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Vol. 7 - No. 3

October 10, 2010

Schools will get money; remain worried, skeptical By KATHLEEN LAVEY

Mid-Michigan school districts welcome a lastminute boost in state school funding, but officials aren’t quite ready to break out the champagne. “It gives us a little bit of breathing room,” said Tom Goodwin, chief financial officer for Grand Ledge Public Schools. The additional money is about $750,000; the district’s budget for 2010-11 is about $42 million. “Definitely, it’s good,” said Venkat Saripalli, chief financial officer for the Lansing School District. “But it’s a temporary thing, a one-year deal.” The money adds about $3 million to Lansing’s $185 million budget. Earlier this summer, the Legislature granted school districts at least $7,162 in state aid per pupil. On Wednesday, it added another $154 per student. That brings the minimum state grant per student to $7,316 — the same amount districts received in the 2008-09 school year. The Legislature cut $165 per pupil last year. But the money — drawn from federal funds and earmarked for staff salaries and benefits — also comes at the same time as schools

must boost the amount they pay into retirement funds. Richard Pugh, director of finance in East Lansing, said the district expects to receive about $610,000 in additional money. The boost in its retirement costs is about $220,000. East Lansing’s budget is about $33.5 million. East Lansing is one of about 40 so-called 20j districts that faced additional cuts last year. That money — more than $300 per student — was not restored. Waverly Community Schools also is in that situation. Pugh said school districts have the option of holding some or all of the money until next year, when the state budget is expected to be even tighter and federal money might not be available to help balance it. “That’s one possibility,” he said. Goodwin said it still would be best to reform the way Michigan pays for education. That includes changing where revenue is drawn from as well as aligning the state fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, with the school districts’ fiscal year, which begins July 1. “If you’re trying to build a longterm instructional program, you’ve got to have a more reliable funding stream,” he said.

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This city of Lansing fleet services building on North Cedar Street in Lansing now serves about 300 vehicles. The city wants to consolidate the services, and turn a recycling station resembling a barn into a garage.

City seeks new home to service fleet of vehicles Council expresses interest in pursuing bonds for project By SUSAN VELA


City vehicles with dead batteries in Lansing’s shuttered Oak Park garage are a conundrum for the city’s mechanics. Stationed at the South Street garage, the mechanics must get behind the wheel in the winter and travel to the Shiawassee Street location before they can diagnose the problem. That could all change. Lansing wants to issue $3.2 million in federal stimulus bonds to retrofit an inactive recycling building into a consolidated garage. “If we don’t have it, we need additional staffing to maintain current levels of services,” said Greg Klco, the city’s

What’s next Lansing residents have 45 days to comment on the city’s interest in issuing $3.2 million in bonds to finance the retrofitting of a former recycling station into a new consolidated garage for city equipment and vehicles.

fleet manager, who noted the inefficiencies and duplicate services that occur with two city garages and other storage locations such as the Old Park facility. A recycling station resembling a barn would be converted into a garage managing a fleet of approximately 1,150 pieces of equipment, including 650 vehicles and other rolling stock. The city’s recycling campus is located along South Street. See Bonds/page 3

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Volunteers sought for Cancer Center LANSING — The American Cancer Society and Sparrow Regional Cancer Center are in need of Cancer Resource Center volunteers who will be asked to commit to work approximately two four-hour shifts per month at Sparrow Regional Cancer Center in Lansing. Volunteers provide educational brochures and books, show patients how to navigate the society’s Web site, assist with questions, and refer patients to local community resources. Skilled face-to-face volunteer assistance allows patients, families, caregivers, health care professionals, students and the general public easy access to lifesaving information. A comprehensive sixhour volunteer training session will be held on Monday, Oct. 25, at Sparrow Regional Cancer Center in Lansing. The Cancer Resource Center is a free service provided by the American Cancer Society and Sparrow Regional Cancer Center to patients and their families to help make dealing with cancer a bit easier. To sign up for the volunteer training, call Julie Renner, Community Program representative for the American Cancer Society, at (517) 664-1361 by Monday, Oct. 18. “After a cancer diagnosis, patients are full of questions but sometimes short on answers,” Renner says. Cancer Resource Centers are like mini cancer libraries that help patients and caregivers find their way. Volunteers assist in obtaining information about treatment guidelines, transportation to treatments, and much more. For more information regarding any cancer-related question, call the American Cancer Society at (800) 227-2345. — From the American Cancer Society


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Bonds: ‘This is an investment in efficiency’ Council approves 7-1 The Lansing City Council on Oct. 4 formally stated with a 7-1 vote its interest in pursuing the bonds that would come with a 5 percent or less interest rate. Providing the no vote, Councilwoman Carol Wood said there was a dearth of information available for residents. Councilwoman Kathie Dunbar noted that the 20-year federal stimulus bonds might mean savings of $30,000 a year with an interest of 4 percent rather than 5 percent. Residents, who would not face an increase in property taxes because of the bonds, have 45 days to comment, according to Jerry Ambrose, the city’s finance director. After that period, council members are likely

to give final approval on pursuing the bonds. The garage would require several months of construction work and perhaps open in July. “This is a very preliminary step but a necessary one,” Ambrose said. “This is an investment in efficiency.” Klco said both the 525 E. South St. and 312 N. Cedar St. locations have separate inventories and parts rooms. The fleet is located at several sites, including the former Oak Park garage that closed in 2005.

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300 vehicles, Klco said. At any given time, 30 to 40 police, fire or other-purpose vehicles are getting attention on the premises. The 525 E. South St. facility cares for approximately 700 vehicles, trailers and pieces of snow and mowing equipment. At any given time, 40 to 50 items are receiving attention, Klco said. Ambrose is emphasizing to council members that Lansing must commit to pursuing the federal stimulus bonds by Dec. 31 or face uncertainty as to whether the funding mechanism remains available.

Council members agreed that the consolidated garage should be a capital improvement project last spring, when they approved the city’s $109.4 million general fund budget. The 312 N. Cedar St. garage now serves about

Right: The city of Lansing fleet services building on North Cedar Street where these fire trucks are being worked on will close sometime next year.

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• Oct. 23: East Lansing Dulcimer Festival - Lansing Area Folksong Society. The First East Lansing Dulcimer Festival will feature Florida’s Maddie MacNeil, and Michigan-based musicians Wanda Degen, and Doug Berch. These three will present nine afternoon workshops including beginning, intermediate and advanced levels on both hammered and lap dulcimer. Afterwards, both a slow and a fast jam will precede a 7:30 p.m. concert which features a set by each of these three headliners. A $20 wristband, purchased at the door, covers any and all workshops. 12-10:30 p.m. 855 Grove St., East Lansing. Concert tickets: $15 for the public and $12 for Fiddle members. E-mail or visit • Oct. 28-31: Haunted Aud. Anyone who has walked the darkened hallways of the Auditorium knows that the building is haunted. Following last year’s horrifyingly successful fundraiser, the entire maze-like building promises even more screaming, bloodsucking, and flesh-eating. Not for the faint of heart. All proceeds will assist student organizations and initiatives. Tickets: $10 at the door (cash only). Auditorium Building on MSU Campus, East Lansing. Enter through the Auditorium side of the building facing Farm Lane. Visit Shows/Fl2010-HauntedAud.

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“It’s important to recognize young talent especially in a city like Lansing, being named one of the top 10 Online young proExtra fessional cities to live in,” For more photos said Tom of the award Ruis, presi- presentations dent of the go to Grand River Connection young professional group. Lansing was named one of “10 Great Cities for Young Adults” by financial news organization Kiplinger Washington Editors Inc. in July. “(We’re) looking at the leadership ability and the impact that these individuals have had on the community, but then more importantly trying to look ahead,” said Tim Daman, the chamber’s president and

CEO. Applicants had to be age 35 or younger and have worked in Ingham, Eaton or Clinton counties for at least two years. The winners: • Thomas Stewart, CEO of Common Wealth Enterprises. • Rochelle Rizzi, president and CEO of Rizzi Designs LLC. • Tremaine Phillips, assistant deputy director at the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth. • Jeff McWherter, partner and director of development at Gravity Works Design and Development. • Tobi Lyon, development director at the Sparrow Foundation. • Paul Jaques, internship developer at Michigan State University.

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Becca Finnie kisses her boyfriend, Thomas Stewart, as he is being announced as a Ten Over the Next Ten winner. • Kat Cooper, commu- nior manager at Maner structional designer at nication manager for MSU’s Costerisan accounting TechSmith Corp. Auxiliary Resources. firm. • Adam Van Lente, CEO • Sarah Jennings, se• Jessica Knott, in- of Inc.


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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 Vendors for Fall Indoor Flea Market, First Christian Church, 1001 Chester Road, Lansing, ongoing. Antiques, new, used and resale items in clean and working order are welcome. Call Danette for more information. Sale runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 23. Info: 676-5613. Cost: $10 per table . 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, www.usc.salva

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.


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Adult & Pediatric CPR/ First Aid Course, Lansing Area Safety Council, 3315 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing, CPR classes 6-10 p.m. Sept. 21, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, Dec. 28. First Aid classes 6-10 p.m. Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Dec. 1, Dec. 29. For child care providers, summer program staff, youth organizations and parents. Call in advance to prepay and reserve a seat. Registration

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take center stage. Janet Dapson, owner of Fabrications in Richland, Mich., is the guest speaker. Following her presentation, members and guests will have an opportunity to create a fabric flower. Members and guests also will be able to bid on a silent auction offering of an embroidery machine. Guests are always welcome. Info: 699-8062,

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Library Film Series, Michigan State University Libraries, North Lansing Scrabble Club, Conference Room (W449), 100 Friendship Manor, 200 Friendship Main Library, East Lansing, 7-9 p.m. Car Care Class, Randall Cir, Lansing, 11 a.m. every first and Oct. 13. The Kestler Film Event Automotive Inc, 3615 S. Martin third Saturday of the month. Come presents “The Forgotten Refugees”. Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing, to the Lansing Scrabble Club. The film explores the rich culture of 6-8 p.m. Oct. 12. Info: , Learn new words and strategy and the historic Jewish communities in " make new friends. All levels of Arabic and North African countries Bariatrics & Weight Loss Seminar, Ingham Regional players welcome. Call for more and their forced exodus after the Drywall Repair, Gier Medical Center Dawe Auditorium, information 373-4531 or 393-7321. state of Israel was established Community Center, 2400 Hall St., Civil Air Patrol, New City 2720 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, Refreshments and prizes. Info: in 1948. A panel discussion will Lansing, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 13. Part of Academy, 2130 W. Holmes Road, 6 p.m. Oct. 14. Doctors Mindy 373-4531. Cost: $2 for three games. follow the film. Info: 353-8700, the Home maintenance series. Info: Lansing, 7 p.m. Oct. 13. The Lane and Melissa Richardson will " Lansing Workers’ Center, Civil Air Patrol is the auxiliary of present an informative program on Lansing Workers’ Center, 106 Mid-Day Movie, Capital Area EPO Childbirth Class, the U.S. Air Force. Kids 12 and advanced and less invasive weight Lathrop St., Lansing, 7 p.m. District Library Downtown Lansing Greater Lansing Area, ongoing. up can learn about aerospace, loss procedures. Call to register. Tuesdays. Problems at work? Let’s Branch, 401 S. Capitol Ave., Expectant Parents Organization: search and rescue and drill in a Info: 913-4010, " do something about it. Wage theft, Lansing, 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Labor & Delivery and Newborn fun atmosphere. Info: 930-9982, workers compensation benefit cutChildbirth Education Thursdays, Sept. 7-Dec. 23 (no film Care and Feeding Combo Series off, unemployment compensation classes, Ingham Regional Nov. 11 and 25). Movies suggested for first-time parents are held Ingham County denials and more. Info: 371-2001, Medical Center, Greenlawn for adults will be shown on the big in several Lansing/East Lansing Genealogical Society " Campus, Women and Children’s screen in the auditorium. Call for locations. Other classes available Meeting, Vevay Township Hall, LCC Gay Straight Alliance Center, 2709 Greenlawn Ave., info. Info: 367-6363. include eLearning, Breastfeeding 780 Eden Road, Mason, 7 p.m. Lansing, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays or class, Parents Expecting Multiples, Meeting, Lansing Community Oct. 14. The October meeting FOOD AND DRINK Thursdays or 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Refresher Series, Teen Series and College, Gannon Building Room will feature an instructional Saturdays. Six-week classes are Annual Church Fall Salad Sibling class. Classes are held 262, 422 N. Washington Square, presentation “Researching at the held on Tuesday or Thursday Luncheon, Pilgrim weekday evenings and Saturdays. Lansing, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays. Ingham County Genealogical evenings. One-day Saturday class Congregational United Church of Call or go online to register. Info: Lesbian? Gay? Bisexual? Society Library” by Diane Bishop, also is available. Call for more Christ, 125 S. Pennsylvania Ave., 337-7365, Cost: Transgender? Questioning? librarian. Info: 349-0269, (517) information and to register. Info: Lansing, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13. TakeCall for more information. Straight? Come join us for a 337-8925. 975-7329. Cost: $80 per couple outs available. Mini bazaar and student organization meeting of Installing Trim and Crown weekday class, $90 per couple for bake sale also will be held. Info: the Gay Straight Alliance. Lansing Molding Class, GLHC House, Ladies Silver Blades Figure Saturday class. 484-7434. Cost: $7 donation at the Skating Club, Suburban Ice, Community College students who 545 Baker Street, Lansing, 6-8 p.m. door. 2810 Hannah Blvd., East Lansing, are taking classes in the fall can Diabetes Prevention Oct. 14. Part of the Home 9:30-11:20 a.m. Thursdays. Ladies come vote or suggest agenda Program at the maintenance series. Info: , FUNDRAISERS Silver Blades figure skate weekly items. Public can attend meetings Downtown YMCA, " for fun and exercise. Adult women but cannot vote. If you need a place East Ingham Crop Hunger Downtown YMCA Wellness Center, Junior Olympic Archery Walk, Williamston United of any skill level are welcome. Info: to discuss LGBT issues or find out 119 N. Washington Square, Lansing, Development Program Methodist Church, 211 S. Putnam 655-4164. what’s going on in your community, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Sept. (JOAD), Demmer Shooting St., Williamston, 1:30 p.m. Oct. 10. LCC GSA is the place to be. Info: 13-Oct. 18. This program is for Lansing Area AfricanSports Education and Training Food drive, walk, music and more 483-1209, anyone over the age of 45, has American Genealogy Center, 3365 E. Jolly Road, Lansing, to help stop hunger. Food can be group.php?gid=2238678291&ref=ts. a family history of diabetes, is Society “Actively 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. dropped off at any time the day overweight, does not get enough " Searching” Fall Seminar, Open to the public. Intended for of the walk or at Wood & Sons physical activity, and has high Capital Area District Library ages 7-18 yrs. Class meets every COMMUNITY Corn Bin anytime before. Interested blood pressure and/or high Downtown Lansing Branch, 401 S. Saturday. Visit website for more walkers should sign up through the cholesterol. In this program you Capitol Ave., Lansing, 9 a.m. Oct. 16. Clothing Resources for Job information. Info: 884-0550, local churches. If your church is will establish lifestyle changes to Seekers, Women’s Center of Registration and welcome at 9 a.m., not participating you can call Bill promote slow, steady weight loss Greater Lansing, 1710 E. Michigan sessions begin at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 or Janice Wheeler at 521-1112, John and increase regular physical Ave., Lansing, ongoing. Interview Yoga Play Class, Heartdance a.m., lunch and luncheon speaker Bollman at 655-4728 or Toni Talbot activity. Some benefits of this and work appropriate clothing and Studio, 1806 E. Michigan Ave. Veta Tucker, associate professor, at 655-1476 for more information. program are decreased risk of accessories are available for , Lansing, noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Department of English Language Info: 655-2430. diabetes, weight loss, increased women in the greater Lansing area Sept. 7-Oct. 12. Playfully explore and Literature, Grand Valley State energy, increased muscular who cannot afford to shop in a continuous flow of postures University. Sessions at 1:15 p.m. GAMING strength, and stress relief. Call stores. Sizes 4-30 are available. blended with gentle and and 2:30 p.m. Seminars on maps, ahead if you are interested in Duplicate Bridge, Bridge Women are encouraged to make invigorating movements. A JOYous vital records and more. E-mail joining. Info: 827-9640. Cost: $30 Center, 325 N. Clippert St., Lansing, an appointment in order to receive approach to yoga. No experience or call to for the six-week session. open pairs 7 p.m. Mondays, individual assistance. Info: necessary. Celebrate the infinite register. Info: 393-2871, Thursdays; 12:30 p.m. Fridays. Info: 372-9163, www.womenscenter gifts of yoga. Not meeting Sept. 21. " Do You Suffer From Hip 351-7007. Cost: $5 game fee. Info: , Pain? Ingham Regional Medical Lansing Chess Club Cost: five-class card ($50) and Center Dawe Auditorium, 2720 S. meeting, Lansing Community HEALTH FESTIVALS 10-class card ($100), drop-ins Washington Ave., Lansing, 6 p.m. College, Abel B. Sykes T.L.C. Active Older Adult Apple Butter Festival, welcome $12 for one-hour class. Oct. 13. Join Dr. Jason Cochran, Building, Room 127, Lansing, 6-10 Exercise Program, Lansing Fenner Nature Center, orthopedic surgeon, as he p.m. Wednesdays. Casual and pickDowntown YMCA Wellness Center, 2020 E Mount Hope Ave, Lansing, CLUBS AND discusses the finer points of the up chess games weekly for any age. 119 N. Washington Square, Lansing, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 16-17. The arthritic hip, how it can be treated MEETINGS Info: 394-8080. " 8-10 a.m. Monday Wednesday, and festival features apple butter without surgery and when surgery American Sewing Guild Friday, Aug. 23-Oct. 22. Offers cooking over an open fire, cider Lansing Rotary Club is appropriate. Doors open at Lansing Clippers October customized routines designed pressing demonstrations and Meeting, Lansing Center, 333 E. 5:30 p.m. Call or e-mail Meeting, UAW Local 652 Hall, specifically for you. Whether your heritage arts and crafts. Info: Michigan Ave., Lansing, 11:45 a.m. 426 Clare St., Lansing, 6:30-9 p.m. goal is to improve your overall 483-4224, " Oct. 15. The speaker will be Eugene Oct. 11. Sewing fashion accessories Continued on next page health, be able to keep up with

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5th Annual Black Religion and Spirituality in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. SPECIAL EVENTS Oct. 14 and 15. 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Scarecrow Contest, Potter Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 Park Zoological Garden, 1301 S and 15. Speakers include Juanita Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, 1-3 p.m. Abernathy, Dr. Sulayman Nyang, Oct. 15. Members of the public Dr. Carl Taylor, Rev. Dr. Michael are encouraged to join in the zoo’s Murphy, Dr. Yvonne Delk, and Rev. fall festivities by creating animalDr. Cynthia Hale. Contact the Black themed scarecrows to be displayed Religion and Spirituality by e-mail at the zoo through Oct. 31. See at for additional website for more details. Info: information. Info: 432-4000. Cost: 483-4222, $100 per person by Oct. 10, $50 per student, $125 per person onsite. Silent Retreat, Self Realization Meditation Healing Centre, 7187 SUPPORT Drumheller Road, Bath, Oct. 15-17. Deepen your experience of inner GROUPS peace in a quiet, peaceful “Coffee, Donuts & atmosphere. Includes shared Conversation” Grief accommodation and vegetarian Support Group, Palmer, Bush meals. Private room or suite may & Jensen Family Funeral Homes, be available for an additional fee. Holt-Delhi Chapel, Holt, 10 a.m. Call or visit the website to register last Tuesdays of the month. All or for more information. Advance persons who are grieving the registration required. Info: loss of a loved one are invited 641-6201, www.SelfRealization to attend this monthly discussion Cost: $140 group and receive support from plus taxes per person for a shared fellow grievers. This month’s topic: room. “Common Myths About Grief.” Info: 268-1000, SPECIAL Cost: free . SERVICES (HOPING) Helping Other Cristo Rey and Mexican Parents in Normal Consul Office: Birth Grieving, Sparrow Professional Registration, Cristo Rey Building, Second floor, Conference Community Center, 1717 N High Room D, 1200 E. Michigan Ave., St, Lansing, Ongoing. Partnering Lansing, 7-9 p.m. second to provide the service of birth Thursdays. HOPING is a support registration. Cristo Rey will screen group for those who have applicants to make sure individuals experienced a loss due to have all the proper documents miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal required, then schedule death. Meetings are for adults only. appointments of 10-15 per Consul Info: (888) 288-0967. visit at Cristo Rey. The registration of birth is free with an appointment. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Education Series, Wynwood Copies will be available for a of Meridian, 5346 Marsh Rd, charge. Call to set up an Haslett, 6:30-7:30 p.m. second appointment or for more Tuesday of the month. Addressing information. Info: 372-4700 ext. the challenges associated with 118. Cost: $13 each for copies. providing care for a loved one Lifeline Ministry hosted with Alzheimer’s or by Ruth McGill, Century 21, dementia-related illnesses. 3490 Belle Chase Way , Lansing, Different topics every month. 7 p.m. Thursdays. Weekly ministry Please register by calling Wynwood provides a place of love and at 381-8700. Info: 381-8700, acceptance in a casual environment to those who love wynwood-of-meridian.aspx. "

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group, Grandhaven Living Center, 3145 W. Mt. Hope Ave., Lansing, 1-2:30 p.m. second Tuesday of the month. A monthly discussion group that offers support, education, problem solving and guest speakers. Open to all family and friends of those suffering from memory loss. Respite care available - call 485-5966. Info: 485-5966. " Celebrate Recovery, Kingdom Life Church, fellowship hall, 4303 S. Martin Luther King, Lansing, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Celebrate Recovery is a weekly Bible-based 12-step program for all kinds of hurts, habits and hangups. If you struggle with anger, loneliness, addictions, codependency, food issues, guilt, relationship issues or any unhealthy behavior, Celebrate Recovery can help. We are safe, confidential and free. Info: " 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. Grief Education Support Group, Ingham Regional Medical Center, 401 W. Greenlawn Ave., Lansing, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Visiting Nurse and Hospice offers an ongoing grief education and support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. Offered four times a year for eight weeks. Call Monica Parker for more information. Info: 975-9909. " Grief support group, Hospice of Lansing’s Stoneleigh Residence, Meditation Room, 3411 Stoneleigh Drive, Lansing, 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 7-Oct. 26. “Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones.” This grief support group, sponsored by Hospice of Lansing, is open to all bereaved community members. It is a closed-ended loss and grief educational support series scheduled for eight Tuesday afternoons. Info: 882-1620. " Job Seekers Support Group, Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, Computer Lab, 1712 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. A structured approach to job seeking for women to find the right job or career. Info: 372-9163, womenscenterofgreater "

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Lansing Jaycees Monster Mayhem Haunted House, " Jolly-Cedar Plaza, 5140 S. Cedar St., Lansing, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. SCHOOLS Enhance Fitness Exercise Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 15-23, Cooley Law School Open Program, Mt Hope United plus nightly Oct. 28-31. Info: House, Thomas M. Cooley Law Methodist Church, 501 East Mount Cost: $10. School, 300 S. Capitol Ave., Hope Avenue, Lansing, 10:30-11:30 Lansing, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 14. The a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, LIBRARIES open houses are free and include Fridays, Sept. 8-Oct. 22. Exercise Family Storytime, Capital tours, opportunities to meet staff, with friends, seated or standing, Area District Library South Lansing faculty and students, mock classes, in a program designed to improve Branch, 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing, and special sessions for accepted cardiovascular health, increase 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16. All ages are students and honors scholars. strength, improve balance and welcome. Call to register. Info: Register online. Info: range of motion. Info: 827-9640. 272-9840, " " Cost: cost is $42 for a seven-week Organizing and Recycling session or a $3 drop in rate. SENIORS in Your Home: Getting Enhance Fitness Exercise AARP Meeting, AARP, Ingham Started, Capital Area District Program at Grace County Health and Services Library Foster Branch, 200 N. Lutheran Church, Grace Building, 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing, Foster Ave., Lansing, 6 p.m. Oct. 13. Lutheran Church, 529 N. MLK Blvd., 11 a.m. Oct. 12. The speaker is First in a planned series. Learn Lansing, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays, Abbie Hinton and the topic is “Life’s to be more organized at home Wednesdays, Fridays, Sept. 8-Oct. Journey.” Lunch is available through and to make recycling a part 22. Exercise with friends, seated Meals on Wheels. Info: 321-0567. of everyday living. Info: 485-5185, or standing, in a program designed Cost: $5 for lunch, $3 for members to improve cardiovascular health, older than 65. Teen Book Discussion increase strength, improve balance Allen St. Neighborhood Group, Capital Area District and range of motion. Info: Senior Discovery Group, Library Foster Branch, 200 N. 827-9640. Cost: $42 for a sevenAllen Street Neighborhood Center, Foster Ave., Lansing, 4-5 p.m. week session or a $3 drop-in rate. 1619 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, Oct. 12. Books, snacks and crafts. Greatest Loser and 11 a.m. Oct. 13. Birthday potluck Info: 485-5185 , Greatest Loser lunch. " Continues contest, Gilead Fall 2010 Senior Class The Book Burrow, Capital Healing Center, 306 S Creyts Rd, 101, Greer Community Learning Area District Library Downtown Lansing, Sept. 8-Nov. 17. Center at St. Stephen’s Community Lansing Branch, 401 S. Capitol Participants will be divided into Church, 1007 Kimberly Drive, Ave., Lansing, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and teams. Winners on both teams Lansing, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m. Thursdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. are based on percentage of body Oct. 12-Nov. 16. This six-week Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, weight lost. Space is limited. For program meets once a week, and ongoing (closed holidays). Owned complete information or to register, is divided into three sessions each and operated by Friends of Lansing call the center. Info: 319-5808. day: “Self Management for Better Libraries. Lower level of library. Info: Cost: $15 per person or $25 per Health”; “Healthy Lunches” and 367-6363, Cost: couple. “De-Mystifying Computer Use for most books are 50 cents to $3. Ingham County Health Mature Beginners.” Transportation Department Title XV MUSIC - DJS is available, but space is limited. Breast and Cervical Advance registration is required. Capital City DJ Olympic Cancer Control Program, Info: 351-6512. " Trials, The FIRM, 227 S. Ingham County Health Department, Washington Square # A, Lansing, Senior Computer Class 5303 S. Cedar St., Lansing, ongoing. 8 p.m. Oct. 10. The top ten DJs 102, Greer Community Learning Free breast and cervical cancer that make it past the trials will Center at St. Stephen’s Community screenings are available to incomebe paired with last year’s top Church, 1007 Kimberly Drive, eligible women ages 50 and older. 3 in 2011 for the crown of the Lansing, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Women who are enrolled in a area’s best DJ. Music from every Oct. 12 through Nov. 16. Space managed care program, have HMO genre will be featured. For more is limited. Advance registration insurance, or Medicare B are not information e-mail is required. Lunch/fellowship with eligible. Call for details. Info: Senior Class 101 is available at 4364. " Info: 614-6439. 12:30 p.m. Please call the Center Saturday Sports Medicine for Independent living for and Athletic Injury Clinic, NATURE transportation on CATA’s Spec-Tran, Garlic Planting, Foster Park Ingham Regional Orthopedic 999-2760. Info: 351-6512. Cost: $20 Resource Center, Marcus and Hospital, 2727 S. Pennsylvania Ave., without lunch for six weeks; $30 Foster, Lansing, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 12. Lansing, 9-11 a.m. Saturdays. A with lunch for six weeks. Enjoy home-grown garlic next walk-in sports injury clinic staffed summer by planting it this fall. by mid-Michigan sports medicine SHOWS & SALES The Garden Project will explain key 22nd Annual Betty Price physicians and certified athletic tips for great garlic and give you trainers. Call (517) 351-7815 for Jewelry Sale, Wharton Center, a chance to practice planting in more information weekdays or Christman Lounge, second floor, the Demonstration Garden. Garlic (517) 975-8500 Saturday mornings. East Lansing , noon-4 p.m. Oct. 10. grows through winter until July, so Info: 351-7815. Price, who owned an operated plan for a space that won’t be Lieberman’s in downtown Lansing to register. Info: 975-6600, "

for many years, will have fine jewelry from Gdansk, Poland and Taxco, Mexico among her collection. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Betty Price Retail Management Internship Endowment at the Wharton Center. Info: (800) WHARTON,

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Chills, thrills at the zoo LANSING — This Halloween season, head to Potter Park Zoo’s annual Boo at the Zoo for an array of spook-tacular activities for the whole family. Presented by The Blue Care Network of Michigan and Celebration! Cinema, Boo at the Zoo offers loads of frightful fun on Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. Boo at the Zoo promises surprises, adventure, family fun, and candy treats in a family-friendly fall atmosphere. The event, offered by Potter Park Zoo and the Potter Park Zoo Society, is jam-packed with seasonal activities and festive fun for all ages, including face painting, kids’ crafts, games, hay rides, animal enrichments, a straw maze and a special marshmallowlaunching trebuchet game. Trick-or-treaters can cavort through the zoo collecting candy and treats from costumed volunteers at several treat stations located throughout the zoo. Guests can also enjoy up close and personal encounters with some fascinating and creepy creatures during special live animal presentations at the Discovery Center. And guests won’t want to miss out on learning about wolves from “Granny” herself at the Wolf Cabin located just north of the otter exhibit. This year’s event also includes the famous Boo tunnel and daily costume parades beginning at 1:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume for the occasion. The chills and thrills will be more exciting than ever as Boo at the Zoo debuts

Prices Admission: Kids three and younger - free, kids up to 16 years old - $2, residents - $4, non-residents - $10, zoo members - free Strip tickets: $1 - Boo Tunnel, hay ride, doughnut and cider Parking: $2 for residents; $4 for non-residents

the second annual Scarecrow Alley, a Halloween display created from entries in the zoo’s scarecrow building contest. These animal-themed scarecrows will line the pathways helping to transform the zoo for a hauntingly good time. Prizes will be awarded for the top three scarecrow finalists. Find out more information about how to enter this and other zoo contests at Regular zoo admission rates apply. Admission is $4 for residents, $10 for nonresidents, $2 for kids up to 16 years old and free for kids three and younger. Zoo members receive free admittance. Strip tickets are available for $1. The strip ticket guarantees admission into the Boo Tunnel, a hay ride, doughnut and cider. Parking is $2 for residents and $4 for nonresidents. Potter Park Zoo is located at 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave., within Potter Park along the Red Cedar River in Lansing. The zoo is open daily year-round. For more information, call (517) 483-4222 or visit

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after year, and I’d like to personally welcome those families back. I’d also like to invite those folks that have never experienced our Nature Center in the fall to come out, meet me, and explore our festival and facilities,” stated Jason Meyer, Fenner’s new executive director. Meyer, who worked at Fenner as a nature interpreter five years ago, recently moved back to Lansing from southern California to lead Fenner Nature Center into a new era. Fenner Nature Center is now managed by the nonprofit Friends of Fenner Nature Center. “The Friends have worked hard to keep Fenner thriving in the face of city budget cutbacks, and I’m excited that our agreement with the city of Lansing has been renewed for four more years,” said Meyer. The City of Lansing continues to maintain the building and grounds, and also provides partial funding for hourly staff to lead programs. “We are grateful that city officials see Fenner as a crucial part of our community. The citizens of the greater Lansing area can help us significantly by supporting Fenner — whether through planned gifts, annual finan-

cial donations, memberships, or volunteering. There truly is no other place in Lansing like Fenner Nature Center, and we need the support of the community now more than ever,” said Meyer. Local businesses, including Public Policy Associates, the East Lansing Veterinary Clinic, the Mt. Hope Veterinary Hospital, DBI Office Solutions, and Lansing Ophthalmology agree and have shown support for the Nature Center by financially sponsoring the Apple Butter Festival this year. CP Signs has also contributed through an in-kind donation of part of the cost of festival signage. Admission to the Apple Butter Festival is free this year, although donations will be gladly accepted. In fact, there will be a “Fill the Kettle” campaign to raise money for the continued operation of the Nature Center, and people can become members of the Friends of Fenner Nature Center at the festival. For more information, call (517) 483-4224 or visit Fenner Nature Center on the Web at Fenner Nature Center is located at 2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave., just east of Aurelius Road in Lansing. — From Fenner Nature Center

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LANSING — Fenner Nature Center will hold its 37th Annual Apple Butter Festival to celebrate the fall harvest, Oct. 16 and 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This event gives visitors a chance to reconnect with nature through an exploration of heritage arts, crafts, games, and of course, to help cook authentic apple butter over an open fire. This year’s festival promises to be fun for the whole family. New activities this year include a children’s old-fashioned game area, new heritage artisans, great food, and more. The main stage will feature a non-stop concert featuring local musicians, and several “celebrity stirrers” will be on-site to help stir the apple butter. Live animals from Potter Park Zoo and the Michigan Society of Herpetologists will also be present. Other activities, such as heritage apple tasting, cider pressing, and hands-on demonstrations by local Boy Scouts will take us all back to a time of family members having fun while working together to prepare for the winter ahead. “Our Apple Butter Festival has become a family tradition in Lansing. We see many of the same faces year

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Letters to the editor Who will fight for and save Michigan? Virg Bernero will make a great governor. He has balanced three budgets in Lansing, has brought and saved 6,000 jobs to Michigan and has negotiated well with the unions. He went to Washington D.C. to help save the Auto Industry workers’ jobs. Virg founded “Mayors for Manufacturing,” to preserve and grow manufacturing, and “green” jobs in the U.S.A. He has a promise to educate our children. He cares about the environment. Virg does not have gobs of his own mon-

ey to spend on the campaign, as does his opponent (who sent many U.S. jobs overseas). But Virg is the best person for governor. Virg Bernero needs all of our votes to win! E. Jenet, Lansing

Positive change promises green jobs for Michigan With all the talk of voter dissatisfaction, what short memories we have. Just a short time ago George Bush and Rick Snyder sent millions of jobs OUT of the U.S.A. The world’s financial system nearly collapsed,

and the mortgage market has been disastrous. President Obama has done his best in trying times to keep the economy moving. We will soon have health care for all, which most Americans said they needed, and college students can stay on their parents insurance until age mid 20’s. Virg Bernero, candidate for governor, has brought, and kept 6,000 jobs, and is working to bring many “green” jobs to Michigan. Mark Schauer has a bill to end NAFTA. Voters, do not be discouraged! We MUST get to the polls to continue positive change! Lillian Adams, Lansing

Letter Policy The Lansing City Community News welcomes letters to the editor expressing views about candidates. No letters will be published on the coming election after our Oct. 24 edition, with the exception being letters that rebut statements made in earlier letters. Submissions should be no more than 400 words in length, signed by the author and include a phone number for verification purposes only. We reserve the right to edit letters for length and content, and also reserve the right not to publish a letter. The deadline to appear in the following Sunday’s newspaper is each Tuesday by 5 p.m. Letters may be mailed to Editor Kurt Madden, Lansing City Community News, 239 S. Cochran Ave., Charlotte, MI 48813; e-mailed to kumadden@; or faxed to (517) 543-3677.

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Records detail City Council meeting attendance ABSENTEEISM Hewitt missed 6 of 34 Total absenteeism rates for Lansing City Council members if accounting full council and committee sessions: sessions, questions records forCouncil member Sessions missed Pct. missed By SUSAN VELA

Lansing City Councilman Eric Hewitt has the worst attendance at regular City Council meetings. According to City Council minutes, he missed six of the 34 sessions in 2010, from Jan. 1 through Sept. 9, or about 17 percent of meetings. Derrick Quinney had a 15 percent absenteeism rate — five absences — and Councilwomen A’Lynne Robinson and Jessica Yorko had four absences, an 11.8 percent ab-

senteeism rate. Hewitt questioned the city’s record keeping, pointing out that meeting minutes show him missing six council sessions. Yet the council meets on Mondays, the same night as Committee of the Whole, and records show that he’s only identified as missing three of those sessions. Robinson, council’s president, said commitment to Lansing is more than just attendance at committee meetings. “Why don’t you count the number of additional meet-

Jessica Yorko Derrick Quinney A’Lynne Robinson Tina Houghton Kathie Dunbar Eric Hewitt Brian Jeffries Carol Wood

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ings members attend?” Robinson asked in an e-mail. “Neighborhood associations, assigned boards, ward meetings, funerals or school functions. Also, try looking at the number of meetings held by

each committee.” Attendance came into question early this week when Lansing resident John Pollard shared the findings the city released to him in response to a Freedom of In-


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Lansing City Council met 34 times this year, through Sept. 9. Here’s how many members have missed: w Eric Hewitt: 6 w Derrick Quinney: 5 w Jessica Yorko: 4 w A’Lynne Robinson: 4 w Carol Wood: 3 w Kathie Dunbar: 2 w Tina Houghton: 1 w Brian Jeffries: 1 Source: Lansing State Journal research

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formation Act request. According to the findings, Yorko had missed 38 of 74 committee sessions, having the highest committee absenteeism rate of 51.3 percent.

She is assigned to five committees, more than other council members, who could have attended anywhere from 17 to 77 committee meetings altogether depending on which committees they sit on, canceled sessions not included. When adding committee sessions with the 34 council sessions held in 2010, Yorko’s attendance still was the worst at nearly 40 percent. “I don’t think I’ve shirked my abilities overall,” said Yorko, who has argued that wise time management is more important than overall council meeting attendance. She also has underscored her attendance at most budget hearings and familiarity with city departments and her voting record.


Jaclyn Quenby stood in the main room at the Southside Community Coalition’s building Friday, shaking a can of spray paint. Behind the building at 2101 W. Holmes Road, center director Pete Cunningham and several volunteers set 4-by-4 fence posts while David Wiener, chair of the Coalition’s board, mixed fresh concrete in a wheelbarrow. “It’s one of those days you dream and talk about and hope will happen at Online your center,” Extra Cunningham said. For more Volunteer photos, visit teams from thesouthLansing Lowe’s store will return today to the one-story building to finish a fixup using about $1,200 worth of material donated by Lowe’s and donations from vendors. Outdoors, they put in new picnic tables, playground equipment and outdoor plants. Indoors, they added bookshelves, a countertop for the computer area and

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worked on the center’s bathrooms. Misty Wells, the south Lansing Lowe’s human resources manager, met center staffer Yolanda Sherrer while working on another volunteer project. She asked Sherrer to give her a wish list for the center. She then made the project happen through a program called Lowe’s Heroes. Store employees and their family members offer volunteer hours to complete the projects. “We look and see where we can make the biggest impact,” Wells said. Sherrer had a clear idea about that: “My biggest thing was a playground,” Sherrer said. “Anything else they did was a bonus.” Outdoor volunteers installed a wooden fence with

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pickets painted red, green, blue and yellow — being careful to leave a path through the center’s backyard so neighbors still can use a well-worn path that serves as a shortcut to a nearby Quality Dairy store. Rod Sanford/Lansing State Journal Inside on Friday, a table A team from the south Lansing Lowe’s Home Improvement store is helping was lined with bird boxes make a variety of improvements and renovations on the Southside Community built by kids who use the Coalition community center at 2101 W. Holmes Road in Lansing. center. They were ready to be put up on the center’s back outside wall after trellises and plants were in place. Adding to future summer fun: The folks from Lowe’s also brought over a new charcoal grill, big enough to cook plenty of food at once. “We do a lot of hot dogs here,” Sherrer said. The overall goal: “We want to make it friendly so that we’re here for everybody.”

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Lowe’s Home Improvement store employee John Eschbach (left) and Southside Community Coalition board chair David Wiener install colorful fencing Friday at the coalition’s community center in south Lansing.


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Local CADL library events • ‘The Time Machine’ Ticket Giveaway Entries accepted through Oct. 24. The Capital Area District Library is teaming up with All-of-Us-Express Children’s Theater to give away free tickets to their production of H.G. Wells’s The Time Machine. Adapted by Tim Kelly, the play follows the adventures of an eccentric young inventor named Filby and the colorful characters he meets in a strange future world. To win a family four-pack of tickets,

plus a copy of the book, vis- make recycling a part of everyday living. it • Oct. 18: Drop-In Foster Library LEGO Club (ages 6 and • Oct. 12: Teen Book up), 4-5:30 p.m. Discussion Group, 4 p.m. • Oct. 26: Scary Stories • Oct. 13: Organizing (ages 8+), 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Recycling in Your Members of the Lansing Home: Getting Started, 6 Storytellers will share stop.m. ries scary enough to curl This is the first in a your toes. planned series of programs that provide useful informa- South Lansing Library tion, tips, simple solutions, • Oct. 16: Family Storyand guidance on improving time (all ages), 10:30 p.m. your quality of life while Storytime for all ages. helping the environment. To- Registration required; call day’s topic: learn to be more (517) 272-9840. organized at home and to • Oct. 23: Science Sat-

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Downtown Lansing • Oct. 10: In Stitches Knit In, 2-3:30 p.m. As a beginner or an expert, drop in for sharing your ideas and working on projects. This month: “Purl.” • U.S. Citizenship Class, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 20, 27, 10-11:30 a.m. This free class will help you learn U.S. History & Civ-

ics, practice English skills, become familiar with the USCIS Web site, learn the steps to apply for citizenship, study for the new citizenship test and make new friends. • Oct. 22: Tween Night: Halloween Party (ages 9-12), 6-8 p.m. Bring a friend and join in for a spook-tacular Halloween Party. There will be games, prizes and pizza. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Registration required; call (517) 367-6367. — From the Capital Area District Library

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Recruitment day builds up contractors’ networks By SUSAN VELA

Joanne Fairmont Yinger is an interior designer always looking for the right work. With the Ingham County Land Bank recruiting for hands willing to renovate foreclosed homes, there was little to lose by checking into the third annual Contractor Recruitment Day. “There has to be a role some place for an interior designer,” she said. Yinger perused the information booths set up at Lansing’s Gier Community Center on Sept. 30, learning more about the proper insurance she’ll need to score a land bank project funded by federal dollars.

‘Mini-networking’ At the end of the day, she was reassured by her stockpile of folders and brochures and confident that the event drawing approximately 200 people was worth the effort. “It still feels like a feasible thing,” Yinger said. “I’m mini-networking as well.” The land bank advertised its wellattended event, which topped last year’s crowd by more than 100, by sending out more than a 1,000 fliers. Those attending gathered information on registration, prevention of lead contamination and resources for minority- and wom-

en-owned firms. “It didn’t hurt this morning that it rained for a while,” joked Eric Schertzing, the land bank’s chairman. “That probably got a few roofers off of the roof.” Schertzing is hoping to expand the land bank’s pool of businesses certified and insured to demolish and renovate foreclosed homes with federal dollars. The land bank and city of Lansing are working to use $17 million in federal dollars for a neighborhood stabilization program. They’ve already partnered to use $6 million. Accounting for other projects, the land bank has worked with about 100 businesses that renovated 56 homes and demolished up to 50 within the past year, Schertzing said. Contractors receive an average of $80,000 for every renovated residence. Tom Lampani, a 51-year-old General Motors Co. retiree, sauntered over to the Greater Lansing Home Builders & Remodelers Association booth. Looking for some route to attaining a builder’s license, he grabbed a form and checked every trade he was interested in: Carpentry. Painting. Roofing. Landscaping. The list went on. He also conveyed his willingness to work with available experts. “It’s a start,” he said.

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Archaeology Day at museum draws more than 200 Museum event puts emphasis on artifacts, cultures from the past By SUSAN VELA

Twelve-year-old Jordan Burns held out stones and spearheads to Robert Love, wanting to know if the man could accurately date the archaeological finds. Love, a Pinckney-based expert in primitive tools, caressed each of the pieces intimately. “It’s not 10,000 years old,” he

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from digs were stationed throughout the facility. Lynn Evans of Mackinac State Historic Parks sat near a computer screen flashing the findings of a dig at Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City. There were buttons, belt buckles, shards of glass and knife blades. Kids were drawn to the computer. “It’s something tangible to see,” Evans said. “They understand about losing things.” More than 50 people gathered to hear Daniel Fisher, from the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology, share the discov-

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PUPS AKC Tiny, FEMALE PURE BRED S hih- MALTESE BOSTON TERRIER PUP AKC tzu Brown & White, 7 beautifu l social girl, Vet 517-974-0431 Weeks Old, Parents on chkd., health guar., extra site, $300. (956)648-52 11 nice. $350. 517-676-4091. MINIATURE PINSCHER 1 f emale left , black & rust, FRENCH BULLDOG PUG MIX wormed-s hots, $250/obo BOSTON TERRIER PUPS $100 & F rench Bulldog 989-584-6 192 no S un. calls. EXCELLENT Q ualit y , Boston mix, $500. Call 517S hots, wormed. $300. 588-93 97. 517-580 -9420 MINIATURE PINSCHER PUPS Differ ent ages. $100FRENCH BULLDOG PUPPIES $250. 517-857 -3036. Cas h UKC reg., 1 yr health conBOSTON TERRIER PUPSonly. tract, 1 white male, 1 brinpurebred. (2) beautifu l 6 dle fema le, $1000 ea. 517wk. old fema les. S hots, MINIATURE SCHNAUZER 852 -9979. wormed. Very social. PUP AKC, 18 wks., black, $400. 517-487 -8704 fema le, $550. 231-856 -4511. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUP PIES AKC reg., all shots. BOUVIER 8 WEEKS, AKC tri’s 1 fema le For more info. 517-575- PAPILLONS Registered, Dew claws, 2yrs old spayed & 1 male 2032. shots, $1000. (989)917 -0580 1yr old neutered. $400 ea. or both for $700. (517)490MAN SHEPHERD PUPS 6981 (517)490-6980 BOXER PUPPIES AKC, born GER 2males, 1 fema le. 7wks 9/7. Read y 10/23. 5 feold . $200 (517)652-4455 males, 4 males, f awn & PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI brindle, $500, now taking PUPPIES, AKC Reg. 8 wks. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS depos its. old, UTD on shots & wormsome imported, $650+. or ing. Call 517-507-2094. www.blackf 517-623-6859. Call 810 -631-6185 POMERANIAN PUPPIES Ador able! Vet checked. BOXER PUP,S AKC C hamPUPPIES 7 pion lines. Vet, checked, GOLDENDOODLE wks. old, 3 males, 2 fe517-86 1-708 6 tails, dews. Read y to go. males, shots & wormed, $500. 517-812 -2392 $400. Call 517-857 -2187 . POMERANIAN PUPPIES TWO white male,first BOXERS AKC REGISTERED shots,wormed,w ill be RETRIEVER PUP puppies, 6 fema les. $400. GOLDEN about 6 or 7 lbs grown. PIES, $250. Read y to go. Call 517-702-9573. $400.00 (517)87 8 -0517 Male & fema le. Also, C hihuahuas. 989-235-6 566. BRITTANY SPANIEL LIVER POMERANIAN PUPPIES Will & white, AKC, 7 mos., be small, asking $250-$350. RETRIEVER PUP male, Field Line, all shots GOLDEN Call 517-230-7894. PIES Light to d ark, 6 current, $200. 989-224-7 921 weeks +, Good with child ren, loveable, parents on POMERANIAN PUPS AKC, 1 CHIHUAHUA PUPS 8 blue & site, pure bred, shots, blue merle male, $400; 1 tri colored. Read y to go to wormed, 5 males and 3 feblack w/white markings, there new homes wormed males. $300. (517)468-3 425 fema le, $300. Cas h only can be CK.C Call sarah candb miller@td please. 989-2 48-412 4. $350-400 (517)455-6852

CHIHUAHUA PUP-S VET checked, 1st shots, wormed. Purebred, 8 wks. $300. 989-3 8 7-2211 CHINESE CRESTED POWD E R puff, fema le. POMERANIAN male. S hots & wormed.$300/e ach. 989-620-4278. COCKAPOO PUPPIES Read y now. S hots & wormed. $275-$325 cash. 989-3 8 6-6927. COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES! Good colors. 989-426- 38 66 or 989-2 46-0658 Karen.

DAC HS HU ND C ute Girl Puppy $300. Ad ult $250. Cas h only. Call 517-543-7024 or 517-541-6004.

PUGGLE PUPPIES KITS/ CATS; NICE RE;SCUE 7 wks old, 1st shots & www.trinityacresrescue.p wormed, small & loveable. etfinder .com; many de$250. 98 9 -427- 3205. clawed; incl.neuter/med. $45- $135. (517)410-0074 PUG PUP AKC reg., quality girl,Vet @ , f awn. Loves KITTENS (5) 12 wks old. people, sweet, health guar. S ome calico & other col$300. 517-676-4091. ors. $10/each. Call 517349-3136. PUG PUPPIES A K C , 1st shots, wormed. 18 wks. KITTENS - Litter trained, 10 $250. Call 517-740-6725. wks, black & white, 6 males & 1 fema le, $10. 517-626-6071. PUG PUP-S SMALL $300. PUGGLE PUPS FAWN$250. 517-719-1199 RAT TERRIER PUPPIES 9 wks old, 1st shots & wormed. $150. Call 989584-6344.

DACHSHUND MALE $300. Pomeranian males $250, fema les $350. Maltese female $800. All AKC pup- LASHA- SHI- TZU POOS pies. 231-924-5090. MULTI browns, 15 weeks, loveable, parents on site, shots, vet checked, DAUSCHUND PUPPIES wormed, 2 males also have S hort haired. 1st shots/ BICHON- POM PUPS , 1 male, 2 Lasha/Maltipoo males wormed. $300 each. 9891 fema le. White. Read y to SHELTIE PUPPIES AKC, $200.00. (517)223-9370 584-6 192 no S un. calls go! Pure Pom, male, $300 $350-$450. 989-6 81-2054 to $450. 269-763-2102 MAINE COON kittens, pureDOBERMAN PUPPIES 3 red bred, pedigr eed, vet H fema les $350; 2 red males BICHON PUPS AKC HypoS IH TZU PUPPY One male checked, lg. parents. Call $300. Read y for good home allergenic, nonshedding. born 8 /12/10, tri-color, 269-28 2-1091 616-225-2241. C ottonballs. S hots/wormfirst shots, mother on site. ed. Vet chkd. 989-463-46 8 6. $400.00 Call 517-819-7 479. MALTE S E CKC - S hots, ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS wormed, vet checked. AKC, 3 fema les, 1 male, 3 YORKIE MALE AKC 12 wks. BORDER COLLIE PUPS Reg., $300-$450. Call 517-507mos. S hots. $1,500/obo. S hih Tzu Pups. Taking de7 wks old, black & white, 8 628 or 517-267-9665. posits. 517-589-8025. 517-569-3744/517-87 9-6773. $200. 517-852 -2030. BICHON FRISE PUPPIES! Perfec t f amily pet! No shedding or odor . CK,C Health guaranteed. 517-663-2256




FIREWOOD SEASONED C AMICS ER FOR SALE 2 H I - W E E N I E S H A R D W O O D - Read y to kilns, approx. 3000 molds , RE D/BLAC K&WHITE burn in the C harlotte area. glassware. $2,000 or best MARKINGS, 8 weeks, $55/f ace cord, 4’x8’x16". offer . a C ll 989-640-5141. loveable, parents on site, You pick up. PLEASE, cash shots, wormed, less only. 517-930-2153. sheding hypo-allegenic LARGE HEAVYDUTY BLACK then normal ROPER GAS DRYER, queen d achshunds ,cute look like RUBY’ S FIREWOOD 4X8X16, size sofa bed, walnut 2 tedy d bears. $350.00. $65 f ace cord, hard wood. d rawer chest w/storage. ( 5 1 7 ) 3 7 5 - 2 4 0 5 Call 517-391-0914. $99 ea./obo. 517-886-1357 or 517-410-4020. A ES O S NED HARDWOOD STANDARD POODLE PUPS $65 per f ace cord. AKC, CK,C shots, Vet PIONEER POLE BUILD 16"X4’X8’. Free Delivery. chkd., all papers. $425. INGS Free E stimates. LiVolume id s counts. 231-859-4154, 517-996-2114 censed and Insured. 2x6 517-663-1006 Trusses. 45 Year Warranted Galvalume S teel. 19 colTEDDY BEARS & MaltiPoo SEASONED HARDWOODS ors. S ince 1976 #1 in Michpups. Ador able, vet 4X8X16, $65 f ace cord. igan. Call Toda y 1-800-292checked. $500. 517-404C hunks & logs. Call 5170679 3045 505-1983. MM


WESTHIGHLAND TERRIERS S SONED SPLIT MIXED 3 males, $500, mother & EA HARDWOOD - Maple, Oak , f ather on site. 1st shot & Apple. $45/f ace cord + dedew ormed, f amily raised. livery. 517-819-8987. Read y Oct 15. 989-224-8138 YORKIE AKC ADORABLE! shots, vet checked, wormed, litter trained $500. (517)256-5208 YORKIE POO PUPPIES 7 wks., 1st shots, wormed. Little dolls ! $400. 989-427-3205

SPECIAL DEAL on seasoned hard wood if r ewood $65 f a c e cord. Guarantee price all winter! Offer ends Oct. 31. Jeff 517-7191281; Car ol 517-507-7093. chantlands 20th year selling fir ewood! WOOD PELLETS FOR pellet stove. $189/ton (+ tax). 40lb bags available. S tored inside. Cas h. 517-623-6622

Appliances YORKIE PUPS $400 STAINLES YORKI-Poos & Malte-Poos WHIRLPOOL STEL refr igerator, 3 years $300 & U p NonS hed old, excellent condit ion. ToyS ize S hots 989.225.1367 $400. 517-930-4594 YORKIE PUPS AKC & UKC Males & fema les, $350$600. Also, Teri-Poos, males & fema les, $250$300. Call 231-825-2733. YORKIES TINY, SWET, vet checked. $500-$700. 517404-1028, 517-404-3045. YORKSHIRE TERRIER PU PS AKC some tiny, shots, worming & nails clipped. Call 517-726-0451.


Baby & Childrens Items MOM 2 MOM SALE at Scr ibbles & Giggles 609 N. Verlinden Ave Oct. 16th, 9-12. 50+ tables. (517)482-1551

Furniture 66" CHINA A C BINET, pine. Beautifu l condit ion, glass doors on top. $450. 989292-4036

HORSES FOR SALE, Lease. $250 w/f ree Training, boarding & les- 72"X36" DESK, matching wall unit. 517sons also available. 517321-6556 507-2094. A AMISH LOG HEAD BOARD AND Q ueen Pillow Top Mattress S et. Brand new-never used, sell all for $275. 989-923-1278. MM

ERECTED POLE BUILDING S tanda le Lumber 24’x32’x8’-$5999.00 30’x40’x10’-$8999.00 S teel roof, doors included, 50 gsl other sizes available C omplete material packages a v a i l a b l e www.stand Call S tanda le Post Frame Buildings Toll Free 1-800968-8201 MM

Wanted to Buy A AARDVARK ANTIQUER paying cash for guns, jew lery, f urniture, art & unusual & bizarre items. 517-819-8700

POLE BARNS Michigan’s Largest Pole Barn C ompany (Best Built Barns) Best Q uality, Best S ervice, Best Price. This Week’s S pecials WANTED TO BUY BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL E rected 24’x24’x8’-$5495.00 AND C ollege? Over 18? E states, antiques, books, 24’x40’x10’-$7995.00 Drop that entry level posiepheria, toys, and more. 30’x40’x10’-$8995.00 tion. Ear n what you’re 517-623-0416. 30’x48’x12’-$10,995.00 worth!!! Travel Licensed/ Insured 1-877w/S uccessf ul young busiWANTE D TO BU Y old e r mo802-9591 ness Group. Paid Training. torcycles & snowmobiles, MM Transportation, Lodging running & non-running provided. 1-877-646-5050 condit ion. 810-394-2577. STEL BUILDINGS: 5 Only MC 16x20, 25x28, 30x36, 45x74, IN50x120. Must Move Now! YAMAHA SAXOPHONE TERMEDIATE or professio S elling for Balance Owed! nal model, great shape, S till C rated/ Free Delivery! mellow tone, 517-646-0477. 1-800-211-9593 x105 MM DRIVER- GREAT MILE!S NO ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE TOUCH FREIGHT! No f rom Home. *Medical, for ced NE/ NYC! 6 months *Business, *Paralegal, OTR experience. No *Accounting, *Cr iminal felony/DUI last 5yrs. S olos POLE BUILDINGS Justice. Job placement as- PIONEER wanted . New team pay Free E stimates-Licensed sistance. C omputer availapackages! 877-740-6262. and Insured-2 x 6 Trussesble. Financial Aid if MC 45 Year Warranted fied. Call 877-895-1828 Galvalume S teel-19 C olorswww.C S ince 1976#1 in MM Michigan- a C ll Toda y 1800-292-0679. MC WANTED: UNWANTED appliances, air condit ionMETAL ROOFS, ers, cars, trucks, vans, HUSKY S tanding S eam, Metal f arm machinery, lawn shingles/Tile, 18 colors, mowers, campers, hot C ompany installers, Michiwater tanks, aluminum or gan made. All energy star steel boats, aluminum winapproved, f ree estimates. dows or doors, aluminum S ince 1975. 800-380toppers, any types of alu2379MC minum or steel siding, 4 wheelers, go carts, trailers, batteries. All picked up for Free. Call 517-628-2818


Building Materials -Supplies

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ALFALFA GRAS-S EXCELLENT Hay $4 & up. Can deliv er. 517-641-6034

Firewood ACKERSON FIREWOOD S easoned hard wood, $60 per f ace cord, deliv ered. 517-281-9383. CHERRY, MAPLE, OAK SEASONED FIREWOOD $70 f ace cord, split, deliv ered & stacked. 517-651-5214. FIREWOOD 20 FACE CORDS Take all at: $30/per cord. 517-526-0724

FIREWOOD! CUT, UNSPLIT, Delivered, $60-80, 3-4 f ace cord. 517-930-1102 leave message.

M1 GARAND Winchester action re barreled to 308 win. $800/best. AR15 Rifle H BAR match competition, 2 stage trigger, $850/best. LE ATHE R/S E C TIONAL 94 Winchester 30-30, made S LE E PE R/RE C LINE R/C AS around 1956, $375/best. H $795 (517)541-8271 Ruger #1 in 30-06 w/Leupold 2-7 power, $700/best. Winchester MOVING SALE 2 twin beds model 70 fea therweight $40, d resser $40, hideabed 270 Winchester cal. w/2-7 $40, sound system $40, 13 Leupold scope, $650/best. cf f reezer $95, coffee table 517-648-6020 $45, 3 des ks $80. Total $380. Please no Saturd ays. 517-323-9707. RUGER M77 MARK II S tainless, 308, w/scope, LeoSIMPLY BEAUTIFUL WOOD pold Varix II 3x9x40, ARD iron & glass dining $750/obo. Remington 870 set w/6 padded chairs. E xpress Magnum w/deer $400. 517-332-3161. & bird barrel, 12 ga., $350/obo. JC Higgins Model 60 12 ga auto., $250. 517202-1157.


AIRLINES ARE HIRING— Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Car eer. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified—H ousing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-891-2281. MM

ANTIQUE BUYER paying cash for vintage artwork, f urniture, lamps, clocks, sterling silver items, musical instruments, pottery, AIRLINES ARE HIRING vintage radio & stereo Train o f r high paying Aviaequipment. Call John 517tion Car eer. FAA approved 886-9795. program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance.. Call Aviation CASH PAID DAILY Institute of Maintenance for diabe tic test strips. (877) 891-2281. MC $15 per 100 strips. Ph. 517-292-0991 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE f rom Home. *Medical, CASH PAID DAILY *Business, *Paralegal, for diabe tic test strips. *Accounting, *Cr iminal $15 per 100 strips. Justice. Job placement asPh. 517-292-0991 sistance. C omputer available. Financial Aid if qualiCASH PAID FOR d iabetic fied. Call 877-895-1828 test strips. Most types up www.C to $15 per box. Call 517MC 505-2726 or 888-639-6179. LEARN TO OPERATE C ranes-Dozers-Load ersNational C ertificat ion- Tuition Assistance, Approved for VA E d ucational Benefits. Red Rock C ollege, 280 DIABETIC TEST STRIPS Q uandrum, OKC, WANTED Most Brands $ 1-88815 per box (517)712-6357 798-0693 MC

4 MSU FOOTBALL tickets and parking pass. Illinois A BED QUEN PILLOWTOP Oct. 16th; Minnesota, Nov. mattress set, new in plas6th; Purd ue, Nov.20th. $250 tic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. per game or best offer . E xCan deliv er. LOWREY WALNUT CON cellent seats & parking SOLE Piano, & bench, 1965. SED WHEAT 85 bushels, pass. 517-202-2453. Recently tuned. E xcellent year f rom certified. Hope- A TEMPERPADIC/ S YLE T cond. $425. 517-627-7554. well. E levator cleaned. $9 MEMORY FOAM MATbushel. 269-967-6967. TRES SET Q ueen, newnever used, as seen on TV, SEYBOLD UPRIGHT GRAND with warranty. C ost PIANO 1917. $150 or best $1,800, S ell $695. Can Deoffer . Call 517-676-7107. liver 989-832-2401. MM

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F I R E W O O D WANTED: Gun reloading DE LIVE RE D/PIC KU Pequipment, old guns, bulLansing & surrounding BACKYARD STORAGE lets, gun parts, more. areas. $70/$60 (517)627S HE DS Q uality material & Call 517-623-0416 4256 workmanship 989-834-2028


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NOW HIRING: C ompanies Desperately Need E mploy40 ACR-ES IN GRATIOT ees to Assemble Produ cts C ounty/C entral MI- E xcelat Home. E lectronics, CD lent hunting & fis hing; borS tands , Hair Barrettes, der ed by 300 acres of Many More. No S elling, FOR SALE - possible land S tate Land, 16 tillable Any Hours. 1-985-646-1700 contract. 3 bd rm., 2 bath, 3 acres. Call for det ails: 989Dept. MI-1530 car garage, 2 acres. 875-2365 $98,500. 989-277-0616


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ROUND LAKE - LAKE ACCES. 4 BR, 4 baths, 2,000 sf, has separate apt., perfec t for d aycare or rental. WOODED LOT on New well. +/- 3/4 acre. 8 ACRE private d rive in upscale $69,900, all offers consid subd. Located between ered. 828-226-9998 or 517Lansing & Grand Led ge . 290-2250, Mike. $80,000 TERMS. C all 517627-7972.


Elderly Care Assistance FULL TIME LIVE IN CARE GIVER For elder ly fema le with dement ia. C harlotte area. Free rent, Weekly wages will be compensated. Call 517-983-8149 af ter 4 p.m.


$104,900 PRICE REDUCED! Holt Schools, Affordable

15 Medical Billing Trainees Needed!

Hospitals & Insurance C ompanies Now Hiring!

1176 sf, 3br/1.5 bath ranch in excellent condition. Living room w/brick faced fireplace and formal dining area attached. Kitchen offers eating area, oak cabinets and appliances. Slider to deck and slightly wooded area, all situated on spacious corner lot with 2-car attached garage and numerous updates.

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ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & **WHAT A FIND IN BAILEY 4 RENTAL HOUSE FOR sale NE IGHBORHOOD!** CRAFTS f rom Home! YearMust S ell! E xcellent inU nique 4 BR., 2 ba upda ted Round Work! E xcellent come opportunity! Call home, 2136 overall sq. f t. Pay! No E xperience! Top 517-719-4204/989-233-7063 in prime historic area. US C ompany! Glue Gun, Walk to town & university, Painting, Jewelry, More! best schools. A Must see! Toll Free 1-866-844-5091 225-281-0516. MLS# 15848 MM




RELOCATE YOUR HOME AND A S VE! U p to $8,500 in relocation E xpenses, PLUS Discounted S ite Rent. $199*/mo. o f r 3 yrs. Amenities Include: µ C lubhouse µ Play Area µ Well MaintainedGrounds µ C onvenient Location µ E xcellent School S ystem µ On-S ite Management Call TODAY! S un Homes at Kensington Meadows (888)-605-2237 *Annual market

increases apply. S ite rent returns to f ull market rate in 4th year. Home must satis f y community move-in requirements. E xpires 10/30/10 EHO

CORNELL ELEMENTARY SELL MANUFAC SCHOOL subdiv ision. 2300 MUST TURED HOME 3 bedr ooms, sq. f t., 4 bd rm., 2.5 bath. 2 f ull baths, all appliances, 2001 construction; upda toutside shed included. Will ed in 2010. Priced for imhold Land C ontract. media te sale at: $189K. Re$18,000 cash, $25,000 Land altors welcome. For appt. C ontract. 517-468-1664. call: 517-202-6886,

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Produ ct E ngineer Melling Tool C ompany Melling Tool C ompany, a div ersified automotive OE and af ter-market manuf acturer is seeking a d ynamic and motivated Produ ct E ngineer to join our E ngineering Department. Q ualified candia d tes will have a Bachelor’s degr ee in Mechanical E ngineering and 2 to 5 years of experience in mechanical des ign. E xperience working with 2D and 3D modeling using UG, Pro/E or CATIA Prior program management experience is required. Must have strong analytical abilities, oral and written communication skills along with experience working with APQP.


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E xperience with automotive engines flu id systems is preferred. Melling offers its employees competitive wages and excellent benefits, including a 401-k, profit sharing plan, medical /dent al, life insurance, plus many others. Q ualified candia d tes please submit resume along with cover letter and salary history to: Melling Tool C ompany 2620 Sar ad an Drive P.O. Box 1188 Jackson, MI 49204 Attn: HR/ENG E mail : Fax:(517)787-5304

SENIOR BUYER/ PURCHASING Melling Tool C ompany Melling Tool C ompany, a div ersified automotive OE and af ter-market manuf acturer is seeking a d ynamic, motivated indiv idu al to join our Purchasing Department. Minimum Requirements: µBachelor’s degr ee preferred & minimum 5 yrs. experience in component purchasing µE xperience with ERP S ystem, JDE preferred. µE xperience with MS Offic e Applications (E xcel, Word, etc) µS hop floor schedu ling experience µS upplier schedu ling experience, including expedit ing , order placement, dev elopment. µE xperience implementing and maintaining Kanban system µS trong analytical / problem solving skills µE xceptional communication skills, verball and written µMust be a self starter and f unction in a team oriented environment µDemonstrated cost savings as well as supplier strategy and management experience Position Responsibilities: µPreparing/entering work orders based on manuf acturing schedu les µOrder ing materials to support manuf acturing schedu les µTracking orders to ensure on time deliv ery µE xpedit ing orders when necessary to meet manuf acturing schedu le µPerfor ming cycle counts Melling offers its employees competitive wages and excellent benefits, including a 401-k, profit sharing plan, medical /dent al, life insurance, plus many others. Q ualified candida tes please submit resume along with cover letter and salary history to: Melling Tool C ompany 2620 Sar ad an Drive P.O. Box 1188 Jackson, MI 49204 Attn: HR/SB E mail: Fax:(517)787-5304

HOLT 2 bd rm., $3,500. Little work needed. Financing available. 866-694-0821.

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LOT FOR sale at Deepda le Memorial Gardens . $500. Call 517-694-2049

3016 W. Willow St. Lansing, MI.

FOR SALE BY OWNER $199,900.00 3 BR/3 bath house, 14’x 22’ screened back porch, finished basement w/laundry area, open design floor plan, double-sided gas log fireplace, loft space for office. 1 acre partially wooded lot, 24’ x 32’ 2-story storage barn w/9’ door. Electricity. Fenced backyard. Lawn irrigation system. St. Gerard/Waverly School District. Ph. 517-321-2670 for showing appt. LJ-0000867106-01

Apartments For Rent 1 OF THE AREAS NEWEST 3 & 4 bd rm. o f r immedi ate move in. Private entry, personal WD. CALL TODAY! 517-887-1000 ACCORD PROPERTIES S tudios , 1 & 2 Bd rms. Lansing /E . Lansing Area. 517-337-7900 ST. JOHNS- INCOME BASED 2 BDRM. TOWNHOME.S Beautifu l Park setting. C lose to schools & shopping. Laundry hookup. SUNTREE APARTMENTS 1100 S unview Dr. 989-224-8919 EHO

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NEAR - 1 bd rm available. Rent $525, $525 sec. + application fee. U tilities included. No pets. Call 517-675-5143, leave message.

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WAVERLY/ WILLOW Large 2 bd rm, air, appliances, carpeting. Heat pd. $560 mo. Call 517-3519321 or 517-694-8988.

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$99 DEPOSIT S outh Lansing. Very clean 2 bedr ooms, new upgrades , $550/$580. 517-393-9307. AUTO OWNERS/ WAVERLY Lg. clean quiet deluxe 1&2 bd rms, f rom $525, no pets. Free heat. 517-7124915, 202-3234, 323-1153

At Abbott Parkside S enior C ommunity û Large 1 & 2 bd rm apts for $695-800 û FREE HEAT! û Fun resident activities ûPrivate building with elevator system û Very C lose to all major shopping & entertainment û C overed parking available û Professiona l S taff Call toda y-- Apartments are going FAST!


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DOWNTOWN 2 bd rm., 1100 sf, hard wood floors, laundry. $600+ util. 482-8771.

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

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BARN ROOF We put steel roofs on high barns. Ask for John 616-527-3635.


Concrete Work CONCRET:E Only if you really want it done right. Ask your f riends and neighbors. 30+ yrs. experience. Call Don c S h roeder , 517-676-6809

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Drywall Gary’s Drywall Finishing "U -Hang, We-Finish" 517-927-3853 garysd rywallfinis

FENCING sales, Installation & Repairs. S ince 1971 Free E stimates Gary S pidel 517-852-1724

Mr. Natural’s Wood Floors LJ-0000863678-01


10 to 15 to choose f rom, Various S izes, Call to Reserve S ource #1GN 866-609-4321


S pecializing in woven seat and back replacement. General wooden chair repairs, including stripping, refinis hing and regluing. Fair prices and timely work. Q uality service in the Lansing area since 1987. Call for infor mation and appointment. Holt.


Gutters A E VET S ROUGH L C A E IN G N & minor repair. Also Power Washing. Free estimates. Call (517) 322-4131


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

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HASLETT SCHOOL District S mall, 3 bd rm, no pets or smoking. Q uiet area. No WD hookup. $575. 517-339-8674 HOLT: 1 BE DROOM , $450 + depos it. Air. Free heat, water, trash pickup. C oin laundry. 1960 Aurelius Road. Busline. Applications, up f ront. ** 586-292-3681 **


517.322.4131 Trash removal Appliances, brush, carpet, wood, etc. S enior dis c. Eav estrough C leaning. TRASH, BRUSH, APPL. hauled Yard & build. clean up, trees & bushes trimmed. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664

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DEER CREK MANOR IN WILLIAMSTON S tudio starting at $405 1 bd rm starting at $520 2 bd rm S tanda rd starting at $620 2 bd rm Deluxe starting at $720 2 bd rm Luxury starting at $790 Hurry, they are going f ast! Call C yndi 517-285-8343






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1st Month Rent FREE when you sign a 12 mo. lease! GRAND LEDGE Forest View Apts, Haslett 2 bd rm. if r eplace, * Immedia te Occupancy garage, central air, * C ozy 1 bd rm apts $560 washer & d ryer, $750* PET WELCOME $775. 517-282-9669 or * S ingle level bldg w/ pri517-349-8000 vate entries * Washer/Dryer hook ups in utility room - 5705 Potter, * Vaulted ceiling in living HASLETT near lake. Large 2 bd rm. room 1.5 bath, fir eplace, central * S torage access air. U tility room with * Lovely wooded setting washer/d ryer hookup. No * C lose to everything pets, $595/mo. incl. water. Call toda y for info and tour! Call 517-372-8000 or 517517-349-2250 349-8345 C ondit ions apply.

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BEECHFIELD E f f iciency thru 2 bedr oom, $325-$540. U tilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512.


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S . JOHNST M obile Home DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE Park, exc. cond. 2 bd., d bl. HOME in Bradent on, FL. wide liv. rm. Newly-built Heated pool, all maintewrap-around porch, great nance included. $12,500. to sit outdoors! Fenced Call 517-641-6317 for more area for pet. Lg. 12’x20’ infor mation. wood shed w/shelving, cheery kitchen, new plumbing. A real gem for $6,995! 989-224-8564

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S ince 1986 Free E stimates 517-993-2052 (517) 694-7502

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

Buick BUIK C ’94 $1050 5.1 Wagonmaster E state. Travel Trailer sleeps 6 $900 Good cond. C ell 517-256-6830 517-669-9680 BUICK LUCERNE CXL 2009 $26,900 Total vehicle price $35,670. White. 13,000 mi. Warnty Mint cond. 810-841-1396 RIVIERA, 1998 $4,800/OBO 146K mi. Tan, leather int. S upercharged motor. E xcellent condit ion. 517-669-1397

RANGER, 2001 Low miles, loaded, Good condit ion.

BOX VAN, 1990 $1500/BEST High mi., many new parts, new tires. Fair condit ion. 517-331-0542 EQUINOX LTZ, 2010 $26,000 16K mi. 6 cyl., 19" wheels, leather. Tow pkg E xcellent condit ion. 517-420-7707

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


2000 E -150 VAN $12,000 Wheelchair acc. w/side lift . Black, grey int., 72K mi. 269-968-4423 F-350 DRW, 2000 $22,000 50K mi. C rew cab, 7.3L id es el. Loade.d Banks brake. E xcellent condit ion. 517-420-4959

Honda IC VIC X E 2004 $6200/OBO 128K mi., recent maintenance, new tires E xcellent cond. Tim 517-290-6798

Jeep-Eagle ’97 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO $3000 new Michelins, air, all power, 4WD, 210K mi. Good condit ion 517-381-8803


2009 TOWNCAR SIGNATURE LIMITED $26,800 17K, cream white w/beige lthr heated seats. Perfec t. E xcellent condit ion 517-238-5001


D E GE L ES 2007 $20,000 6 cyl, CD changer, Lthr, 9200mi., Off White 517-323-2920

Chevrolet CAMARO 2000 $10,500 White C onvt, stored winters, 44,048mi, ex. interior 517-651-2727

$8995/BEST cab. 517-230-7117

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TAURUS SE 1999 6 cyl, 67,900 mi., Red

Mercedes Benz E -430 4-MATIC, 2001 $6,000/BEST 152K highway mi., Black on black, sharp. E xcellent condit ion. 517-803-9169

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

FORD F250 PICKUP 1976 1ST $2000 GETS IT ALL! 70000 miles, many extra parts. 517-882-3621

Vans HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & f ull size 5751 S . C eda r - Call Dale 517-882-7299

Mini Vans CHRYSLER 2008 $17,995 Town & C ountry Touring, 6 cyl, Lthr, d ual DVD, 35100mi., Black 517-569-3492 HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & f ull size 5751 S . C eda r - Call Dale 517-882-7299

Oldsmobile ACHIEVA, 1997 $3500 60K mi. E xtra clean, non-smoker, everything works E xcellent condit ion. 517-323-1642 TORONADO FE3 1989 C old air, everything works N ice car

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Automobiles Wanted VEHICLSE WANTED Cas h money, Free towing. Call Anytime.

DEAD/ ALIVE 517-487-8704

Junk Cars Wanted BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737 BUYING JUNK A C RS & TRUCKS. Also misc. metal. $200-$800. 7 d ays a week.

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Duplexes Townhomes

KIWANIS VILLAGE HASLT E T Lakefr ont on ON: MOVE IN A senior community 62 Lake Lansing w/doc k, S P E MAS C I A L . 2 BR, 1 bath years of age or dis abled of gazebo, beautifu l view. bsmt. with locked any age. Located in Mapatio or dec k. Luxury 2 shared storage/laundry, air, fenson, MI is currently acbd rm w/ offic e, condo/ backyard. $610 mo. cepting application for 1 apt. N ew maple kitchen, ced bedr oom apartments. black/ stainless applian- 517-230-3885,517-202-1781 U nits of barrier f ree des ign ces, carpet, air. W/D. some may also be available. For fir eplace & granite, N o big affor able housing starting dogs , incl lawn, trash,snow at $417 Call 517$895 to $975. 517-853-6307 676-6290 TDD # (800) 649HASLETT walk to Meridia n 3777 C LEMAN AVE. 1 BE DMall. Remodeled 2 bd rm. 1 O ROOM DUPLEX NEAR bath, walk-in closet in INGHAM MEDICAL HOSPI master, ground level. C ovTAL $400 PER MONTH ered parking, pool. $595 PLUS U ILITIES T AND DEincl. heat, elect., water & POSIT, LOTS OF CLOSET sewer. N o pets/smoking. SPAC,E DECK. NO PET.S 517-420-7049. MASON (517)281-1236 48910 2 & 3 bd rm. fir eplace, central air, washer/ GREAT LOCATION IN d ryer. $750-$900. Groesbeck. 4 bd rm., 2 517-282-9669 bath. Open flr . plan, bonus 517-349-8000 f amily room, hard wood BLUE WATER VILLAGE lf rs., id s hwasher, washer/ Dimonda le, near GM Delta d ryer, fenc ed yd. Pets plant. N ew 2 & 3 bd rms, 2 MASO-N -FREE HEAT! 1 & okay. $1,100/mo. baths, starting at $700 2 bd rms, $99 S ecurity e d 517-420-7554 & trash incl. all applianposit, Vouchers accepted, ces, bsmt., pets welcome. S pacious 1,000 sq. f t. Call 517-749-1714 or Water/S ewer/Trash incl. HOLT 517-372-6250 Pet-fr iendly . 517-244-0672 2 bd rm. d uplexes. N ice yard. $650 & $560 MASON LARGE 3 bd rm., water & sewer included. GRAND LEDGE LG 2 o d w nstairs apt. Fireplace, 517-694-1899. bd rm Townhouse, 1.5 dec k, basement. $800 + bath, f ull bsmt, garage, utilities. 694-1755 d ays, $695+ utilities. N ewly 676-9178 wkends . C ell 505HOLT- 2 LG bd rms, 1 bath, remodeled. 5875 wkends & nights. 2 story, large kitchen, cen517-339-2486 tral air, washer/d ryer, extra clean, f ull bsmt, gas OKEMOS- CUT,E VERY PRIheat, small pets ok. VATE, 1 bd rm., enclosed GRAND LEDGE: U pda ted lg. 517-468-3963 garage & dec k. U pgraded 1200 sq. f t., 2 bd rm., + kitchen, bath & new wood bsmnt., laundry. 1.5 bath, 2 flrs are brightened by skystory. Garage, lg. kitchen light & open flr plan. FireHOLT- 4473 NORWOOD, & bd rms,. w/balcony. place & automatic garage 3 bd rm., f ull bsmnt., Fresh paint, newer carpet. door opener a plus. Incl. washer/d ryer hookup. N o big dogs . $750 + util. lower level storage and N ice, shaded yard. 517-853-6307 WD hookup. Lg. wooded $750+ utilities. lot. $785. 517-899-0417. 517-882-0219 MASON LARGE upda ted 2 bd rm., 2 story + bsmnt. PORTLAND APTS laundry hookup, carport, 3BR, 1.5BA, Apply toda y... Move Tofir eplace. Patio w/ court- HOLT CLEA!N W/D hookup, Dishwasher, morrow! Fast Approval! yard. N ewer carpet, appliAir, Private Drive, Yard, a C ll 517-647-4910 for a tour ances, laminante & paint. S hed. N o smoking or pets. of your new home. LocatTrash, lawn, major snow $750/mth includes water & ed j ust minutes west of incl. N o big dogs . N ice sewer. 517-507-3887 Lansing. area. $715 +. 517-853-6307.

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Duplexes Townhomes

WILLIAMSTON 2 BDRM., 1 bath, recently remod eled, 1 car garage, $675 mo. + utils. Call 517-2850575.

SOUTHEAST LANSING 3 bd rm., 2 baths, loft , air, bsmt., dec k, great neighborhood. N o pets. $755 + depos it. 517-393-8970.

HOLT Large 2 bd rm. d uplex. N ice yard. W/D hookup. $650 water & sewer included. N o pets. 517-694-1899.

Duplexes For Rent

Homes For Rent

Homes For Rent

LANSING - 112 W. Thomas, comletely remodeled, 2 bd rm., 1 bath, central air, WD hookup. Fenced in yard. N ear school & park. $595 + util. & dep. 517-627-3552

AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bd rms, S ection 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374


MASON Okemos Schools . 1685 S tillman. 2 bd rm., 1.5 bath, completely remod eled, on 2 acres. Att’d 1 car garage. $800+ utilities. N o pets/ smoking. For more info., 517-930-1575

AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 bd rms, S ection 8 OK. Pets OK. Move in special! Flexible terms available. $395-$1095. 517-651-1374

S .E . LANSING3 bd rm., 1.5 bath, kitchen appliances, BE A HOME OWN ER Rent to central air, garage, if nis hown. Owner will fina nce. ed bsmnt., storage room, Land C ontract available. lg. laundry room w/WD Call 517-202-3121. hookup. $850+ utilities. N o pets. 517-394-6774 WEBBERVILLE2 bd rm. d uplex, 2 car garage, $725/mo. 517-521-3242 or 810-923-0910. WILLIAMSTON2 BDRM, NEW APPLIANCES & carpeting. kitchen, dining room, liv. room & dec k. C lose to dow ntown & schools. $550/mo. 517655-1743

Homes For Rent 2124 PLEASANT VIEW 2 bd rm., f ull bsmt., garage, fenc ed yard, $750+ util. (517) 482-8771 733 N . JENISO,N Lansing, MI 48915: Beautifu l 2 bd rm., 1 bath. Hard wood lf rs. Incl. f ridge & oven. Well insulated w/new windows. C lose to S t. Lawrence & near L C C / C o o l e y . $15/application fee. $600/mo. 517-331-1182.


4968 Wheaton Rd., 4 bd rm., 1.5 bath 2 story 2000+ sq. f t. f armhouse. Full bsmnt., f uel oil heat. 517-622-6059 or www.sunda ncefa milyhomecenter. com DEWITT 3 garage, N $800/mo NO PET!S

BDRM, 1 car o basement. + util & dep. 517-669-9798

EATON RAPIDS 11727 Bunker Hwy, 2 bd rm., 1 bath, 1408 sq. f t., 2 story f armhouse. Full michigan bsmnt. $650/mo. +. Avail. 9/1 517-622-6059 or www.sunda ncefa milyhome GRAND LEDGE 714 E . Maple. 3 bd rm., 1.5 bath, 2 car garage, lg. yard. $975+ util. 482-8771

919 S . HOLMES ST. 2 bd rm., LANSING 1803 DONORA, $550 per mo. + utils. 1059 lease to own, 2 bd rm/ 1 N . LARCH ST. 2 BR, $550 bath, hard wood lf oors, apmo. + utils. N ear busline. 2 pliances included. WD BR apt., $550 mo., all utils hookup 2 car det atched incld. Rooms w/private garage, $650/mo + $650 bath, $350 all utils. incld. dep. N o pets/d rugs. 517Call 484-5619. 749-2482.

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Homes For Rent

E LEWOOD, FL. condo in 3 BDRM. house in qui- NG 55+ comm. 5 min. f rom et neighorhood on corner gulf. 2 BR-2BA. Fully f urn., lot. N ear busline, parks & newly remodeled w/new schools. Hard wood lf oors, appliances. One car gar. 3, many upda tes, newer ap6, 9, or 12 month terms. N o pliances. N o pets. $750 smoking-N o pets. $1,600 /mo. + 1st mo dep. Ref. mo. w/util. incl. Pictures 517-204-2334 avail. 517-623-6190. OKEMOS SCHOOLSKEY S T O N E S ub. N . of Grand Rive on Okemos Rd. 4 bd rm., 3.5 bath in nice, quite neighborhood. Loft , kitchen, dec k, f ully fin. basement. $1,500/mo. + util. 517-402-3368


Payments starting as low as $599/mo. 3 Bed/2 Bath, All Appliances, W/D, CA, Holt Schools , Pet Friendly . N o Application fees ! REDUCED S ecurity Deposits. Call S un Homes at Kensington Meadows Toda y! 1-888-258-2412 www.kensingtonmeadows. com E xp. 10-30-10 EHO

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PETS WELCOME! 103 S JOHNS 211 Wight S t. 3 Car low S t., Eat on Rapids T bd rm. home. N o smoking Very clean 1860 sqf t ranch or pets. $750 mo + dep. & built in 2000. 3 bedr oom, 3 util. 989-224-7851 bath. Master bedr oom has ’8 7 FORD MOTOR home ~LANSING~ walkin closet and master 27’, 28K miles. N ice condi 1-4 BDRMS bath with j acuzzi tub. Ca - ST. tion. 517-393-6802 JOHNS/ FOWLER Available! S ection 8 OK. thedr al ceilings, gas fir eS C HOOLS -4 bd rm. f arm$450-$850. Call Mark at place, l f oors are hard house + liv. & din. rm., of - ’91 MOTOR HOME 517-482-6600 28’, wood, carpet, ceramic tile. fic e & playroom. 1 car atGulfstre am, 65,000 mi. Asklarge fenc ed yard for pets. tached garage, large yard. ing $5,500, excellent condi Partially finis hed base$800+ util. 517-449-5392. tion. Call: 517-626-6989. ment. Main floor laundry. LANSING2 BDRM/1 within walking dista nce to ST JOHNS – BATH Home for ER schools and Cat holic TRAVE L TRAILER sleeps 6, Only $340/Mo! Lease to $18,900. Payments as C hurch. N ice f amily neighself cond., air, f urn. $900. Own! Your Own Home! low as $120/mo. Call borhood. House is idea l Buick estate wagon, 350, Over 1,500 sq.f t . N ew a C r N ow 800-240-0578 for a f amily or for seniors. $1050. Both good cond. pet & Paint ~ Many more Appliances included. You S ell sep. or together. 517to choose f rom!! pay utilities. $1250/mo 256-6830 or 517-669-9680 THE MEADOWS plus one month security (989) 224-7707 depos it. Occupancy N ov.1. LAN S IN G - 2 bd rm houses Rent to own option availa& 2 bd rm d uplexes and ble. For pictures or more WILLIAMSTON - 5 bd rm., 3 apts. $600-$675. Local infor mation please call or bath, split level country owner cell 989-550-1181. email. (517)712-2679 home on 5 acres. 2 car rage. Gorgeous dec k, pet 48827 okay. Horse run-in - horse okay. 20 minutes f rom MS.U $1,500/mo. 231-258LANSING MASON 3413 HOME SEE SOURCEADS.COM 600 E C olumbia. 2 bd rm., 2 story 3 bd rm., o f r mal 1.5 baths, lg. yard, $750+ OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE Email the Lansing Community dining ,new kitchen, util. a C ll 517-482-8771. Newspapers 24/7 at: Call 517-641-7271 or 214-7648.

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LANSING HOME For rent. N eat & clean, 3 bd rm., 1st fl. laundry. Call 517-641-7271 or 517-214-7648. LANSING SOUTHSIDE 3 bd rm., w/ garage, large backyard. S ection 8 welcome. C lose to schools. $650+ depos it. LC avail. 517-393-5188, 616-527-2008



Please take notice that a Public Hearing has been schedu led f r Thursd ay, October 14th, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. at 1401 W. o Herbison Road, DeWitt, MI 48820, to hear comments relative to the DeWitt C harter Township 2011 Proposed Budget .

The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subjec t of this hearing. The 2011 Pro-

posed Budget reflec ts the same millage levy as levied by the Township in 2010. The implementation of a 1% tax adminis tration fee will also be dis cussed at this Public Hearing. C opies of the DeWitt C harter Township 2011 Proposed Budg et are available in the C lerk’s Offic e at the above addr ess. DeWitt C harter Township will provide to indiv idu als with dis abilities, reasonable auxiliary aids and services which are needed to f ully participate in any Township meeting provid ing a 72 hour notice is received by phone or in writing. C ontact the C lerk’s Offic e at the number listed below to request the necessary assistance. Diane K. Mosier, C lerk DeWitt C harter Township (517) 668-0270 DBR/LC-NC 86




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