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Wooden toy project spreads holiday joy By KATHLEEN LAVEY

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It looked like the North Pole on Christmas Eve: rows of dinosaur pull toys in pastel colors, shelves filled with xylophones and doll-sized rocking chairs, a box stuffed with wooden bulldozers with blades that really work. But the storeroom stuffed with toys — some still smelling of fresh paint — was at the Salvation Army on South Pennsylvania Avenue. And the toymakers weren’t elves, but a crew composed mainly of senior citizens who volunteer with the R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy Project. “These are people who are concerned about making the holidays better for other people,” said Capt. Brian Davis, Capital Area coordinator for the Salvation Army. “They use their hobbies to make the holidays brighter.” Scheffel started making toys for kids in his basement workshop in the 1950s. Others joined him in his work and continued Scheffel’s mission after he died in 1978. This year is the group’s biggest ever. Scheffel volunteers made 9,340 toys during 2010, finishing their work on Dec. 6. The Salvation Army gets about a third of them to distribute to See

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Above: Brightly lit trees greet visitors as they enter Potter Park Zoo during the annual Wonderland of Lights. Left: Paige Hathaway (left) and Dustin Fults of Lansing kiss Thursday in the gazebo at the Wonderland of Lights. Right: Visitors to Potter Park Zoo walk through a caterpillar made of lights.

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families in need. St. Vincent de Paul received 1,240 toys this year, and four different departments at Sparrow Hos-

Left: Patrick Scheetz of East Lansing shows off two wooden toys made by the R.J. Scheffel Memorial Toy Project.

pital received a total of more than 2,800 toys. Other recipients include the Baker-Donora Center, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Clinton and Ionia counties, Head Start, Ele’s Place and several domestic violence and family shelters. Using donated supplies ranging from carpet remnants to paint, lumber and golf tees, the toymakers did it all on a budget of $21,000,

said Larry Koster of Lansing, a longtime Scheffel volunteer. Among other things, he’s the production scheduler, making sure woodworkers and painters are hammering, gluing and sanding in the organization’s workshop throughout the year. A dozen volunteers work on most days. “It’s been a tremendous year,” Koster said.

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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, www.lansingartgallery.org. " “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. Info: 374-6400, www.lansingartgallery.org. "

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Call for artists, Lansing Art Gallery, 113 S. Washington Square, Lansing, deadline is Feb. 15. Seeking artists for the “City Streets Exhibition” to be displayed near Washington Square and Michigan Avenue; visit website for details and application. Info: 374-6400, ext. 2, www.lansingartgallery.org. 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, www.usc.salvationarmy.org.

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.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

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. Winter Break Adventures, Fenner Nature Center, 2020 Mount Hope Ave., Lansing, Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 19-22. For ages 5-12. Sessions are “Natural Science Explorations” on Dec. 19, “Owls All Around” on Dec. 20, “Nature As Art” on Dec. 21 and “Winter Fun in Nature” on Dec. 22. Call to register. Info: 483-4224, www.mynaturecenter.org. Cost: $10 per child per day.

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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, www.lansingartgallery.org. Call for mentors, Lansing area, Mentor former prisoners. Looking for volunteers to help one to two hours per week with the New Life Mentorship Program. Info: 882-6870 ext. 230. Call for Volunteer Drivers, Salvation Army, 525 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, 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, www.usc.salvationarmy.org/ lansing. Finley’s American Grill “Great Holiday Food Drive”, through Dec. 31. Nonperishable food items are being collected at Lansing area Finley’s restaurants to support the City

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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 FUNDRAISERS make new friends. All levels of Thrifty Sparrow Re-Sale players welcome. Call for more Shop , Sparrow Hospital, St. information 373-4531 or 393-7321. Lawrence campus, the Outpatient Refreshments and prizes. Info: Building, lower level, 1210 W. 373-4531. Cost: $2 for three games. Saginaw St., Lansing, 8 a.m.-noon Pioneer Civitan Club, Mondays and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. the Guerrazzi’s, Downstairs Meeting first and third Wednesdays and 2-5 Room, 15643 S. U.S. Highway p.m. Fridays. Large selection of fall 27, Lansing, 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 21. and winter apparel, most priced at “Confessions of a Salvation Army $2. Also, handbags, shoes, jewelry, Bell-Ringer.” Contact Sue DeVries to small appliances, home accents, register. Info: 669-8134. Cost: $13 glassware, collectibles, books and for dinner, visitor dinner fee waived, more. Donations welcome during reservation required. shop hours. Proceeds go to Sparrow Hospice Services. Info: EXHIBITS 364-7185. International Student GAMING Photography Exhibit, Gannon Building, first floor display Duplicate Bridge, Bridge cases, 422 North Washington Center, 325 N. Clippert St., Lansing, Square , Lansing, 7 a.m. to 10 open pairs 7 p.m. Mondays, p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7 Thursdays; 12:30 p.m. Fridays. Info: a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. 351-7007. Cost: $5 game fee. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 21 and reopening HOLIDAY Jan. 3 to run through Jan. 18. Candlelight and Featuring 67 images from student Communion Christmas photographers from around the Eve Worship service, world. " Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 549 E. Mt. Hope Ave., FILM Lansing, 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. Mid-Day Movie, Capital Area 24. Info: 482-3225, District Library Downtown Lansing www.bethlutheran.org. Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave.,

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Living Nativity, Pennway Church of God, 1101 E. Cavanaugh Road, Lansing, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 21-24. Outdoor performances every 15 minutes on the west lawn. Featuring the story of Christmas with authentic costuming and dramatic special effects. Free hot chocolate and cookies provided. Info: 882-0223, www.pennway.org. Wonderland of Lights, Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, 5-8 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays, Nov. 26-Dec. 26, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Activities include crafts and cookie decorating, storytelling, holiday music, animal presentations and appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus every Friday and Saturday evening. Info: 342-2710, www.potterparkzoo.org. Cost: $4, $3 for seniors 62 and older; $2 for children 15 and younger, free for zoo society members.

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EDUCATION

Free Tutoring services, Black Child & Family Institute, 835 W. Genesee St., Lansing, 4-6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Children in first through twelfth grade are welcome. Snacks and extra curriculum activities are offered. Call for more information and to register your child. Info: 487-3775. "

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Lifeline Ministry hosted by Ruth McGill, Century 21, 3490 Belle Chase Way , Lansing, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Weekly ministry provides a place of love and acceptance in a casual environment to those who love God and are seeking to become spiritually strong without fear of religious hypocrisy and pretense. Visit the website for more information. Info: 482-9700, www.mcgillministries.com.

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Healthy Relationships “Coffee, Donuts & Workshop series, Women’s Conversation” Grief Center of Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Support Group, Palmer, Bush Michigan Ave., Lansing, 6:30-8 p.m. & Jensen Family Funeral Homes every other Thursday beginning , Holt-Delhi Chapel, Holt, 10 a.m. Dec. 2. Designed to help you last Tuesdays of the month. All learn how to interact with those persons who are grieving the who are important in your life loss of a loved one are invited LIBRARIES in a healthy way. Info: 372-9163, to attend this monthly discussion The Book Burrow, Capital www.womenscenterofgreaterlansing.org. group and receive support from Area District Library Downtown Cost: $20 per person per session. fellow grievers. This month’s topic: Lansing Branch, 401 S. Capitol “A Mourner’s Bill of Rights.” Info: Ave., Lansing, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and SPECIAL 268-1000, www.palmerbush.com. 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: free . Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, SERVICES ongoing (closed holidays). Owned Celebrate Recovery, 48 Hours of Continuous and operated by Friends of Lansing Kingdom Life Church, fellowship Praise & Worship, Libraries. Lower level of library. Info: hall, 4303 S. Martin Luther King, Tabernacle of David Church , 2645 367-6363, www.cadl.org. Cost: Lansing, 7 p.m. Thursdays. W. Holmes Road, Lansing, noon most books are 50 cents to $3. Celebrate Recovery is a weekly Dec. 17 through noon Dec. 19. Bible-based 12-step program for People of all races and all kinds of hurts, habits and hang-

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Compassionate Friends Support Group meeting, Salvation Army, 701 W. Jolly Road, Lansing, 7:30-9:30 p.m. first and third Tuesdays. For bereaved parents who have lost a child. Holiday candles will be lit at this meeting. Info: 974-4642. Divorced, Separated, Widowed Group, St. David’s Episcopal Church, please use rear entry, 1519 Elmwood Road, Lansing, 7:30 p.m. Mondays. For those who have gone through loss of a spouse due to death or divorce and are ready to “move on” with their lives. Info: 323-8175. Families Helping Families ten-week course, Sparrow Professional Building, Classroom C, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 6-March 24. For family members who are coping with someone who has a mental illness. Course is taught by family members of those with a brain disorder and guest speakers. Call NAMI Lansing for more information and to register. Info: 494-3404, www.namilansing.org. Cost: $20 for first friend/family member and $10 for additional friend/family members.

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New strategies for Waverly school, Eastern approved Both had been listed by state as low performing

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State evaluators have cleared improvement plans for Waverly Middle School and Lansing’s Eastern High School and administrators say work will start immediately to put them in place for the 2011-12 school year. That means optional summer school beginning next August for Waverly stu-

dents and extra class hours at the beginning and end of the day for kids at Eastern. The state Department of Education is expected to release details and further information as early as today. Eastern’s Wallace plan was conditionally approved, pending negotiation with teachers and administrators unions on tying merit pay to student achievement. That was expected, Superintendent T.C.

Wallace Jr. said. “We’ve reached an agreement conceptually,” Wallace said of talks with the teachers union. “We knew we had further work to do.” The Waverly plan got unconditional approval. “We’re very pleased,” said Dorothy Blackwell, chief academic officer for Waverly Community Schools. “The middle school staff really deserves the congratulations for putting in the hard work on completing this plan.” In August, both schools ended up on the state Department of Education’s list of lowest-performing

schools, which means they must be restructured. The state’s list is based on a complex set of criteria that measures student achievement over time. Although Waverly Middle School met federal standards in recent years for adequate yearly progress, Eastern missed the mark for seven years running. The Eastern turnaround plan, expected to cost about $800,000, includes: • A “zero hour” at the beginning of each day and an extra hour at the end of each school day. Students who are behind can use it to catch up, while

students who are on track can explore electives. • A mandatory “advisory” period near the end of each day. During that period, staffers will help students make sure they are on track, caught up with homework and handling any problems that might arise at school. The Waverly plan is expected to cost about $1.5 million and includes summer school in August, available to all students. The idea is to break up the summer slump and get kids back into the swing of learning before school starts.

Both plans include extra training for teachers, meritbased evaluations and more hours in school, all required by the turnaround rules. Both districts hope to win grant money, becoming available early next year, to begin implementing their programs. Wallace said Eastern’s staff and 1,200-plus students are ready. “The quicker we’re able to start our work, then the quicker that we’ll be successful and come off of the high priority list and serve youngsters much better than we have done in the past,” Wallace said.

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• Dec. 23: Winter Break Cinema, 2 p.m. Enjoy favorite family films on our big screen. Today: Jim Carrey stars in this 2009 Disney retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. (PG)

films on our big screen. Today: Woody, Buzz and the other toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home in part 3 of the Disney trilogy. (G)

day: A hapless young Viking Foster Library who aspires to hunt dragons • Dec. 28: Winter Break becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, Activity Days, 1-2:30 p.m. Drop in to play board and learns there may be more to the creatures than games. • Dec. 29: Winter Break he assumed. (PG) Activity Days, 1-2:30 p.m.

• Dec. 21: Winter Break Cinema, 2 p.m. Enjoy favorite family films on our big screen. Today: Why is the Grinch such a grouch? No one seems to know, until little Cindy Lou Who takes matters into her South Lansing own hands and turns both • Dec. 21: “Fancy Nancy” Whoville and the Grinch’s world upside down in her • Dec. 30: Winter Break Christmas Storytime (ages 4-8), 3 p.m. • Dec. 28: Winter Break Cinema, 2 p.m. search for the true meaning of Registration required; Christmas. Jim Carrey stars Cinema, 2 p.m. Enjoy family friendly Enjoy favorite family films on our big screen. To- call (517) 272-9840. in this holiday favorite. (PG)

Drop in and have fun making Lego creations. • Dec. 30: Winter Break Activity Days, 1-2:30 p.m. Drop in to play board games. — From the Capital Area District Library

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Create a new tradition The holiday season often invokes a time of excitement, celebrations, and new beginnings. Yet, if this is the first holiday without a loved one’s presence, it can be one of sadness and not much to be merry about. You might say, “How can I ever get through this without my child, my spouse, or other loved one?” Interspersed between seeing and hearing the sounds of this season of joy are feelings of sorrow, anger, guilt, and the myriad of emotions, thoughts, behaviors, and spiritual challenges associated with grieving a loved one. You may decide that you just can’t or won’t do all the things you used to do to celebrate the significance of the holidays…and that’s okay. Others may try to get you out or may even avoid you since they may not know what to say or do. Ultimately, you will have to decide what you are comfortable with in regard to the holidays. In a quiet moment away from the holiday frenzy, re-

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flect on ways that you CAN celebrate the life, love and spirit of your loved one. Hopefully you have supportive family and friends around you at this difficult time, but if you don’t, seek out new resources (i.e., clergy, other professionals) that can help with your sense of loss and/ or meaning in your life. Give a voice to your grief. Yet, when you are ready, embrace and give voice to your loved one’s spirit and share with others in your own unique way. Grieving within is important in working through your grief, but going outside of yourself will help lift your own spirit. You may not feel up to anything this year, but maybe in the coming year. There are a variety of ways that may comfort you as well as benefit others: Create a new tradition or ritual for yourself and your family

in honor of your loved one’s memory; volunteer at a local charity; purchase angel tree gifts; design a wreath or centerpiece for your home; write a letter or poem about your loved one and frame it; hang a special ornament in your window; donate to your loved one’s favorite charity; send a planter to a nursing or retirement home; or research online to find a tree that speaks to the meaning of your loved one and then plant in the spring either in your yard or an area (i.e., nature center) that allows planting. These are just a few suggestions, but whatever you decide will be right for you at this moment in time…and with your loved one’s light shining within you and giving you the courage and strength to grieve in your own way and time, have a blessed and peaceful holiday season and new year. Deb Lee Gould, MEd, is a bereaved parent and grief consultant in Okemos.

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Groupon Inc., a website that offers deep discounts for local stores, eateries and services, is about to enter the Lansing market. The Chicago-based company will start offering deals Dec. 20 for Lansing-area businesses through its www.groupon.com website. “We’re looking to give local residents a way to get really unbeatable discounts with the best merchants in the area, whether that be activities, restaurants, health and beauty, anything you can think of,” Groupon spokeswoman Julie Mossler said. Groupon operates in more than 300 markets in 35 countries. The site has sold more than 19.2 million coupons since it launched in November 2008. Groupon is privately owned and does not release financial data, but published reports have placed its annual revenue anywhere between $500 and $2 billion. Groupon uses collective

buying power to sell coupons for 50 percent to 90 percent off goods and services. It offers different deals weekdays through email and Facebook and Twitter social media pages, such as a coupon for $50 worth of spa services for $25. Customers pay upfront and can either print the “Groupon” certificate or bring it up on a smart phone before heading to the merchant for a deep discount. The coupons are valid if a certain number of people buy it. If not, no one will be charged and the deal will be canceled. Groupon makes money by taking a portion of each “Groupon” sold. Merchants bet on the big discounts drawing consumers — some of whom will become permanent customers. Ted-Dee’s Sandwich Shop in downtown Lansing is among the first local businesses to participate. The lunch spot at 119 S. Washington Square will offer two sub sandwiches for $6. Owner Ted Robison said

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he’s excited about the potential to attract new customers. And he thinks the strategy of buying coupons upfront will pay off. “I really like the idea that they’re buying the coupon,” he said. “They’ve already purchased the item, so now I can really count on them coming in. I put lots of coupons out but you never know what’s going to come back.” Groupon works mainly with locally owned businesses. Its arrival might be expected to unnerve some traditional advertising companies but not all are concerned.

“If they do use a lot of local businesses, it’d be great for our local economy,” said Ken Whitinger, who runs Rely Local Lansing LLC, a franchisee of RelyLocal.com, which offers online business directories and printable coupons. Whitinger said he’s not worried about competition from Groupon because the coupons on his site are similar to those found in newspapers and direct mailers. But Groupon likely will hurt CampusOn.com, a similar website launched by Avish Bhama, a recent Michigan State University graduate, and Mathew Kellogg, a DeWitt native.

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LABS AKC, Extra-stocky, Black & chocolate. English OFA. Gorgeous! Health guaranteed. $800. 517-545-1649. kokomolabradors.com

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1960’S ERA COCA C O L A MACHINE Nice cond. Holds 12 oz. bottles, bright lit Coke insignia, runs great, ice cold. $700/obo. 517MALAMUTES AKC 4 months 490-8787. old, males, black and JOHN DEERE LAWN TRACwhite or red and white, SHIH-TZU PUPS Imperials, TOR, #325 series, V-twin $300 limited registration. multi-color, CKC, shots Hydraulic lift, 54" cut. (269)275-8766 UTD, wormed, $350 cash. Snow plow, chains. Exc. 989-236-5580/989-289-1902 cond. $2,500. 517-285-5757. MINIATURE PINSCHER PUPS different ages & col- SHI-POO & TEDDY B EAR BIG ESTATE SALE ors, $100-$250. Adults pups, 8 wks., shots & washers, stoves, dryers, small placement fee to wormed. Adorable. $350. grills. Nothing over $75. right home. 517-857-3036 989-427-3205 16991 Old US 27. 505-0045 100% SEASONED MINI DACHSHUND 5 TEDDY BEAR PUPPIES 2 HARDWOOD MONTHS , AKC Registered, 4’x8’x16’’ $65 face cord. adorable black males, vet parents on site, records, Free delivery. 4 face cord checked, shots & wormed, shots, vet checked, $225; 10 face cord $500. $300. 989-763-7202 wormed, ONE ALL BLACK, 517-663-1006 LIKE NEW DELL Latitude ONE BLACK AND TAN DAPD630 Laptop 1.8GHz PLE. BOTH SMOOTH COAT TERRIER/BEAGLE MIX pups Core2Duo Win Vista Bus SEASONED HARD MALES. $350.00. (989)661Ready for Christmas! 4 fe- ALL w/recovery DVD 2GB/80GB WOOD Split & delivered. 7943 RCFARM@4CLD.NET males, 1 male. $50/each. DVD-RW WiFi good battery $65 per face cord. 269-749-9920 Office $269 517-614-8880 517-623-0416. MINI DACHSHUND DAPPLES and reds 3-males 1-female WESTIES are for "Life" C H E R R Y , MAPLE & O A K $350.00. (517)899-0053 NOT JUST THE Seasoned firewood. DelivHOLIDAYS!!! ered & STACKED. 4’x8’x16" www.WestieEduMi.com $65. 517-651-5214 P A R S O N J A C K or 734-455-9239 for A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP RUSSELLTERRIER BORN our Westies 101 mattress set, new in plas10/16/10, UKC,family CHRISTMAS SPECIAL SEAShandout tic, $195. Call 517-410-4921. raised. 20+ year breeder. ONED hardwood FIREwww.puppybuyerinfo.com Can deliver. MANY happy customers. WOOD for Dec. only. $60 Shots, wormed,dewclaws face cord with Free delivremoved. $350. (989)621ery. Call Jeff 517-719-1281; AMISH LOG BEDS, DRESS 7367 (989)772-0353 Carol 517-507-7093. ERS, Rustic Table and YORKIE PUPPIES ACA chantlandscape@gmail.com. 20th Chairs, Mattresses for Ready For Christmas. year selling firewood! Cabin or Home. Lowest POMERANIAN AKC PUPS, Call & Reserve Now. Merry Christmas. price in Michigan! $300; Shih-Tzu AKC female 989-634-9701 dandanthemattressman.co Pup, $300. Shots, wormed. m 989-923-1278 MM Guaranteed. 231-924-5090 FIREWOOD $50 FACE CORD, you pick up or 65/delivered. A BRAND NAME KING SIZE $50 each for 3 or more with POMERANIAN PUPPIES PILLOW TOP MATTRESS free delivery. 517-887-9355 $250. Call 517-348-4938 or SET in Original Plastic. In517-483-3729 Tim or Meliscludes Deluxe Frame. Cost sa. $1,499, Sell for $475. 989FIREWOOD CHARLOTTE/ 631-2280. MM POTTERVILLE AREA $50 per facecord. POMERANIAN PUPPIES 6 A AMISH LOG HEADBOARD 517-930-2153. wks old. $300 each. Call YORKIE PUPS $500 Shorkies AND Queen Pillow Top 989-862-4035. Mattress Set. Brand new& Yorkie-Poos $300/up never used, sell all for Shots No Shed, Toy Size $275. 989-772-1517. MM 989.225.1367 POMERANIAN PUPS 2 boys, $200 each. A TEMPERPADIC/STYLE Call 517-887-2994. YORKIES AKC TEACUP feMEMORY FOAM MAT** FIREWOOD*** SPECIAL males. $750-$1,000. TRESS SET Queen, newCALL FOR OUR SPECIAL SCHNORKIES, nonPUGGLE PUPPIES never used, as seen on TV, PRICING ON MIXED HARDshedding, adorable, $2007 wks old, 1st shots & with warranty. Cost WOOD FIREWOOD BY THE $250. www.puppy-place.net. wormed, small & loveable. $1,800, Sell $695. Can DePULPCORD. (8FT 517-404-1028 $150. 989-427-3205. liver 989-832-2401 MM LENGTHS). CAN BE PURCHASED BY THE 1/2 SEMI OR FULL SEMI TRUCK- BEAUTIFUL LG. OAK Hutch. PUPPIES, Goldendoodles, al- YORKIE (TRI-COLOR) PUPS LOAD. CALL FOR PRICING 6’10"x5’x16", mirror, light, so Yorkie/Bichon mixes, Unique little gems! Orange IN YOUR AREA locks, glass shelves. ready for Christmas, $175boy, black girl. Offers con(989)848-2100 $1,300. 517-337-1007 $375. 989-386-6927. sidered. 517-712-9509 SHIH TZU PUPPIES Ready for Christmas. Males. 517-589-8332. weaverspets.com

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THE NAVY IS HIRING. Topnotch training, medical/dental, 30 days vacation/yr. $ for school. HS grads ages 17-34. Call 1-800-922-1703, M-F 9-3. GENERAL MOTORS VOUCH MC ER WANTED. If you would like to sell your GM vouch- DRIVERS-100% TUITION er, call John 616-889-2056 PAID CDL TRAINING! No credit check, no experiMICROWAVE BIG WHITE ence required! Trainers $25.00 (517)485-7150 WANTED TO BUY older moearn 49 cents/mile! 888torcycles, snowmobiles & 417-1564 CRST Expedited ATVs, running & nonwww.JoinCRST.com. MC PHILLIPS 13’ COLOR T V running cond. 810-394-2577 SHOWS A GOOD PICTURE AIRLINES ARE HIRING $25.00 (517)485-7150 Train for high paying AviaWWII UNIFORMS- MEN’S or tion Career. FAA approved Women’s & military equipprogram. Financial aid if ment. 616-916-8271. qualified - Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877) 891-2281. MC SEWING/EMBRORDIERY m a c h i n e . Case, many ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE parts. Embrodiery cards. from Home. *Medical, $1,400. Shepherd. *Business, *Paralegal, HAND HEWED BROAD Axe 989-828-5138 *Accounting, *Criminal made, 100-150 yr. old barn Justice. Job placement asbeams. Reasonable. Call: sistance. Computer availa989-224-7374 no Sun. calls. WANTED: UNWANTED ble. Financial Aid if qualiappliances, air conditionfied. Call 877-895-1828 ers, cars, trucks, vans, PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS www.CenturaOnline.com. farm machinery, lawn MC Free Estimates. Licensed mowers, campers, hot and Insured. 2x6 Trusses. water tanks, aluminum or 45 Year Warranted steel boats, aluminum winGalvalume Steel. 19 colors. dows or doors, aluminum Since 1976 #1 in Michigan. toppers, any types of aluCall Today 1-800-292-0679 minum or steel siding, MM 4 wheelers, go carts, trailers, batteries. POLE BARNS MICHIGAN’S TRAINCO TRUCK All picked up for Free. Largest Pole Barn CompaCall 517-628-2818 DRIVING SCHOOL ny (Best Built Barns) Best Day-Eve-wkend Classes Quality, Best Service, Best Job Placement Assistance Price. This Week’s Specials WANTED: UNWANTED Class B Training (1 day) Erected 24’x24’x8’-$5495.00 appliances, air condition(517) 887-1600 24’x40’x10’-$7995.00 ers, cars, trucks, vans, Train Local Save Hassle 30’x40’x10’-$8995.00 farm machinery, lawn www.traincoinc.com 30’x48’x12’-$10,995.00 mowers, campers, hot Licensed/Insured. 1-877water tanks, aluminum or 802-9591 MM 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. ATTENTION! Call 517-628-2818 Carpet Cleaners/ Helpers Needed $500/wk (pcp) - Full time Permanent Positions - Rapid Advancement - Great bonuses and incentive plans (5) BROWNING RIFLES & 1 - No experience needed Shotgun, all Belgium Call to set your made; REMINGTON 1100 interviews today! 410ga; WINCHESTER Mod517-882-2611 el 88, 284cal. All guns like new or never fired. 517449-0859, St. Johns. Customer Rep SMITH & WESSON Mountain Gun Lite 44 Magnum, 4" Stainless steel barrel, Great Pay! Excellent. $700. 517-290We want to start 50 people 5373. Permit required. for the holidays, sales/svc, conditions apply, all ages 18+. Call 333-1700. VINTAGE WALNUT M1 Carbine under folding stock $55. WWII Russian M44 carbine rifle w/unopen LANSING CITY case of 880 rounds ammo COMMUNITY NEWS $325. WWII German Mauser K98, orig. bayonet, sling, 150 rounds ammo & clips, cost over $530 wholesale, 1st $400 gets it. EARN EXTRA MONEY!!! Rare M14 walnut folding stock $250. M1 Carbine RiRoutes available in north fle, needs new trigger Lansing delivering guard $250. .36 cal. blk the Lansing City powder Civil War repro Communtiy News on the Navy revolver needs cleanweekend. ing $80. Todd 517-575-7955 MUST LIVE IN THE NORTH LANSING AREA, AIRLINES ARE HIRING— If interested,contact Train for high paying AviaKaren W. at 377-1247or tion Career. FAA approved kwarner@lsj.com program. Financial aid if qualified—Job placement assistance. Call Aviation A AARDVARK ANTIQUER Institute of Maintenance paying cash for guns, 877-891-2281. MM LOOKING FOR A JOB? jewlery, furniture, art & HAVE BILLS TO PAY? unusual & bizarre items. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE Waiting 6 months to start 517-819-8700 from Home. *Medical, your new career isn’t an *Business, *Paralegal, option? New Horizons has *Accounting, *Criminal your solution. Earn your ALWAYS BUYING Justice. Job placement asMicrosoft, Cisco, CompTia, jewelry. All types & ages, sistance. Computer availaor Virtualization certificacostume & fine. ble. Financial Aid if qualition from New Horizons Linda 517-331-1181 fied. Call 877-895-1828 right here in Central Michiwww.CenturaOnline.com gan in as little as 10 days MM of training! Private fundANTIQUER BUYING FURing and career placement NITURE, paintings, lamps, is available! jewelry, musical instruCall 1-888-413-7876 ments. Call: 517-886-9795. BIG ESTATE SALE - Nothing over $75. Don’t miss, 3 days only. 16991 Old US 27, Lansing. 505-0045

CASH PAID for diabetic test strips. Up to $15 per 100 strips. Ph. 517-292-0991

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General Help Wanted Newspaper Motor Route Delivery Earn Extra $$$ Dimondale/Potterville $1350.00 The Lansing State Journal is now accepting applications for an established Motor Route in the Dimondale/Potterville area. Delivery times are approximately 3 hours per morning between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. seven days a week. This is an excellent opportunity for a supplementary income. You m u s t live in the Dimondale/Potterville area; have a valid driver’s license, and a dependable/ insured vehicle with a back-up. If you are interested, please contact Linda Simon by phone at 517377-1272 or by e-mail at lijsimon@lsj.com

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LOG HOME reduced from AIRPORT NEAR 2 bdrm, $187K to $144K. 3 bdrm., clean, $525. heat & water MOVE IN FOR 1430 sq. ft. on 5 acres. Pole incl. $300 sec. dep. 517barn. 40 mi. NW of Lansing 323-4164 or 517- 482-6079. $248* 989-855-3069 (cell) 989640-1677, 989-640-1393. FREE RENT TILL ALISON HOUSE-SECTION 8 Subsidized barrier free FEB. 2011! apartments for persons w/ 3 Bed/2 Bath Homes, physical disabilities. PropPayments starting as erty built 2006, Free Heat & low as $599 mo! water. Large 1 & 2 Bdrms, 3 Bed/ 2 Bath, All Delta Township, Michigan, Appliances, W/D, Call 517-323-4222 for an Central Air, Holt appointment. Equal HousSchools, Pet Friendly ing Opportunity. No Application fees ! RELOCATE YOUR All Credit Considered! HOME AND SAVE! New and Pre-owned Up to $8,500 in relocaHomes Available tion Expenses, PLUS Call Sun Homes at Discounted Site Rent. Kensington Meadows COOLEY/LCC NEAR: 1 bdrm $199*/mo. for 3 yrs. TODAY! apt. Secure building, Call Kensington 1-888-259-3891 $510/mo. + $250 security Meadows * Must close by deposit. 517-347-0314. (888)-605-2237 12-27-10* www.relocatemyhouse.com *Annual market FRANDOR AREA 1400 sf., 3 incr. apply. Site rent bdrms., 2 baths, formal liv. returns to full & din. rms, spacious kitchmarket rate in 4th en, rent includes heat, wa- OLD TOWN - LCC - Lansing Twp. Beautiful clean 1 & 2 year. Home must satis ter, carport, trash pickup. bdrms., hardwood floors, fy community move-in Safe secure bldg., on-site $525-$675, heat included. requirements. Expires owner. No pets. $775 per 517-896-8732 12/30/10 EHO mo. 517-881-2049.

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GENERAL MAINTENANCE Needed for not-for-profit apartment building. Dry wall repair & painting. Duties include moderate lifting, grounds keeping & snow removal. HVAC knowledge helpful but not required. Must live within 30 minutes of Holt. Requires on-call rotation. To apply please go to: www.cb.com, reference job# JGM4

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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

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

DO YOU EARN $800 IN A DAY? Your Own Local Candy Route. 25 Machines And Candy All For $9995. All Major Credit Cards Accepted 877-915-8222 MM

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

FRANDOR/CHESTER RD., MSU FREE HEAT-WATER! Spacious 2 bdrm. Quiet, clean, lg. closets, laundry, carport, storage area. Desirable neighborhood on bus route. $625. 517-641-7645

Apartments MSU-LCC-Cooley APT 1-3 BED NEWLY REMODELED 50 FEET FROM LCC from $535 517-204-5550

LANSING AREA- 1 & 2 bdrm, Starting from $400 + dep. Includes utilities. DOWNTOWN 408 W. Ionia, 517-372-6250 1 bdrm., garage, basement. Close to LCC and Cooley. $575 per month utilities included. ST.JOHNS-INCOME BASED 517-749-3890 2 BDRM. TOWNHOMES. Beautiful Park setting. Close to schools & shopping. Laundry hookup. SUNTREE APARTMENTS 1100 Sunview Dr. 989-224-8919 EHO

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

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

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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

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Mini Vans $8600 517-323-2300

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

Chevrolet 2005 MALIBU MAXX $7495 Loaded, black, sharp, clean. 77K mi. Mint City Auto, St Johns 989-640-1899 COBALT LT 2007 COUPE $7900 52500mi, 4cyl, Red, Auto start, nonsmoker, CLEAN 517-719-8765

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

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

CHEVY VENTURE LT VAN 2001 $5650 7 pass., loaded, elec. sliders, Burg/lt grey, 98K mi. Excellent cond. 517-230-4745

’07 H2 HUMMER TRUE LTD EDIT. $40,000 Loaded. Glacier blue. 23,500 mi. Mint. Excellent condition. 517-204-5361

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

CADILLAC ESCALADE 2007 12 cyl, Lthr, 50000mi., Off White

517-242-6769

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

Oldsmobile ’92 OLDS 98 Drives great. No rust. Special. Excellent condition

$1000 517-505-0045

AURORA 4.0 2001 $4500 Immac maint, Loaded, Lthr, MUST drive Excellent condition 517-881-6253

Saturn SATURN ION COUPE 2004 $6000 1 owner, auto, brand new trans. by GM, new brakes, 98K mi., lthr, clean 248-640-6448 SL1, 1999 $3,500 104K mi. Perfectly maint., clean, good tires/brakes. Good Condition. 517-898-9217

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Sport Utility Vehicles

$27,000 732-485-2438

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

Trucks

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

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

Junk Cars Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS 7-days per week!!!

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

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

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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.

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$50-$500

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

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BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 2 bedroom, $325-$540. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512. CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., heat, water, sewer & trash included. 517-202-3964.

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HASLETT Lakefront o n HOLT CLEAN! 3BR,1.5BA, BATH 6067 Park Lake Rd. close to highways. Unique Air, Dishwasher, W/D Lake Lansing w/dock, 3 bdrm. w/lakefront lot, hookup, Private Drive, gazebo, beautiful view. firepit, dock, home has Yard & Shed. No smoking patio. Luxury 2 bdrm w/ stove, refrig., WD hookup, or pets. $750/mth incl. waoffice, condo/ apt. New air cond., deck & shed. ter & sewer. (517) 507-3887 maple kitchen, black/ Must see to appreciate. stainless appliances, car$850. 517-243-0554. pet, central air, granite. W/D. No big dogs, incl HOLT lawn, trash, snow. $930. Large 2 bdrm. duplex. 517-853-6307. BATH- LARGE 4 BDRM Nice yard. W/D hookup. LARGE 1 BDRM APT. in with garage. Gas, elec$650 water & sewer includGrand Ledge, overlooking tric & deposit required. ed. No pets. 517-694-1899. the park & river, includes No pets. $800/mo. heat & water, $530 mo. + 517-641-6364 dep. No pets, no smoking. Call 517-242-4867. WEBBERVILLE- 2 bdrm. duplex, 2 car garage, BLUE WATER VILLAGE BE A HOME OWNER Rent to $725/mo. 517-521-3242 or Dimondale, near GM Delta own. Owner will finance. MASON 810-923-0910. plant. New 2 & 3 bdrms, 2 Land Contract available. 2 & 3 bdrm. fireplace, baths, starting at $700 Call 517-202-3121. central air, washer/ & trash incl. all appliandryer. From $750. ces, bsmt., pets welcome. 517-282-9669 Call 517-749-1714 or 517-349-8000 517-372-6250 GRAND LEDGE 2 bdrm. fireplace, garage, central air, washer & dryer, $750$775. 517-282-9669 or 517-349-8000

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EATON RAPIDS

LANSING 230 Francis, Small 1 bedroom, 1 bath home. Storage shed. 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhome center.com

SOUTH LANSING Very clean 3 bdrm., 1 bath home in nice neighborhood. $725+ deposit & utilities (517)694-4730

3603 Gale Rd., 2 bdrm., 2 full bath, 1130 sq. ft. ranch style home. Slab bsmnt., no garage. $650+ deposit. 517-622-6059 www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com

EATON RAPIDS

6288 Nye Hwy., 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath, 1531 sq. ft. ranch style home. Propane heat. 517-622-6059 www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com

DOWNTOWN remodeled 2 bdrm., laminate wood floors, large kitchen, available midJanuary. $550+ heat & water. 517-719-5600

Lansing Towers Apts 517-482-8838 or LansingTowers@comcast.net

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S. SIDE very nice, clean, quiet 2 bdrm., $475, washer/dryer hookup. 517-388-0584.

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Apartments Suburbs 1st Month Rent FREE when you sign a 12 mo. lease! Forest View Apts, Haslett * Immediate Occupancy * 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 Call today for info and tour! 517-349-2250 Conditions apply.

Quiet community with spectacular lake views. Move in specials. Located btwn E. Lansing & Jackson. Off US-127 in Mason! Beaconlake-apts.com

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Room For Rent DOWNTOWN 408 W. Ionia, furnished, close to LCC and Cooley. $335 per month utilities incl. 517-749-3890

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INGHAM COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION MASON, MICHIGAN

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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PROPOSED 2011 OPERATING BUDGET A public hearing will be held on Monday, 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 2011 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. A copy of the proposed budget can also be obtained by downloading it from the Ingham County Road Commission’s web site, www.inghamcrc.org. BOARD OF INGHAM COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS William M. Conklin, Managing Director ENT/TC/ICCN/HCN/LCCN-885928

12/12, 19/10

Mr. Natural’s Wood Floors LJ-0000880869-01

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

Drywall Gary’s Drywall Finishing "Hang, Finish and Repair" 517-927-3853 garysdrywallfinishing.com Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at: lcnclassifieds@gannett.com

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Masonry

MASONRY RESTORATION Res/comm., historic. Repair brick, block & stone. Fndn/chimney repair/new. 517.322.4131 Trash removal Lic. & Ins. 517-647-5380 Appliances, brush, carpet, wood, etc. Senior disc. Eavestrough Cleaning.

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ROOFING

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Hauling-Trucking

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

Snow Removal

Painting-Papering -Plastering PAINTING Interior/Exterior, Top Quality Work, Fair Rates, Free Estimates, References. Call Mike Warren at 627-7732 or 256-2600

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

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1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment homes. Call for details.

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

MASON 1-3 BDRM HOUSES AVAILA600 E. Columbia. 2 bdrm., BLE, Lansing area, recently 1.5 bath, deck, garage. updated, $500 - $700 rent, $700+ util. Call 719-5600 plus utilities. Section 8 ok. CANADIAN FISHING CAB- LEASE TO OWN O f f i c e OKEMOS, 2056 HAMILTON GRAND LEDGE: Updated lg. COLONIAL VILLAGE No pets. Please call Ryan INS for RENT. Walleyes, 1200 sf., 2 BR., + bsmnt., Near Meridian Mall behind 2 bdrm. C ape C od, fire517-819-4397. /Warehouse. 5000 sf total. jumbo perch, big laundry hookup. 1.5 bath, 2 Meijers, near bus. 1 bdrm., place, fenced, rec room, 2000 sf office. All heated & OKEMOS B eautiful ope n northerns. Call Hugh or story w/garage, lg. kitchen $300+ util., 1 mo. sec. dep. appliances, $595 mo. air conditioned. Located in HASLETT(2) HOMES. 2 foyer & floor plan, 5 BRs + Doris toll free 800-426-2550 & bdrms,. w/balcony. includes trash. No pets. 1509 MARY AVE 323-4700 Rensen Center. Jollybdrm. w/pond/wildlife & 3 den, 4 full baths, 2 for free brochure. Or look Fresh paint, newer carpet. 517-410-7257 3 bdrm.,1.5 bath, lg. yard, Pennsylvania area. Rate as bdrm. Both incl. applianwhirlpools, 3 car garage, 3 at our website No big dogs. Includes dishwasher, AC, fireplace, low as $1250/mo. 331-1734 ces, washer/dryer. Both DAKIN, 1022 3 bdrm., new season room, deck, fin. www.bestfishing.com trash, lawn & snow. $730 + very clean. $775. M-F 8-5 for more details. close to schools, many exvinyl windows, oak floor in bsmt., lg yard & woods. No MM util. 517-853-6307 Call 517-388-2661 tras. Immediate occupanliving/dining rm., kitch. pets. $2495 mo. + utils., cy. $800-$900. Old Orchard Apts. appl., full bsmt. w/WD dep. & ref. 517-337-1007. 517-339-3038. hookup, enclosed front HOUSING 2 & 3 bdrm., newly porch, garage, fenced DISCRIMINATION? rennovated homes. New yard. $700 + util. Also, 2706 Call The Fair Housing S. LANSING 2 BR ranch, 1 carpet, newer appliances. W. Jolly. 4 BR. 517-372-4504 Center at: 1-877-979-FAIR. full ba., 1 car att. gar., No pets. Section 8 welLANSING- 213 S. fenced backyard, shed, come. Available immediFrancis, 3 bedroom, Selling an item $100 moves you in! GRAND LEDGE: 1, 2 & 3 Sec. 8/MSHDA ok, nice quiately! $625-$775 + deposit dishwasher, SEE SOURCEADS.COM bdrm., $420 to $535 + et subd., near K-Mart, WILLIAMSTON 3 BDRM., "0" application fee & & utilities. 517-819-3082. washer/dryer. $650.00 OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE sec. dep. No pets. Meijer, busline, pets ok. 1 bath, home on the river. + deposit. "0" sec. deposit Call 517-627-2391, or $600 mo. + utils. 654 Arm2 car garage, $750 mo. + 877-475-SELL Call 517-204-4451 517-896-3285. 2 BDRM., 2200 1/2 N. East utils. Call 517-881-8776. strong Rd. 517-410-7257. 1 or 2 bdrms Apts. St., Lansing. $525 mo., EAST LANSING Upperscale $525 deposit. Heat & water duplex in Whitehills area. 3 incld. References. Call 517bdrm., 1 1/2 baths, plus 290-2425. W/D, new windows, insulation R39, $1050 + deposit. Call Jill at 517-410-6750 2 BDRM. FILLEY ST. Enor Mary at 517-347-1127. closed front porch. Very nice. $395 plus utilities. Call us today! Call 517-203-0873. GRAND LEDGE - 4/plex. EX517-694-8975 CELLENT NEIGHBORHOOD, conditions apply walk to downtown shops & Lansing parks. Lg. fenced yard, no 4229 CHICKORY SE. Newer 3 bdrm. ranch, pets. 2 bdrm. $700 Incl. all full basement, new carpet util. Dennis: 517-348-6124 & vinyl, very nice. (7355) $800/mo. Call Ron 323-4106. HOLT- 2 LG bdrms, 1 bath, 2 story, large kitchen, cenH A S L E T T : 2 B D R M S , 1.5 tral air, washer/dryer, exBuilders-Contractorsbaths, air, washer/dryer tra clean, full bsmt, gas AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 deck. On Golf Course/lake, heat, small pets ok. bdrms, Section 8 OK. Remodelers avail now. 517-663-1287 517-468-3963 Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms Email the Lansing Community Email the Lansing Community available. $395-$1095. RESIDENTIAL SNOW DONE RIGHT FENCE & Newspapers 24/7 at: Newspapers 24/7 at: 517-651-1374 e REMOVAL Best Pric lcnclassifieds@gannett.com lcnclassifieds@gannett.com SKID LOADER SERVICE Great Rates! REPAIRS Around 517-652-9802 Fence for all occasions, REPLACEMENT light excavating, holes Since 1975 RESIDENTIAL SNOW augered, bucket & pallet Licensed - Insured fork work. We clean up REMOVAL & SALTING scrap metal for free. www.SuperiorServicesRSH.com

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7143 E. Saginaw Hwy., 3 bdrm., 1 bath, 1668 sq. ft. ranch style home. Full bsmnt., attached garage. $800+ deposit. 517-622-6059 www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com

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GRAND LEDGE LG. Newly remodeled, 2 bdrm Townhouse, 1.5 bath, full bsmt, garage, $695+ util. No dogs please. 517-339-2486

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4285 Matthews Rd. 3 bdrm., 2 bath, 1300+ sq. ft. ranch home. Full bsmnt., 2 car garage. 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com

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MASON--FREE HEAT! 2 Bdrms Avail. Now! $300 Security Deposit. $645/mo. Vouchers accepted. Spacious 1,000 sq. ft. Water/Sewer/Trash incl. Pet-friendly. 517-244-0672

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

LANSING HOME 2 to 3 bdrm., neat & clean, fresh paint. Just remodeled. Call Terry 517-641-7271 or Tom 517-214-7648.

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DOWNTOWN LOFT 1 bdrm. loft, 1000 sq.ft., wood floors, stainless appliances, laundry, secured garage parking. $950/mo. 517-482-8771 or 517-7195600. www.wencoproperties.com

Homes For Rent

MOBILE HOME FOR rent Deposit required, no pets. Sec. 8 welcome. 517-482-4322

ST JOHNS 3 bdrm./bath. 1792 sq.ft. Rent to own!! Only $369 NASCAR SPEED WEEK 2 bdrm. condo for rent, per mo. Brand new carpet February 12-19, 2011, & appliances. Contact The at Daytona Beach, on the Meadows of St. Johns, L A N S I N G - 2 & 3 bdrm beach. $1500. (989) 224-7707. houses and 1 & 2 bdrm Please call 517-676-4453 apts. & duplexes. $450if interested. $700. Local owner cell 989550-1181.

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COLONIAL VILLAGE AREA: 1 bedroom Quiet Area. No Smoking, No Pets. Call 517-485-4300

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4823 SOUTH PENNSYLVA NIA NEAR JOLLY, s p a cious 2 bdrm. $525 + dep. includes heat & water. References. 517-3395330/517-420-1514

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