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Vol. 7 - No. 12

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December 12, 2010

BWL gets green light on new plant Natural gas-powered electric, steam facility planned for ’13 in REO Town By BARBARA WIELAND

The Lansing Board of Water & Light has received the permits it needs to begin construction on a $182 million electric and steam plant in Lansing’s REO Town area. The permits from the state’s Department of Natural Resources and Energy give the utility company the green light to move

forward with plans to construct a natural gas-powered plant that will replace the coal-fired Moores Park Steam Plant. The BWL next plans to secure funding for the project by issuing bonds, utility spokesman Mark Nixon said. Construction is scheduled to start in the late spring or early summer of 2011, and the plant would be operational by early 2013.

The project will employ 1,000 construction workers, and approximately 180 utility employees will work at the plant. The facility also will expand the BWL’s ability to sell steam to customers in the downtown Lansing area. “We are now the first utility in Michigan to receive a permit for a modern, clean, efficient generating plant that will actually reduce

emissions,” BWL General Manager J. Peter Lark said in a statement. “By switching to natural gas and closing an old, coal-fired steam plant, we will avoid burning 139,000 tons of coal each year.” The construction of the power plant is “terrific news,” said Tim Daman, president and CEO of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. “I think this will be one of the key drivers of economic development and sustainable future growth,” Daman said. “Overall, I have to applaud See

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has received DNRE the permits it needs to begin construction on a $182 million natural gas-powered electric and steam plant that will replace the coal-fired Moores Park Steam Plant. w The BWL next plans to secure funding for the project by issuing bonds. w Construction is scheduled to start in the late spring or early summer of 2011, and the new plant, in Lansing’s REO Town, would be operational by early 2013.

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MASON — One man said the program saved his life. Another said he felt fortunate — after three drunken driving convictions — that he hadn’t killed

himself or anyone else. Alisha Kelley said the 55th District Court’s “sobriety court” program not only had helped her stay sober for the last 17 months, but it had changed her life. “It’s the first thing I’ve followed through on and completed in a

really long time,” the 31-year-old woman told a packed courtroom Tuesday during a ceremony for 12 people who were graduating from the program. The ceremony, held at the Ingham County Courthouse, See

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Rod Sanford | Lansing State Journal

Sobriety court graduate Jordan Cupp speaks as his wife, Rachel, supports him Dec. 7 in Mason. Above, “sobriety court” graduate Michael Johnson shows how much healthier he looks now.






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The next step in the project will be to raise funds to pay for the construction, Nixon said. That will be done by offering bonds on Wall Street. The BWL will benefit from its strong bond rating, Nixon said. The utility has a AAMoody’s Investors Service bond rating, which is considered to be a high quality bond. “We’ve held our own during the Great Recession while other utilities did lose some (rating status),” Nixon said. “We’re quite proud of the fact the bond rating did not suffer.”

Bids to be sought

Once funds have been raised, the BWL will begin seeking bids for the project. Nixon said the BWL hopes local contractors will compete to work on the project, but the BWL isn’t promising work to local companies. “We have to look at what (the contractors) are offering in terms of value to us and to our customers,” Nixon said. Once constructed, the REO Town Cogeneration Facility will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent compared with the existing Moores Park plant. The facility also will reduce the emissions of air pollutants such as mercury and sulfur and nitrogen compounds. The plant will have a solar panel array and wind turbines on the facility’s roof, adding to the amount of renewable energy generated by the BWL.

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Sobriety: Lives reborn was attended by graduates’ friends, family and supporters, as well as several people now participating in the program. Since the program began in 2004, 216 people have completed it, officials said. Sobriety court offers people convicted of drunken driving intensive treatment, community service and probation in lieu of a jail sentence. It is one of 25 in the state, according to the State Court Administrative Office. 54A District Court in Lansing is among those with similar programs. Participants must submit to frequent drug and alcohol tests, undergo counseling and pay the cost of the program. Those costs vary, but Kelley has paid more than $2,800

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Sobriety court graduate Alisha Kelley becomes emotional as she talks about how much sobriety means to her. in costs and fines, according to court records. Jordan Cupp, 27, who entered sobriety court about a year ago after his second drunken driving conviction, said staying sober had changed his personality and helped him become orga-


nized and focused. Cupp, who said he’s been an alcoholic since he was 14, now works full time as a welder and is taking classes at Lansing Community College. “Rather than have the answers at the bottom of the bottle,” Cupp said, “I can forget about the bottle.” Cupp’s wife, Rachel, said the couple’s four young children have their father back and she feels like she has her husband back. Judge Donald Allen presided over his third graduation ceremony as judge. Allen said the program is successful because it gives people the tools they need to stay sober. “It provides people with an opportunity to really transform their lives,” Allen said, “and succeed in ways they wouldn’t have imagined.”





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“4 Seasons”, Lansing Art Gallery, 113 S. Washington Square, Lansing, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. first Sunday of the month, Nov. 5-Dec. 23.. Reflections on the passing of time, all by female artists. Info: 374-6400, " “Line in Motion”, Lansing Art Gallery, 113 S. Washington Square, Lansing, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. first Sunday of the month, Nov. 5-Dec. 23.. Featuring drawings and sculpture by Norma Penchansky-Glasser. 374-6400, "


Bible Workshop, New Hope Church-God In Christ, 6025 S Waverly Rd, Lansing, 7-8:30 p.m. third Fridays of the month. Practical biblical teaching on family, leadership, self esteem, money matters and more. Separate classes are held for men and women. Friends welcome. Info: 394-0050.

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Call for Donations of Personal Needs Items, Salvation Army, 525 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, ongoing. The Salvation Army Family Services Department is in need of personal care items, such as laundry soap, dish soap, deodorant, razors, toilet paper and hygiene items. Items may be dropped off 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. Info: 484-4424, Call For Lansing-based Artists/Educators, Lansing Art Gallery, 113 S. Washington Square, Lansing, ongoing. In preparation for the Lansing Art Gallery’s upcoming expansion and relocation, plans are underway for educational programming at the Art Gallery and in the Lansing Public Schools. Interested artists/ educators should send a cover letter and resume to Catherine Babcock, executive director, 113 S. Washington Square, Lansing, MI, 48933. Info: 374-6400,

Call for mentors, Lansing area, Lansing, ongoing. Mentor former prisoners. Looking for volunteers to help one to two hours per week with the New Life Mentorship Program. Call for more information. Info: 882-6870 ext. 230. Call for preschoolers, MSU Child Development Labs, 325 W. Grand River, East Lansing, ongoing. Classes are held during the university’s academic year. Enrollment is open until classes are full. Classes for ages 3-5 at two locations, one in Haslett and one in East Lansing. Call or see website for more information. Info: 339-6045, Call for singers, Mason First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Ash St., Mason, weekly rehearsals begin Jan. 9. The Ingham Festival Chorale is looking for sopranos, altos, tenors and basses to perform “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten, and several other pieces directed by MSU doctoral candidate, Zebulon Highben for a performance on Palm Sunday, April 17. Rehearsals are 4-6 p.m. Sundays beginning Jan. 9. Info: 487-5528. Cost: purchase music score. Call for Volunteer Drivers, Salvation Army, 525 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, ongoing. The Capital Area Salvation Army is in need of qualified individuals to pick up bread and produce donations, Christmas donations and deliver food boxes throughout the year. Call Shonna if interested and to learn more. Info: 482-9715, ext. 42, Finley’s American Grill “Great Holiday Food Drive”, Lansing area, Lansing, through Dec. 31. Non-perishable food items are being collected at Lansing area Finley’s restaurants to support the City Rescue Mission of Lansing. Patrons who donate food items will receive $5 gift certificates. Participating restaurants are located on South Cedar Street in Lansing and West Saginaw Highway in Delta Township. Info: 485-0145. Toys for Tots Giveaway program, Splash of Color Tattoo & Piercing, 515 E. Grand River Ave. , East Lansing, through Dec. 20. Public and local businesses are invited to donate unwrapped toys and art supplies during business hours for distribution to needy children in the greater Lansing area. For every toy worth $10 or more, Splash of Color will offer a $10 gift certificate toward any service or purchase. Info: 333-0990.


Child Care, Beginnings Child Care Center, 525 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, ongoing. Enrolling infants, toddlers and preschoolers for child care. Open 6:45 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays year-round. Call for more information and to register. Info: 482-0082. Cost: $195 per week for infants, $184 toddlers, $150 preschoolers, $62 before/ after school care. Drop and Shop, Redeemer Church, 2727 W. Holmes Road, Lansing, 1-5 p.m. Dec. 12. Take time to do your shopping or just relax. We will entertain your kids ages 3 and older. Activities include cookie decorating, making ornaments, making presents, singing, watching movies and Wii and other games for the older kids. We will also feed them dinner. Registration suggested, call 882-8000. Info: 882-8000, "

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Dickens Christmas Fare cooking class, Le Chat Gourmet Culinary Arts, 11874 Bunker Highway, Eaton Rapids, 6 p.m. Dec. 16. The menu in this hands-on class includes an elegant and traditional dinner of Prime Rib and Yorkshire puddings with a dramatic presentation. Space is limited. Call or e-mail to register. Info: 663-7322, Cost: $75 per person. EPO Childbirth Class, Greater Lansing Area, ongoing. Expectant Parents Organization: Labor & Delivery and Newborn Care and Feeding Combo Series for first-time parents are held in several Lansing/East Lansing locations. Other classes available include eLearning, Breastfeeding class, Parents Expecting Multiples, Refresher Series, Teen Series and Sibling class. Classes are held CLASSES weekday evenings and Saturdays. Call or go online to register. Info: “Italian Christmas” 337-7365, Cost: cooking class, Le Chat Call for more information. Gourmet Culinary Arts, 11874 Bunker Highway, Eaton Rapids, Junior Olympic Archery 6 p.m. Dec. 17. Space is limited. Development Program Call or e-mail (JOAD), Demmer Shooting Sports Education and Training for more information and to Center, 3365 E. Jolly Road, Lansing, register. Info: 663-7322, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: Open to the public. Intended for $75 per person. ages 7-18 yrs. Class meets every Saturday. Visit website for more Adult & Pediatric CPR/ information. Info: 884-0550, First Aid Course, Lansing Area Safety Council, 3315 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, CPR CLUBS AND classes 6-10 p.m. Sept. 21, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Dec. 28. First Aid MEETINGS classes 6-10 p.m. Sept. 22, Oct. American Sewing Guild 27, Dec. 1, Dec. 29. For child Lansing Clippers care providers, summer program Monthly Meeting, UAW staff, youth organizations and Local 652 Hall, 426 Clare St., parents. Call in advance to prepay Lansing, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 13. The and reserve a seat. Registration evening opens with a potluck begins at 5:30 p.m. Info: 394-4614, dinner and then moves to games Cost: $50 and the sale of items created by prepay for both classes, $60 at the a guild member. Doors open at door, $30 prepay for one class, $40 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the door. Activities end at 9 p.m. Visitors are Best Newborn Care Class always welcome. Info: 699-8062, Ever, Greater Lansing, see website for schedule. At this Capitol City Quilt Guild, three-week, in-depth, interactive, Union Missionary Baptist Church, hands-on class parents will learn Gymnasium, 500 S. Martin Luther about newborns: bathing, feeding, King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, 7 p.m. third handling crying, infant CPR, Thursdays. Expand your quilting massage, safe sleep, car seat knowledge and be inspired by other safety, infant health and more. quilters and speakers. No sewing For more information contact is done at meetings, but small Expectant Parents Organization at groups are available to join to work 337-7365 or visit on projects. Info: for our upcoming schedule.

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Civil Air Patrol, New City Academy, 2130 W. Holmes Road, Lansing, 7 p.m. Dec. 15. The Civil Air Patrol is the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force. Kids 12 and up can learn about aerospace, search and rescue and drill in a fun atmosphere. Info: 930-9982, Lansing “Golden K” Kiwanis, Salvation Army, 525 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, 10 a.m. Dec. 15. Annual white elephant Christmas party. Info: 321-9586. Lansing Chapter of 100 Women Who Care, Beggar’s Banquet, 218 Abbot Road, East Lansing, 5 p.m. Dec. 14. A group of Lansing area women who come together four times a year to help local charities, non-profits and worthy causes serving the greater Lansing area. If you are interested but are unable to attend, contact Rose Zack at or Donna Oade at for more information. Info: 332-4411. Lansing Chess Club meeting, Lansing Community College, Abel B. Sykes T.L.C. Building, Room 127, Lansing, 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays. Casual and pickup chess games weekly for any age. Info: 394-8080. " Lansing Scrabble Club, Friendship Manor, 200 Friendship Cir, Lansing, 11 a.m. every first and third Saturday of the month. Come to the Lansing Scrabble Club. Learn new words and strategy and make new friends. All levels of players welcome. Call for more information 373-4531 or 393-7321. Refreshments and prizes. Info: 373-4531. Cost: $2 for three games. 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, " Road Riders for Jesus, Main Street Cafe, 205 N. Clinton Ave., St. Johns, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting every second Tuesday of the month. A nondenominational motorcycle riding group and ministry. Owners of all brands of motorcycles and non-motorcyclists are welcome. Info: 930-0338,

Rotary Club of Lansing Annual Meeting , Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 11:45 a.m. Dec. 17. Info:


Clothing Resources for Job Seekers, Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, ongoing. Interview and work appropriate clothing and accessories are available for women in the greater Lansing area who cannot afford to shop in stores. Sizes 4-30 are available. Women are encouraged to make an appointment in order to receive individual assistance. Info: 372-9163, www.womenscenterof


Mid-Day Movie, Capital Area District Library Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 7-Dec. 23 (no film Nov. 11 and 25). Movies suggested for adults will be shown on the big screen in the auditorium. Call for info. Info: 367-6363.


Thrifty Sparrow Re-Sale Shop , Sparrow Hospital, St. Lawrence campus, the Outpatient Building, lower level, 1210 W. Saginaw St., Lansing, 8 a.m.-noon Mondays and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays and 2-5 p.m. Fridays. Large selection of fall and winter apparel, most priced at $2. Also, handbags, shoes, jewelry, small appliances, home accents, glassware, collectibles, books and more. Donations welcome during shop hours. Proceeds go to Sparrow Hospice Services. Info: 364-7185.


Duplicate Bridge, Bridge Center, 325 N. Clippert St., Lansing, open pairs 7 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays; 12:30 p.m. Fridays. Info: 351-7007. Cost: $5 game fee.


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Calendar and more. This class is designed to maximize time and fit into a busy schedule. Info: 483-4313, Cost: at the door prices are $2 for City of Lansing residents, more for nonresidents.


Eastwood Winter Wonderland, Eastwood Towne Center, 3003 Preyde Blvd, Lansing, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 18. Annual holiday tradition, featuring Santa Claus, live reindeer and more. Visit Schuler Books for storytime with Mrs. Claus. Free gift wrap in Center Court from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 18 with refreshments and holiday music. Info: 316-9209, www.shopeastwoodtowne " Pictures with Santa, Bob Evans, 900 American Road, Lansing, 4-7 p.m. Dec. 15. Info: 394-7676. "


Paper Making: Holiday Ornaments, Capital Area District Library Main Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Lansing, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 12. Make holiday ornaments from handmade paper that you create. Info: 367-6367, " Rooftop Reindeer, Capital Area District Library Foster Branch, 200 N. Foster Ave., Lansing, 5-6:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Meet live reindeer

Dec. 15. Birthday potluck. No Barbara Bailey Hutchison REUNIONS SUPPORT meeting on Dec. 22 and Dec. 29. in concert, St. Katherine’s Resurrection High School Info: 485-4279. Episcopal Church, 4650 Meridian GROUPS Luncheon, Tripper’s Sports Bar Road, Williamston, 2 p.m. Dec. 12. “Coffee, Donuts & and Grill, 350 Frandor Ave., Lansing, SPECIAL An afternoon of musical Conversation” Grief Teen Book Discussion noon-3 p.m. third Friday of each entertainment and friendship. Support Group, Palmer, Bush Group , Capital Area District SERVICES month. For everyone who attended Hutchison, a Grammy winner and & Jensen Family Funeral Homes Library Foster Branch, 200 N. Resurrection High School. Info: 76th Church Anniversary, Detroit native, will share new , Holt-Delhi Chapel, Holt, 10 a.m. Foster Ave., Lansing, 4-5 p.m. 525-0146, Friendship Baptist Church, 2912 material and holiday songs followed last Tuesdays of the month. All Dec. 14. Books, snacks and crafts. Pleasant Grove Road, Lansing, by a wine tasting event, separate persons who are grieving the Info: 485-5185 , 10 a.m. Dec. 12. All current and children’s reception, silent auction, loss of a loved one are invited " EDUCATION former members and friends are holiday sale and art show with to attend this monthly discussion Free Tutoring services, invited. Members are asked to The Book Burrow, Capital pieces available for purchase. Free group and receive support from Black Child & Family Institute, wear red, black or white or any Area District Library Downtown childcare and kids’ craft activities fellow grievers. This month’s topic: 835 W. Genesee St., Lansing, 4-6 combination of these colors. Lansing Branch, 401 S. Capitol will be provided. Call or e-mail “A Mourner’s Bill of Rights.” Info: p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Refreshments will be served Ave., Lansing, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and to order 268-1000, Children in first through twelfth following the service. Info: 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. tickets. Info: 349-4120. Cost: $30 Cost: free . grade are welcome. Snacks and 394-6369. Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, for concert and wine tasting, $25 extra curriculum activities are Alzheimer’s Association ongoing (closed holidays). Owned for two or more, free for kids 12 and Lifeline Ministry hosted offered. Call for more information Caregiver Support and operated by Friends of Lansing younger, $10 concert only. by Ruth McGill, Century 21, and to register your child. Info: Group, Grandhaven Living Libraries. Lower level of library. Info: 3490 Belle Chase Way , Lansing, 487-3775. " Center, 3145 W. Mt. Hope Ave., 367-6363, Cost: NETWORKING 7 p.m. Thursdays. Weekly ministry Lansing, 1-2:30 p.m. second most books are 50 cents to $3. Lansing Regional Chamber provides a place of love and WORKSHOPS Tuesday of the month. A monthly of Commerce Member acceptance in a casual MUSIC discussion group that offers Healthy Relationships Mixer, Nuthouse Sports Grill, environment to those who love support, education, problem Workshop series, Women’s Holiday Pops, Wharton Center, 420 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, God and are seeking to become solving and guest speakers. Open Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Cobb Great Hall, East Lansing, 5-7 p.m. Dec. 14. Includes hors spiritually strong without fear of to all family and friends of those Michigan Ave., Lansing, 6:30-8 p.m. 3 p.m. Dec. 12. The Lansing d’oeuvres. Info: 484-6887. Cost: religious hypocrisy and pretense. suffering from memory loss. every other Thursday beginning Symphony Orchestra will perform $10 for members, $30 for nonVisit the website for more Respite care available - call Dec. 2. Designed to help you all of your holiday favorites, members. information. Info: 482-9700, 485-5966. Info: 485-5966. " learn how to interact with those featuring East Lansing native Glenn who are important in your life Seven Allen, tenor. Info: 487-5001, PERFORMANCES in a healthy way. Info: 372-9163, Cost: Everett concert series, $12-$40. Everett Visual and Performing Arts Cost: $20 per person per session. Magnet Academy, 3900 Stabler St., LCC Faculty Jazz Quartet, Lansing, 7 p.m. Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14. Dart Auditorium, 500 N. Capitol SENIORS Featuring choir on Dec. 7, orchestra Ave., Lansing, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Allen Neighborhood on Dec. 8, band on Dec. 9 and Info: 483-1488, Center Senior dance on Dec. 9. Info: 755-1080. events. " Discoverers, Allen Neighborhood Center, 1619 E. Sale! Super Kalamazoo St., Lansing, 11 a.m. Sault Ste. Marie - Kewadin Casino Winter Getaway January 24 - 26 outside the community center, then come into the library and decorate a cookie to take home. Info: 485-5185, "


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Mark Twain impersonator will perform at Stormfield LANSING — Mark Twain was many things – journalist, novelist, humorist, social commentarian. Twain, a native Missourian who was born Samuel Clemens, remains an American icon for his biting wit and his observations on American life that are contemporary more than a century after his death. Mid-Michigan will get a taste of what the real Twain might have been like when “Christmas with Mark Twain” comes to Stormfield Theatre from Thursday, Dec. 16 through Sunday, Dec. 19. Stormfield Theatre is located at 201 Morgan Lane in the Frandor Shopping Center (behind Tripper’s and Olga’s; just north of the Sears Water Tower). Tickets range in price from $18 to $24 for adults, depending on the show. Those 65 years old and better receive $2 off per ticket, while students with valid ID get in for $10. Chicago actor Richard Henzel, known as a Mark Twain impersonator, will return to mid-Michigan with his creation for a second time. Henzel brought his “Mark Twain in Per-

son” show to East Lansing last year for a one-night fundraiser at Walnut Hills Country Club. The visit is doubly special to Stormfield Theatre personnel, including founder Kristine Thatcher. Stormfield’s name comes from a Twain short story, and scholars understand “Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven” as one of Twain’s favorites. “It was astonishing to see him transform himself into the spitting-image of Mark Twain.” Thatcher said. “The response we got from those who attended was so strong that we have invited him back for a week of performances. He’s bringing brand new material just right for the holidays.” Henzel’s return – besides fueling the hope his appearances will become a holiday tradition for Stormfield – coincides with the 100th anniversary of Twain’s death and the publication of the first volume of his autobiography. Thanks to a new partnership with Schuler Books in Eastwood Town Center, copies of Twain’s new autobiography will be available for purchase in Stormfield’s lobby.

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major reason for the latest move, along with the larger space and room for a classroom, Babcock said. The gallery moved to its current site in 2004 with plans to build an elevator. “The economy was booming, we were doing really well with sales. Grants weren’t as hard to come by,” Babcock said. Then, the economy turned sour and an elevator was out of the question. The gallery was paying $3,000 a month for rent at its current spot, but was temporarily granted a reduced rate of $1,000 a month because the nonprofit’s funding was down. Utilities ran about $6,000 to $7,000 a year. The new spot will run $2,000 a month for rent and utilities. Landlord Kenneth Stockwell is covering the cost for some additional walls. There will be “minimal moving costs,” but Babcock said she hasn’t calculated all the expenses yet. “We’re just really excited to have everything on one level,” she said. The gallery will be on the lower level with a passenger elevator and a freight elevator for artists to move their pieces. Accessible buildings are important, especially with an aging population, said Alicia Paterni, executive director of the Capital Area Business Leadership Network Disability Council.

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Holt, 4. Grand Ledge, 5. Jackson, 6. Everett, 7. Eastern. w Top player: Deborah Hoekstra, East Lansing w League outlook: The Trojans remain heavy league favorites despite some heavy graduations but also after the transfer of Hoekstra from Eastern. Okemos is expected to contend for its first league title since 2002, and Holt looks like the most likely to push East Lansing. The Rams are seeking their first league title since 1996 and has won at least 15 games five straight seasons. Four league players have signed with Division I or II college programs so far. EASTERN w Last season: 11-10, tied for third w Coach: Diana Mendez, first season w Returning starters: Kelly Christopherson (5-11 F) sr., Rachel Turner (5-6 F) sr. w Other contributors: Marisa Washington (5-4 G) sr., Stephanie Harmon (6-1 C) sr., Maryanne Menefee (5-8 F) jr., Aliyah Owens (5-4 G) soph. w Outlook: The Quakers will attempt to build on their best finish in recent years despite losing Hoekstra to East Lansing. Christopherson earned an all-area honorable mention last season and should take on more of the spotlight among a group of five seniors expected to lead the effort. The Quakers also expect help from a hard-working group of underclassmen.

Lansing, 4. Grand Ledge, 5. Everett, 6. Eastern. w Top bowler: Shelly Teague, Holt

w Coaches prediction: 1. East Lansing, 2. Okemos, 3.

w Coaches’ prediction: 1. Holt, 2. Jackson, 3. East

EASTERN w Last season: Sixth w Co-coaches: Joe Britton and Steve Wilson, second seasons w Returning starters: None w Other contributors: Dionna Davis (soph.), Teresa Cabrera (soph.), Victoria Fields (soph.), Kristin Hill (jr.). w Outlook: In the second year of the Quakers girls team, they’ll have some experienced starters — although many are still underclassmen.


w Coaches’ prediction: 1. Grand Ledge, 2. Holt, 3.

Jackson, 4. East Lansing, 5. Everett, 6. Eastern.

w Top bowler: David Rodriguez, Jackson

EASTERN w Last season: Fifth w Co-coaches: Joe Britton and Steve Wilson, third seasons w Returning starters: Jarrod Franke (sr.), Kevin Genson (sr.), Nate Christie (sr.), Mykel Kenney (jr.)

w Outlook: Eastern will have a young team with

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BOYS BASKETBALL CAAC Blue Coaches’ prediction: 1. Eastern, 2. Okemos, 3. East Lansing, 4. Jackson, 5. Holt, 6. Grand Ledge, 7. Everett. Top player: LaDontae Henton, Eastern League outlook: Eastern won its first league and district titles since 1991 last season and remains the heavy favorite to repeat in the Blue. But Okemos and East Lansing each bring back some big names and appear the biggest obstacles. Holt is perhaps the biggest wild card — the Rams are traditionally a contender but graduated one of the area’s top classes last spring. EASTERN w Last season: 21-3, first w Coach: Rod Watts, fourth season w Returning starters: LaDontae Henton (6-7 F) sr., Cha Cha Tucker (6-0) soph., Brandon King (6-7 C) sr. w Other contributors: Steve Haney (6-6 F) soph., Brian Morton (6-2 G) soph., Tyiwan Jones (5-11 G) sr., Herb Alford (6-2 F) sr. w Outlook: The Quakers have high expectations, keyed by three-time all-stater Henton (signed with Dayton) and the nationally regarded Tucker. Multiple players will pick up the scoring and defense that left with graduated all-area Dream Team pick Cameron Sanchez. But Eastern also is deeper than a year ago,

with all 12 players expected to contribute. Haney, an all-area pick at East Lansing last season, is another big-time college prospect and will join at semester break. Morton came up to varsity midway through last season and is considered another top sophomore in the state.

BOYS WRESTLING CAAC Blue Coaches’ prediction: 1. Holt, 2. Grand Ledge, 3. East Lansing, 4. Eastern, 5. Jackson, 6. Okemos, 7. Everett. League outlook: Holt looks tonce again be the team tbeat in the Blue, returning five league champions and five league runners up. Two-time defending state champion Freddie Rodriguez transferred tGrand Ledge and should give the Comets a solid contender in the 112/119-pound divisions. Top wrestler: Freddie Rodriguez, Grand Ledge EASTERN w Last season: fourth w Coach: Adam Fedewa, seventh season w Returning starters: AntoniGarcia (103) jr.; Camryn Jackson (135) sr.; Luis Labaut (112) jr.; Jonathon Sarmient (171) soph.; Daniel Monti (189) sr.; Travis Stouffer (285) soph. w Other contributors: Juaquin Sanchez (125) soph.; Aaron David (119) soph. w Outlook: Jackson should be in the hunt for an individual state title, the first for the Quakers since 1991. Overall, expect Eastern to improve over last year with a group of hard-working sophomores.

BOYS SWIMMING/DIVING CAAC Red Coaches’ prediction: 1. St. Johns, 2. Mason, 3.Waverly/Lansing Catholic, 4. Owosso, 5. Sexton/ Eastern Top swimmer: Nick Grider, St. Johns Top diver: Brennan LaBar, St. Johns Outlook: St. Johns will be the preseason favorite to continue its CAAC Red dominance this season. The common theme among the other teams in the Red will be their ability to replace seniors from last year. If that can happen, the league standings could become very interesting down the final stretch of the season. EASTERN/SEXTON w Coach: Bryan Scott, third season w Top returnees: Eric Lynch, sr. (freestyle), Joey Coscarelli, sr. (freestlye), Corwin Blythe, soph (breaststroke IM), Adam Spoleman (sr.- Breast Stroke) w Other contributors: Bobby Garza, fr. (butterfly, IM, freestyle), Nick Kilpatrick, fr. (freestyle, IM) w Outlook: This will be a young group that will be looking for improvement as the season progresses. The three returning seniors should play a big role in helping the team improve from last year’s mark.

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Lansing Catholic, 4. Corunna, 5. Williamston, 6. Perry w Top player: Sarah Trierweiler, Portland w League outlook: The top half of this league is strong with Portland expected to be highly ranked in Class B and Lakewood and Lansing Catholic featuring experienced standouts. Few teams locally will be able to deal with the Raiders’ frontcourt size — but the Vikings might be among that few. LANSING CATHOLIC w Last season: 14-7, second w Coach: Joe Springer, fifth season w Returning starters: Allison Heberlein (5-9 G/F) sr., Kelley McKeon (5-7 G) jr., MaryAlice Fata (5-5 G) sr. w Other contributors: Miranda Munford (5-9 F) sr., Catherine Root (6-4 C) sr., Katrina Boettcher (5-9 G) sr., Hunter Puma (5-5 G) sr. w Outlook: The Cougars have pushed back into the upper division and could be there to stay led by all-leaguer Heberlein and honorable mention McKeon. Fata is back after an injury and is expected to be a big contributor as well.

BOYS BASKETBALL CAAC White Coaches prediction: 1. Lansing Catholic, 2. Williamston, 3. Portland, 4. Lakewood, 5. Corunna, 6. Perry. Top player: Steve Repichowski, Lansing Catholic League outlook: Similar to football season, Lansing Catholic and Williamston are expected to battle for this league title and could also be among those ranked statewide in Class B. Both return most of last year’s teams that topped the league and then faced off in the district opener — a five-point Lansing Catholic win.

LANSING CATHOLIC w Last season: 18-5, first w Coach: Darren Zwick, eighth season w Returning starters: Zach Hurth (6-2 G) sr., Peter Murray (5-10 G) jr., Mike Mooney (6-0 G) sr., Stevie Repichowski (6-4 G/F) jr., Andrew Robeson (6-2 F) sr. w Other contributors: Jacob Bullock (6-0 G) jr., Cooper Rush (6-4 F) jr, Mike Shaw (6-5 G) sr., Cliff Farr (6-4 G) sr., Will Lovell (5-10 G) sr., Matt Macksood (6-0 G) jr. w Outlook: The Cougars were likely a small surprise last season in winning their fourth straight league title, and this winter they return all five starters and 10 players overall from that team. Hurth, Murray, Repichowski and Robeson all were all-league selections. The team also is a little bigger than a season ago but will still rely on balanced play and strong shooting from the perimeter.

BOYS WRESTLING Central Michigan Athletic Conference Coaches’ prediction: 1. Dansville, 2. Montabella, 3. Bath/Lansing Catholic 4. Carson City-Crystal, 5. Fulton, 6. Laingsburg League outlook: Dansville looks tbe the team tbeat in the CMAC. Bath’s merger with Lansing Catholic added some new grapplers tthe Bee team. Laingsburg, which has been in a cooperative with Bath for several seasons, will be on its own this year. Top wrestler: Arthur Bunce BATH/LANSING CATHOLIC w Last season: third w Coach: Les Flewelling, ninth season w Returning starters: David Smith (215) sr.; Rich Siuak (140) soph. w Other contributors: Josh Nowak (160/171) jr.; Zach Whitney (160/171) soph.; Shane Streeter (135) fr. w Outlook: Bath, after years of being paired with Laingsburg, will be in a cooperative with Lansing Catholic.


Capital Area Activities Conference Coaches prediction: 1. Lumen Christi, 2. DeWitt/St. Johns, 3. Grand Ledge/Waverly, 4. Okemos, 5. Holt, 6. Eastside, 7. Capital Area, 8. Jackson. Top player: Austin Hull, Grand Ledge/Waverly League outlook: Last year’s best are expected to be this winter’s contenders, with reigning champion Jackson Lumen Christi the favorite and reigning runner-up DeWitt/ St. Johns expected to give the biggest push. Grand Ledge/Waverly should bounce back from last year’s rare lower-division finish. The Comets/Warriors are off to a 4-0 start. CAPITAL AREA w Last season: 11-12-3 w Coach: Patrick Daley, fourth season w Returning starters: David Peck (sr. defense), Mike Larson (jr., forward), Kyle Peterson (sr., goaltender), Michael Day (jr., forward), Kyle Pier (jr., forward), Jeff Smith (jr., defenseman/ forward). w Other contributors: Kevin Monaghan (sr., defenseman), Dustin Ellsworth (soph., defenseman). w Outlook: This is the second season for the Patriots, which consists of players from Mason, Lansing Catholic, Charlotte, Lansing Christian and Potterville. The Patriots will be a physical, defensive-minded team led by senior David Peck on the blue line and senior Kyle Peterson between the posts.

BOYS SWIMMING CAAC RED Coaches’ prediction: 1. St. Johns, 2. Mason, 3.Waverly/Lansing Catholic, 4. Owosso, 5. Sexton/ Eastern Top swimmer: Nick Grider, St. Johns Top diver: Brennan LaBar, St. Johns Outlook: St. Johns will be the preseason favorite to continue its CAAC Red dominance this season. The common theme among the other teams in the Red will be their ability to replace seniors from last

year. If that can happen, the league standings could become very interesting down the final stretch of the season.

WAVERLY/LANSING CATHOLIC w Last season: fourth w Coach: Dave Hill, third season w Top returnees: Steven Walker, sr. (freestyle, IM), Daniel Sturdevant, sr. (sprints, breaststroke), Tommy Quinn, soph. (sprint), Kevin Rubino, soph. (distance), Ben Rentz, fr. (IM, butterfly), Daniel de La Fe’, soph. (freestyle), Noah Wyble, soph. (breaststroke, diving), Anthony Sevenski, soph. (distance) w Outlook: Walker was the league champion in the 500 freestyle last season and will be looking to qualify for the state meet.


w Coaches’ prediction: 1. Charlotte, 2. Corunna,

3. Perry, 4. Lansing Catholic, 5. Ionia, 6. Portland, 7. Eaton Rapids, 8. Haslett w Top bowler: Raychel Wolever, Charlotte LANSING CATHOLIC

w Last season: Seventh

w Coach: Drew Plemmons, second season

w Returning starters: Molly McKenna (jr.), Ellie

Wolcott (sr.), Nikki Hudson (sr.), Alyssa Guzman (sr.). w Other contributor: Emily Naylor (sr.). w Outlook: The Cougars should be on the way back up after bowling a number of matches last season without a full team.


w Coaches’ prediction: 1. Lansing Catholic,

2. Corunna, 3. Charlotte, 4. Ionia, 5. Portland, 6. Eaton Rapids, 7. Haslett, 8. Perry. w Top bowler: Austin Landry, Charlotte


w Last season: First

w Coach: Drew Plemmons, first season

w Returning starters: Mike Dennany (sr.), Spencer

Reynolds (sr.), Adam Babcock (soph.), Scott Thayer (sr.). w Other contributors: Kevin Gerszewski (jr.), Bill Bauer (sr.), Mitchell Tharp (fr). w Outlook: Four starters are back from last season’s league champion, and they should have the Cougars in contention again.


w Coaches’ prediction: 1. Lansing Catholic, 2.

Lakewood, 3. Grand Ledge, 4. Corunna, 5. Portland, 6. Williamston. w League outlook: The Blue and White are again combined after the Blue combined with the Red and the White competed on its own for 2009-10. Leagues favorites Lansing Catholic and Lakewood finished ninth and fifth, respectively, at regionals last season. Grand Ledge could have its best team in five years of competing and should push for a top spot. LANSING CATHOLIC

w Last season: Second in CAAC White w Coach:

Jodi Boehringer, 16th season

w Team composition: 11 total (One senior, five

juniors, three sophomores, two freshmen)

w Returning starters: MaryGrace Mayotte (sr.),

Karisa Knisely (jr.), Karah LeBuda (jr.), Katy Thompson (jr.), Lauren Phillips (soph.). w Outlook: The Cougars enter the season four fewer than a year ago, but Mayotte and LeBuda are returning all-leaguers and LeBuda joined Thompson and Phillips as all-district last season. Lansing Catholic remains strong in all facets, however, and will look to boost Round 2 scores with better jumps and flexibility.




w Coaches prediction: 1. East Lansing, 2. Okemos, 3. Holt, 4. Grand

Ledge, 5. Jackson, 6. Everett, 7. Eastern. w Top player: Deborah Hoekstra, East Lansing w League outlook: The Trojans remain heavy league favorites despite some heavy graduations but also after the transfer of Hoekstra from Eastern. Okemos is expected to contend for its first league title since 2002, and Holt looks like the most likely to push East Lansing. The Rams are seeking their first league title since 1996 and has won at least 15 games five straight seasons. Four league players have signed with Division I or II college programs so far. EVERETT w Last season: 1-20, seventh w Coach: K.C. Keyton, third season w Returning starter: Kani Caldwell (5-8 G) jr. w Other contributors: Starr Allen (6-0 F) soph., Malinda Sanders (5-8 G) jr., Deanna Martin (5-8 G) soph., Dareese Robertson (5-9 G) soph. w Outlook: The Vikings will bank on improvement with a young team that includes five returning varsity players. Last season’s roster included three freshmen, but also only three seniors.


w Coaches’ prediction: 1. Holt, 2. Grand Ledge, 3. East Lansing, 4.

Eastern, 5. Jackson, 6. Okemos, 7. Everett.

w League outlook: Holt looks tonce again be the team tbeat in the

Blue, returning five league champions and five league runners

up. Two-time defending state champion Freddie Rodriguez transferred tGrand Ledge and should give the Comets a solid contender in the 112/119-pound divisions. w Top wrestler: Freddie Rodriguez, Grand Ledge EVERETT w Last season: sixth w Coach: Chad Foster, first year w Returning starters: Nick Balcarcel, (125-130) soph.; Brian Tweedy (145) jr.; Tony Norris (152) jr.; Jacqwese Williams (145/152) soph.; Marcus Treadwell (152/160) soph.; Pao Thao (171/189) jr.; Justin Wood (189/215) soph.; Eryck Hall (285) jr. w Other contributors: Will Bouman (125/130) jr.; Rashaw Anderson (160) jr.; Dallas Benitez (160/171) fr. w Outlook: The Vikings are very young with several returning sophomores and juniors and look to improve throughout the season. Hall, a heavyweight and Norris should be solid contenders in the league.


w Coaches’ prediction: 1. Holt, 2. Okemos, 3. Grand Ledge,

4. Jackson, 5. East Lansing, 6. Everett w Top swimmer: Eric Dawdy, Holt w Top diver: Sam Larsen, Okemos w Outlook: As close as last season’s CAAC Blue race was, this year’s could be even tighter. Holt, Okemos and Grand Ledge all lost some top talent from last year, but also have a lot of potential heading into this season. There will likely be a number of state qualifiers amongst those three schools. EVERETT w Last season: sixth w Coach: Nathaniel Burchfield, first season

w Top returnees: Joey Brooks, sr. (freestyle, butterfly, IM), Blake

Howe, jr. (backstroke, butterfly), Andrew Sharpe, sr. (distance), Chase Mareno, jr. (breaststroke, IM) w Outlook: Howe will be Everett’s top swimmer this season. The Vikings are a young group, but have potential to improve. Burchfield brings a positive attitude to a team that should make huge strides from the start of the year to the end.


w Coaches’ prediction: 1. Eastern, 2. Okemos, 3. East Lansing, 4.

Jackson, 5. Holt, 6. Grand Ledge, 7. Everett.

w Top player: LaDontae Henton, Eastern

w League outlook: Eastern won its first league and district titles

since 1991 last season and remains the heavy favorite to repeat in the Blue. But Okemos and East Lansing each bring back some big names and appear the biggest obstacles. Holt is perhaps the biggest wild card — the Rams are traditionally a contender but graduated one of the area’s top classes last spring. EVERETT w Last season: 1-20, seventh w Coach: John Jones, 31st season w Returning starters: Joshua Williams (5-3 G) sr., Jaleel Canty (5-8 G) soph., James Jenkins-Rivers (6-1 F) sr. w Other contributors: Darius Lane (5-9 G) jr., Robert Tarpley (5-11 G) sr., Jalen Smith (6-4 F) sr., Lloyd Blackman III (5-9 G) sr. w Outlook: The Vikings are hoping to work back up the standings by focusing on rebounding and defense. Jones said all of his players must show improvement for the team to have success.


w Coaches’ prediction: 1. Holt, 2. Jackson, 3. East Lansing, 4.

Grand Ledge, 5. Everett, 6. Eastern. w Top bowler: Shelly Teague, Holt

EVERETT w Last season: Third w Coach: Sabrina Richmond, third season w Returning starters: Kelly Willard (jr.), Khadijah Radcliff (soph.), Stephanie Dunham (jr.), Dymond Johnson (jr.). w Outlook: The Vikings are experienced, and could improve from last year.

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w Coaches’ prediction: 1. Grand Ledge, 2. Holt, 3. Jackson, 4. East

Lansing, 5. Everett, 6. Eastern.

w Top bowler: David Rodriguez, Jackson

EVERETT w Last season: Sixth w Coach: Sabrina Richmond, third season w Returning starters: Devin Richmond (sr.), Nicholas Anderson (jr.), McKenzie Sipe (sr.). w Other contributors: Collin Dunn (soph.), Tyler Jones (soph.). w Outlook: The Vikings will look to build this young team and improve on last year’s finish. Devin Richmond and Sipe will provide senior leadership for the young group.



w Coaches prediction: 1. Waverly, 2. St. Johns, 3.


Coaches prediction: 1. Sexton, 2. Waverly, 3. Jackson Lumen Christi, 4. Owosso, 5. St. Johns, 6. Mason, 7. Jackson Northwest. Top player: Denzel Valentine, Sexton League outlook: This season could look a lot like last season in the Red, with co-champions Sexton and Waverly expected to battle again for the top spot. With a number of strong guards and few strong posts this winter, Lumen Christi’s 6-foot-7 Dan Chilcote should keep the Titans in the hunt. SEXTON w Last season: 21-6, tied for first w Coach: Carlton Valentine, fifth season w Returning starters: Denzel Valentine (6-5 G/F) jr., Anthony Clemmons (6-0 G) jr., Bryn Forbes (6-2 G) jr., Tyrin Wade (6-5 F) sr. w Other contributors: Jalen Hayes (6-7 F/C) soph., Kyren Kemp (5-11 G/F) jr., Jeffrey Cain (6-0 G) jr., Donyae Logan (6-2 F) sr. w Outlook: The Big Reds are poised for more big things following last season’s Class B runner-up finish. Wade, Valentine (who has committed to Michigan State for 2012), Forbes and Clemmons, in that order, were the team’s top four scorers last season. Add in a great preseason by Kemp, and most opponents will be working to keep up with the Big Reds’ offense. Hayes inherits a major role as the team’s most sizable post, but he’ll have plenty of help.


CAAC Red Coaches’ prediction: 1. St. Johns, 2. Mason, 3.Waverly/Lansing Catholic, 4. Owosso, 5. Sexton/ Eastern Top swimmer: Nick Grider, St. Johns Top diver: Brennan LaBar, St. Johns Outlook: St. Johns will be the preseason favorite to continue its CAAC Red dominance this season. The common theme among the other teams in the Red will be their ability to replace seniors from last year. If that can happen, the league standings could become very interesting down the final stretch of the season. EASTERN/SEXTON w Coach: Bryan Scott, third season w Top returnees: Eric Lynch, sr. (freestyle), Joey Coscarelli, sr. (freestlye), Corwin Blythe, soph (breaststroke IM), Adam Spoleman (sr.- Breast Stroke) w Other contributors: Bobby Garza, fr. (butterfly, IM, freestyle), Nick Kilpatrick, fr. (freestyle, IM) w Outlook: This will be a young group that will be looking for improvement as the season progresses. The three returning seniors should play a big role in helping the team improve from last year’s mark.


CAAC Red Coaches’ prediction: 1. St. Johns, 2. Mason, 3. Waverly, 4. Lumen Christi, 5. Owosso, 6. Jackson Northwest, 7. Sexton. League outlook: St. Johns returns state champions Jacob Schmitt and Taylor Massa and seven additional state qualifiers, making the Redwings the odds-on favorite to repeat as league champs and making another run for a state title. Mason returns two-time state champion Conor Youtsey and two state qualifiers. w Top wrestler: Taylor Massa, St. Johns SEXTON w Last season: seventh w Coach: Chris Henderson, ninth season w Returning starters: Kyle Duke (189) jr.; Eli Eva (140) sr.; Demarco Bisbee (285) sr.; Ryan Ackerman (145) sr.; L’done Napier (140) sr..; Deon Howard (135) sr.; Kong Thad (171) sr; Jarred Wade (145) jr.; Greg Davenport (130) jr. w Other contributors: Alejandro Sanchez (130) soph.; Zach Rolls (103) fr.; Tyler Collinson (112) fr. w Outlook: Bisbee has proven his athletic ability on the football field. He along with six other seniors will bring experience to the program that looks to improve over last year’s seventh-place finish in the CAAC Red.


w Coaches’ prediction: 1. Owosso, 2. Waverly,

3. Mason, 4. Jackson Northwest, 5. Sexton.

w Top bowler: Allison Goodman, Waverly

SEXTON w Last season: Fifth w Coach: Lori Barber, second season w Returning starters: Haleigh Mason (sr.), Katie Sanders (sr.), Sydney James (soph.), Raquel Harris (soph.). w Outlook: The Big Reds have a young group of bowlers who will need to play big roles. Mason will be looked upon to lead, and could qualify for states.


w Coaches’ prediction:

1. Mason, 2. Owosso, 3. Waverly, 4. Jackson Northwest, 5. Sexton w Top bowlers: Travis Valentine, Mason SEXTON w Last season: Fifth w Coach: Lori Barber, second season w Returning starters: Joshua Barber Braun (sr.), Michael Barber Braun (soph.), Devon Hammond (soph.). w Other contributors: Michael Thomas (jr.), Zach Bates (jr.). w Outlook: The Big Reds continue to grow, with more than 30 bowlers on their teams this season. Joshua Barber Braun will provide senior leadership, and looks to be a state qualifier.

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Jackson Northwest, 4. Mason, 5. Jackson Lumen Christi, 6. Owosso, 7. Sexton w Top player: Carole Harris, Waverly w League outlook: St. Johns and Jackson Northwest are expected to provide heavy pushes, but Waverly should open the season ranked among the best in the state in Class A. Warriors Carole Harris, Jasmine Wood and Milton could all be considered the league’s top player, and they are just a few from a loaded roster. That said, St. Johns was picked by the coaches to finish third last season and ended up champion — and can’t be counted out. SEXTON w Last season: 9-12, fifth w Coach: Joe Wojda, 13th season w Returning starters: Sophie Morrell (5-7 G) jr., Cornesha Gund (5-6 F) jr. w Outlook: The Big Reds will have ample opportunities for players to make their mark as they make up for the transfer of all-leaguer Victoria Milton to Waverly and other losses. Young players will be counted on as the team tries to push the league contenders.

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Includes 743-5145. chkd., dewclaws removed, Houses/ Mobiles/ AKC SHIH TZU PUPS Ready CHINESE SHAR-PEI PUPS 1st shots & wormed. $475. Modulars. Cash Available AKC avail. 12/20 for ChristLAB PUPS AKC, yellow, for under the Christmas Call now to pick & reserve for good/bad/ugly credit! mas! Taking deposits now. GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS 7 shots, dews, quality patree, 1st shots, wormed, 989-593-2308 or cell 9891 - 8 0 0 - 2 4 6 - 8 1 0 0 Good with children, parents, can pickup Xmas champion bloodlines, 8 wks. Purebred. Shots & 640-2812. rents on site, vet checked, eve. $500. 517-202-0771 wks. $650. 517-526-4196. Wormed. Parents on site, MM $600. (517)327-5059 Great with children. Red & Golden. $400. 517-899-0850 DRDANIELSANDSON.COM LAB PUPS Ready for Christ- SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPIES AKITA-4 YR OLD spayed fePUPPIES 8 CASH REAL ESTATE mas. AKC, Chocolate & male with a sweet COCKAPOO $350. Call 517-243-0524. weeks old. 1st shots, LOANS We Buy Land ConBlack. Beautiful. $450. Taktemperment, needs a paGORDON SETTER PUPS! wormed. Little Teddy tracts. $10,000-$500,000 ing dep. 989-277-6494. tient, sensitive home. Call AKC, Hunt & health guarBears. $250. 989-833-7257. Pri517-669-6452. anteed! Excellent parents! WEIMARANER PUPS AKC vate Money, Fast! Deal $450. 989-681-2347 MINIATURE PINSCHER Grey & silver/grey. $575. with Decision Maker. PUPS different ages & colReady for Christmas, AMERICAN ESKIMO PUP- COCKER SPANIEL PUPMichigan Licensed ors, $100-$250. Adults taking dep. 989-640-2321 P I E S UKC, minis, toys, NMLS#138110 800-837PIES AKC, $300small placement fee to shots & wormed, $2006166 or 248-335-6166 $350. All colors. 517-726right home. 517-857-3036 $350. Call 517-543-2119. 0368 or 517-231-2400 MM WESTIES are for "Life" MINI DACHSHUND NOT JUST THE A PERFECT TOY DAPPLES and reds COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! HOLIDAYS!!! BREED PUPPY 3-males 1-female Christmas Puppies. $300 & Planning an Auction? Teddy Bears, Peke-A-Poos, $350.00. (517)899-0053 up. 989-426-3866 Karen. or 734-455-9239 for Yorkies, Cock-A-Poos See our Westies 101 & more!! TEDDY BEAR PUPS $350 handout or Call LCN Toll Free 7-month old male $175 POMERANIAN PUPPIES 6 PITBULL PUPPIES M om & NoShed, Shots & Used to wks old. $300 each. Call D ad on site, $100 each. 517-404-3045 877.475.SELL Kids! 810-496-3697 989-862-4035. Call 517-420-0263.

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Dogs-Cats-Pets YORKIE POO PUPPIES 9 wks., 1st shots, wormed. Little dolls! $350. 989-427-3205

Firewood ACKERSON FIREWOOD Seasoned hardwood, $60 per face cord, delivered. 517-281-9383. ALL SEASONED HARD WOOD Split & delivered. $65 per face cord. 517-623-0416.

YORKIE PUPS $500 Shorkies & Yorkie-Poos $300/up Shots No Shed, Toy Size 989.225.1367 YORKIE SILKY TERRIER PUPS Super adorable, APRI reg. Ready now. $595 cash. 734-646-4007.

Farm AnimalsLivestock FEEDER PIGS (517) 857-3218

C H E R R Y , MAPLE & O A K Seasoned firewood. Delivered & STACKED. 4’x8’x16" $65. 517-651-5214

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FIREWOOD for Dec. only. $60 face cord with Free delivery. Call Jeff 517-719-1281; Carol 517-507-7093. 20th year selling firewood! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas. FIREWOOD $50 FACE CORD, you pick up or 65/delivered. $50 each for 3 or more with free delivery. 517-887-9355


Hay-Grain-Seed ALFALFA GRASSEXCELLENT Hay $4 & up. Can deliver. 517-641-6034

SEASONED HARDWOOD Stove & fireplace size. $80 fc/delivered & stacked. 517-627-9340, 517-285-0407


GRASS ALFALFA MIX Square bales, 1st cutting, 1960’S ERA COCA C O L A $3.00. 517-625-3230. MACHINE Nice cond. Holds 12 oz. bottles, bright lit Coke insignia, runs great, ice cold. $700/obo. 517490-8787.

Lawn and Garden

SNOWBLOWERS 1 & 2 stages; elec. start. Good condition. Private owner $150 to $350.517-393-7784.


WASHER/DRYER AMANA 7 cycle washer and 9 cycle elect. dryer. New in July. Price is negotiable need to sell asap. $300/each or $500.00/set (517)803-5681 100% A1 ABSOLUTELY ALL Ash, Oak & Maple. Delivered. $60/per face cord. 5 qt. Specials. 517-525-5510.



100% SEASONED HARDWOOD 4’x8’x16’’ $65 face cord. Free delivery. 4 face cord $225; 10 face cord $500. 517-663-1006

APPLE LAPTOP COMPUTER like new, $500 or best offer. Call 517-694-5014.

A1 ALL DRY Se a s on e d Hardwood. Same day delivery. $70 per face cord delivered. 517-819-2832.

LIKE NEW DELL Latitude D630 Laptop 1.8GHz Core2Duo Win Vista Bus w/recovery DVD 2GB/80GB DVD-RW WiFi good battery Office $269 517-614-8880

Exercise-Fitness Equipment SEARS TREADMILL Full digital readouts. Like new, rarely used. $250. 517-655-1475


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

NAIL TECH/ MANICURIST/ PEDICURIST Great location. Cientele a plus. Commission or rental available. Send resume to or call 517-202-3252.



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Manufactured Homes

Homes For Sale FREE FORECLOSURE LIST INGS Over 400,000 properties nationwide. Low down payment. Call now. 800880-2517 MM

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

Real Estate Auctions

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

IRS PUBLIC AUCTION SALE, December 28th 2010. Lake front property on Gun Lake in Wayland Michigan. Great location, home needs work. For information, visit: MC


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LAKE CHARLEVOIX , 1000+ sq. ft., wanterfront condo (S. arm). Top floor, 3 bdrm., 2 bath, fully furnished, Fireplace, elevator in bldg. Beach, docks, close to everything. $359K. 248-376-5800

+ HOLT , 2 bdrm., $2,500. Little work needed. Financing available. . 866-694-0821


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Fence for all occasions, light excavating, holes augered, bucket & pallet fork work. We clean up scrap metal for free.

For Free Estimate Call 517-669-8066

Floor Services

Mr. Natural’s Wood Floors • Refinishing • Repairs • Installation

FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988

Handyman FM FINISH All Handyman Phases. Good, dependable. Do job estimates. 517-348-4983

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FRANDOR AREA 1400 sf., 3 bdrms., 2 baths, formal liv. & din. rms, spacious kitchen, rent includes heat, water, carport, trash pickup. Safe secure bldg., on-site owner. No pets. $775 per mo. 517-881-2049.

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

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517.322.4131 Trash removal Appliances, brush, carpet, wood, etc. Senior disc. Eavestrough Cleaning.

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COOLEY/LCC NEAR: 1 bdrm apt. Secure building, $510/mo. + $250 security deposit. 517-347-0314.

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


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Snow Removal RESIDENTIAL SNOW REMOVAL Great Rates! 517-652-9802


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517-321-8222 800-843-6561 FREE ESTIMATES

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

Masonry MASONRY RESTORATION Res/comm., historic. Repair brick, block & stone. Fndn/chimney repair/new. Lic. & Ins. 517-647-5380


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

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

Tree Service

Timber Tree Services, LLC Commercial & Residential

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

LANSING AREA- 1 & 2 bdrm, Starting from $400 + dep. Includes utilities. 517-372-6250


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EASTLAWN MEMORY GARDENS, Okemos, MI. 1 plot w/1 open/close in Garden of 10 commandements. Asking $1,500, valued at $2,600. 517-676-6878



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

GENERAL MAINTENANCE ITHACA MAG 10 DELUXE Needed for not-for-profit Used, like new. Call 517A AMISH LOG HEAD apartment building. Dry 694-7021. BOARD AND Queen Pillow wall repair & painting. Top Mattress Set. Brand Duties include moderate new-never used, sell all for lifting, grounds keeping SMITH & WESSON Moun$275. 989-923-1278. & snow removal. HVAC tain Gun Lite 44 Magnum, MM knowledge helpful but 4" Stainless steel barrel, not required. Must live Excellent. $700. 517-290within 30 minutes of 5373. Permit required. A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP Holt. Requires on-call mattress set, new in plasrotation. tic, $195. Call 517-410-4921. THOMPSON CENTER ENTo apply please go to: When you need repairs Can deliver., CORE 50cal. stainless muzreference job# JGM4 zleloader. Used 1 season. around the home All accessories. $525. A TEMPERPADIC/ STYLE - and you need them 517-331-1080 MEMORY FOAM MATfast- check the service TRESS SET Queen, newnever used, as seen on TV, VINTAGE WALNUT M1 Cardirectory in the Source bine under folding stock with warranty. Cost $55. WWII Russian M44 $1,800, Sell $695. Can Decarbine rifle w/unopen liver 989-832-2401. MM AIRLINES ARE HIRING— SEE SOURCEADS.COM FIRE CHIEF Part-time for a case of 880 rounds ammo Train for high paying Aviatownship (pop. 3821) with $325. WWII German MauOR CALL LCN TOLL FREE tion Career. FAA approved an additional contract ser K98, orig. bayonet, program. Financial aid if service area of one third sling, 150 rounds ammo & qualified—Job placement the adjacent township. clips, cost over $530 assistance. Call Aviation Please call or email for wholesale, 1st $400 gets it. Institute of Maintenance complete posting. AppliRare M14 walnut folding 877-891-2281. cation Deadline is Decemstock $250. M1 Carbine RiMM HO TRAINS & B U I L D ber 14, 2010. Contact Clerk fle, needs new trigger INGS. Incl. rolling stock Mestelle at (517) 663-7407 guard $250. .36 cal. blk & passenger cars. Also or powder Civil War repro some cars & engines ENFORCE Navy revolver needs clean- LEGAL/LAW purchased 2nd hand in MENT W/ U.S. Navy. Paid ing $80. Todd 517-575-7955 ’59. Prices vary. 517training. No exp OK. Great 337-0949 benefits, $ for school, retirement. HS grads ages WANTED: Gun reloading 17-34. Call 1-800-922-1703, equipment, old guns, bulM-F 9-3. MC lets, gun parts, more. 15 Medical Billing Call 517-623-0416 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Trainees Needed! Train for high paying AviaHospitals & Insurance tion Career. FAA approved Companies Now Hiring! program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement No experience? assistance.. Call Aviation Need Training? Institute of Maintenance Accelerated Career (877) 891-2281. MC A AARDVARK ANTIQUER Training Program paying cash for guns, ANTIQUE PIANO Antique & Job Placement ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE jewlery, furniture, art & upright piano w/bench from Home. *Medical, unusual & bizarre items. 1-888-589-9681 and music. Very good *Business, *Paralegal, 517-819-8700 condition. $50.00 *Accounting, *Criminal (517)694-4730 Justice. Job placement as- BUSINESS UNIT sistance. Computer availaSecretary for Ingham InALWAYS BUYING ble. Financial Aid if qualitermediate School District. jewelry. All types & ages, fied. Call 877-895-1828 The individual in this posicostume & fine. tion provides secretarial Linda 517-331-1181 MC and financial technical Builders-Contractorssupport for Business Unit services and activities. Remodelers ANTIQUER BUYING FURPIONEER POLE BUILD Qualifications include NITURE, paintings, lamps, INGS Free Estimates. Lidemonstrated ability to do jewelry, musical instrucensed and Insured. 2x6 basic business communiments. Call: 517-886-9795. 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Applica24’x40’x10’-$7995.00 tion Deadline: Wednesday, 30’x40’x10’-$8995.00 December 22, 2010 @ 30’x48’x12’-$10,995.00 CASH PAID 4:00p.m. A completed onLicensed/Insured for diabetic test strips. line application, resume 1-877-802-9591 Up to $15 per 100 strips. and cover letter of interest MM Ph. 517-292-0991 are required. For a complete job description and Customer Rep FORESTRY EQUIPMENT: 3 application instructions pt. PTO FARMI logging CASH PAID please visit our website at winches. VALBY 3 pt. PTO for diabetic test strips. Comwoodchippers. 3 pt. grapUp to $15 per 100 strips. Great Pay! puters with Internet acples, woodsplitters, loader Ph. 517-292-0991 cess are available at the We want to start 50 people attachments. Three Rivers, Capital Area Michigan for the holidays, sales/svc, Inc. 866-638-7885, Works! 2110 South Cedar LJ-0000880869-01 conditions apply, all ages www.threeriversforestry.c GENERAL MOTORS VOUCH St., Lansing, Michigan or 18+. Call 333-1700. om ER WANTED. If you would any public library. AA/EOE. MM like to sell your GM voucher, call John 616-889-2056 INTERNATIONAL FELLOOKING FOR A JOB? LOWSHIP seeks Volunteer HAVE BILLS TO PAY? Host Families for Foreign Waiting 6 months to start Exchange Students arrivyour new career isn’t an ing January 2011. Or EARN option? New Horizons has COMPUTER REVIVER: extra cash as Area Rep! your solution. Earn your DO YOU EARN $800.00 in a Upgrades, internet repair, virus, 8 0 0 - 6 4 7 - 8 8 3 9 day? Your own local candy spyware removal, data rec. 30 day Microsoft, Cisco, CompTia, internationalfellowship.or HAND HEWED BROAD Axe route 25 machines and or Virtualization certificamade, 100-150 yr. old barn g candy all for $9995.00. All wrnty. Erik 517-484-6364. Housecalls. tion from New Horizons beams. Reasonable. Call: MM major credit cards acceptright here in Central Michi989-224-7374 no Sun. calls. ed. 877-915-8222. Bend 3. gan in as little as 10 days ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE MC of training! Private fundfrom Home. *Medical, ing and career placement *Business, *Paralegal, is available! *Accounting, *Criminal DO YOU EARN $800 IN A Call 1-888-413-7876 Justice. Job placement asDAY? Your Own Local Cansistance. Computer availady Route. 25 Machines And ble. Financial Aid if quali- 4 TICKETS TO the CHRISTGary’s Drywall Finishing Candy All For $9995. All Email the Lansing Community fied. Call 877-895-1828 MAS CABARET, Wharton "Hang, Finish and Repair" Major Credit Cards AcNewspapers 24/7 at: Center, Sat. Dec. 11, 2 pm. 517-927-3853 cepted 877-915-8222 MM $130. Call 517-282-0286. MM

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55’’ SONY VEGA HD TV, excellent condition. Asking $400. Paid $2800. Call 517-882-1498.

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LESABRE CUSTOM 1998 $2,900 Gray, 100000mi on motor, good tires, leather 989-224-8730

MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS 2002 $6,500/OBO Loaded, low mi., FL car, family owned 517-449-4618

Cadillac CADILLAC 2004 SLS $8500 Well maintained, must see. Maint. records avail. Excellent cond. 517-323-7115


SL1, 1999 $3,500 104K mi. Perfectly maint., clean, good tires/brakes. Good Condition. 517-898-9217


CHEVROLET ASTRO LT 1999 $3650 7Pass, Immaculate, 115K, Veh Inspec., 4 bucket seat 517-321-2556 PONTIAC MONTANA 2003 $3,700 4Dr, Burgundy, a/c, Pwr win., nav, airbag, abs, good 517-898-7601 GMC SAVANA 1500 2000 $3,950 8 cyl, 3rd Row Seats, 164000mi., White 810-577-1102

FORD RANGER 2001 EXT. CAB $8995/OBO 4WD, loaded, low mi., no rust, runs great 517-230-7117

E-CLASS E500 2003 8 cyl, Lthr, 123,000mi., Silver

$12,900 517-230-2412

Oldsmobile AURORA 4.0 2001 $4500 Immac maint, Loaded, Lthr, MUST drive Excellent condition 517-881-6253 92 OLDS 98 TOURING SEDAN $600 FIRM 3800 super charged, as is for parts. Complete car. 517-896-9766

SOLD. December 12, 2010

$32,950 FIRM

PASSAT GLS 1.8T 2002 $6,500 Wgn, 61K miles, 5 spd, new tires, ex shape, fun 517-202-9653 JETTA GLS 2003 $5,799 Auto, Sunroof, 107556mi, Silver, Great on gas 517-763-7553


HONDA ODYSSEY EX-L 2010 6 cyl, Lthr, 10100mi., Silver

CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 2004 $10,000 Ext. Cab LT, loaded, black/black, htd seats, topper, Excellent condition. 517-391-2512

Mercedes Benz

GRAND PRIX GT, 1999 $3,800/BEST 153K mi., leather, htd. seats, moonroof. Like new. Excellent condition. 517-391-2512

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

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

F-150, 1993 $1,675 149K mi. White w/tan interior, nice work truck. Good condition. 517-410-0695


CHEVY VENTURE LT VAN 2001 $5950 7 pass., loaded, elec. sliders, Burg/lt grey, 98K mi. Excellent cond. 517-230-4745

CHEVY BLAZER 1999 $3900/OBO 4x4, 2 dr., new tires, runs great, all pwr, black 517-402-9590


Mini Vans


Volvo VOLVO S80 2007 $18,900/OBO Slate grey, heated leather, sunroof, all pwr, extra clean, 43K mi. 517-944-4477

Automobiles Wanted

Subaru LEGACY OUTBACK AWD, 1998 $3900/OBO 175K mi. New eng. & tires, 2 sunroofs, auto, loaded, leather, Great cond. 517-487-5326

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

Junk Cars Wanted

Trucks FORD RANGER XLT 2000 $3500 4cyl, reg cab, 87000mi, Red, a/c, auto, cruise 517-323-6273

CARS & TRUCKS WANTED Paying cash. 7 days a week.

FORD F150 1992 $4,200 Shortbox Pickup w/shell, 4’’ lift, 35’’ Toyo tires, 5.8L motor, 175K mi. 517-749-2365

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


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

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

BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737

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Apartments Suburbs

AUTO OWNERS/WAVERLY Lg. clean quiet deluxe 1&2 bdrms, from $525, no pets. Free heat. 517-7124915, 202-3234, 323-1153

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

CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., heat, water, sewer & trash LARGE 1 BDRM APT. in included. 517-202-3964. Grand Ledge, overlooking the park & river, includes heat & water, $540 mo. + COLONIAL VILLAGE dep. No pets, no smoking. AREA: 1 bedroom Quiet Call 517-242-4867. Area. No Smoking, No Pets. Call 517-485-4300

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

Duplexes For Rent WILLIAMSTON: 1ST MO. RENT DISC. AVAIL. - 216 Jackson St. 1 bedroom. Appliances, incl. dishwasher. Basement, laundry hook up. Nice deck. Very nice yard. $500 per month. 517-861-7314.

Homes For Rent 1017 S GRAND Lansing. 4 bdrm., recently updated, sec. 8 ok, $950/mo. Call 517-214-8282

Homes For Rent

Homes For Rent

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


BATH- LARGE 4 BDRM with garage. Gas, electric & deposit required. No pets. $800/mo. 517-641-6364 COLONIAL VILLAGE

3 Bdrm/2 Bath Homes Payment starting as low as $599/mo! 3 Bed/2 Bath, All Appliances, W/D, Central Air, Holt Schools, Pet Friendly No Application fees! All Credit Considered! New and Pre-owned Homes Available Call Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows Today! 1-888-258-2412 *Must close by 12-27-10*

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ST JOHNS – Only $340/Mo! Lease to Own! Your Own Home! Over 1,500 sq.ft. New Carpet & Paint ~ Many more to choose from!! THE MEADOWS (989) 224-7707

Flats 1027 HICKORY ST., Lansing 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 1 car garage, Basement. Lg. fenced yard. $800. Pets welcome for small fee. 810-577-1102 810-397-3026

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SPACIOUS TOWNHOMES • 2 bdrm., 1.5 bath, $599 • 3 bdrm., 2.5 bath, $699 • Washer/dryer hookups. • Walk-in closets. • Garages available. > Pet friendly ? 517-394-3111 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

DOWNTOWN 408 W. Ionia, 1 bdrm., garage, basement. Close to LCC and Cooley. $575 per month utilities included. 517-749-3890

Apartments Lansing 121 ISLAND AVE. 1 bdrm., 1st floor apartment, heat, water, trash removal and basement included. All new flooring. Must see! Quiet neighborhood. $550/mo. 517-881-3386 4823 SOUTH PENNSYLVA NIA NEAR JOLLY, s p a cious 2 bdrm. $525 + dep. includes heat & water. References. 517-3395330/517-420-1514 BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 2 bedroom, $325-$540. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512.

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1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes. Call for details. 517-886-4100

central air, washer/ dryer. From $750. 517-282-9669 517-349-8000

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. MASON--FREE HEAT! Fenced backyard, private 2 Bdrms Avail. Now! $300 deck. $650 + utils. Security Deposit. $645/mo. 517-332-9255. Vouchers accepted. Spacious 1,000 sq. ft. Water/Sewer/Trash incl. DELTA TWP Pet-friendly. 517-244-0672 521½ Chanticleer. Beautiful 2 bdrm., 1 bath, 1 car garage. Shared fenced yard. Available now. Old Orchard Apts. $680+ util. 517-256-3726.

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$100 moves you in! "0" application fee & "0" sec. deposit 1 or 2 bdrms Apts.

EAST LANSING Upperscale duplex in Whitehills area. 3 bdrm., 1 1/2 baths, plus W/D, new windows, insulation R39, $1050 + deposit. Call Jill at 517-410-6750 or Mary at 517-347-1127. HOLT- 2 LG bdrms, 1 bath, 2 story, large kitchen, central air, washer/dryer, extra clean, full bsmt, gas heat, small pets ok. 517-468-3963

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1st Month Rent FREE when Call us today! you sign a 12 mo. lease! 517-694-8975 HOLT CLEAN! 3BR,1.5BA, Forest View Apts, Haslett conditions apply Air, Dishwasher, W/D * Immediate Occupancy hookup, Private Drive, * Cozy 1 bdrm apts $560 Yard & Shed. No smoking * PET WELCOME or pets. $750/mth incl. wa* Single level bldg w/ priter & sewer. (517) 507-3887 vate entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups in utility room HOLT * Vaulted ceiling in living Large 2 bdrm. duplex. room H A S L E T T : 2 B D R M S , 1.5 Nice yard. W/D hookup. * Storage access baths, air, washer/dryer $650 water & sewer includ* Lovely wooded setting deck. On Golf Course/lake, ed. No pets. 517-694-1899. * Close to everything avail now. 517-663-1287 Call today for info and tour! 517-349-2250 Conditions apply. HASLETT Lakefront on WEBBERVILLE- 2 bdrm. Lake Lansing w/dock, duplex, 2 car garage, gazebo, beautiful view. $725/mo. 517-521-3242 or patio. Luxury 2 bdrm w/ BEACON LAKE 810-923-0910. office, condo/ apt. New Quiet community with maple kitchen, black/ spectacular lake views. stainless appliances, carMove in specials. Located pet, central air, granite. btwn E. Lansing & Jackson. W/D. No big dogs, incl Off US-127 in Mason! lawn, trash, snow. $930. 517-676-8877 517-853-6307.

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appliances, $595 mo. updated, $500 - $700 rent, 323-4700 plus utilities. Section 8 ok. No pets. Please call Ryan 517-819-4397. DAKIN, 1022 3 bdrm., new vinyl windows, oak floor in living/dining rm., kitch. 1509 MARY AVE appl., full bsmt. w/WD OKEMOS: WALK TO Ben- CANADIAN FISHING CAB3 bdrm.,1.5 bath, lg. yard, hookup, enclosed front nett Woods & Okemos dishwasher, AC, fireplace, INS for RENT. Walleyes, porch, garage, fenced High. 4 bdrm., 2 bath, very clean. $775. jumbo perch, big yard. $700 + util. Also, 2706 granite counter tops, Call 517-388-2661 northerns. Call Hugh or W. Jolly. 4 BR. 517-372-4504 vaulted ceilings, Fireplace. Doris toll free 800-426-2550 $1600. 517-694-1825. for free brochure. Or look 2 & 3 bdrm., newly at our website rennovated homes. New HASLETT- (2) HOMES. 2 carpet, newer appliances. bdrm. w/pond/wildlife & 3 S. LANSING 2 BR ranch, 1 MM No pets. Section 8 welbdrm. Both incl. applianfull ba., 1 car att. gar., come. Available immedices, washer/dryer. Both fenced backyard, shed, ately! $625-$775 + deposit close to schools, many exSec. 8/MSHDA ok, nice qui& utilities. 517-819-3082. tras. Immediate occupanet subd., near K-Mart, cy. $800-$900. Meijer, busline, pets ok. 517-339-3038. $600 mo. + utils. 654 Arm2 BDRM., 2200 1/2 N. East strong Rd. 517-410-7257. St., Lansing. $525 mo., GRAND LEDGE: 1, 2 & 3 $525 deposit. Heat & water bdrm., $420 to $535 + incld. References. Call 517L A N S I N G - 2 & 3 bdrm sec. dep. No pets. SOUTH LANSING 290-2425. houses and 1 & 2 bdrm Call 517-627-2391, or Very clean 3 bdrm., apts. & duplexes. $450517-896-3285. 1 bath home in nice $700. Local owner cell 9892 BDRM HOME 625 neighborhood. $725+ 550-1181. Cavanaugh, Lansing. Cute deposit & utilities & cozy. $600 mo. Call 517(517)694-4730 MOBILE HOME FOR rent 349-9436. Deposit required, no pets. Sec. 8 welcome. 3616 DONALD ST. Lansing. 517-482-4322 ST JOHNS Small 2-3 BR., full bsmt., Lansing-4 Bd/2 Ba th 3 bdrm./bath. 1792 sq.ft. nice yard, good neighborhome for $80,000. Rent to own!! Only $369 hood. $600 + utils. WITH Payments as low as per mo. Brand new carpet GOOD CREDIT. No Sec. 8. $120/mo. Call Now & appliances. Contact The (Dogs extra). No cats, no 800-240-0578 Meadows of St. Johns, smoking. After 5pm 517(989) 224-7707. 285-3336 NASCAR SPEED WEEK 2 bdrm. condo for rent, HOME 2 to 3 733 N. JENISON, Lansing, MI LANSING February 12-19, 2011, WILLIAMSTON 3 BDRM., 48915: 2 bdrm., 1 bath. bdrm., neat & clean, fresh at Daytona Beach, on the 1 bath, home on the river. Incl. fridge & oven. Well in- paint. Just remodeled. Call beach. $1500. 2 car garage, $750 mo. + sulated w/new windows. Terry 517-641-7271 or Tom Please call 517-676-4453 utils. Call 517-881-8776. New washer/dryer. Close 517-214-7648. if interested. to St. Lawrence & near LCC/Cooley, $575. 923 EDISON: 3 bdrm. , OKEMOS B eautiful ope n $650/mo. $15/app. fee. for foyer & floor plan, 5 BRs + both. 517-331-1182. den, 4 full baths, 2 whirlpools, 3 car garage, 3 season room, deck, fin. BE A HOME OWNER Rent to bsmt., lg yard & woods. No own. Owner will finance. pets. $2495 mo. + utils., Land Contract available. dep. & ref. 517-337-1007. A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF Call 517-202-3121.

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PROPOSED 2011 OPERATING BUDGET A public hearing will be held on Thursday, December 20, 2010, at 6:00 P.M. in the Board Room of the Ingham County Road Commission’s Austin E. Cavanaugh Administration Building, located at 301 Bush Street, Mason, Michigan, for the purpose of hearing public comment concerning the proposed 2008 Ingham County Road Commission operating budget. Copies of the proposed Ingham County Road Commission operating budget may be obtained by calling 517-676-9722, 1800-968-9733, or by writing to the Ingham County Road Commission at P.O. Box 38, Mason, Michigan 48854. Copies will be available after December 3, 2007, and will be mailed upon request. A copy of the proposed budget can also be obtained by downloading it from the Ingham County Road Commission’s web site,

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TRUSTEES OF THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF LANSING WAS HELD AT THE TOWNSHIP OFFICES LOCATED AT 3209 WEST MICHIGAN AVENUE, LANSING, MICHIGAN ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010 AT 7:00 P.M. MEMBERS PRESENT: Supervisor Daher, Treasurer Rodgers Trustees: Masseau, Rodgers, Harris, Mitchell MEMBER ABSENT: Clerk Aten ALSO PRESENT: Michael Gresens, Attorney ACTION TAKEN BY THE BOARD: Meeting called to order by Supervisor Daher. Minutes of meeting held on November 9, 2010 approved. Agenda approved. Demolition Permit issued to Motors Liquidation Company, with removal of debris and water to continue at former GM sites pending payment of fees by December 7th. Speed limit increase on Clare Street approved by Board, with Supervisor authorized to work with Road Commission. West Side Water 2011 budget approved. Investment policy resolution adopted. Liquor License transfer approved for 2425 Lake Lansing Road. 2011 meeting dates approved. Claims approved. Meeting adjourned. John Daher, Supervisor Susan L. Aten, Clerk


OKEMOS OFFICE/RETAIL • 2 offices w/ 550 sq.ft. total $550 + util. per mo. • 1000 sq.ft. $1000 per mo. all inclusive • 2000 sq.ft. $1500 per mo. all inclusive. 517-256-1389

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