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Vol. 7 - No. 27


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March 27, 2011

7 school Big Reds earn return to Breslin will get another shot at district Sexton Country Day after quarterfinal rout officials “We know that now the hard work begins.” face cuts – Coach Carlton By GEOFF KIMMERLY


Seven Lansing School District administrators had until March 24 to schedule meetings with the school Online board to disExtra cuss possible dismissal or For updates to cuts in salary or this and other benefits. “There’s the local stories potential for po- log on to sitions to be eliminated, there’s the potential for wage concessions, there’s the potential for concessions on benefits,” school board President Shirley Rodgers said. Rodgers and four other members of the sharply divided nine-person board last week questioned the validity of the contracts with the central office administrators, the bulk of the superintendent’s cabinet. They also say the district simply cannot afford so many administrators with a budget See School/page 4

MARSHALL — Before games and after, Sexton basketball players always dance — going back to last season’s run to the Class B state championship game. But to get coach Carlton Valentine to dance with them the night of March 22, the Big Reds had to earn a trip back to the big one. A 66-42 Class B quarterfinal win over Dearborn Divine Child allowed Valentine to unleash some savedup moves to the delight of those who braved freezing rain to get to Marshall High. Now Sexton will see what moves it’s picked up over the last year in a rematch with Detroit County Day — the team that downed Sexton in last season’s state final. The No. 5 Big Reds (24-2) take on the No. 1 Yellowjackets (23-3) in a 6 p.m. semifinal Friday at Michigan State’s Breslin Center. “We always had it in our heads from the beginning that we wanted to finish strong this time and not go out like we did last year,” Sexton junior guard Anthony Clemmons said. “We always wanted to work hard to get to this point here, and see where it got us now.”

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Sexton’s next opponent from the Detroit area brings a much different story than the one the Big Reds eliminated. Divine Child (18-8) was in its first quarterfinal since 1992. As it’s gone throughout this run — Sexton has won its tournament games by 22.8 points per — the Falcons hung close for a quarter before the Big Reds opened up an unchallengeable lead. Up six at the end of the first quarter, Sexton led by 15 barely five minutes into the second. The Big Reds shot a scorching 73 percent from the floor during the first half. Also as usual, the damage was evenly distributed. Junior Bryn Forbes was the high scorer this time with 18 points, along with five rebounds. But senior Tyrin Wade added 14, Clemmons had 12 and junior Denzel Valentine added 11. Clemmons had seven rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Valentine added five

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Bryn Forbes of Sexton gets a hug from his coach, Carlton Valentine, after knocking down a 3-point shot in the second quarter of their Class B state quarterfinal game against Dearborn Divine Child on Tuesday. Forbes had a game-high 18 points, along with five rebounds, in the Big Reds’ 66-42 win.

rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots. “We thought if we put pressure on the ball because they were bigger than us, we’d have a chance,” Divine Child senior guard Ryan Nadeau said. “But they’re great athletes. They could see over us, they attacked the zone well. They just got us. ... We couldn’t keep up with the pace, probably.” Few have so far. Both of Sexton’s losses were to Class A teams, although Country Day with Mr. Basketball finalist and Ohio State signee Amir Williams — at 6-foot-9 — presents perhaps the toughest challenge the Big Reds have faced. Last year’s matchup ended in a 71-47 Big Reds loss — but lots of lessons for four Sexton starters who returned this year and have put their team in position once again. “We know that now the hard work begins,” Valentine said. “I think they really really wanted it. We don’t talk about it a lot. We just say take care of your wins, take care of your defense, good

Elderly area man attacked in home

Lansing police are looking for a man they say invaded a south Lansing home and attacked a 78- year-old man with his own cane. Police spokesman Lt. Noel Garcia said the attack occurred about 3:30 p.m. March 21 in the 600 block of South Holmes Street. The victim was asleep on his couch when a man wearing a stocking mask entered the home and awakened him. Garcia said the man struggled with the intruder, and the assailant used the victim’s cane to strike him several times. The attacker then fled on foot. The victim, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life threatening. Police describe the attacker as a white man, thin in build, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and in his 20s. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 483-STOP.

stuff will come. They did whatever we asked them to do. So they deserved to be where they are.”

DIVINE CHILD: Steve Kushner 5 2-3 13, Ryan Nadeau 2 3-4 8, Don Moran 3 1-2 7, Kyle Bloom 1 2-2 5, Pat Miazgowicz 1 2-2 4, Randy Kuzdank 1 1-2 3, Mike Myler 1 0-0 2, Alex Bretous 0 0-2 0. Totals 14 11-17 42.

SEXTON: Bryn Forbes 8 0-0 18, Tyrin Wade 7 0-0 14, Anthony Clemmons 5 2-2 12, Denzel Valentine 5 0-0 11, Jeffrey Cain 0 4-4 4, Jaylin Hayes 2 0-0 4, Ladon Nixon 1 0-0 2, Robert Ray Jr. 0 1-2 1. Totals 28 7-8 66.

Sexton 19 17 17 13 -66 Divine Child HS 13 12 8 9 -42 3-point goals–Sexton 3 (Forbes 2, Valentine 1). Divine Child 3 (Bloom 1, Kushner 1, Nadeau 1). Total Fouls–Sexton 16. Divine Child 6.

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As the weather continues to warm up in Michigan, drivers are seeing more of those infamous craters in the roads: potholes. Created by the expanding and contracting of roads as the weather warms and cools, potholes can cause damage to cars while also creating a bumpy ride. Lansing city officials are anticipating the number of potholes to be up this year over previous years, and some drivers are wondering how they can report these pesky road conditions. Drivers can report potholes on a growing number of websites, but don’t assume officials always will be checking those pages for information. “We would strongly encourage people to call to report potholes because as there are more places for people to complain about potholes, there is a lesser percentage chance of officials seeing those complaints,” said Chad Gamble, public service director for the city of Lansing. Many other officials in the tri-county area echo the suggestion to contact them di-

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rectly by phone or email for the fastest response to potholes. For many local roads, that response might be a temporary fix for now. Blair Ballou, engineermanager for the Eaton County Road Commission, said road crews generally are focused on the emergency repairs in early spring until the weather stabilizes, which means most pothole repairs are meant to be only temporary patches on the worst wheel-busters. The material for permanent fixes isn’t even commercially available until late April sometimes, Ballou said. In the meantime, road crews just have to work with what is available. Joe Brogan, a salesman at Brogan’s Tire and Auto Service in Lansing, has treated the damage done to cars

by potholes and experienced their wrath himself. He lost a hubcap recently after driving through a pothole he couldn’t avoid. “It can definitely create some problems,” Brogan said about hitting potholes. “The tires themselves take damage. It can break the steel belts in there and … if it’s a bad enough pothole it can dent rims, it can knock the car out of alignment and it could loosen up some suspension components.” The cost of repairs for that kind of damage can total anywhere from $45 to $250 or more, Brogan estimates. “If you see a big pothole coming they say it’s best to just drive through it rather than swerve around it, because if you catch just the edge of it that can puncture the side wall of your tire,” Brogan said. “If you can avoid it easily, Rod Sanford/Lansing State Journal that’s the ideal thing, but if you Nick Perkins, of Brogan’s Lansing Tire Center, works on repairing damaged rear need to really swerve somebrakes and parking brakes on a truck. The brakes were damaged after hitting a times that’s all you can do.” Drivers also are encour- pothole, according to the truck owner. aged to drive more slowly around potholes and leave more distance between their car and the one in front of it to avoid larger accidents as a result of hitting a pothole, Gamble said.

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deficit that could reach $30 million for the 2011-12 school year. Its current budget is about $185 million. Superintendent T.C. Wallace Jr. has said in at least one public meeting that he and his cabinet are willing to take concessions if they are part of a districtwide plan. “This effort appears to me to be a way to force that, rather than to allow it to happen on a voluntary basis,” he said. The administrators include Jim Davis, deputy superintendent; Sergio Keck, director of specialized programs; Debra Jackson, executive director of human resources; Brian Ralph, chief operations officer; Venkat Saripalli, assistant superintendent for business services; Stephen Serkaian, executive director of communications and governmental relations; and Theresa Spencer, chief academic officer. The terms of their contracts were not available Wednesday. Saripalli took a state retirement incentive last year and is currently working under a one-year contract extension, which is allowed under the terms of that incentive.

Their salaries range from about $102,000 to $120,000 a year. Wallace’s salary is about $180,000 a year and his current contract runs through 2013. The meetings, which would be held April 19-21, are not required.

Multi-year contract

In Wallace’s case, a multiyear contract is common to protect both a superintendent and the school board, said David Martell, executive director of the Michigan School Business Officials. “You want the superintendent to have some confidence that they are not going to be used as a political pawn,” he said. “But on the other hand, the board needs the ability to change superintendents when it’s necessary.” Wallace is not being called before the board with the other administrators, Rodgers said. She said the board expects to have further discussions with him. Wallace said reducing the salary of central office administrators means they could earn less than some of the workers they supervise. “When you talk about concessions, unless it’s uniform, you’re going to have some blips in terms of equity


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and those kinds of things are hard to overcome,” Wallace said. The board voted 5-4 last Thursday to authorize the letter giving the administrators notice that their contracts might not be renewed. Voting for the motion were Rodgers, vice president Charles Ford, secretary Myra Ford, Amy Hodgin and Nicole Armbruster. Voting against it were Jack Davis, Guillermo Lopez, Ken Jones and Nino Rodriguez.

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Davis said the district has few choices for making deep budget cuts without cutting salaries. “I voted against the methods,” he said. “I thought we should have negotiated before we passed a resolution looking at essentially redoing the contracts.” Some mid-Michigan school districts have cut administrative ranks within the past two years.

Work set to resume on Waverly Road project The Waverly Road concrete pavement repair project from Moore’s River Drive to Lansing Road that began last year will resume the week of April 4, according to a news release from the Ingham County Road Commission. Pavement repair work will take place in the southbound lanes, while two-way traffic is maintained in the northbound lanes. Old Lansing Road will be open only to the east, and will be closed between Mt. Hope and Waverly Roads. The posted detour for Old Lansing Road west of Waverly

Road will be via Old Lansing, Lansing and Mt. Hope Roads. The Road Commission said the project should take four to six weeks.

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established science fiction writers, and they introduce a world I would love to hear more about. And for something comJessica Trotter pletely different, a friend recently reminded me of a be a benign meeting. She pair of mysteries I always dispatches the intruder and, meant to read — both with everything pointing to seemed appropriate to mutiny, escapes the ship in share in light of the quick a lifepod. She is rescued by approach of April Fools’ Darkship Thief Cat Christo- Day and National Humor pher Klaavil. This is HeinMonth. The Edgar Award lein style space opera, with winning “Bimbos of the an exciting and colorful Death Sun” is an often dead protagonist (with a few an- on and hilarious (but comger issues). Fans of Heinpassionate) view of science lein, Scalzi, and Hoyt’s fiction and fantasy fandom fantasy novels (including and fen. First time SF au“Ill Met By Moonlight” and thor Jay Omega is invited as “Draw One in the Dark”) a guest author to Rubicon should enjoy this. where the Author Guest of In “The Executioness Honor is an abusive and oband The Alchemist,” Tobias noxious fantasy writer who, Buckell (“Crystal Rain”) after a number of run-ins and Paolo Bacigalupi (“The with convention goers and Windup Girl”) present two staff, is found dead in his stories set in a shared fanta- hotel room. I recognized sy world where magic has a myself and a number of old consequence that the whole friends in this mystery and world must pay. The use of thought I’d share it as a fast even the smallest charms fun read. Follow it up with speeds the growth of a poi- the loose sequel “Zombies sonous bramble that has of the Gene Pool.” surrounded and destroyed The Downtown Lansing cities. To be caught wieldLibrary, a Capital Area Dising magic is to court the trict Library, is located at axe of the executioner. 401 S. Capitol Ave. For in“The Executioness” feaformation about our hours, tures a strong, unconvenprograms or services, call tional heroine forced into (517) 367-6363 or visit her role by circumstance, Find a complete while “The Alchemist” feaschedule of library events tures a beleaguered sciat entist working to create a machine to control the Jessica Trotter is the bramble and save his fampublic services head librarily. Both novellas are great ian at the Downtown Lanforays into fantasy by two sing Library.

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About 10 state troopers tried to keep people away and clear a path. A Lansing police union official said Friday it was the first time in his 18-year career that Lansing police officers were ordered away from the Capitol during a protest. He called it “embarrassing” to see that happen. “I think the rank and file police officers feel horrible that we couldn’t help the state police troopers,” said Detective Brad St. Aubin, director of the police union’s nonsupervisory division, which includes patrol officers. Both Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and Police Chief Teresa Szymanski released statements saying it was Szymanski’s decision to withdraw the officers from the Capitol and redeploy them. “I made a decision based on my consultation with my field command, Michi-

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s a fan of speculative fiction, I wanted to share some of my top picks for spring. On my list of “I-don’tknow-how-I-missed-this” is Patrick Rothfuss’ debut novel, “The Name of the Wind,” notable right now for a few reasons. has just released the results of its Best Science Fiction & Fantasy of the Decade Readers Poll, and “Name” came in at number three overall. It’s also one of only two debuts in the top 10. It really is that good! And don’t let the size scare you — this is an engrossing read. It begins with an inn owner who is more than he seems. In fact, he is the legendary Kvothe — magician, thief, musician, assassin, and so much more, and The Chronicler has tracked him down to hear his story. This is the start of a moving fantasy epic as well as an exploration of the relationship between “reallife” and legend. It’s also the first in a planned trilogy. The sequel, “The Wise Man’s Fear,” was published at the beginning of March. “Darkship Thieves” is a fast-paced space opera by Sarah A. Hoyt. The novel starts quickly as Athena Sinistra, the daughter of a powerful Earth ruling council member, wakes up in her cruiser cabin with the knowledge that there is someone in her room. There is no way this can

to have more (officers) there. But we didn’t, and we handled the situation with what we had,” Nix said. He added: “Were troopers in danger? No.” State police initially arrested 11 protesters, including five who refused to leave the Capitol after it closed at 5:30 p.m. and five others who apparently tried to unlock doors so other protesters could get inside. The confrontation happened at about 8 p.m., as an Ingham County Sheriff’s van tried to drive away with some of the 11 arrested inside. Three additional arrests were made, and one trooper suffered minor injuries. Lansing police officers, who had been there as backup, left about an hour earlier, after being ordered to do so by superiors. Video from the scene showed a throng of people surrounding the van as it inched down a driveway.

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LANSING — If you have gold, silver, antiques or other rare collectibles lying around your house, the Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow wants to see them! The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow is making a stop in Lansing March 29- April 2, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Courtyard Lansing, 2710 Lake Lansing Road, Lansing, in search of rare and unique collectibles. The company states that “Collectors have set aside $300,000 to be distributed to Blythe residents for their items during the free five day event.” According to Vice President of Media Relations Matthew Enright, “The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow makes offers based on what collectors are willing to pay. After one decides to sell an item, he or she is paid on the spot. Then, the Roadshow sends out the item to the collector.” Over 1,000 people are expected to attend the

event. A few recent finds for collectors have included a rare gold coin collection purchased for $107,000, a Civil War pistol used during battle for $40,000, and a letter written by George Washington to the doctor of his wife expressing his disdain toward the doctor’s actions regarding the treatment of his wife. Also, at a recent show in Ohio a local resident brought in a letter from Abraham Lincoln that she thought was a fake for over 15 years. She brought it into the show and walked out $25,000 richer after finding out it was an authentic letter. “Collectors are very serious about their hobby and will pay a lot of money for the items they are looking for. Nearly all coins and paper currency, vintage jewelry, war memorabilia, musical instruments and toys made prior to 1965 are highly sought after by collectors.” Enright also says, “What we’ve re-

ally seen a ton of is gold and silver. With both hitting all time highs and the current economy, people everywhere are cashing in broken chains, necklaces and rings and taking advantage of the market.” The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow is able to offer good prices as it has its own refinery. Refineries typically do not do business with the public; rather, they deal with precious metal accumulators like jewelry stores, pawn shops, dentist offices or industrial facilities that trade with some form of precious metal. All local area businesses that deal with precious metals are asked to call ahead and make an appointment. There are no appointments needed for the general public to sell their items. The event is free. For additional information, call (217) 726-7590. — From THR & Associates

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The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow is making a stop in Lansing March 29April 2, Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Courtyard Lansing, 2710 Lake Lansing Road, Lansing, in search of rare and unique collectibles.

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• April 3, 10: Pysanky Egg Decorating (adults, kids 12 and up), 2-5 p.m. Discover the art of Pysanky eggs and decorate one to take home. Registration required; call (517) 367-6367. • March 27-April 27: Homework Help, 5-7 p.m. Students from MSU will be here for in-person tutoring in the children’s area for grades K-12. • April 9: Super Saturday: Easter Egg Hunt, 2-4 p.m. There will also be a special visit from Peter Cottontail. • US Citizenship Class, Saturdays in April, 10-11:30 a.m. This free class will help you learn U.S. history and civics, practice English skills, become familiar with the USCIS Web site, learn the steps to apply for citizenship, study for the new citizenship test and make new friends. Location: Second floor, computer center.

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• April 6: Spring Preschool Storytime (ages 3-5), 1:30 p.m. Registration required; call (517) 485-5185. • April 7: Babies and Books (ages 6-18 months), 10:30 a.m. Registration required; call (517) 485-5185.

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• April 9: South Lansing Lego Builders Club (ages 6-14), 1-2:30 p.m. Registration required; call (517) 272-9840. • April 14: Microsoft PowerPoint Basics (adults), 10:30 a.m. Learn to create a simple slide presentation. Experience using a mouse and Windows, plus basic skills like formatting text, required. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis. — From the Capital Area District Library We Work All Winter!



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WINDY& CONNIE MAY ESTATE AUCTION Saturday, April 2, 10a.m. 11474 Pryor Rd, Portland, MI 48875 (I96 to the Eagle exit #84, south on Grange Rd ½ mile to Grand River, west on Grand River 2 miles to Grand River Trail, continue west ½ mile to Clintonia, south on Clintonia to Pryor.)

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2008 Chevrolet Impala LT 4 door sedan, 31k miles. 1998 Chevrolet Silverado; 1500 extended cab ½ T pickup w/75K miles; Savage Model 93R17 .17HMR cal rifle w/scope; , Remington Model 700 .22250cal rifle w/scope, Marlin Model MR-7 .270 Win rifle w/scope, Beretta Model U22 NEOS .22cal semiauto pistol, Hi-Power Model JCP 40 S&W semi-auto pistol. Husqvarna Nagant Model 450 7.5mm revolver. Ass’t ammo. Bunker Hill gun safe. 12’ Aluminum fishing boat w/trailer, Johnson 9.9hp outboard motor. Ass’t furniture & household items. Panasonic 32" flat screen TV. 2 La-Z-Boy recliners, Magic Chef electric range & refrigerator. Hot Point electric dryer, Estate auto washer. Poulon gas Pro prunner, Sandborn 5hp vertical air compressor . Many hand & power tools. Dura Craft 10" tablesaw, Hi-Quality 60,000lb hyd arbor press, Pr aluminum trailer ramps, Chicago Electric gas generator, Lincoln 225amp arc welder, Oxygen/propane welding outfit w/tanks & cart, Campbell Hausefeld 2,000psi pressure wash machine. 3’x6’, 2-4’X6’ Utility trailers, 10 Pc’s older farm equipment. Minneapolis Moline 4 Star wide front tractor. JD 110 & 160 hydro riding lawn tractors, 2003 Kawasaki 3010 4X4 Mule w/enclosure. TroyBilt Horse 8hp rear tine rototiller. 12 sheets plate steel. All items are sold as is. The seller nor the auctioneer will be responsible for personal injury while attending the sale or items after sold. Jim Fox & Tara Pulling Administrators.

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ESTATE SALE- 931 Mel Ave., March 31, April 1 & 2, 95p.m. Glassware, kitchenware, old & new books, cookbooks, microwave, some furniture. Sewing machine. Men’s "stuff" & tools. Nic-nac’s more. NO EARLY BIRDS

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YORKIE-MINI SCHNAUZER PUPS "Schnorkies", 1st 1994 KUBOTA L2900 1100 shots, tails & dewclaws hrs., front bucket, $10,000 done, Vet chkd, blk & tan, or best offer. 517-256-0421. absolutely adorable, 1 YORKIES $500 YORKI-POOS & Malte-Poos $375/up Toy male & 1 fem. $250-$350. Size Shots Nonshed Kid 517-321-7098, 517-977-6338 ALICE CHALMERS 200, exSocialized 989.225.1367 cellent shape, field ready, $9000. 517-281-1838 YORKIE PUPPIES 8 weeks old, 1st shots & FORESTRY EQUIPMENT: wormed, will be small. 3PT. PTO FARMI Logging $500. 989-427-3205 Selling an Item? winches. VALBY 3pt. PTO See Woodchippers 3pt. Grapor Call LCN Toll Free ples, Woodsplitters, LoadYORKIE PUPS AKC 2 males. er attachments. Three Riv877.475.SELL 1st shots & wormed. Paers, Inc. 866-638-7885. rents 3-5 lbs. $475. 517www.threeriversforestry.c 628-3456 om. MC


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• Tree Removal • Stump Grinding • Free Estimates • Fully Insured LJ-0000905751-01

• Appliances • Brush • Carpet • Furniture • Metal Wood • Concrete • Shingles •

A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD AND Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set. Brand newnever used, sell all for $275. 989-923-1278.

MASONRY RESTORATION Res/comm., historic. Repair brick, block & stone. A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP mattress set, new in plasFndn/chimney repair/new. tic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. Lic. & Ins. 517-647-5380 Can deliver.

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COMPUTER REVIVER: Upgrades, internet repair, virus, spyware removal, data rec. 30 day wrnty. Erik 517-484-6364. Housecalls.

HP NC6400 LAPTOPS Intel Core Duo 2Ghz 2GB 80GB DVDRW Wi-Fi WIN XP Pro Widescreen FREE Antivirus ACTION CONSTRUCTION & Office $239 517.614.8880 REMODELING. Home Improvements, Painting, Bsmts, Decks, Handyman. Lic. & Ins. 517-339-2564




Miscellaneous 44 XXX DVDS $220/best offer. 517-580-7013

CASH FOR GUNS , Art, Antiques, Jewelry, musical instruments, Valuables. Call 517-204-2004/517-663-3931 CASH PAID D iabet ic test strips. Area’s original, oldest buyer. Friendly & fair. 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179 CASH PAID Up to $15 per 100. Call 517-292-0991

Schools and Training

88% of our Students IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE Work! New Horizons ComU S E D the prescription puter Learning Centers of drug Darvon or Darvocet East Lansing has already and suffered heart attack, helped several students stroke or death you may this year find new I.T. or be entitled to compensanon-patient healthcare potion. Call Attorney Charles sitions. Give us a call toJohnson 1-800-535-5727 day and set up your free PIONEER POLE BUILDINGSMM 20 minute career assessFREE ESTIMATES-Licensed ment to determine if we and insured-2x6 Trusseswould be a solution toWANTED: UNWANTED 45 Year Warranty ward helping you find a appliances, air conditionGalvalume Steel-19 Colorscareer in Michigan. Ph. 1ers, cars, trucks, vans, Since 1976-#1 in Michigan888-413-7876. farm machinery, lawn Call Today 1-800-292-0679. mowers, campers, hot MC water tanks, aluminum or AIRLINES ARE HIRING— steel boats, aluminum winTrain for high paying Aviadows or doors, aluminum tion Career. FAA approved toppers, any types of aluprogram. Financial aid if minum or steel siding, qualified—Job placement 4 wheelers, go carts, trailassistance. Call Aviation ers, batteries. COMMERCIAL DISHWASH Institute of Maintenance All picked up for Free. ER Jackson Model 24, 240 877-891-2281. MM Call 517-628-2818 volt, 60 amp, single rack style, not a slide through. High temp 2 min. wash & HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME. 6-8 weeks. rinse, purchased new 2000, Accredited. Get a Diploma. orig. $3200. Heating boosGet a job! FREE Brochure. ter element replaced in 1-800-264-8330. 2009. Gauge not working BEAUTIFUL CONSOLE piano MM but spare incl. Item incl. & bench. Needs inside 4+ racks & already disconwork. $300. 517-243-0997 nected & ready for pickup. GOVT JOBS PART-TIME Asking $800/best. Cash & Dozens of fields. Paid carry. Located in Owosso, training w/potential signcontact 989-723-1670 for on bonus. Great benefits. info. Annual travel opportunities. Call 1-800-922-1703, M-F 9-3. MC Email the Lansing Community FIREARM ARMALITE ARNewspapers 24/7 at: 10A4 .308 semi-auto, 3 x 9 AIRLINES ARE HIRING scope, green furniture, Train for high paying Aviamuzzle brake, 5 magation Career. FAA approved zines. Less than 100 program. Financial aid if rounds fired. $1300 qualified - Job placement ( 5 1 7 ) 2 4 2 - 1 3 5 2 assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877) 891-2281. MC MICHIGAN ANTIQUE ARMS COLLECTORS, 500 table ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE show. April 2 & 3, Antique from Home. *Medical & modern firearms & kni*Business *Paralegal, ves. Buy, sell, trade. Rock *Accounting, *Criminal Financial Showplace, Justice. Job placement as46100 Grand River Ave., sistance. Computer availaNovi, MI. Admission $6, ble. Financial Aid if qualiopen to the public 9a.m. 1979 EVENRUDE fied. Call 877-895-1828 More info: 248-556-6590. longshaft, 15HP. $650. 810-841-1396. MC REMINGTON MODEL 4 caliber 6 mil, Leopold X2, BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL scope, extra clips, 5 boxes AND COLLEGE? Over 18? shells, case. $795. 349-3136 Drop that entry level position. Earn what you’re worth !!! Travel w/Successful Young BusiHONDA VTX R 1300, 2006, ness Group. Paid Training. Black, Memphis shades Transportation. Lodging batwing, mechanically Provided. 1-877-646-5050. stock, saddle bags, HonMC da light bar, newer metzlers front and rear. 19,000 miles. Adult owned, very clean. $5595.00 (989)413-1065

Building Materials -Supplies


Musical Instruments


Boats and Motors


NEW 2010 MALIBU moped. Never used. $800. Call 517726-0463.


CampersTravel Trailers


CAMPING MEMBERSHIP LIFETIME. Camp Coast to Coast USA/Canada $10/night (full hook-up). (Paid $1,595) Must Sell $595, 1-800-236-0327.


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Day-Eve-wkend Classes Job Placement Assistance Class B Training (1 day) (517) 887-1600 Train Local Save Hassle

General Help Wanted

FOREMOST TRANSPORT, INC. needs 4 CDL owneroperators to haul specialized trailers delivering RVs and other wheeled freight. Income potential of $110,000 annually. Call 1866-764-1601 MM NEWSPAPER HOME DELIVERY Lansing Area Independent Contracts available. The Lansing State Journal now has an immediate opening for an established home porch delivery route in the Lansing area. Delivery times are 1.5 to 3 hours per morning between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. seven days a week. The route profit is approximately $300 to 350 per month. You must live in the Lansing area. This is an excellent opportunity to earn additional income. If you are interested in more information please contact Karen Warner at 517-377-1247or email at


EARN EXTRA MONEY!!! Routes available in Lansing delivering the Lansing City Communtiy News on the weekend. Paid weekly. MUST RESIDE IN THE LANSING AREA AND BE 18 OR OLDER. If interested, contact Karen W. at 377-1247.

ProfessionalTechnical ELIGIBILITY SPECIALIST THE Eligibility Specialist works collaboratively with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) to screen prisoners for benefit eligibility, to ensure that a prisoner’s benefits are maintained during the period of incarceration and to ensure that applications for new benefits or the reinstatement of existing benefits are completed prior to release. This is a two year, grant-funded position. The eligibility specialist may be required to travel to any of the 34 correctional facilities in Michigan. Two years of college study in social work, criminal justice, or related field. Experience related to criminal justice, social work or administration of government benefit programs. Send Resume and Cover Letter to Eligibility Specialist Search Committee, Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency, 1000 W St Joseph, Suite 400, Lansing, Michigan 48915 or


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Hospitals & Insurance Companies Now Hiring!

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Computer Sales -Service


Home ImprovementRepairs

Painting-Papering -Plastering

Floor Services

CLEANING SERVICES Commercial & Residential. Free Estimates. 517-648-0664

ASSORTED FENTON GLASS 517-726-0822 or 517-444-0205


Licensed & Insured Call 517-896-5692

Cleaning Service

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


TEAM DRIVERS OR SOLO Willing to Team New Sign on bonus 140-145k Annually CDL-A/X Endorsement Required New Truck-Home Time, Benefits 800-2329243. MC

DO YOU EARN $800.00 IN A DAY? Your own local candy route 25 machines and candy all for $9995.00. All major credit cards accepted 877-915-8222 Vend 3. MC





BUYING STERLING SILVER, clocks, pocket watches, quilts, Early oil paintings, other nice things. 517-202-2570

Business Opport. Self Employment

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’04 BUICK LESABRE $7275 P. seats/mirrors, split front seat, 29 hwy., tan, 104K Excellent condition 349-0118

CAPRICE, 1995 $2800 200K hwy. mi. No rust, must see!!! Excellent cond. 517-505-0045

PARK AVENUE 1999 $5800 1 owner, only 59K mi., lthr, well kept, very clean, no rust/dents 517-898-9217

Chevrolet MALIBU LTZ, 2010 $23,500 4,800 mi. Like new, heated seats, remote start. Excellent condition. 517-3934601 IMPALA 2004 Auto, cruise, 133000mi., Black


WRANGLER SPORT, 1999 4x4, lifted, has extras. Excellent condition.

$6,700 517-676-4709

Mini Vans


MALIBU LTZ 2010 $18,900 Gold/2tone leather, 4cyl auto, 21K miles. Loaded! 517-668-0294

CHEVROLET UPLANDER LS 2007 $10,500 6 cyl, 3rd Row Seats, 63000mi., Silver. Must see 989-292-1633

DODGE 2000 ¾ TON $10,000 4x4 w/Fisher snowplow, 2nd owner, V8 auto, looks, drives, runs excellent 517-712-6178


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


CHARGER RT, 2009 $21,500/BEST 25K mi. Hemi. "Brilliant black", grey leather int. Excellent condition. 517-694-7676

CHRYSLER 2007 $14,200 Town & Country Touring, 6 cyl, 3rd Row Seats 39000mi., Very clean 517-655-3290 DODGE CARAVAN 1998 $9,000 Dodge handicap van with side-powered ramp 517-339-7551

Ford FORD F-250, 1997 $6,000 Low miles. Well maint., comes w/plow. Excellent condition. 517-712-6178

280 ZX, 1983 60K mi., Good condition.


GRAND AM GT 2004 $5,500 Auto, Ram Air, Sunroof, 123000mi., Black 517-525-3311

Sport Utility Vehicles HONDA PILOT EX 2005 $13,500/OBO Great shape, Black, 6 cyl, smoke free, 90,000mi 248-872-9418

Subaru LEGACY 2.5 I-PREM, 2011 $18,900 19,500 mi. Blue, AWD. 30MPG highway. Excellent cond. 517-242-6978

Toyota CAMRY LE 2007 75,000 miles Please call Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm

$11,500 989-723-8166

Trucks CHEVY SILVERADO 2010 $21,000 Work Truck, 8’ box w/bedliner, 1400 mi. 517-321-0055



SOLD. March 27, 2011


$2300 517-676-4709

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

BUICK TERRAZO 2007 $37,000 Wheelchair Van, fully loaded, w/Brougham Entravan Conversion Sys. Exc. Cond. 517-285-9828

Automobiles Wanted CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you Cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 AUTOS & TRUCKS WANTED We will pay top dollar for any unwanted vehicle. Free fast pickup. 517-487-8600.

Junk Cars Wanted CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 CARS & TRUCKS WANTED Paying cash. 7 days a week.


BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 WE PAY TOP DOLLAR for used cars, trucks & vans. Will beat any offer. Free towing. 517-482-2260 AARON’S UP TO $1000 Wanted junk and unwanted cars 810-347-2078 WE BUY JUNK CARS Pickup 7 days a week

Call 517-749-4926

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Florida Property For Sale

Apartments Lansing

LAKEFRONT MOBILE HOME BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru on beautiful Lake Haines, 2 bedroom, $325-$560. FL. 55 & over. Furnished Utilities included. Taylor w/ Florida rm & carport, Realty 517-272-1512. park like setting. $12,000. 863-956-5200. CAPITOL VIEW- 420 W. Ottawa. Lg 1 BR, clean, safe. Air, choice oak flrng or fully carptd. Lndry, 1 blk Capitol. Heat-wtr pd. $525 517 896-2455/517 322-2456 GRAND LEDGE - 14’ x70’ w/expando. 2 bdrm., lg. full bath. 12’x22’ covered DOWNTOWN 408 W. IONIA. deck. Wood burning fireStudio ($460) & room place w/3 cords of wood. ($335). Utilities included. New kitchen appl. Washer Close to LCC & Cooley. /dryer. New drapes. 517-749-3890. $8,500. 517-455-6541

Mobile Homes For Sale

Apartments Lansing

Apartments Suburbs

OLD TOWN-(3)-1 bedroom MERIDIAN MALL, MARSH Apts. $485-590. Small to exRD. $550 mo. 1 bdrm., liv. tra large. (1)-2 Bedroom rm., kitchen w/dshwshr, with sunroom, $675 All apdin. rm., walkout balcony, pliances and U T I L I T I E S covered parking, secure PAID. Quiet nice neighborstorage, pool. Call 517-303hood. 517-202-6035. 4372.

Apartments Suburbs DEWITT TOWNHOUSE Country living, 2 bdrm, full bsmt., fireplace, large screened in porch + sunning porch, 2 car gar., C/A, minutes from 96-69 hwy., partial utilities paid, $845 mo. 248-756-3224.

Old Orchard Apts.

Holts Best Value

$100 moves you in! "0" application fee &

Duplex East Lansing HOUSING DISCRIMINATION? Call The Fair Housing Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR.

Duplexes For Rent 5849 O R C H A R D CT. Co m pletely remodeled 2 bdrm, 1 bath, full basement with washer/dryer. New carpet, paint, appliances. Fenced backyard, private deck. $650 + utils. 517-332-9255.

Homes For Rent 2011 HOMES! We are currently pre-leasing brand new homes that will be arriving Mid-May! • 3 Bed/2 Bath, • All Appliances, • Washer/Dryer, • Central Air • Pet Friendly • Holt School District Payments starting as low as $799! No Application Fees! Contact us today to reserve your new home! 1-888-235-6948 EHO

Homes For Rent

Homes For Rent

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12067 Rupp Rd., 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath 1,092 sq ft, ranch home. Full bsmnt., 1.5 car attached garage. $725+ 517-575-2668 www.sundancefamilyhomecenter .com

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1 bdrm. loft, 1000 sq.ft., wood floors, stainless appliances, laundry, secured garage parking. $900/mo. 517-482-8771 or 517-7195600.


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4 BDRM., 3 bath, 3,000 sq. ft., 2 story home on corner lot. 1719 Vassar Dr. New: 4 ADJOINING PLOTS in Garroof, furnace, hardwood den of Miracles, East Lawn floors & completely reMemory Gardens, Okemos. modeled bathrooms. ForValue $7100, sell for $3500. mal dining, gas FP, central Please call 517-663-5364. air. 2 car garage. $195K. 517-668-6484/517-243-0423 FOR SALE OR LEASE Small 2 bdrm house, 1 blk from busline, completely remodeled, all new appliances incldg W/D, garage. $40,000. Call 517-394-3105.

CottagesResorts For Sale FAR ENOUGH TO get away but close enough to go often... Trailer & lot in Cedarshores Condo campground in Harrison. Beautiful park grounds, chain of 5 lakes, summer activities, older park model excellently maintained, 2 boats, boat trailer, shed, & full deck. MSTA. $15,000. 989725-5144.

ACCORD PROPERTIES Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. Lansing /E. Lansing Area. 517-337-7900

NOW AVAILABLE AT RIVERWIND APTS. 1 & 2 bdrm., includes water, sewer, trash & heat. Rent based on income for qualified applicants. Sec. dep req’d. Call 517-9743756 or you may pickup app at 300 Riverwind Dr., DeWitt. TDD# 800-649-3777 This instutition is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer.

MUST SELL – Lender OREO ∫ Liquidation Sale- ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED: Commercial/Res 80 ac/ OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 Lotz/Lotzford Rd. Canton, bdrms., hardwood floors, MI. 3 ac. Commercial Ann $525-$625, heat included. Arbor, MI. Condo sites; 50 517-896-8732 ac. raw land Ionia, MI. OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 bdrms., hardwood floors, $525-$675, heat included. 517-896-8732


MUST SELL – Lender OREO Liquidation Sale- ALL OFFERS CONSIDERED: 32 lot sub. w/all utilities Belleville, MI. 37 res. lots w/utilities Uptown Village Milan, MI. 53 lot incomplete sub. Fenton, MI. 41 res. lots w/utilities Cross Creek Sub. Burton, MI.

It’s not too late to find a buyer for your camping gear. See or Call LCN Toll Free 877.475.SELL

ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. Beautiful Park setting. Close to schools & shopping. Laundry hookup. SUNTREE APARTMENTS 1100 Sunview Dr. 989-224-8919 EHO

Apartments MSU-LCC-Cooley APT 1-3 BED NEWLY REMODELED 50 FEET FROM LCC, from $545 517-204-5550

MASON 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, central air, washer/ dryer. From $750. 517-282-9669 517-349-8000

Call us today! 517-694-8975 conditions apply

monthly, excellent location to MSU, city bus stop, fenced in backyard, available Apr. 1. Call for appt. 517-388-1962.

Homes For Rent

$225 PER MONTH Lease to Own!!! 3 Bed/1 Bath - over 800 sq.ft. Brand New Carpet, Vinyl, & Appliances. We Specialize in Hard to Finance Individuals!!! The Meadows of St. Johns (989)224-7707


CANADIAN FISHING CABINS for RENT. Walleyes, jumbo perch, big northerns. Call Hugh or Doris toll free 800-426-2550 for free brochure. Or look at our website: MM

Miscellaneous For Rent AVIATION HANGARS FOR RENT - Mason/Jewett Airport. Starting at $130 & up per month. Month to month contract. Call Lloyd at: 517-589-8619

3 bed/ 2 bath homes. Over 1000 Sq. Ft. 129 ASTOR LANSING. 4 *Payments as low as bdrm., 2 bath. Rent to own. $699. Near Ingham Medical. A 3 bdrm., newly remodeled • All Appliances $850/mo. 517-388-1826. homes. Nice, quiet neigh• Washer/Dryer borhood. 2 car garage, • Storage Shed fenced yard. New high effi• Pet Friendly 1325 GLENROSE AVE. Very ciency furnace & water • Holt Schools nice 2 bdrm., all applianheater. Pets okay. $550 & All Credit Considered! ces, lg yard, den, garage. EAST LANSING: 2.5 bdrm, $799mo. + utilities. No Application Fees 1st, last deposit. $900 + 1.5 bath, fireplace, air, 517-712-5238 Move in for as utilities + dep. 517-708bsmt, carport, $725. little as $299!* 7528. 351-9321 or 333-1250 Contact us today! AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 Inventory Limited! LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL bdrms, Section 8 OK. 1-888-258-2412 HASLETT LAKEFRONT ON L L Pets OK. Move in COMMUNITY ROOM IN EATON RAPIDS L Lake Lansing with dock, L cial! Flexible terms Offer Expires 3-31-11 B ath available for rent. gazebo, beautiful view, L 811 East St. 3 bdrm., L L L available. $395-$1095. EHO, *WAC Perfect for smaller events: luxury condo apt., lg up- L 1 bath, 1595 sq. ft. home L 517-651-1374 meetings or parties, near dated upper 2 BR., W/D, L on the river, michigan L I-69 Expressway. Call 517fireplace, deck, new maple L basement. $775/mo. + L 641-6244 or email at kitchen, black stainless L deposit. City septic & L L L ~LANSING~ appli., carpet, granite, L well, consumer L 1-4 BDRMS $940. Also, smaller lower 2 L L electric/gas heat CHARLOTTE Available! Section 8 OK. L BR., w/patio, $660. In- L 517-575-2668 1280 N. Clinton Trail, 3 $450-$850. Call Mark at cludes snow, trash, lawn. L L bdrm., 1.5 bath 1344 sq. L 517-482-6600 No big dogs. 517-853-6307. L ft. ranch home. Full unLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL finished bsmnt., 2 car attached garage. $750+ LANSING HOME FOR rent deposit. with full bsmt & garage. 517-575-2668 Neat and clean, new paint & carpet. $725-$825 mo. Call 517-641-7271 or 517214-7648. SEE SOURCEADS.COM COLONIAL VILLAGE 2 bdrm. C ape C od, fireOR CALL LCN TOLL FREE place, fenced, rec room, P OTTERVILLE appliances, $595 mo. 5608 NIXON 517-323-4700 Small, but cozy 630 sq. ft., 2 bdrm., 1 bath, ½ bsmnt. 1 car DOWNTOWN NEAR: 2-4 garage. $550/mo. bdrms, needs work. $400 & up. Option, Handy ten517-575-2668 ant wanted. 517-351-3344.

Condominiums For Rent

Halls-Buildings For Rent

Selling an item 877-475-SELL

CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING SYNOPSIS OF PROPOSED MINUTES A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING WAS HELD AT THE TOWNSHIP OFFICES LOCATED AT 3209 WEST MICHIGAN AVENUE, LANSING, MICHIGAN ON TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011 AT 7:00 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Supervisor Daher, Clerk Aten, Treasurer Rodgers Trustees: Rodgers, Harris, Mitchell MEMBER ABSENT: Trustee Masseau ALSO PRESENT: Michael Gresens, Attorney ACTION TAKEN BY THE BOARD: Meeting called to order by Supervisor Daher. Minutes of meeting held on March 1, 2011 approved. Agenda approved. Control burn approved for Tollgate Drain wetland area. Dayna Reynolds and Nick Uppal reappointed to DDA Board. Barb Medlock and Richard Bratschi appointed to DDA Board. Budget amendments approved. Massage Therapist Licenses approved for 1701 S. Waverly Road and 1809 Lake Lansing Road. Claims approved. Meeting adjourned. John Daher, Supervisor Susan L. Aten, Clerk DWCN/LCCN-909082


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Land For Sale

Apartments For Rent

HOLT: 1 BEDROOM , $470 + deposit. Air. Free heat, water, trash pickup. Coin laundry. New carpet. 1960 Aurelius Road. Applications, up front. ** 586-292-3681 **

1 or 2 bdrms Apts.

CottagesResorts For Rent

FREE HEAT & W A T E R . Bsmt, formal DR, DW, FR, IMMEDIATE POSSESSION Edgemont Waverly. Quiet FP. (231)730-8781 1988 Schultz 14x70 2 bdrm. desirable neighborhood. or(231)739-3501 1 bath, semi furn., applianLg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No ces, washer, dryer, new pets. From $525. 712-4915, shed, located lot 73, Park202-3234, 323-1153 view Estates, Portland, MI. $9200/best. 989-831-4952 HIGH RISE LIVING With Great Views PORTLAND- 1990 SCHULTZ. RENTS YOU CAN AFFORD 14’x72’ 3 bdrm., 2 bath, in include: Heat, Water, AC, small secluded park near Garage Parking school & close to downLansing Towers LAND CONTRACT town. Central air. Newer Apartments steel skirting, roof, Corner of Ottawa & Pine evestroughs & decks. 10% down 517-482-8838 or $16K. 517-647-2464 1247 WILDFLOWER LansingTowers@comcast. Mason schools. 1523 Sq. ft. new build. 3 BR, LANSING 2.5 bath, 2 car gar., W Michigan. 1 bdrm., living hardwood & ceramic rm., kitch., bath. $525 + flrs, AC, realtors electric. welcome. $144,900. DELTA TWP. VACANT 5 Call 517-482-8771 or 517-290-4829 Aurelius acres. REDUCED. Heavy in517-719-5600 S. of Holt left on dustrial, great location. Gateway Sale or lease. Land Contract available. $134,900. Email the Lansing Community 2600 Snow Rd. 586-772Newspapers 24/7 at: 2759 or 810-772-6561.

FIRST MONTH FREE and $200 security dep. when you sign a 12 mo. lease! Forest View Apts, Haslett * Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 * PET WELCOME * Single level bldg w/ private entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups in utility room * Vaulted ceiling in living room * Storage access * Lovely wooded setting * Close to everything Expires April 15, 2011 Call today for info and tour! 517-803-2648 Conditions apply.

ST. JOHNS COUNTRY LIVING- 3 bdrm., 2 bath, newer home on 5 acres. Full fin. bsmnt. 2.5 car garage. Call: 989-205-4919 or 989-875-2444. Possible Land Contract.

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Homes For Sale

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Lansing City Community News



NATIONWIDE COMPANY IN LANSING THIS WEEK PAYING CASH FOR GOLD, SILVER AND COINS. By David Morgan STAFF WRITER Been following the gold and silver market lately? Well if you have a jewelry box, a lock box full of gold or a coffee can full of old coins, you should be, according to Ohio Valley Refinery spokesperson John Miller. “The gold and silver markets have not been this strong for over 30 years” said Miller. Typically when the U.S. dollar is weak and the economy is flat, gold and silver markets soar. “That’s good news if you are sitting on a few gold necklaces or an old class ring” says Miller. Starting Tuesday at 9am and every day this week through Saturday, the Ohio Valley Refinery is setting up a satellite refinery right here in Lansing at the Courtyard Lansing. During their 5 day stay, anyone can bring gold, silver or platinum items and turn them in for immediate payment, explains John Miller. “Just about everybody has some amount of gold or silver just lying around collecting dust and this week anybody can sell theirs direct to our refinery. Typically selling direct to a refinery is reserved for larger wholesale customers like jewelry stores, pawn shops and laboratories” says Miller. “We are changing how business is done,” he explains “we want to do business with everybody so we took our business to the streets”. “Our teams visit various cities around the country hosting 5 day events and allowing the general public to take advantage of our services. “The turnout has been overwhelming” says Miller. “Usually each day is busier than the previous day. It seems once people come to us and sell something, they are so amazed what an old ring or gold coin is worth, they go home and start digging around for more and telling relatives, friends and neighbors. It’s like a feeding frenzy by the third day. People line up with everything from gold jewelry to sterling silver flatware sets to old coins. I think during this bad economy everybody can use

extra money, but most people say they are taking advantage of selling direct to our refinery because of the higher prices we pay”. During this special event, anyone is welcome to bring all types of gold, silver and platinum to the refinery and turn it in for instant payment. The types of items they will accept include all gold jewelry, gold coins, gold ounces, dental gold, old coins made before 1965 including silver dollars, halves, quarters and dimes, anything marked “sterling” including flatware sets, tea pots, silver bars, silver ounces and all industrial precious metals. What should you expect if you go to the event to sell your gold and/or silver? Just gather up all gold, silver and platinum in any form. If you are not sure if it’s gold or silver, bring it in and they will test it for free. When you arrive at the event you will be asked to fill out a simple registration card and will be issued a number. Seating will be available. When your number is called you will be escorted to a table where your items will be examined, tested and sorted. This only takes a few minutes, using their expertise and specialized equipment. Items will be



Above: Refinery representatives will be on hand starting Tuesday through Saturday to purchase all gold, silver and platinum items, as well as coins. Public welcome! counted and/or weighed. The value of the items will be determined based on up to the minute market prices. Live feeds will be available at the event displaying current market prices of all precious metals. If you choose to sell your items, they will be bagged and tagged and you will be escorted to the cashier to collect your payment. Waiting time to sell your items may range from just a few minutes to 1 hour, so bring something to read. If you are the owner of a jewelry store, pawn shop, dentist office or

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Ohio Valley Refinery Reclamation Drive


Open to the public to sell their gold and silver


March 29th - April 2nd

WHERE: Courtyard Lansing 2710 Lake Lansing Road Lansing, MI 48912 Directions: 517.482.0500 TIMES:

TUESDAY–FRIDAY 9:00am–6:00pm SATURDAY 9:00am–4:00pm



a dealer you are encouraged to call ahead to make an appointment with the smelt master to discuss their special dealer programs. They can be reached during Refinery hours at (217) 787-7767. Ohio Valley Refinery will open for business Tuesday from 9am– 6pm. The event continues every day through Saturday. No appointment is needed for the general public.

ITEMS OF INTEREST COINS: All coins made before 1965. *## .34,%-%34/ )04-'," VINTAGE GUITARS: Martin, Gibson, Fender, National, Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Mandolins, Banjos & others WRIST & POCKET WATCHES: Rolex, Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard, Cartier, Philippe, Waltham, Swatch, Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Ebel, Illinois, Hamilton & all others JEWELRY: Gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, all types of stones and metals, rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. (including broken and early costume jewelry) ANTIQUE TOYS: All makers and types of toys made before 1965 WAR MEMORABILIA: Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc.

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