC C ham6, Sat , Oct. 23, 9-2 Housepion lines. Vet, checked, hold, f urniture, AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD tails, dews. Read y to go. c o l l e c t i b l e s . PU P S born 9/3/10, Vet $500. 517-812 -2392, parents on site, sales/139137.aspx No Pre$450. 517-908-0 171. sales. 517-256-0695 S outh BOXERS AKC REGISTERED of Lansing Road and Can al. puppies, 6 fema les. $400. AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD Call 517-702-9573. PU PS Hip, health guar. C hampion show lines. CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES U TD $600. 989-205-9204. on shots, 1 male, 1 fema le, $150. 989-307- 2444. AKC GOLDEN RETRIEVERS S hots, wormed, vet H C IHUAHUA PUPS 8 blue & OKEMOS COMMUNITY checked, parents on site. tri colored. Read y to go to CHURCH - FALL ATTIC $500. Call 989-236-513 5 there new homes wormed TREASURES & RUMMAGE can be CK.C Call S arah SALE, Oct 22 & 23, Fri 9amMALAMUTES BLACK $350-400 (517)455-6852 4pm, Sat (rummage only- AKC or Red, 8 weeks, males, bag d ay) 9am-1pm, attic $550-750, limited registratreasures until 3pm. TreasC HIHU AHU A/TE RRIE R tion. (269)275-8766 ures include antiques, PUPS 10 wks, socialized, collectibles, & jew elry indi shots, wormed, health vidu ally priced. Rummage cert. $250. 517-490-6260. Field has a HUGE variety of AKC REG. BEAGLES champion bloodlines , 2 fe- CHINESE clean clothing, toys, and CRESTED POWmales, 2 males, 1st shots, other household items at D E R puff, fema le. POMborn 8 /5. $200. Beagles LOW prices. U se lower ERANIAN male. S hots & born 8 /10, 1st shots, $125. level entrance at 4734 wormed.$300/e ach. 6 yr old running fema le, Okemos Rd. Call 349-4220 989-620-4278. $200. 517-391-82 8. for more info. COCKAPOO APRICOT, PUP AKC YORKIE TERRIER PU PPY, 6 mo, AKC HousebroPIES some small, shots, ken, crate trained, knows worming & nails clipped. ’sit’, ’dow n’ and loose Call 517-726-0451. leash walking and is absolutely the sweetest temAKITA-4 YR OLD spayed fepered loving dog you can male with a sweet find. S he has a microchip tempermant, needs a paand all shots are up to tient, sensitive home. Call d ate. Paid $500, asking 517-669-6452. $400, crate included. ( 5 1 7 ) 7 1 2 - 4 8 8 8 h j u ld i n@ AU T S RALIAN H S P E HE R D GOLDEN RETREIVER PUPPIES Reg. Parents on FEMALE 1-5 yrs., spayed. site, $400. 616-891-10 58. COCKAPOO PUPPIES S hots, For loving home. wormed, $400 cash. 989Call: 517-622-0635 236-7634 or 989-2 89-3 4 8 9. BEAGLE PUPPIES Great hunters. $75. 517-518O C K C R E P S ANIEL PUPPIES! 1201, Fowlerville area. Good colors. 989-426- 38 66 or 989-2 46-0658 Karen. BEAGLE PUPS 4 litters, 4 1 YR. OLD Polyd actyl (5 SPANIEL PUPS wks. old & up. 1st shots & COCKER toes)fr iendly Calic o fema le males, wormed, shots, wormed. Great hunters/ lost on E . C hurch in parnets on site $200-250. pets. $1250-$200 Call 989Williamston. 517-655-2598 (517)745-5689 560-6143.


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BLACK & WHITE DSH, 3 yr. BEAGLE PUPS AKC, 7 wks DACHSHUND MALE $300. old, fema le cat lost in old, good hunting stock, Pomeranian males $250, S toney Brook S ub., Grand great pets! Wormed, fema les $350. Maltese feLedge. "Kira". 517-627shots, $100. 517-651-7377. male $800. All AKC pup168 6.REWARD upon return. S t. Johns pies. 231-924-5090.

Dogs-Cats-Pets DOBERMAN PUPPIES 3 red fema les $350; 2 red males $300. Read y for good home 616-225-2241. ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS AKC, 3 fema les, 1 male, 3 mos. S hots. $1,500/obo. 517-569-3744/517-879-6773. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS some imported, $650+. www.blackf Call 810-631-6185 GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES 7 wks. old, 3 males, 2 females, shots & wormed, $300. Call 517-857-2187. GOLDEN DOODLE PUP-S 5 mos., 2 fema les. $600. www.goldendoodles 269-503-0636/269-489-5318 GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUP PIE,S $250. HURRY, 4 LEFT! Male & fema le. Also, C hihuahuas. 989-235-6566.



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Automotive SERVICE TECHNICIAN Growing Ford dea lership needs one d riveability, die sel and transmission tech. Must be Ford and S tate certified. Fowlerville Ford C ontact Jason C henette or e m a i l j chenette@f owlervillf ord .c om (517)223-7777

F I R E W O O D PUGGLE PUPPIES WALK IN BATHTUB As A AARDVARK ANTIQUER DE LIVE RE D/PIC KU P7 wks old, 1st shots & seen on TV. New still in paying cash for guns, Lansing & surrounding wormed, small & loveable. box, has j acuzzi, warranjew lery, f urniture, art & areas. $70/$60 (517)627$250. 989-427-3205. ty, f ree deliv ery, paid unusual & bizarre items. 4256 $9500; sacrific e for 517-819-8700 PUG PUPPIES A K C , 1st $3500. 517-579-4082 SEASONED shots, wormed. 18 wks. FIREWOOD H A R D W O O D - Read y to $250. Call 517-740-6725. ANTIQUE BUYER paying burn in the C harlotte area. cash for vintage artwork, $55/f ace cord, 4’x8’x16". f urniture, lamps, clocks, You pick up. PLEASE, cash sterling silver items, musiPUG PUP-S SMALL $300. only. 517-930-2153. cal instruments, pottery, PUGGLE PUPS FAWNvintage radio & stereo E N GLANDE R N U VE N TE D $250. 517-719-1199 RUBY’ S FIREWOOD 4X8X16, equipment. Call John 517ROOM heater w/logs, pro$65 f ace cord, hard wood. 886-9795. pane or natural gas. 30KCall 517-391-0914. 34,500 btu. $275. Works RAT TERRIER PUPPIES 9 C SH A FOR GUNS , Art, Antigood. 517-676-1327 wks old, 1st shots & A ES O S NED FIREWOOD ques, Jewelry, musical inwormed. $150. Call 989$40/f ace cord. Delivery ex- FORCLOSURE struments, Valuables. Call A S LE Must 584-6344. tra. 517-543-2783 517-204-2004/517-663-3931 sell all items: S ectional, f ridge, stackable W/D, SEASONED HARDWOODS CASH PAID DAILY queen mattress/box 4X8X16, $65 f ace cord. for diabe tic test strips. spring. Kitchen dinette set. C hunks & logs. Call 517$15 per 100 strips. Call: 517-285-2380 505-1983. Ph. 517-292-0991

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SHELTIE PUPPIES AKC, $350-$450. 989-681-2054

GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS vet checked, 1st shots, wormed, e f ma les $450, males $400. 989-763-7202 SHIH TZU PUPPY One male born 8/12/10, tri-color, first shots, mother on site. HIMALAYAN/RAGDOLL KIT$400.00 Call 517-819-7479. TENS 13 wks., f ull shots, $125/each. Call: 517-316TEDDY BEAR PUPPIES 1st 7429 shots, wormed, non shedding, hypoallergenic, $350. KITS/ CATS; NICE RE;SCUE a C ll 517-468-3986. www.trinityacresrescue.p etfinder .com; many deTOY/MINI AUT S RALIAN clawed; incl.neuter/med. H S P E HERDS 6 weeks old, $45- $135. (517)410-0074 $500+. Raised in our homes. CALL ASAP GOING KITTEN!S 6 mo. old, good FAST(517 )626-0123 homes only, very cuddly 2 gray fema les. $5 each. Call WESTHIGHLAND TERRIERS 989-224-8777 evenings. 3 males, $500, mother & f ather on site. 1st shot & dew ormed, f amily raised. KITTENS & CATS All kinds . Read y Oct 15. 989-224-8138 Call 517-763-1803.

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1967 MAGNAVOX so l i d state stereo console. Hard ly used , 3’1’’ w x 8’ l x 3’ h. PUMPKINS - Thousand s of Brown. Best offer 381-0000 Jack O Lantern pumpkins. From 50¢ to $5.00. Morgan MALTESE PUPS AKC Tiny, Farms, 7721 E . C linton Tr. (M-50) between Eat on 517-974-0431 Rapids & C harlotte. MINIATURE PINSCHER 1 f eA AMISH LOG HEAD male left , black & rust, BOARD AND Q ueen Pillow wormed-s hots, $250/obo Top Mattress S et. Brand 989-584-6192 no S un. calls. new-never used, sell all for $275. 989-923-1278. MINI DACHSHUND PUPPY ALFALFA GRASSMM AKC, 1 male, brindle EXCELLENT Hay $4 & up. w/unique markings, 9 wks. Can deliv er. 517-641-6034 A BED QUEN PILLOWTOP 1st shot $400. 517-371-5769 mattress set, new in plasGOOD QUALITY GRASS HAY tic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. No rain. $4/bale. Mason PAPILLON PUPPIES AKC tri Can deliv er. area. 517-285-9338. colored, 6 weeks old, $650+. only 2 left CALL A TEMPERPADIC/ STYLE ASAP(517 )626-0123 MEMORY FOAM MATTRES SET Q ueen, newPEK-E A-POO PUPPIES AKC never used, as seen on TV, parents. Very tiny, no with warranty. C ost shed. $295. 517-896-0302 $1,800, S ell $695. Can DeYARD LAWN ROLLER 76’’ liver 989-832-2401. MM circ., 36’’ widt h, 24’’ side PEMBROKE WELH S O C RGI ways. Best offer . Call 517PUPPIES, AKC Reg. 8 wks. 381-0000 MOVING SALE 2 twin beds old, UTD on shots & worm$40, d resser $40, hideabed ing. Call 517-507-2094. $40, sound system $40, 13 cf f reezer $95, coffee table $45, 3 des ks $80. Total PITBULL PUPPIES 1 boy and $380. Please no Saturd ays. 5 girls, 2tri color puppies 517-323-9707. and there’s 4 black and A1 ALL ASH, OAK & Maple white. $75 517-574-8801. S easoned, e d liv ered, $70/per f ace cord. 517-525-5510 POMERANIAN PUPPIES Will be small, asking $200-$250. ACKERSON FIREWOOD Call 517-230-7894. VANGATER IIS easoned hard wood, $60 BRAUN Wheelchair lift for d rop-flr . per f ace cord, deliv ered. van, $1,000. You remove, POMERANIAN PUPS AKC, 1 517-281-9383. have manual. 810-327-6405 blue merle male, $400; 1 black w/white markings, CHERRY, MAPLE, OAK fema le, $300. Cas h only LITEWAY NEW power SEASONED FIREWOOD $70 please. 989-248-4124. scooter f rom S parrow, f ace cord, split, deliv ered used less than 3 mo. $995. & stacked. 517-651-5214. 517-627-7714 POODLES, mini. 8 wks., vet checked, parents on site. 1 FIREWOOD! CUT, UNSPLIT, apricot M, 1 cream M, 1 Delivered, $60-80, 3-4 f ace SPACE SAVER II 3 wheel black F. $300. Jackson, 517cord. 517-930-1102 leave scooter, $375. 784-5225, 517-392-0608. Call 517-882-1319. message.



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ACCORD PROPERTIES PRICE REDUCED $1000 S tudios , 1 & 2 Bd rms. ST. JOHNS- Mobile Home Lansing /E . Lansing Area. Park, exc. cond. 2 bd., d bl. 517-337-7900 wide liv. rm. Newly-built wrap-around porch, great to sit outdoors! Fenced AUTO area for pet. Lg. 12’x20’ OWNERS/ WAVERLY wood shed w/shelving, Lg. clean quiet deluxe cheery kitchen, new 1&2 bd rms, f rom $525, no plumbing. A real gem! pets. Free heat. 517-712NOW $5,995! 989-224-8564 4915, 202-3234, 323-1153

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$99 DEPOSIT S outh Lansing. Very clean 2 bedr ooms, new upgrades , $550/$580. 517-393-9307.

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.

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

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

517-676-8877 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 GRAND LEDGE 2 bd rm. if r eplace, garage, central air, washer & d ryer, $750$775. 517-282-9669 or 517-349-8000

Oak Hill Apartments An elder ly community (elder ly is defined as 62 years of age or dis abled of any age) located in Ionia, HASLETT - 5705 Potter, MI is currently accepting near lake. Large 2 bd rm. LANSING applications for 1 bedr oom 1.5 bath, fir eplace, central 3322 W. Michigan. 1 bd rm., apartments. U nits of barriair. U tility room with 1st floor , $525 + electric. er f ree des ign may also be washer/d ryer hookup. No Laundry. WAVERLY AREA available. Rent is based on pets, $595/mo. incl. water. Call 517-482-8771 Large 1 bd rms. starting at income. For affor d able Call 517-372-8000 or $475. Garage rent $80/mo. housing call (616) 527349-8345 517-214-6798 8900. This institution is an E qual Opportunity Provid er. E qual Housing OpportuHASLETT nity. TDD #(800) 649-3777 GREAT VALUE 2 Bd rm w/ Balcony $510 1st Month Rent FREE when "0" Deposit! you sign a 12 mo. lease! HOUSING 517-337-1133 Forest View Apts, Haslett DISCRIMINATION? * Immedia te Occupancy Call The Fair Housing * C ozy 1 bd rm apts $560 C enter at: 1-877-979-FAIR. C ertain condit ions * PET WELCOME * S ingle level bldg w/ pri- HOLT: 1 BE DROOM , $450 PLUMTREE + depos it. Air. Free heat, vate entries LCC NEAR - 1 bd rm availawater, trash pickup. C oin * Washer/Dryer hook ups ble. Rent $525, $525 sec. laundry. 1960 Aurelius in utility room + application fee. U tilitRoad. Busline. Applica* Vaulted ceiling in living EHO ies included. No pets. tions, up f ront. room Call 517-675-5143, leave ** 586-292-3681 ** * S torage access message. * Lovely wooded setting ST. JOHNS- INCOME BASED * C lose to everything 2 BDRM. TOWNHOME.S Call toda y for info and tour! MASON Beautifu l Park setting. 517-349-2250 2 & 3 bd rm. fir eplace, Selling an Item? C lose to schools & shopC ondit ions apply. central air, washer/ See ping. Laundry hookup. d ryer. $750-$900. SUNTREE APARTMENTS or Call LCN Toll Free 517-282-9669 G.L. in town, ground floor , 2 1100 S unview Dr. 517-349-8000 bd rm., heat incld. $450. 877.475.SELL 989-224-8919 EHO 517-627-6751, 231-276-0021

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Apartments Suburbs KIWANIS VILLAGE A senior community 62 years of age or dis abled of any age. Located in Mason, MI is currently accepting application for 1 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

MASO-N -FREE HEAT! 1 & 2 bd rms, $99 S ecurity e d posit, Vouchers accepted, S pacious 1,000 sq. f t. Water/S ewer/Trash incl. Pet-fr iendly . 517-244-0672

OKEMOS- CUT,E VERY PRIVATE, 1 bd rm., enclosed garage & dec k. U pgraded kitchen, bath & new wood flrs are brightened by skylight & open flr plan. Fireplace & automatic garage door opener a plus. Incl. lower level storage and WD hookup. Lg. wooded lot. $785. 517-899-0417.


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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 GRAND LEDGE LG 2 bd rm Townhouse, 1.5 bath, f ull bsmt, garage, $695+ utilities. Newly remodeled. 517-339-2486 GRAND LEDGE: U pda ted lg. 1200 sf., 2 BR., + bsmnt., laundry hookup. 1.5 bath, 2 story w/garage, lg. kitchen & bd rms,. w/balcony. Fresh paint, newer carpet. No big dogs . Includes trash, lawn & snow. $740 + util. 517-853-6307

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733 N . JENISO,N Lansing, MI 48915: Beautifu l 2 bd rm., 1 bath. Hard wood lf rs. Incl. f ridge & oven. Well insulated w/new windows. C lose to S t. Lawrence & near L C C / C o o l e y . S .E . LANSING3 bd rm., 1.5 $15/application fee. bath, kitchen appliances, $600/mo. 517-331-1182. central air, garage, if nis hed bsmnt., storage room, 919 S . HOLMES ST. 2 bd rm., lg. laundry room w/WD $550 per mo. + utils. 1059 hookup. $850+ utilities. No N. LARCH ST. 2 BR, $550 pets. 517-394-6774 mo. + utils. Near busline. 2 O C LEMAN AVE. 1 BE DBR apt., $550 mo., all utils ROOM DUPLEX NEAR incld. Rooms w/private INGHAM MEDICAL HOSPI WEBBERVILLE2 bd rm. bath, $350 all utils. incld. TAL $400 PER MONTH d uplex, 2 car garage, Call 484-5619. PLUS UTILITIES AND DE$725/mo. 517-521-3242 or POSIT, LOTS OF L C OSET 810-923-0910. SPACE, DECK. NO PET.S AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 (517)281-1236 48910 bd rms, S ection 8 OK. WILLIAMSTON2 BDRM, Pets OK. Move in speNEW APPLIANCES & carGREAT LOCATION IN cial! Flexible terms peting. kitchen, dining Groesbeck. 4 bd rm., 2 available. $395-$1095. room, liv. room & dec k. bath. Open flr . plan, bonus 517-651-1374 C lose to dow ntown & f amily room, hard wood schools. $550/mo. 517lf rs., id s hwasher, washer/ 655-1743 d ryer, fenc ed yd. Pets BE A HOME OWNER Rent to okay. $1,100/mo. own. Owner will fina nce. 517-420-7554 Land C ontract available. Call 517-202-3121. MASON: MOVE IN S P E C I A L . 2 BR, 1 bath shared bsmt. with locked storage/laundry, air, fenced backyard. $610 mo. 517-230-3885,517-202-1781

HOLT Large 2 bd rm. d uplex. Nice yard. W/D hookup. $650 water & sewer included. No pets. 517-694-1899.

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HOLT 2 bd rm. d uplexes. Nice yard. $650 & $560 water & sewer included. 517-694-1899.


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1547 ROOSEVELT ST. 2 bd rm., 1.5 car garage, lg. backyard, $650+ utilities. Call 517-372-8129. DAKIN 1022 3 bd rm., gar., new window , bsmt., fenc ed yard, $750 + utils. 2124 PLEASANT VIEW JE R OME 1315 Lg 3 bd rm. 2 bd rm., f ull bsmt., apt., fenc ed yard, $700 + garage, fenc ed yard, heat. PERSONS CT. 1019 2 $750+ util. (517) 482-8771 bd rm house, garage, big yard, $600 +. 517-372-4504.

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H O L T : 2 bd rm, 1.5 bath 2 story townhome, partially HOLT- 2 LG bd rms, 1 bath, fin. bsmt w/laundry hook2 story, large kitchen, cenup, dec k, air, newer paint tral air, washer/d ryer, ex& carpet, incl sewer, watra clean, f ull bsmt, gas ter, trash, lawn, snow reheat, small pets ok. moval. Cat or very small 517-468-3963 dog ok. $715 + sec. dep. 517-853-6307. HOLT CLEA!N 3BR, 1.5BA, W/D hookup, Dishwasher, SOUTHEAST LANSING 3 Air, Private Drive, Yard, bd rm., 2 baths, loft , air, S hed. No smoking or pets. bsmt., dec k, great neigh$750/mth includes water & borhood. No pets. $755 + sewer. 517-507-3887 depos it. 517-393-8970.

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HOLT-2 BDRM., 1 bath, 1 car garage, f ull bsmnt. $700+ util. No smoking. 517-331-3613

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The Delhi C harter Township Downtown Development Authority will hold a public hearing on the proposed Downtown Development Authority budget for fis cal year 2011 at the C ommunity S ervices C enter, Multipurpose Room, at 2074 North Aurelius Road, Holt, MI on Tuesd ay, October 26, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection at the DDA offic e located at 2045 North C eda r S treet, Holt, MI as of October 18, 2010. This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act) MCLA 41.72a (2) (3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The DDA Board will provide reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being consider ed at the meeting, to indiv idu als with dis abilities at the meeting upon (5) working d ays notice to the Delhi Township C lerk. Indiv idu als with dis abilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Delhi Township C lerk by writing or calling the follow ing: E van Hope, Delhi Township C lerk, C ommunity S ervices C enter, 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, MI 48842. Phone (517) 694-2135, extension 122. This notice complies with MCL 141.436 and MCL 211.24e. DiAnne Warfield, HCN-86 8968

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

LINO C LN TOWN A C R 2004 $10,500 S ignature, 4 d r., C hampagne, S imulated conv. top, tan lthr, keyless, 69K mi. 517-505-5998

CAMRY 2003 $4300 179K, CD, remote locks, ps, pb, well maintained, clean, d rives-looks great 517-651-6286

2006 MAGNM U R S T8 (HEMI) $20,000. Red, 55K, 1 owner, all record s, loaded. E xcellent C ondit ion 517-647-6211

2009 TOWNA C R IS GNATURE LIMITED $26,800 17K, cream white w/beige lthr heated seats. Perfec t. E xcellent condit ion 517-238-5001

TOYOTA SIENA 2000 126,000 mi., Very good cond.

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BUIK C LUR EC EN X C L 2009 $26,300 Total vehicle price $35,670. White. 14,000 mi. Warnty Mint cond. 810-841-1396

Cadillac $4,100 517-719-1162


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

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

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

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

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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


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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

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Legals FORECLOSURE NOTICE In the event this property is claimed as a principal residenc e exempt f rom tax under section 7cc of the general property tax act, 1893 PA 206, MCL .7cc please contact our offic e at (248) 844-5123. This fir m is a deb t collector attempting to collect a deb t. Any infor mation obtained will be used for this purpose. If you are in the Military, please contact our offic e at the number listed below. MORTGAGE SALE - Defa ult has been made in the condi tions of a certain mortgage made by: Thomas Randolph Dorris, a S ingle Person to LaSalle Bank Midw est N .A., Mortgagee, d ated July 20, 2007 and recorded July 30, 2007 in Liber 3275 Page 535 Ingham C ounty Record s, Michigan on which mortgage there is claimed to be d ue at the d ate hereof the sum of One Hundr ed ThirtyS ix Thousand E ight Hundr ed Thirty-S even Dollars and Forty-Three C ents ($1 )




rty ($136,837.43) including interest 3.25% per annum. U nder 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 for eclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendu e, C ircuit C ourt of Ingham C ounty at 10:00AM on N ovember 18, 2010 Said premises are situated in C ity of Lansing, Ingham C ounty, Michigan, and are des cribed as: The N orth 122 feet , Lot 112, Addmor e Park C ity of Lansing, Ingham C ounty, Michigan. C ommonly known as 532 Tisd ale Ave, Lansing MI 48910 The redempt ion period shall be 6 months f rom the d ate of such sale, unless det ermined abandoned in accord ance with MCL 600.3241 or MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemp tion period shall be 30 d ays f rom the d ate of such sale, or upon the expiration of the

pon pi notice required by MCL 600.3241a(c), whichever is later. Dated: 10/10/2010 Bank of America, N .A. as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank Midw est, N .A. Mortgagee Attorneys: Potestivo & Associates, P.C . 811 S outh Blvd. S uite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 Our File N o: 1031228 ASAP# 3764220 10/10/2010, 10/17/2010, 10/24/2010, 10/31/2010

, Willoughby, Holt, MI died August 1, 2010. C redit ors of the dec edent are notified that all claims against the estate will be for ever barred unless presented to Brian J Brids on and S teven R Brids on, named co-personal representative or proposed personal representative, or to both the probate court at 100 E S tate S treet S t Johns, MI 48879 and the named/ proposed personal representative within 4 months af ter the d ate of publication of this notice.


8930 W Scenic Lake Drive Lansing, MI 48848 S teven R Bids on 4312 Appletree Lane Lansing, MI 48917 HC-N 86 9465 10/17/10 STATE OF MICHIGAN JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FAMILY DIVISION INGHAM COUNTY PUBLICATION


C SE A NO 70551-1-NA PETITION NO Amd #101323

C halgian & Tripp Law Offi ces, PLLC. TO: STEVEN GREGOIRE, FaFILE NO. Rosemary H Buhl P67574 ther 10-1484-DE 1019 Trowbridge Road IN THE MATTER OF: ALEX a E st Lansing, MI 48823 GREGOIRE, MINOR CHILD E state of George L Brids on S r. Date of Birth: S eptember (517) 332-3800 A hearing regarding The 22, 1918 Brian J Brid s on Amend ed Petition of S . TO ALL CREDITORS: Holmes FCW/ CDS regarding NOTICE TO CREDITORS: Alex Gregoire, C hild will be The dec edent , George L condu cted by the court on Brids on S r, who lived at 5091

DELHI CHARTER TOWNSHIP C ommunity S ervices C enter, 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, MI SYNOPSIS COMMITTEE

Date: October 6, 2010



y Monda y, N ovember 1, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. in COURTROOM 3, VETERANS MEMORIAL COURTHOU,SE 313 W Kalamazoo S treet, 2nd floor , Lansing, MI 48933 befor e JUDGE LAURA BAIRD. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that STEVEN GREGOIRE personally appear befor e the court at the time and place stated above. This hearing may result in the termination of your parental rights. HC/N IC-NC 86 10/17/10


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Thorburn Sanit ary S ewer Replacement 4. U pgrade of Genesis Rescue E quipment (Jaws of Life) - Fire Department 5. FY 2010 Lansing Economic Area Partnership, Inc. Dues 6. Amendment N o. 2 to Resolution N o. 2009-040 - FY 2010 General Fund Budget 7. Amendment N o. 2 to Resolution N o. 2009-041 - FY 2010 Parks & Recreation Fund Budget 8. Amendment N o. 2 to Resolution N o. 2009-042 - FY 2010 Fire E quipment, Training and Apparatus Fund Budget 9. Amendment N o. 1 to Resolution N o. 2009-043 - FY 2010 Water Improvement Fund Budget 10. Amendment N o. 1 to Resolution N o. 2009-044 - FY 2010 Debt S ervice Fund Budget 11. Amendment N o. 2 to Resolution N o. 2009-045 - FY 2010 C ommunity Development Fund Budget 12. Amendment N o. 2 to Resolution N o. 2009-046 - FY 2010 S ewer Fund Budget 13. Amendment N o. 1 to Resolution N o. 2009-047 - FY 2010 Downtown Development Authority Fund Budget 14. Amendment N o. 1 to Resolution N o. 2009-048 - FY 2010 Brownfield Redev elopment Authority Fund Budget 15. Resolution N o. 2010-015 - Annual Determination of S treetlight Assessments - Lansing Board of Water and Light 16. Resolution N o. 2010-016 - Annual Determination of S treetlight Assessments - C onsumers E nergy 17. Resolution N o. 2010-017 - C onsumers E nergy C hange in S tanda rd S treetlighting C ontract Mid-B lock C rossing on Willoughby Road 18. S pecial U se Permit N o. 10-264 - 1381 N . C eda r Road, Mason - EDT C ontracting, Inc. - Tax Parcel #33-25-05-25-101-010 - C ontractor’s Offic e in A-1, Agricultural, Zoning District 19. Petition to Rezone a C s e N o. 10-865 - 3818 Holt Road - Harold Hurni - Tax Parcel #33-25-0513-376-002 - A-1, Agricultural to C -1, Low Impact C ommercial (Proposed Zoning Ordina nce N o. 619) Board of Trustees meeting adjourned at 9:13 p.m. - Board of Trustees meeting minutes are available on the Township’s Web S ite: www.delhit C opies of the minutes are also available upon request f rom the Township C lerk. Offic e hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monda y - Frida y, except holid ays.

The Delhi C harter Township Board met in a regular Board meeting on Tuesd ay, October 5, 2010 in the Multipurpose Room at the C ommunity S ervices C enter, 2074 Aurelius Rd., Holt, Michigan. S upervisor S tuart Goodr ich called the C ommittee of the Whole meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Board Members Present: S upervisor S tuart Goodr ich, C lerk E van Hope, Treasurer Harry Ammon, Trustees Derek Bajema , John Hayhoe (arrived at 6:23 p.m.), Jerry Ketchum (arrived at 6:15 p.m.) , Roy S weet Board Member(s) Absent: N one N o Board Action was taken on the follow ing C ommittee of the Whole Agenda items: (U nless otherwise noted) Presentation by Rehmann Robson Department of Public S ervices - S eptember Activity Report Delhi C harter Township FY 2011 Budget Discussion C ommittee meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m. The Board of Trustees meeting was called to order at 7:36 p.m. Board Action on the follow ing Township Board of Trustees Agenda items: (All items approved unless otherwise noted) 1. 2009 Annual Report - Capit al Area District Library Holt/Delhi Branch 2. a) Approval of Minutes - C ommittee Meeting of S eptember 21, 2010 b) Approval of Minutes - Regular Meeting of S eptember 21, 2010 c) Approval of Minutes - Regular Budget Meeting of S eptember 14, 2010 d) Approval of C laims - S eptember 21, 2010 in the amount of $282,762.18 e) Approval of Payroll - S eptember 30, 2010 in the amount of $11,039.75 f) S et Public Hearing - FY 2011 Budgets - General Fund and S pecial Revenue & Debt S ervice Funds for 10-19-2010 at 8:00 p.m. 3. Amendment for Professiona l S ervices - C ook and HCN/

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The Delhi C harter Township Brownfield Redev elopment Authority will hold a public hearing on the proposed fis cal year 2011 Brownfield Redev elopment Authority budget at the C ommunity S ervices C enter, Multipurpose Room, at 2074 N orth Aurelius Road, Holt, MI on Tuesd ay, October 26, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection at the Delhi Township Downtown Development Authority offic e located at 2045 N orth C eda r S treet, Holt, MI as of October 18, 2010. This notice is posted in compliance with PA 267 of 1976 as amended (Open Meetings Act) MCLA 41.72a (2) (3) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The DDA Board will provide reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being consider ed at the meeting, to indiv idu als with dis abilities at the meeting upon (5) working d ays notice to the Delhi Township C lerk. Indiv idu als with dis abilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the Delhi Township C lerk by writing or calling the follow ing: E van Hope, Delhi Township C lerk, C ommunity S ervices C enter, 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt, MI 48842. Phone (517) 694-2135, extension 122. This notice complies with MCL 141.436 and MCL 211.24e. DiAnne Warfield, DDA Board S ecretary HC-N 86







Please take notice that pursuant to the provisions of the C onsolida ted E lection Law, as amended, the Board of E d ucation of Holt Public Schools , Ingham and Eat on C ounties, Michigan, will condu ct a public hearing on the establishment of a new regular election d ate pursuant to law. The d ates authorized by law for school regular elections are: (a) The N ovember general election d ate (even years) (b) The N ovember general election d ate (odd years) (c) The N ovember general election d ate in both even and odd years (d) The May regular election d ate in both even and odd years (e) The odd year May regular election d ate The Board has tentatively established the election d ate of odd year N ovember, as the regular election d ate commencing N ovember 8, 2011. E stablishment of an election in odd year N ovember as the regular election d ate will result in the term of offic e of current school board members being extended to fit the new election cycle. The hearing will be held in the Board room, 5780 W. Holt Rd., Holt, MI in the distri ct at 7 o’clock in the p.m. on the 8th d ay of N ovember, 2010. If the Board of E d ucation f ails to approve the tentative election d ate or any other d ate authorized by law, the regular election will continue to be held at the May general election annually, continuing with May 2011. The Board of E d ucation is authorized by law to adopt a resolution setting the regular election d ate immedia tely subsequent to the public hearing. Rejea n McKee, S ecretary Board of E d ucation Holt Public Schools HC-N 86




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