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January 16, 2011

PPS board discusses new state standards By TOM THELEN

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PORTLAND — Ensuring that students remain on track toward success in college and in their chosen career was one of the discussions at the Jan. 10 meeting of the Portland Public Schools Board of Education. Simone Margraf, curriculum director for the district, spoke to board members about a new Common Core State Standards being developed. The new standards would cover English Language Arts as well as literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects.

“We need to consider that the current standards are changing…to ensure that the students are prepared for college and future careers.” Margraf said that one of the areas that the district will need to examine is the method in which students are taught, especially considering the continued increase use of technology by students. “Eventually we will have to do something in terms of our materials and technology,” said Margraf. “There is a growing trend toward online assessments. If we had a two-day period in which all of our junior and seniors needed to take an online assessment, are we prepared

to achieve that? Right now, I don’t think that we are.” Margraf added that a new statewide assessment aligned to the new common core standards is not scheduled to be used until 2014-2015. In the meantime, she added that the Michigan Department of Education plans to work with districts statewide to roll out the new standards. More information on the Photo by Tom Thelen Common Core State Standards initiative can be found Oakwood Elementary School students and teachers gave a demonstration of at www.corestandards.org.

the Expanding Expressions learning technique during the Jan. 10 meeting of the Portland Schools Board of Education. Participating in the demonstration Also at the meeting, Su- were (front row, l. to r.) Nicholas Winslow, Kendall Brownell, Ellen Pohl, Collin perintendent Charles Dumas Calley, Jorgen Sonday, Gina Sonday (back row) second grade teacher Kaye Bos, Oakwood principal Lisa Riffle, kindergarten teacher Jocelyn Rockey, and first See PPS/page 3 grade teacher Kim Hooker.

Board recognition

Ionia County board selects new chair, vice-chair By TOM THELEN

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IONIA — The Ionia County Board of Commissioners will have a change of leadership as 2011 gets underway. The board held their organizational meeting Jan. 11 and selected Commissioner Jack Shattuck as its chairperson, replacing previous board chairperson Jim Banks.

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Shattuck has been a board member for 14 years and represents District 3, which includes the townships of Portland, Lyons, Orange and North Plains. “I appreciate everything that you (Commissioner Banks) did as chair,” said Shattuck. “I appreciate the support I have received and we are going to need everyone’s support for the work that we have ahead of

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us.” Shattuck was nominated for the chairperson position by Commissioner Larry Tiejema. Meanwhile, Banks was also nominated by Commissioner Lynn Mason. A roll-call vote was held on each nomination. The vote for Shattuck finished with four “yes” votes and three “no” votes while Banks received three “yes” votes and four

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News in brief Senior health workshop set for Jan. 19

from 8 to 11 p.m. The cost is $30 per couple. For more information please log on to the group’s website: www.lesdanseurs.com.

A six-week workshop entitled Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) will be held at Golden Bridge Manor starting on Jan. 19, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The workshop is primarily for individuals age 60 and above who have long term health concerns and would like to learn to manage their health and live life to its fullest. Anyone interested should contact Ionia County Commission on Aging no later than Jan. 14, at 1-888-527-5365 or (616) 527-5365. There is no cost for the workshop.

St. Patrick Parish holds dinner gala Jan. 29

St. Patrick Parish will host a semiformal dinner with hors d’oeuvres, beverages , desserts, and dancing starting at 5:30 with dinner at 6:30 on Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Portland K of C Hall on Maynard Road. Entertaiment will include a live salsa band, salsa dancing demonstrations and lessons, and prize giveaways and raffles. Tickets are $45 each or $40 each for a table of eight or more. 50/50 raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25, and three winners will be drawn at the gala (need not be present to win.) Donations for door prizes and raffle drawings are appreciated. For info contact Craig and Becca Fedewa at (517) 649-8522, Laura and Tim Krizov at (517) 526-0577, Marc and Heather Wilcox at (517) 930-2322, or the Parish Office at (517) 647-6505 by Jan. 23. Raffle tickets may be purchased until the drawing at the gala.

Planning meeting for P-W celebration on Jan. 17

A planning meeting for the Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools 50th Anniversary extravaganza will be held on Monday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. in the board conference room. Persons interested in being a part of the planning committee should contact Kathy Wood at woodkj70@gmail.com.

Portland K of C holds free throw contest

Knights of Columbus Portland Council 2168 is hosting a free throw championship at St. Patrick gym on Sunday, Jan. 23, at 1 p.m. All boys and girls ages 9 through 14 are welcome. Age eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant as of Jan. 1. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Any questions please contact Ken Cook at (517) 647-2331.

Portland/Sunfield snowbirds to meet Jan. 28

Attention Florida snowbirds: The annual Portland/Sunfield day will be held on Friday, Jan. 28, at 11:30 a.m., at the Golden Corral Buffet on Hwy. N. 98, (same as last year), in Lakeland, Fla. For more info, call Weldon & Roma brown at (863) 688-0861

Scrapbooking event to take place Jan. 21

Mount Hope Church of Portland holds a scrapbooking and crafts event on Friday, Jan. 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the church, located at 845 Ionia Road

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Beer, wine tasting benefit to take place Jan. 20

A beer and wine tasting event to benefit the Portland Community Fund takes place on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel American Grill, located on Grand River Avenue west of the Portland city limits. The cost is $20 per person and includes appetizers and beverages. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Festival of Tables event scheduled for Feb. 5

The fourth annual Festival of Tables women’s luncheon benefitting the Portland Area Ministerial Association will be held on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene in Portland. The guest speaker is Sheri Jones. A silent auction will also be held. Tickets are now available for $12 at the Church of the Nazarene and St. Patrick Parish office. Call Sue Kreiner at (517) 566-8010 if you’d like to host a table or order tickets by mail.

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New vice-chair

The commissioners then selected James Lower to the position of board vice-chairperson. Lower is starting his first term on the board representing District 2. Lower was nominated for the position by Tiejema. Mason also nominated Vroman, the previous vice-chairperson, while Shattuck nominated Julie Calley.

However, Calley asked for her name to be withdrawn from consideration. Lower received votes from board members Shattuck, Tiejema, Calley and himself while Vroman received votes from Mason, Banks and himself. Shattuck said the board members are united despite the split voting results for both positions. “I know we had split votes, but we have a lot of work ahead and a lot of tough decisions to make,” said Shattuck. “I am confident that this board will work together to make those decisions.”

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The board closed out the organizational portion of the meeting by making board member and resident appointments to various boards and commissions. An appointment to the Tax Allocation Board could not be made as the board did not have any citizens apply for the one opening.

Other action

The board did approve a proposal to reduce the size of the county’s planning commission to seven members from its current nine members. Gregg Yeomans, the chairperson of the Planning Commission, said having nine members made it difficult to have a quorum

recognizes board members Dumas also mentioned that Feb. 8 deadline for persons interested in running for one of two seats on the school board during the May 3 election. The seats are currently held by Kacie Shaw and Patrick Blake. Both Shaw and Blake have indicated their intent to run for re-election. Persons interested in running may pick up a petition at the district’s central administration office, collect signatures of 40 registered voters within the district, and submit the petition at the Ionia County Clerk’s office by Feb. 8. Persons may also pay a $100 fee in lieu of collecting signatures.

The Portland Senior Service Group, would like to thank the Individuals & Businesses who donated to make our Fall Fundraiser a great success. Also a Special “Thank you” to Portland V.F.W. 4090 for the use of their facility.

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acknowledged the board members as part of School Board Recognition month. Board members received a certificate and board member “survival kit” from the Michigan Association of School Boards. “These board members are responsible for a $16.7 million budget and a district with 2,060 students,” said Dumas. “They make tough decisions that affect what the children learn, the teachers that teach them and the facilities that they learn in. And do they so without a lot of praise.” Dumas added that the board members are eligible to be paid, but have chosen to redirect those funds toward the purchase of library books.

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to hold a meeting. “Right now we do not have a lot of items going on that we need to meet,” said Yeomans. “But the times when we have scheduled a meeting it was tough to get a quorum.” County administrator Mark Howe also stated that there were only seven of the nine positions that were filled. Following a closed session discussion, board members also voted 5-2 to approve a letter of understanding with the animal control union. The agreement with the union includes a wage freeze for 2011. Commissioners Tiejema and Lower voted against the proposal.

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School board members perform valuable job The month of January marks the annual observance of School Board Recognition Month, a time to salute the work of our school board members and celebrate public education. Portland Public Schools’ board members develop policies and make tough decisions on complex educational and social issues impacting the entire community. They bear responsibility for a $16.7 million annual budget, the education of 2,060 students, the employment of close to 200 staff and operation of six buildings. They are citizens whose decisions affect our children-

elected representatives who understand the community’s unique problems, values, culture and circumstances. They carry out the truest form of representative government in our democracy by volunteering their public service to preserve the core of our democratic land - public education. Too often we neglect to recognize the dedication and hard work of these men and women who represent us. I invite you to acknowledge and celebrate the work of your school board trustees. Invite them out for coffee. Ask how you might help support our schools. Write your school board members a thank you note and send it care of the Secretary of the Board of Education to 1100 Ionia Road. Let them know you appreciate what they do for our kids in the Portland Public Schools. So, a hardy “Hats off!” to the dedicated men and women who make it possible for local citizens to have a say about education in our community. We salute the public servants of Portland Public Schools whose dedication and civic responsibility make local control of our public schools possible. We applaud them for their vision and voice to help shape a better tomorrow. Our Portland Public School Board Members are: Tanya Marcum – Ms. Marcum was electSpitzley ed to the Board in 1997. She is the President of the Board, the Chairperson of the ProS&K Trophies courtesy of grams Committee and serves on the ComLynn and Dan Babbitt. munity Relations Committee.

what they learn, who will teach Superintendent’s them and corner what kinds of facilities Charles house their Dumas classrooms. Our board of education, and the hundreds like it across the state, enables us to have local control of public schools, meaning that decisions on school programming are made by local,

Raider of the week

Portland High School has announced that Gillian Spitzley is the recipient of the “Raider of the Week” award for the week of Jan. 9. Gillian is a senior at Portland High School and is the daughter of Mark and Dannelle Spitzley. Gillian has held many leadership roles from president to captain to manager as a PHS student. She has been involved in Student Council for four years, National Honor Society for two years, and SADD for four years. Athletically, she has participated in tennis for four

years, volleyball for four years, and bowling for three years.Gillian also volunteers her time with the Community Service Club and at the Capital Area Humane Society and Full Spectrum Family Medicine. After graduation, Gillian plans on attending Wayne State University to study pre med/biology In recognition of being selected as “Raider of the Week”, Gillian is awarded one 9”/1-item pizza, courtesy of the Portland Party Store and will receive a plaque from

Justin Hengesbach – Mr. Hengesbach was elected to the Board in 2006. He is the Vice-President of the Board, the Chairperson of the Community Relations Committee and serves on the Operations, Finance, and Programs Committees. Joel Wildrom – Mr. Wildrom has been a member of the Board since 2004. He serves as Treasurer of the Board plus he is the Chairperson of the Finance Committee and serves on the Operations, Community Relations and Programs Committees. Dan Wallace – Mr. Wallace was elected to the Board in 2005. He serves as the Secretary of the Board of Education and is a member of the Finance and Programs Committees. Kacie Shaw – Ms. Shaw was elected to the Board in 2007. She serves on the Finance, Programs, and Community Relations Committees. Patrick Blake – Mr. Blake also joined the Board in 2007. He is the Chairperson for the Operations Committee and a member of the Programs Committee. Brian Pohl – Mr. Pohl was elected to the Board in 2008. He serves on the Operations and Programs Committees. The Portland Public School District is fortunate to have such high caliber; generous people serve on its Board of Education. Each of these conscientious folks deserves a heartfelt “Thank you!” Charles Dumas is the superintendent of the Portland Public School District

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Commission key to school success January has been designated as School Board Appreciation Month. Although St. Patrick School does not officially have a school board, our School Commission serves as a consultative body for the pastor and the principal on matters concerning St. Patrick School. The School Commission is a diverse group of individuals who meet each month to discuss issues that are important to St. Patrick School students. The seven School Commission members are chosen from school parents and/or members of the parish. Terms are for three years and a member can serve a second consecutive three year term at the discretion of the pastor. Nominations are sought from the parish in May of each year and members are chosen through a discernment process like other parish committees and commissions. The main duties of the Commission are to interpret, advise, and recommend policy to the administration and assist in strategic planning and continuous improvement of the

St. Patrick notes Randy Hodge school. In conjunction with the business manager, principal, and the Finance Committee, the commission also assists with the preparation of the school budget. The Commission also evaluates and advises on class size, dress code, fundraising, technology, school policy, standardized test scores, and many other subjects. The members of the Commission are: • Mr. Ken Cook is in his third year and serves as the Chairman of the commission. Ken and his wife Mary are both graduates of the school and they have three children attending the school. Ken has a bachelor of arts degree from MSU and an MBA from GVSU and is employed by Follett Library Resources. • Mr. Dave Zimmerman is in his second year on the St. Patrick School Commission and is the vice chair-

man of the Commission. Dave and his wife Amy are both graduates of St. Patrick School and have two children attending the school with a future Shamrock too young to attend. He has a bachelors degree in business from Central Michigan University. • Mr. George Rutherford is a past Chairman and has served as a member of the commission for four years. He and his wife Linda have two children who are graduates of the school. George has a bachelor of science degree in medical technology and an MBA from Michigan State University and works for Sparrow Health Systems as the VP/COO of Sparrow Ionia Hospital. George serves as the Commission’s liaison to the Father Flohe Foundation. • Mr. Dan Lawless is in his third year on the School Commission and serves as Chair of the Fundraising subcommittee and is also the President of the Athletic Association. Dan is a graduate of Portland High School and he and wife Denise have one child who is a graduate of St. Patrick School, one who is a graduate of Portland High

School, and one child currently attending St. Patrick School. Dan received an associate’s degree in building construction technology and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ferris State University and works as an industrial engineer for General Motors Lansing Delta Plant. • Ms. Diane Bissell is in her fifth year serving on the School Commission. Diane has two children attending St. Patrick School. She is a graduate of Alma College with a dual major of Spanish and business administration with an emphasis in history. Diane graduated from the Detroit College of Law (now the MSU School of Law) and is employed as an attorney with the State of Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation. • Mrs. Nikole Brown is new to the St. Patrick School Commission. She and her husband Brian are both graduates of St. Patrick School. They currently have one future Shamrock with another one on the way. Nikki is a See

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graduate of Grand Valley State University and she is currently working for a non-profit organization, the Michigan Municipal League. • Mrs. Jennifer Meredith is new to the St. Patrick School Commission. She is a graduate of Grand Ledge High School. She has a B.S

Michigan Technological University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2010 semester. To be included, students must achieve grade point averages of 3.5 or higher. Local students honored included Christine Dempsey and Craig Thole, both of Portland.

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cheid is the recording secretary for the commission. Nancy is a graduate of the school and she and her husband Brian have three children attending St. Patrick School. The St. Patrick School Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the school’s conference room and encourages attendance.

Meetings begin with Mass at 6 p.m. and reconvenes after Mass at 6:45 p.m. More information about the Commission, including meeting minutes, can be found under Administration on our school website www.portlandstpats.com. I’d like to thank our fine Commission members for their time, talent, and dedi-

cation. Their knowledge, enthusiasm, and leadership are a vital part of our school’s success. If anyone has questions or concerns about the School Commission, feel free to contact Chairman Ken Cook at kencook@cablespeed.com. Randy Hodge is the administrator of St. Patrick School

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Here are the current and upcoming events at the Portland Area Services Group. MONDAY • Food Bank - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. • Set Back starting at 12:30 p.m. • Bingo - doors open at 5 p.m. and early birds start at 6 p.m. It is all paper. We offer a light supper. Smoke free. TUESDAY • Monthly commodities may be picked up after 1 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Quarterly commodities may be picked up after 1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of February, May, August and November. • Weekly Euchre - individual — no partner required - 1 p.m.; must sign up, please call early. (Smoke free.) • Lunch at noon, $2 suggested donation. You must sign up in advance. • Our monthly board meeting is on the fourth Tuesday of each month. The public is welcome to attend.

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LANSING — Many New Year’s resolutions focus on breaking bad habits. American Red Cross officials suggest developing a good habit, such as donating blood. By resolving to donate blood or platelets in the coming year, donors can help save the lives hospital patients who need blood for emergency or ongoing medical care. What’s more, frequent donations through the American Red Cross can help keep the nation’s blood supply strong and ensure that blood is available anywhere and anytime it is needed. The following is a list of American Red Cross blood drives in the area through Jan. 31. • Jan. 17: MSU Life Sciences Building, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. • Jan. 17: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, 1-6:45 p.m. • Jan. 17: Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3815 S. Cedar, Lansing, 2-7:45 p.m. • Jan. 18: Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church, 210 E. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. • Jan. 18: MSU International Center, W. Shaw Lane, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. • Jan. 18: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, noon-5:45 p.m. • Jan. 19: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, 1-6:45 p.m. • Jan. 20: Lansing Blood Donation Center, 1729 E. Saginaw, noon-5:45 p.m. • Jan. 21: Potterville High School, 422 N. High St., noon-5:45 p.m. • Jan. 21: MSU Union, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. • Jan. 21: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 3383 Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing, 12:30-6:15 p.m.

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The Clinton/Ionia chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association holds its fourth annual REACH banquet on Feb. 5 at St. Mary Parish Hall in Westphalia. The event includes a prime rib and chicken dinner, live and silent auctions, raffles and games. For ticket information or other information contact Chad Thelen at (517) 819-6344 or chad@stoneycreekoutdoors.net.

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The American Red Cross has scheduled blood drives for Monday, Jan. 31, at St. Patrick School, 140 Center St., Portland, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Blood donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good general health. To schedule an appointment or for information on a blood drive, call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or visit www.redcrossmichigan.org.

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Police report series of sobriety tests and passed all of them. 11:47 p.m.- report of an activated alarm on Grand River Avenue. The building was checked and found to be secure. Thursday, Jan. 6 12:15 a.m.- report of a stray dog in the area of Academy Street and Elm Street. Officers were unable to locate the dog. 12:51 a.m.- assist to the Michigan State Police at the scene of an accident on I-96 near Cutler Road. 6:49 a.m.- assist to a subject on Grant Street who was locked out of a vehicle. 7:39 a.m.- report of a subject speeding in the area of Lyons Road and Quarterline Street. Officers were given a description of the vehicle. 8:55 a.m.- report of a 9-1-1 hang-up call on Lyons Road. Officers went to the residence but found it empty. 5:09 p.m.- report of an irate customer at a Grand River Avenue business. The subject had calmed when officers arrived. 11:32 p.m.- report of an activated alarm on Grand River Avenue. The building was checked and found to be secure. Friday, Jan. 7 1:21 a.m.- assist to the Ionia County Sheriff Dept. on a report of a subject walking along Interstate 96 near mile marker 75. Officers stood by at the scene until deputies arrived. 9:59 a.m.- report of a larceny from an automobile on Grand River Avenue. A window had been broken out and a purse had been stolen. 11:39 a.m.- report of a payment dispute on Grand River Avenue. A subject was advised to make payment or face prosecution. 1:50 p.m.- report of a neglected animal on Lincoln Street. Officers were unable to locate the animal. 2:35 p.m.- request to conduct a well-being check of a child for the Missouri Dept. of Human Services. 9:17 p.m.- report of computer parts in the road in the area of Grand River Avenue and Rowe Street. Officers arrived to

find a vehicle parked along the side of the road. Officers also spoke with the driver, who admitted to having a suspended license. Officers discovered that the driver had had a suspended license on prior occasions. The driver was arrested for driving while license suspended - second offense. The driver also mentioned that he left an infant at home alone. The infant’s mother was notified and met officers at the residence. Officers went back to the residence the next day and conducted more interviews along with Dept. of Human Services personnel. Charges of child neglect may be added. Saturday, Jan. 8 4:45 a.m.- assist to the Ionia County Sheriff Dept on a report of a domestic dispute in progress on Grand River Avenue outside of the city limits. 12:55 p.m.- responded to a two-vehicle accident at Grand River Avenue and Maple Street. 8:11 p.m.- assist to the Michigan State Police at the scene of an accident at Maynard Road and Barnes Road. 9:15 p.m.- report of a harassment on Ionia Road. Sunday, Jan. 9 11:45 a.m.- assist to a subject at West Street and Church Street who was locked out of a vehicle. 12:35 p.m.- report of a smell of natural gas in the area of Bridge Street and Water Street. Officers were unable to locate a smell of gas. 12:52 p.m.- report of a fire alarm at a vacant apartment on Parker’s Drive. No fire was found. Monday, Jan. 10 3:55 p.m.- report of a domestic situation on Blossom Drive. A female subject had reported that an ex-boyfriend had walked into her home, pushed her on her bed and took items that he had given her. Officers located the male subject and arrested the subject on charges of domestic assault, probation violation and unlawful entry into a home. Tuesday, Jan. 11 8:40 p.m.- report of a car-deer accident near the intersection of Detroit Street and Carl Street.

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This report was compiled from 36 entries in the log books of the Portland Police Department from Jan. 5-12. Three accidents took place during this time. Area police officers want to remind residents that if they see something that appears to be suspicious to contact the police immediately by calling 9-1-1 or (517) 647-7521 in that event that a crime is in progress or has taken place. Both numbers will connect the caller with Ionia County Central Dispatch who will advise officers on duty. Monday, Jan. 3 8:05 p.m.- report of a loose dog on Coleta Drive. The complaintant said that a neighbor’s dog was chasing their dog around the yard. The officer went to the neighbor’s home and spoke to the dog’s owner. A citation was issued as the owner had been previously warned about the loose dog. Tuesday, Jan. 4 10:30 a.m.- investigated a fraud complaint on Coleta Drive. Wednesday, Jan. 5 9:03 a.m.- assist to the Portland Ambulance Department with a medical call on Kent Street. 11:30 a.m.- officer on patrol observed a subject on Kent Street who was known to have an outstanding warrant. The officer confirmed the warrant and spoke with the subject. The subject was transported to the station where he posted bond and was released. 1:15 p.m.- officer on patrol observed a subject on Lyons Road who was known to have an outstanding warrant. The officer confirmed the warrant and discovered a second warrant for the subject. The subject was arrested and transported to the Ionia County Jail. 2:30 p.m.- travel to Perry to meet with members of the Michigan State Police - Lapeer Post and pick up a subject who was wanted on a local warrant. The subject was transported to the Ionia County Jail. 6:11 p.m.- report of an open door to a residence on Smith Street. The building was searched and found to be safe. 9:50 p.m.- report of a subject on Kent Street who was possibly driving under the influence. The driver was given a

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Library hosts video game tournament Jan. 18 Adult and teen book discussion This is the last week to sign up for the book discussion on “The Choice” by Nicholas Sparks. The discussion will be led by Library Board Chairperson Nancy Marks, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18. We will be finished before 8 p.m. The sign-up sheet is at the circulation desk as you enter the library on the main floor. Video games The next video game tournament will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. The game will be Smash Brothers Brawl. Lock-in Our next teen lock-in (for grades six through 12) will be on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 11 p.m. The doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and close at 6:15 p.m. Sign up starts this Monday, Jan. 17, and you can pre-register until 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28. Teens that sign up early will only pay $3 whereas those who sign up at the door will be required to pay $5. To pre-register go to the children’s reference desk at the library. You will be given a permission slip that you must return signed by your guardian to attend the lock-in. All teens must have a permission slip signed by their guardian to enter the library. In case you sign up late or forget your permission slip we will have extra copies at the door. Space is limited so we strongly recommend that you sign up early. Only the first 40 kids to sign up will be allowed entry! At the lock-in there will be video games, crafts, food, board games, and more. As a bonus, Patrick Reynolds has created a game and he will have it available to demo and share your opinion that night.

Winter story time/lap time Registration for winter story time and lap time is going on right now. The sessions will start the week of Jan. 24 and last for eight weeks. Please call (517) 647-6981 ext. 3 or e-mail pdlchildrens@cablespeed.com to register. We will need your name, your child’s name, the age of your child, and your phone number. Storytime is for kids ages 3-5. The program lasts for about a half hour and while at the library the kids will listen to stories, sing songs, Library and make a craft. lines Storytimes will be on Wednesday (starting Jan. 26) Jan Mosser at 6:30 p.m.) and Thursday and Kristie Reynolds (starting Jan. 27) at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Please note that we have two sessions on Thursday. Laptime is a program designed for kids 12 to 35 months. It’s approximately 15 minutes long. The routine is similar every week, with songs, stories, and finger plays. The program will begin on Friday, Jan. 28, at 10:30 a.m. New classes We are going to be offering three new classes at the library about Craig’s List, eBay, and Facebook. These are beginner classes for patrons who are interested in learning about the programs. The eBay class will be taught on Feb. 2 from 10 to 11 a.m., the Craig’s List class will be taught on Feb. 9 from 10 to 11 a.m., and the Facebook Page will be taught on Feb. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. If interested please call (517) 647-6981 ext. 3.

Supper Club meets Jan. 20 PORTLAND — The Portland Supper Club will be hosting another community health enhancement lecture program as part of its ongoing lecture series. The event will take place Thursday Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. A free luncheon/social time and recipe sampling of heart healthy foods will take place

from 6:30 to 7 p.m. just prior to the program. The event will take place at the Portland Middle School’s Home Economics room 127. The classroom is opposite the main office. The topic for the evening will be “apoptosis and phytochemicals, a new direction in cancer research.” Dan

Stemler will be the speaker. The luncheon and lecture are free and open to the public. For anyone that would like to assist with support of the program a donation can be made at the registration table. For more information, contact Dan or Arthur Stemler at (517) 647-7446.

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Computer classes Adult computer classes are going to start up again the week of Jan. 17. This is a four session class and will run on Mondays and Wednesdays for two weeks (Monday, Jan. 17 and 24 and Wednesday, Jan. 19 and 26). We teach basic computer skills, the first class is about hardware and software of a computer, the second class focuses on Microsoft Word, the third class is on searching the Internet, and the fourth class we help you set up your e-mail and go over the basics of it. Please call (517) 647-6981 ext. 4 to sign up. County book discussion The next book we will be discussing is a non-fiction book called “The Bath Massacre” by Arnie Bernstein. This true event happened in Bath, Michigan in 1927, when a school board member set off explosives concealed in the basement of the local school. Bernstein will speak at the Ionia Theater at 7 p.m. on March 31; this will include a book signing. Woodcutters display Check out the wonderful display of wood carvings, large and small, produced by Gary Arens and fellow members of the Greater Lansing Woodcarvers Club. On display is an amazing life sized carving of Gary’s dog, Lucy-Lou and a beautiful American eagle. Carving class Gary Arens and friends will host a soap carving class for children ages 8-14 on Saturday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at the library. Please sign up in the children’s room. We have to limit the class, so the first to sign up will be the ones able to attend. Jan Mosser is the director of the Portland District Library and Kristie Reynolds is the youth librarian.

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Teams needed for adult spelling bee benefit IONIA — The Ionia County Literacy Council will host its first ever Great Grown-up Spelling Bee on March 29 at the Ionia County Intermediate School District building. A sit-down dinner and silent auction are also planned for this fun-filled fund-raiser. As its name implies, the spelling bee is for adults. Teams will consist of three members each. All teams will be on the “stage” at the same time spelling the same word. Team members have 20 seconds to discuss among themselves the spelling of the word presented by the pronouncer, and then will need to write that word on a marker board. All marker boards must be shown to the judges at the same time. Judges will determine correct/incorrect

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PORTLAND — St. Patrick School holds its annual all-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, Jan. 30, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria. The Breakfast Buffet is 10 years old and serves as the kickoff to the Catholic Schools Week celebration. The 2011 Breakfast Buffet will honor the memory of Judy Fedewa, a dedicated parishioner who passed away last August. Judy was instrumental in starting this event and prepared much of the food herself, in the early days. The Fedewa family will be special guests at this year’s breakfast. The 2011 menu includes

pancakes, biscuits and sausage gravy, two kinds of sausage links, Canadian bacon, fried potatoes and scrambled eggs. Adult tickets are $6, children ages 5-11 are $3 and kids under age 5 eat free. Advance tickets can be purchased at the St. Patrick Parish Office or from any St. Patrick family through Jan. 24. Tickets will also be available at the door. Other activities planned for the Jan. 30 kickoff are the 9:30 Mass, which will honor the students and staff of St. Patrick School followed by an open house at the school. — From St. Patrick School

spellings. Each team will be given two flags, one of which will be removed each time a word is misspelled. The last team standing is the winner and will take home the spelling bee winner’s trophy for a year. The trophy will pass from winning team to winning team each year. The cost to enter a team is $200 and businesses are encouraged to sponsor a team. Businesses entering teams will receive free advertisement. In addition, local businesses will be encouraged to supply goods/services for the silent auction. Names of participating businesses will be included in a thank-you in local newspapers, as well as on the literacy council website. This will be an excellent way of getting new customers into

your business. The cost of participants to attend the fundraiser dinner is $20. Team members eat free. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the spelling bee begins at 7 p.m., followed by a break at 8 p.m. for the silent auction. Adult spelling bees are held all over the country and have proven to be successful fundraisers for literacy councils, not to mentioned the jolly good time had by all attending. For more information about the spelling bee and how you can participate, call the literacy council at (616) 527-1360, ext. 116. — From the Ionia County Literacy Council


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Mike and Robin Feneis of Howell announce the birth of their son Brogan Michael. He was born Oct. 5 and weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces. Grandparents are Bob and Alice Hafner, and Dick and Joan Feneis. He joins sisters Reagon, 5, and Keelyn, 3.

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nounce the birth of their daughter Hattie Elisabeth. She Pline was born July 21, 2010 at home and weighed 6 pounds Kevin and Megan (Ballard) Pline of Plymouth announce 14 ounces. Grandparents are Bruce and Irene Pline of St. Johns and Jim and Evolyn Brown of Willamsburg, Va. the birth of their son Tyler Michael. He was born Dec. Great-grandmother is Alice Pline of St. Johns. She joins 24, 2010 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland and weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces. Grandparents are Bruce and sister Nora Louise and brother Paul Edward at home. Irene Pline of St. Johns and Dick and Debbie Ballard of Midland. Great-grandparents are Alice Pline of St. Johns Srnic and Dick and June Mathieson of Midland. Goran and Wendy (Pline) Srnic of Delaware, Ohio announce the birth of their daughter Mirjana. She was born Nobis Oct. 27, 2010 at Dublin Methodist Hospital in Dublin, Ohio Jon and Dawn Nobis of Portland announce the birth of and weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces. Grandparents are Bruce their son Samuel Hafner. He was born Jan. 11 at Ingham and Irene Pline of St. Johns and Slavko and Mira Sarvan Regional Medical Center and weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces. of Budva, Montenegro. Great-grandmother is Alice Pline Grandparents are Carl and Linda Hafner, Judy Nobis, and of St. Johns. She joins brother Milan and sister Milica at Glenn Nobis. He joins siblings Luke, Marc, Levi and Johome. seph.


P-W boys hand Fulton first loss

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By SCOTT YOSHONIS syoshonis@lsj.com

WESTPHALIA TWP. — Pewamo-Westphalia climbed into the thick of the CMAC boys basketball title race in dramatic fashion, when freshman Nick Spitzley hit a 12-foot jumper with 3 seconds on the clock to hand Fulton their first loss of the year, 58-56 on Jan. 12. The result put both Pirate teams in a second-place tie in the CMAC standings, one game behind undefeated Bath. P-W faced the Bees on Jan. 14, after this paper went to press, with the chance to claim a share of the top spot in the league standings with a second straight win over a previously undefeated team. A loss to the “other” Pirates would have put P-W two games behind two undefeated league leaders, putting a major crimp in their league title hopes. “It’s big,” P-W head coach Luke Pohl said. “From a league standpoint, it’s really big, because we would have had two losses.” Spitzley and Justin Thelen each scored 14 points for P-W (5-1 overall, 4-1 CMAC), who broke open a tight game with some red-hot shooting. As expected, the Battle of the Pirates went back and forth early, with five lead changes and five ties in the first quarter alone. Thelen broke the last of those ties with a 12-footer with 43 Photo by Scott Yoshonis seconds left that made the score 15-13, before John Lehman ended the quarter with a flourish, finishing off a fast break Pewamo-Westphalia’s Landon Spitzley (24) drives with 30 seconds left at one end, and then swatting away a the baseline during the Pirates’ dramatic 58-56 win layup attempt by Fulton’s Jared Barton at the buzzer at the other. over Fulton on Jan. 12.

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Fulton took what would be their last lead of the game on a three-pointer by Tyler Walden, which made the score 24-23 with 4:30 left in the second quarter. P-W blew the game open in the last half of the second quarter, led by back-to-back threes from Damon Pline in the span of 24 seconds that gave his team a 32-26 lead with 3:20 left in the half. Landon Spitzley got caught up in the emotion of the moment, taking a steal at half-court and going in for what would have been a roof-raising slam dunk. The jam missed the mark, however, and Spitzley’s attempt to re-jam his own rebound was hindered somewhat by the fact that he had to hang on the rim to pull it off. Fulton scored four points from the resulting technical foul, when Walden split the pair of free throws, and then drained a three on the ensuing possession to close the gap to 32-30, but it did not stop P-W’s momentum. Two threes by Thelen and one by Nick Spitzley in the last two minutes of the half gave P-W an 11-point lead at the break, 42-31. Two free throws and a pull-up jumper by Dominic Schneider gave P-W a 15-point lead in the first minute of the third quarter, 46-31, but the hot shooting suddenly cooled, and the home Pirates managed only five field goals the rest of the way. “I knew that (lead) wasn’t going to hold up, they just have the power to come at us,” Pohl said. “We made some bad plays defensively and they were able to get some shots against us.” Fulton clawed their way back gradually, closing the 15-point lead to just three, 51-48, going into the fourth quarter, See P-W/page 20

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Pirate girls down league foes MIDDLETON — Pewamo-Westphalia rebounded from their only loss and a nail-biting win in their two non-conference games with two decisive league wins, 50-30 over Saranac at home on Jan. 6 and 58-29 at Fulton on Jan. 11. The two wins allowed the squad to stay undefeated in the CMAC, and also raised P-W to fourth place in the latest Associated Press Class C poll. This, after falling hard to the top team in the state, Class A number-one Inkster, 56-17 over the winter break, and winning a close game against Saginaw Nouvel, 41-40 on Jan. 4. The Pirates took care of business early in both games, opening with a 13-1 run against the Redskins, and putting the “other” Pirates in a 21-2 hole in the first quarter. P-W center Kristy Droste led the way in the Saranac game, earning her fourth double-double of the sea-

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son with 17 points and 10 rebounds, but Pirate head coach Steve Eklund said that the outside game needed work. “We had a lot of open looks, we shot a lot of threes, we just need them to start going in,” Eklund said. “But, we’ve had a couple of emotional games, so a win’s a win.” Elizabeth Kramer had the only Pirate three of the contest, a dramatic buzzerbeater in the second quarter that sent P-W into the locker room with a 24-9 halftime lead. Droste scored the Pirates’ only two field goals of the third quarter, as points were suddenly somewhat hard to come by against the clearly overmatched Redskins. P-W ran out with the 20-point win anyway, thanks to a solid defensive effort. Kaitlyn Theisen led Saranac with 17 points, but 13 of those came from

the free-throw line, as the Redskins could muster just eight field goals in the entire contest, three in the second half. Nevertheless, Eklund said that the team is not where he’d like them to be. “We didn’t play very well, that wasn’t our best performance,” he said. “It’s good to be winning games that are battles, but we have to do better. Offensively, we’re pretty shaky.” A good part of that had to do with the absence of senior guard Abbey Hengesbach, who has suffered from a fracture in her foot since off-season workouts over the summer. “We still don’t have a go-to scorer,” Eklund said. “We have a couple of people who are picking up the slack, but there were some moments where we were looking for somebody to

make a play, and we don’t have that somebody on the floor right now.” But Hengesbach returned for the game at Fulton, and didn’t take long to get back in the swing of things, leading all scorers with 14 points, and helping the Pirates to a 48-10 lead at the half, and a running-clock-shortened 29-point win. Monica Klein had 13 points, including three 3-pointers, in the game and Droste added 12 to take P-W to 8-1 overall and 7-0 in the CMAC, tied atop the league standings with Bath. That tie was broken on Jan. 13, after this paper went to press, when the Bees played at P-W. The Pirates will play just once this week, in the first edition of the most historic girls basketball rivalry in the CMAC, at Portland St. Patrick on Thursday, Jan. 20.

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Allison Werner had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead St. Patrick (7-2, 5-2) to a 46-40 CMAC victory over Fowler (2-5, 2-4) on Jan. 11. Sidney Hill grabbed eight rebounds as well to go along with her 10 points for the Shamrocks.

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ers. Tyler Pierce had two long bombs and Connor Roe drained one from beyond the arc. Adam Goodman had 13 points and Pierce and VanRiper each had 10. The Comets went to the free-throw line just nine times in the entire contest, which Pettit attributed to his team’s defensive effort. “We were pretty solid defensively,” he said. “We played with more energy and didn’t commit the silly fouls that we have been. If you can keep the other team out of the bonus once in a while, you have a chance.” The Raiders will play two tough road games this week, a non-league encounter at currently undefeated Bath on Tuesday, Jan. 18, and a crucial CAAC White clash at Lansing Catholic on Friday, Jan. 21.

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his breakout game. But the only breakout that Portland coach Dave Pettit was concerned with was his team’s shooting funk, and he got his wish at Grand Ledge. “We were a little disappointed in the way we played on Friday (at Corunna), but we played with more urgency and played with energy for the full 32 minutes,” Pettit said. “We knew they had some talented guards, and we knew that going on the road would be tough, but you have to give them credit. They hit their shots, they had 10 threes against us, and we haven’t been shooting well. That’s really what it came down to.” It was a very different story against the Comets, against whom four different Raiders scored in double figures, led by Jared Krausz, who had 17 points, including three of Portland’s six 3-point-

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and finally tied the game 56-56 on the last of Walden’s game-high 23 points, a back-door layup with 15 seconds left in the contest. Spitzley showed maturity beyond his years when he calmly drained the jumper from the right wing. Fulton called a time-out, but squandered what chance they had to tie or

win the game by throwing the ensuing inbounds pass the length of the court and out of bounds untouched. P-W missed two free throws with 1.2 seconds left, but by then they were irrelevant. P-W will face a team in Class A, Grand Ledge, at home on Tuesday, Jan. 18, before getting back into league action at Portland St. Patrick on Friday, Jan. 21.

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Pewamo-Westphalia’s Justin Thelen (3) drives to the basket during the Pirates’ 58-56 win over Fulton on Jan. 12. Thelen tied for the team lead in scoring with 14 points in the game.

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Miscellaneous

Animals Lost

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Auto Parts 1987 CHEVY 305 TBI engine, with 700 R4 auto. trans. $800/obo. 989-627-0918.

Schools and Training

Child Care Needed

AIRLINES ARE HIRING— FT NANNY NEEDED In our non-smoking Dewitt home Train for high paying Aviafor 2 girls (6 & 8) Mon-Fri tion Career. FAA approved (12-7). Will include houseprogram. Financial aid if keeping and cooking. Must qualified—Job placement have a flexible schedule, assistance. Call Aviation reliable transportation and Institute of Maintenance references! Call Sherry 877-891-2281. MM 586-707-0745. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA FROM HOME. 6-8 weeks. Accredited. Get a Diploma. Get a Job! FREE Brochure. 1 - 8 0 0 - 2 6 4 - 8 3 3 0 www.diplomafromhome.c om TRAINCO TRUCK

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AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance.. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877) 891-2281. MC ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Accounting, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. Call 877-895-1828 www.CenturaOnline.com MC

DRIVING SCHOOL

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

General Help Wanted 18 & 19 year-olds FAST-TRACK FREE GED PREP Call 517 321-7781 18 & 19 year-olds FAST-TRACK FREE GED PREP Call 517 321-7781 All Students/Others

2011 Expansion

Accounting

SEE SOURCEADS.COM OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE

877-475-SELL

Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at: lcnclassifieds@gannett.com

repairs around the home - and you need them fast - check the service directory in LCN Classifieds See SourceAds.com or Call LCN Monday-Friday, 8-5 1.877.475.SELL

PROPERTY MANAGERS Community Manager needed for mobile home community. Excellent pay and benefits; MUST RELOCATE and be willing to LIVE ON SITE in company provided home. Positions available in Indiana and Illinois, minimum 2+ year previous property management experience. Fax/email resume & salary requirements. To BOX L at 574-389-7205 or commjobs@hfgnet.com

Service Directory Get The Job Done Right Carpet-Flooring Services CARPET GUY & GAL INC.

Computer Sales -Service

Timothy & Shawn David Specializing in all types of floor coverings.

Drywall

*Insured

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Cleaning Service QUALITY CLEANING Your home or office. Amber Warner 517-420-5405

Planning an Auction?

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Gary’s Drywall Finishing "Hang, Finish and Repair" 517-927-3853 garysdrywallfinishing.com

Floor Services

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

LJ-0000887818-01

517-505-1756

FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988

Selling an item SEE SOURCEADS.COM OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE

877-475-SELL

Medical

Portland

Physical Therapist

FREE MOVE $199/MO

Relocate your home to Sunset Ridge and we’ll pay for your move* Pool, clubhouse, 24hr fitness center, basket ball, shuffleboard, play ground, pet friendly. Apply online at

Carson City Hospital has a full time Physical Therapist position open in our Home Health Care Department. CCH offers competitive wages, excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, long term disability, long term care and 401(k). Must be licensed in the State of Michigan. Carson City Hospital is located in a rural community offering a great atmosphere for raising a family, with friendly people and a strong sense of community. If you would enjoy working in a small-town atmosphere at a state-of-theart facility and are interested in joining our team, please apply on line at www. carsoncityhospital.com. Carson City Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

• • • • • • • •

Medical Billing Trainees Needed!

Hospitals & Insurance Companies Now Hiring!

No experience? Need Training?

Local Training and Job Placement

1-888-589-9681

When you need repairs around the home - and you need them fast - check the service directory in LCN Classifieds See SourceAds.com or Call LCN Monday-Friday, 8-5 1.877.475.SELL

Hauling-Trucking

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

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

JUNK REMOVAL

Appliances Brush Carpet Furniture Metal Wood Concrete Shingles

Senior Discount

327-6001

Income Tax Services QUALITY TAX RETURN PREPARATION. Reasonably priced. Individual, sole proprietor. 517-575-5585

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

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Tree Service

Timber Tree Services, LLC Commercial & Residential

• Tree Removal • Stump Grinding • Free Estimates • Fully Insured

for details. Offer expires 1/31/11 EHO.

ONLY $29,900 Over 1,200 Sq.Ft. 3 Bdrm/ 2 Bath home for sale in Portland w/ two car garage. All credit considered. Corner lot, all Appliances, Pet Friendly, CA, Pool, 24-hr Fitness Center, Sun Homes at Sunset Ridge 888-404-8459 www.sunsetridge.tv WAC EHO Exp 1/31/11

Mobile Homes For Sale

NOW HIRING: Companies Desperately Need Employees to Assemble Products at Home. Electronics, CD Stands, Hair Barrettes, Many More. No Selling, Any Hours. 1-985-646-1700 Dept. MI-1530 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 DRIVERS - 100% TUITION PAID CDL Training! No credit check, no experience required! Trainers earn 49 cents/mile! 888417-7564 CRST EXPEDITED www.joinCRST.com. MC

Homes For Sale

$749/ month 1st month FREE Rent

3 & 4 Bdrm/ 2 Bath Homes available, All Appliances, Pool, 24-hr fitness Center, Pet Friendly Portland, EHO

LJ-0000892434-01

526-1201

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

Vacant Property DELTA TWP. 5 acres. R EDUCED. Heavy industrial, great location. Sale or lease. Land Contract available. $139,000. 2600 Snow Rd. 586-772-2759 or 810772-6561.

888-512-1224

www.sunsetridge.tv Offer expires 1/31/11

Avenue Place - Portland Fowler - Park Place Apts & Point North Apts. St. Johns. Units available in all locations. 2 bdrm starting at $385-$485. Nice quiet area, pet friendly. Winter MoveIn Special, call 517-2024778. $350 dep., 1st month rent free w/ 13 mo. lease. COOLEY/LCC NEAR: 1 bdrm apt. Secure building, $510/mo. + $250 security deposit. 517-347-0314.

FOWLER - Park Place Apts 2 bdrm starting at $385. Nice quiet area, pet friendly. Winter Move-In Special. $350 dep., 1st month rent free w/ 13 mo. lease. Conditions Apply. For info call 517-202-4778.

SPACIOUS, PORTLAND- 1990 SCHULTZ. PORTLANDCLEAN 1 bdrm., incl. appl. 14’x72’ 3 bdrm., 2 bath, in Quiet area. $450/incl. wasmall secluded park near ter, heat & sewer & trash. school & close to down517-647-2470 town. Central air. Newer steel skirting, roof, evestroughs & decks. ST. JOHNS 2 bdrm. in Centennial Village, next to $16K. 517-647-2464 Wendy’s $575/mo. + elec. 989-224-2541

Sunset Ridge/ Sun Homes

Apartments For Rent

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

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

DOWNTOWN 408 W. Ionia, DO YOU EARN $800 IN A 1 bdrm., garage, baseDAY? Your Own Local Can- FREE FORECLOSURE LIST ment. Close to LCC and dy Route. 25 Machines And INGS Over 400,000 proper- 123 ISLAND AVE. 3 bdrm, Cooley. $575 per month Candy All For $9995. All ties nationwide. Low down heat & water included, utilities included. Major Credit Cards Acpayment. Call now. 800new carpet & paint. $650 517-749-3890 cepted 877-915-8222 MM 880-2517 MM mo. 517-881-3386. Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at: lcnclassifieds@gannett.com

Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at: lcnclassifieds@gannett.com

Employment Opportunity Drivers M&M Restaurant Supply of 1210 Zeeb Drive, St. Johns, has immediate openings available for drivers. Applicants must be committed to joining a team that provides first rate delivery service to the #1 quick-serve restaurant chain! This position requires employees to be customer-oriented, self-motivated, able to perform manual lifting and able to tolerate varied temperatures. Looking for individuals that are able to work various hours and days. Work schedule includes many weekends, and holidays. We dispatch local routes out of this facility with limited overnights. ∂ ∂ ∂ ∂

Must Possess CDL Clean MVR 2 years Commercial Driving Experience preferred Excellent Customer Service Skills Required Starting rate is $18.00 per hour. Overtime is paid after8 hours worked daily.

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or Call

888-856-0794

ASSEMBLE MAGNETS & CRAFTS from Home! YearRound Work! Excellent Pay! No Experience! Top US Company! Glue Gun, Painting, Jewelry, More! Toll Free 1-866-844-5091 MM

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

www.relocatemyhouse.com

Business Opport. Self Employment

(7355)

BRUSH, APPL. haul517.322.4131 Trash removal TRASH, ed Yard & build. clean up, Appliances, brush, carpet, trees & bushes trimmed. wood, etc. Senior disc. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664 Eavestrough Cleaning.

e Best Pric Around

ADMINISTRATOR Leisure Living Management has an immediate opening for a full-time Administrator to run our 40-bed assisted living facility in St. Johns. Must have a current MI nursing license and 2+ years experience as Administrator or Director of Nursing in long-term care or assisted living. Travel to 20 percent. We offer competitive salary & benefits. Please fax resume to (616) 575-9022 or email to Lonna.b@ leisure-living.com.

1-877-475-SELL

Hauling-Trucking

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

The Lansing State Journal is accepting applications for an established Motor Route in the PERRINTON /MIDDLETON area. The route profits between $1300 and $1400.00 per month. Delivery times are approximately 3 hours per morning between 2:00 am and 6:00 am. You must live in the PERRINTON/ MIDDLETON area. If you would like more information, please contact Tom O’Dell at (517) 377-1179 or email todell@lsj.com.

Medical

For more information or to reserve space call

LJ-0000887813-01

YOUR AD HERE

LOCAL LAWN CARE CO . Servicing the Portland area. Looking for snow plow drivers. Must have good driving record. Ph. 517-420-7812.

tions for an established Motor Route in the S T JOHNS/MAPLE RAPIDS area. The route profits between $1300 and $1400.00 per month. Delivery times are approximately 2/12 and 3 hours per morning between 2:00 am and 6:00 am. You must live in the ST JOHNS/MAPLE RAPIDS area. If you would like more information, please contact Tom O’Dell at (517) 377-1179 or email todell@lsj.com.

LANSING STATE JOURNAL MOTOR ROUTE DELIVERY EARN EXTRA $$ PERRINTON/ MIDDLETON AREA

IT SPECIALIST Paid training in the U.S. Navy. $ for $14.25 base/appt. school. Medical/dental, 30 days vacation/yr. HS grads Sales/svc, conditions ages 17-34. Call 1-800-922apply, all ages 18+. 1703, M-F 9-3. MC Call 333-1700. 2011 is the year to invest in your future . Become NURSES PUT YOURSELF AT one of the 57% of newly CARE THE forefront of health ELDERLY Microsoft Certified individNeeded in Haslett. Full or care in the Navy. Great uals who expect a p a y part time. All shifts. Referpay, medical/dental, plus raise in 2011. Call today to ences required. Ph. 517a sign=on bonus of up to find out about our new 214-3099 or email: $20,000. Call 1-800-371professional certification priti.mosi@gmail.com 7456, M-F 9-3. MC programs from New Horizons. 1-888-413-7876 Tuition Options are available When you need

Schools and Training

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Management

The Lansing State JourABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| nal is accepting applica-

CONSTRUCTION PROFES SIONALS PART-TIME Sign-on bonus up to $20k. Great pay/benefits. Elite hands-on training. Retirement. Call 1-800-922-1703, M-F 9-3 MC

January 16, 2011

General Help Wanted

Apply in person Monday - Friday 9:00AM to 4:00PM Or send a resume to: M&M Restaurant Supply at P.O. Box 417, St. Johns, MI 48879-0417 Applicantions and resumes will be accepted through Friday, January 21, 2011. Please No Phone Calls. M&M is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ACCORD PROPERTIES Studios, 1 & 2 Bdrms. Lansing /E. Lansing Area. 517-337-7900 AIRPORT NEAR 2 bdrm, clean, $525. heat & water incl. $300 sec. dep. 517323-4164 or 517- 482-6079.

Apartments Lansing

209½ E. MT. Hope - 1 bdrm., outside terrace, newer appliances & drywall. Clean & well maintained. Can text pictures. $490+ deposit, includes util. Can be furnished. 517-285-4489.

Your community. From the people who live here.


January 16, 2011

ONLINE:

Buy, Sell, Research and get Shopping Advice 24/7 at:

lsj.com/CARS

Shop when you want! Visit lsj.com/CARS for vehicles in the Lansing area. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| Buick CENTURY, 2003 97K mi. No rust, runs very good. Good condition.

Chrysler-Plymouth $4400 517-894-1837

RAINIER SUV AWD, 2004 $11,900 80K+ mi., CXL, NAV, moon, leather. $45K new. Excellent cond. Dealer maintained. 517-204-4343

Cadillac

Chevrolet CHEVY S-10 LS 2000 $3200 4.3L, V6, Auto, 158000mi, Many Extras Great condition 810-240-6347 SILVERADO, 1998 $4000/BEST 135K mi., 3/4 Ton, 2 metal toolboxes, hydraulic lift Good condition. 517-645-2313 VENTURE VAN, 2002 $6500 64K miles. Extended warranty included. Excellent condition. 517-282-6906

Dodge DODGE RAM 1500 PICKUP 1998 $5900 Longbox reg. cab, 2WD, 49K orig. mi., Leer cab high cap. Mint. 517-525-3825

Ford E250 PANEL VAN, 1998 $4900 51,400 mi. Handicap lift, all power, air. Good condition. 517-339-7274 SABLE, 1998 $1300 120K mi. Silver, 4 dr., air, new brakes, runs good. Good condition. 517-974-4610

GMC GMC ENVOY DENALI 2007 $21,000 77,400 mi., 4WD, Nav, DVD, SunR, htd Lthr, Ext War Silver 517-214-6623

Kia

CHEVY VENTURE EXT 2002 $3200 AWD, loaded, trailer pkg, leather, 116K mi. Good condition 517-332-2898

KIA AMANTI 2005 $9995/OBO Must sell. 4 dr. Luxury Sedan, loaded, new brakes & battery, nonsmoker. Dave 517-285-6626

MALIBU LS 2003 $4200 Loaded, perfect in & out, reliable, clean Carfax, 120+K hwy. mi., spotless 517-525-3825

KIA SPECTRA 2002 $4500 80K+ mi., 35 mpg., 2 yr. warr. Clean carfax. Excellent cond. Mint in & out. 517-525-4444

’02 MALIBU LS $3995 w/warranty. Loaded, leather, sunroof, clean, 92K. Mint City Auto 989-640-1899 2005 MALIBU MAXX $6995 Loaded, black, sharp, clean. 77K mi. Mint City Auto, St Johns 989-640-1899

Lincoln LINCOLN TOWNCAR 1993 $3,000/OBO Executive Series, Low mi. 80,020!! White w/Grey Lthr, excellent cond. (517)669-1420

$13,199 517-802-7087

Mini Vans HANDICAP VANS USED, BOUGHT & SOLD Mini & full size 5751 S. Cedar - Call Dale 517-882-7299 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SPORT 2001 $4,500 Gr8 Van, 6 cyl, 3rd Row Seats, 120000mi., Gold 517-749-6501

Nissan ALTIMA 2.5 SL 2003 $6,500 4 cyl, Lthr, 108500mi., Black, power everything 517-402-9215

Pontiac GRAND PRIX GT1 2004 $6200 117K. 3.8L V-6. 4 DR. Slate Gray. Clean Interior. 517-231-7618

Sport Utility Vehicles CHEVROLET TAHOE LS 2002 $11,900 1 owner, 8 cyl, western plow, 99489 mi., White 517-230-3548

2000 FORD F-150 SUPER CAB 4X4 $3900 5.4, new tires, etc., silver, nice driver, hwy mi. Good cond. 517-886-1091 FORD F150 XLT SUPERCAB 2005 $16,990 8 cyl, 8’ supercab, 4WD, 4dr, 67700mi., Red 586-770-4912 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB 2001 $9,200 4X4, 5.2 V8, 70000mi., Silver 517-712-4514

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

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 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.

269-838-5895

WE PAY TOP DOLLAR for used cars, trucks & vans. Will beat any offer. Free towing. 517-482-2260

Toyota FJ CRUISER 2007 $23,500 Roof/Grill Pro, Prem Audio, 27000mi.,Titani, Mint 517-719-0256

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

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SOLD.

COOPER 2006 4 cyl, Lthr, 36908mi., Blue

Trucks

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DTS, 2003 $5,900 150K+ hwy. mi., Diamond white, moon, well maint. Excellent cond. Spotless/garaged. 517-204-4343

TOWN & COUNTRY LXI, 2001 $4800 130+K hwy. mi., Immpecably maintained, spotless Excellent cond. Runs/drives perfect. 517-525-4444

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Apartments Suburbs

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Apartments Lansing BEECHFIELD Efficiency thru 2 bedroom, $325-$540. Utilities included. Taylor Realty 517-272-1512. CAPITOL VIEW- 420 W. Ottawa. Large, clean, safe 1 bdrm. Laundry room available. 1 year lease. Heat & water paid. Immediate occupancy. $565 & up. 517-896-2455/517-322-2456 CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., heat, water, sewer & trash included. 517-202-3964. COLONIAL VILLAGE AREA: 1 bedroom Quiet Area. No Smoking, No Pets. Call 517-485-4300

$100 moves you in!

1 or 2 bdrms Apts.

Call us today! 517-694-8975 conditions apply

DOWNTOWN LOFT 1 bdrm. loft, 1000 sq.ft., PORTLAND 1 bdrm., upwood floors, stainless apper. $325 mo. + dep. No pliances, laundry, secured pets. 269-561-5768 garage parking. $950/mo. 517-482-8771 or 517-7195600. www.wencoproperties.com ST. JOHNS APTS. FOR RENT (1) 2 bdrm. & (2) 1 bdrm. Call 989-307-9739. DOWNTOWN remodeled 2 bdrm., laminate wood floors, large kitchen, available midJanuary. $550+ heat & water. 517-719-5600

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

Apartments Suburbs

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Holts Best Value

MASON TOWNHOUSE MOVE IN SPECIAL Newly renovated 2 bdrm., 1 bath, with laundry & lockable private storage, lg fenced backyard. $675. 517-2021781 or 517-230-3885.

Homes For Rent A

LUXURY HOME 201 S. Pennsylvania, 4 bdrm., 3 bath, hrd. wood flrs., 1 car garage, 1 blk. from Sparrow, $900/mo.; 923 EDISON ST., Lansing, 3 bdrm., 1 bath, 1½ car garage. $650/mo. 517-391-0174

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

Room For Rent

Legals

Legals

debt secured by said mortgage or any part thereof. Now, therefore, by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, and pursuant to the statue of the State of Michigan in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that on, the 17th day of February, A.D., 2011, at 10:00:00 AM said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale at public auction, to the highest bidder, South entrance to the Ionia Courthouse Bldg in Ionia, MI, Ionia County, Michigan, of the premises described in said mortgage. Which said premises are described as follows: All that certain piece or parcel of land situate in the Township of Keene, in the County of Ionia and State of Michigan and described as follows to wit: Situated in the Township of Keene, County of Ionia and State of Michigan: Part of the Southwest quarter of Section 25, Town 7 North, Range 8 West, described as: Commencing at the South quarter corner of said Section; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes West 25.0 feet along the South line of said Section to the place of beginning; thence continuing South 90 degrees 00 minutes West 150.0 feet along said South line; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes East 250.00; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes East 150.0 feet; thence South 00 degrees 00 minutes West 250.0 feet to the place of beginning. Commonly known as: 6502 Rickert Road Tax Parcel No.: 34-070-025000-040-01 The redemption period shall be six months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with 1948CL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale.

date hereof the sum of One Hundred Six Thousand Eight Hundred Forty-Three and 40/100 Dollars ($106,843.40), including interest at 7.125% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 17, 2011. Said premises are situated in Township of Keene, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Part of the Southwest 1/4 of section 28, Town 7 North, Range 8 West, Keene Township, Ionia county, Michigan described as: Commencing at the west 1/4 corner of said section; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 648.90 feet along the EastWest 1/4 line of said section; thence South 00 degrees 20 minutes 40 seconds East 662.72 feet along the East line of the West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of said section to the place of beginning; thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 50 seconds East 649.09 feet; thence South 00 degrees 21 minutes 39 seconds East 331.66 feet along the West 1/8 line of said section; thence North 89 degrees 55 minutes 16 seconds West 649.19 feet; thence North 00 degrees 20 minutes 40 seconds West 331.36 feet along the East line of the West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the Southwest 1/4 of said section to the place of beginning. Subject to and together with easements for ingress and egress as described in Liber 535 Page 867 and in Liber 535, Page 870. The redemption period shall be 12 months from the date Dated: January 9, 2011 of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordWELTMAN, WEINBERG & ance with MCLA 600.3241a, REIS CO., L.P.A. in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days By: Michael I. Rich (P- from the date of such sale. 41938) Dated: January 16, 2011 Attorney for Plaintiff For more information, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis please call: Co., L.P.A. FC H (248) 593-1300 2155 Butterfield Drive Trott & Trott, P.C. Suite 200-S Attorneys For Servicer Troy, MI 48084 31440 Northwestern HighWWR# 10047782 way, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan PRO-891074 48334-2525 1/9, 16, 23, 30/11 File #355880F01

Legals made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 17, 2011. Said premises are situated in Township of Easton, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Part of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 30, Town 7 North, Range 7 West, Described as: Commencing at the East 1/4 corner of Section 30; Thence South 89 degrees 27 minutes 48 seconds West 1976.22 feet along the East-West 1/4 line of Section 30; Thence North 00 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds East 310.00 feet to the true point of beginning of this description; Thence North 00 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds East 315.00 feet; Thence South 89 degrees 27 minutes 48 seconds East 330.00 feet; Thence South 00 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds West 315.00 feet; Thence North 89 degrees 27 minutes 48 seconds West 330.00 feet to the point of beginning. Together with and subject to a 66 foot wide easement for ingress and egress and the location of utilities, whose centerline is described as: Commencing at the East 1/4 corner of Section 30; Thence North 89 degrees 27 minutes 48 seconds West 1646.22 feet along the East-West 1/4 line of Section 30; Thence North 00 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds East 310.00 feet to the point of beginning of this easement; Thence North 00 degrees 08 minutes 33 seconds East 1102.97 feet to the centerline of Sayles Road and the Point of ending of said easement. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: January 16, 2011 For more information, please call: FC D (248) 593-1309 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #235403F02

Legals pl holding cuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 17, 2011. Said premises are situated in City of Belding, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 15 of Churchill Plat to the City if Belding, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Liber 3, on Page 20. Except that part of Lot 15 of Churchill Plat in the City of Belding, described as: Beginning at the Southeast corner of said Lot 15; thence North 87 degrees 56 minutes West along the South line of said Lot 9.50 feet, thence North 5 degrees 49 minutes East 145.31 feet to the Northern most corner of said Lot 15; thence South 2 degrees 04 minutes West 145.00 feet along the East line of said Lot to the point of beginning ALSO, EXCEPT the Northwest 12 feet parallel with Lot 16 of Churchill Plat. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: January 16, 2011 For more information, please call: FC D (248) 593-1309 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #342914F03

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Notice Of Mortgage Fore closure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN FORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CON TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damag es, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Paul L. Sheppard AKA Paul Sheppard, an Unmarried man and Rebekah L. Sheppard, an Unmarried woman, original mortgagor(s), to Lender LTD. DBA Lake State Funding, Mortgagee, dated September 15, 2004, and recorded on October 12, 2004 in Liber 584 on Page 4249, and assigned by said Mortgagee to JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, as purchaser of the loans and other assets of Washington Mutual Bank, formerly known as Washington Mutual Bank, FA (the "Savings Bank") from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, acting as receiver for the Savings Bank and pursuant to its authority under the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, 12 U.S.C. § 1821(d) via affidavit as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Ionia county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the

PRO-892330 1/16, 23, 30/11-2/6/11 Notice Of Mortgage Fore closure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN FORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CON TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damag es, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Michelle Hildenbrand, Single Woman, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and/or assigns, Mortgagee, dated May 8, 2004, and recorded on May 13, 2004 in Liber 580 on Page 9734, and assigned by said Mortgagee to Wells Fargo Bank, NA as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Ionia county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Twenty-Seven Thousand One Hundred Fifty-Seven and 40/100 Dollars ($127,157.40), including interest at 2% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case

PRO-892035 1/16, 23, 30/11-2/6/11 Notice Of Mortgage Fore closure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN FORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CON TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damag es, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Paul Farley, a single man, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated November 15, 2002, and recorded on November 25, 2002 in Liber 566 on Page 3321, and assigned by said Mortgagee to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Ionia county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Sixty-Five Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty-Three and 29/100 Dollars ($65,763.29), including interest at 6% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the cir-

PRO-892015 1/16, 23, 30/11-2/6/11 Notice Of Mortgage Fore closure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN FORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CON TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damag es, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Wayne E. Fager, a married man and Raye Lynn Fager, his wife, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated December 10, 2002, and recorded on January 22, 2003 in Liber 567 on Page 8504, and assigned by said Mortgagee to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Ionia county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Twenty-Nine Thousand Two Hundred Twenty-Five and 48/100 Dollars ($129,225.48), including interest at 6.75% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 17, 2011. Said premises are situated in Township of Orange, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Commencing North 01 degrees 35 minutes East 634.53 feet from the Southeast corner of said Northeast 1/4; thence North 01 degrees 35 minutes East on Township line 150 feet; thence North 88 degrees 25 minutes West 320 feet; thence South 01 degrees 35 minutes West 150 feet; thence South 88 degrees 25 minutes East 320 feet to the beginning and being portion of the Northeast 1/4, Section 13, Town 6 North Range 6 West. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless deter-


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ty, , ry 17, 2011. Said premises are situated in Township of Ronald, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 42 and the East 44 links of Lot 39, of Block 9 of Vanvleck, Swarthout and Freeman’s Addition to Palo, according to the recorded plat thereof, in Liber 45 on Page 622. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: January 9, 2011 For more information, please call: FC L (248) 593-1312 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #108541F03

, having a long chord bearing and distance of North 74 degrees 21 minutes 25 seconds West 80.81 feet, a radius of 1431.04 feet and a central angle of 3 degrees 14 minutes 09 seconds; thence North 00 degrees 44 minutes 45 seconds West 521.02 feet; thence North 89 degrees 15 minutes 15 seconds East 721 .00.feet to the point of beginning. Except Part of the South East 1/4 of Section 20, Town 6 North, Range 5 West, described as: Commencing at the Southeast corner of Section 20; thence North 00 degrees 44 minutes 45 seconds West 854.53 feet along the East line of Section 20; thence South 89 degrees 15 minutes 15 seconds West 990.25 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence South 00 degrees 44 minutes 45 seconds East 568.60 feet to the centerline of Lyons Road; thence along the centerline of Lyons Road North 72 degrees 44 minutes 21seoconds West 80.15 feet to the point of curvature of a curve to the left; thence Northwesterly along the curve an arc distance of 80.82 feet, said curve having a radius of 1431.04 feet, a delta angle of 03 degrees 14 minutes 09 seconds, and a long chord and bearing of North 74 degrees 21 minutes 25 seconds West 80.81 feet thence North 00 degrees 44 minute 45 seconds West 521.02 feet; thence North 89 degrees 15 minutes 15 seconds East 153.75 feet to the point of beginning. Also except Part of the South East 1/4 of Section 20, Town 6 North, Range 5 West, described as: Commencing at the Southeast corner of Section 20; thence North 00 degrees 44 minutes 45 seconds West 854.53 feet along the East line of Section 20; thence South 89 degrees 15 minutes 15 seconds West 423.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 44 minutes 45 seconds East 232.66 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence South 00 degrees 44 minutes 45 seconds East 570.00 feet to the centerline of Lyons Road; thence along said centerline on a curve to the left an arc distance of 181.45 feet, said curve with a radius of 548.41 feet, a delta angle of 18 degrees 57 minutes 25 seconds and a long chord and bearing of North 47 degrees 41 minutes 58 seconds West 180.62 feet; thence North 00 degrees 44 minutes 45 seconds West 446.71 feet; thence North 89 degrees 15 minutes 15 seconds East 132.00 feet to the point of beginning. Also except Part of the South East 1/4 of Section 20, Town 6 North, Range 5 West, described as: Commencing at the Southeast corner of Section 20; thence North 00 degrees 44 minutes 45 seconds West 854.53 feet along the East line of Section 20; thence South 89 degrees 15 minutes 15 seconds West 423.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 44 minutes 45 seconds East 232.66 feet; thence South 89 degrees 15 minutes 15 seconds West 132.00 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence South 00 degrees 44 minutes 45 seconds East 446.71 feet to the centerline of Lyons Road; thence along said centerline on a curve to the left an arc distance of 148.95 feet said curve with a radius of 548.41 feet, a delta angle of 15 degrees 33 minutes 41 seconds, and a long chord and bearing of North 64 degrees 57 minutes 31 seconds West 148.49 feet; thence continuing along the centerline of Lyons Road North 72 degrees 44 minutes 21 seconds West 12.43 feet; thence North 00 degrees 44 minutes 45 seconds West 378.11 feet; thence North 89 degrees 15 minutes 15 seconds East 146.00 feet to the point of beginning. The redemption period shall be 12 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemp-

edemp tion period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: January 9, 2011 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #340932F01

ign , Mortgagee, dated May 25, 2007, and recorded on May 30, 2007 in Liber 603 on Page 2705, and assigned by said Mortgagee to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P., fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Ionia county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Two Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty-Three and 70/100 Dollars ($102,823.70), including interest at 6.5% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 3, 2011. Said premises are situated in City of Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Lots 59 and 64 of Merritt and York’s Addition to the City of Ionia, as recorded in Liber M, on Page 781, Ionia County Records The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: January 2, 2011 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #310269F02

edemp tion period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: January 2, 2011 For more information, please call: FC D (248) 593-1309 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #192715F06

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Notice Of Mortgage Fore closure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN FORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CON TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damag es, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Jeffrey L. Courtnay, a single man, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated October 25, 2002, and recorded on November 1, 2002 in Liber 565 on Page 6049, in Ionia county records, Michigan, and assigned by said Mortgagee to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as assignee, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Sixty-Six Thousand Three Hundred Forty-Nine and 94/100 Dollars ($66,349.94), including interest at 6.5% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 17, 2011. Said premises are situated in City of Belding, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 13 of Broas 3rd Addition to the City of Belding, according to the recorded Plat thereof in Liber 1 on Page 42 The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: January 16, 2011 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #359528F01 PRO-891954 1/16, 23, 30/11-2/6/11 NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE THIS FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

Dated: January 16, 2011 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the Farmers Home Administration (now Rural Development), United States Department of Agriculture, Mortgagee Michael I. Conlon (P43954) Running, Wise, Ford, P.L.C. 326 E. State Street, P.O. Box 686 Traverse City, MI 496850686 PRO-890893 1/16, 23, 30/11-2/6/11

Notice Of Mortgage Fore closure Sale MORTGAGE SALE: Default having been made in the THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL conditions of certain Mort- LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO gage made by WENDY COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN FORMATION WE OBTAIN GIEGLER, a single woman, WILL BE USED FOR THAT on the property located at PURPOSE. PLEASE CON 512 Johnson Street, Ionia, MI 48846 to THE UNITED TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU STATES OF AMERICA, acting through the Rural Housing ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. Service k/n/a Rural DevelATTN PURCHASERS: This opment, United States Department of Agriculture, sale may be rescinded by with its Office being located the foreclosing mortgagee. at 4300 Goodfellow Blvd., In that event, your damag Building 105, FC-215, St. es, if any, shall be limited Louis, MO, 63120, the solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at Mortgagee, the Mortgage sale, plus interest. being dated October 8, 2004,

PRO-890343 1/9, 16, 23, 30/11 Notice Of Mortgage Fore closure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN FORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CON TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damag es, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Mary Bishop, a married woman and Gary Bishop, her husband who signs to release Homestead Rights, original mortgagor(s), to Union Federal Bank of Indianapolis, Mortgagee, dated August 14, 2002, and recorded on August 23, 2002 in Liber 563 on Page 6509, and rerecorded on April 30, 2003 in Liber 570 on Page 9418, and modified by agreement dated September 13, 2005, and recorded on September 26, 2005 in Liber 591 on Page 9134, in Ionia county records, Michigan, and assigned by mesne assignments to Nationstar Mortgage LLC as assignee, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Ninety-Seven Thousand Six Hundred Fifty-Four and 59/100 Dollars ($97,654.59), including interest at 5.125% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February

PRO-890239 1/9, 16, 23, 30/11 Notice Of Mortgage Fore closure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN FORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CON TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damag es, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Dan Rd Farr and Teresa M Farr, husband and wife, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and/or assigns, Mortgagee, dated February 6, 2006, and recorded on February 8, 2006 in Liber 594 on Page 5572, and assigned by said Mortgagee to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Ionia county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Eighty-Six Thousand Two Hundred Forty and 46/100 Dollars ($186,240.46), including interest at 7% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 17, 2011. Said premises are situated in Township of Portland, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Part of the South East 1/4 of Section 20, Town 6 North, Range 5 West, described as: Commencing at the Southeast corner of said Section 20; thence N 00 degrees 44 minutes 45 seconds West 854.53 feet along the East line of said Section 10; thence South 89 degrees 15 minutes 15 seconds West 423.00 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence South 00 degrees 44 minutes 45 seconds East 854.50 feet to the centerline of Lyons Road; thence Northwesterly along said centerline 330.39 feet on a curve to the left, said curve having a long chord bearing and distance of North 55 degrees 28 minutes 48 seconds West 325.42 feet, a radius of 548.41 feet and a central angle of 34 degrees 31 minutes 06 seconds; thence continuing along said centerline of Lyons Road North 72 degrees 44 minutes 21 seconds West 397.23 feet to the point of curvature of a curve to the left; thence Northwesterly along the centerline of said curve 80.82 feet, said curve

LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN FORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CON TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damag es, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Joshua Huff and Stacy Huff, husband and wife, original mortgagor(s), to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., Mortgagee, dated May 30, 2008, and recorded on June 6, 2008 in Liber 608 on Page 4331, in Ionia county records, Michigan, and assigned by said Mortgagee to Chase Home Finance LLC as assignee, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Twelve Thousand Eight Hundred Ninety-Two and 23/100 Dollars ($112,892.23), including interest at 6% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 17, 2011. Said premises are situated in City of Portland, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot No. 10 of Supervisor’s Linebaugh’s Addition to the Village of Portland, according to the recorded plat thereof, Ionia County Records. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: January 9, 2011 For more information, please call: FC S (248) 593-1304 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #353808F01 PRO-890078 1/9, 16, 23, 30/11

Notice Of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN FORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CON TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Dena Andrews, a single woman, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and/or assigns,

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Legals ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damag es, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Timothy R Chickering and Mindy J Chickering husband and wife, original mortgagor(s), to Bell Com Credit Union, Mortgagee, dated June 25, 2003, and recorded on July 14, 2003 in Liber 573 on Page 2613, and assigned by mesne assignments to PHH Mortgage Corporation as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Ionia county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Forty-Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy and 53/100 Dollars ($149,970.53), including interest at 5.375% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 3, 2011. Said premises are situated in Township of Otisco, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Part of the Northwest 1/4, Section 28, Town 8 North, Range 8 West, commencing at the Southwest corner of land owned by Warren Gardner, thence Southerly along the line of the State Road, 84 feet; thence Easterly on a line parallel with the south line of said Warren Gardner’s land owned by the Pere Marquette Railroad Company, thence Northeasterly along the line of the Pere Marquette Railroad Company’s West line to the point of intersection of said West line of the said Pere Marquette Railroad Company’s right of way, with the South line of lands owned by John Purdy and Warren Gardner, thence Westerly to the place of beginning, Section 28; And Also, commencing at the North 1/4 post of Section 28; thence South 28 degrees 52 minutes West along the centerline of Whites Bridge Road 855 feet to the point of beginning thence South 61 degrees 8 minutes East 377 feet to the Westerly line of the Pere Marquette Railroad Company; thence Southwesterly along the said railroad rightof-way 25.7 feet; thence North 61 degrees 8 minutes West 370.7 feet to the centerline of Whites Bridge Road; thence North 28 degrees 52 minutes East along the centerline 24 feet to the point of beginning. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: January 2, 2011 For more information, please call: FC F (248) 593-1313 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #299496F02

LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN FORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CON TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Kyle J. Newbury, an unmarried man, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated March 26, 2010, and recorded on April 14, 2010 in Liber 616 on Page 499, and assigned by said Mortgagee to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Ionia county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Ninety-Two Thousand Seventy-One and 57/100 Dollars ($92,071.57), including interest at 5.25% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 3, 2011. Said premises are situated in Township of Easton, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Commencing At A Point 23 Rods 12 1/2 Feet West Of The Northeast Corner Of The West 1/2 Of The Northwest 1/4 Of Section 32, Town 7 North, Range 7 West; Thence West 23 Rods 3 1/2 Feet; Thence South 39 Rods 7 1/2 Feet To The North Line Of State Trunkline Highway M-21; Thence Northeast Along The North Line Of Said M-21, 23 Rods 3 Feet To Porter Line; Thence North 30 Rods 5 Feet To Place Of Beginning. Section 32, Town 7 North, Range 7 West, Excepting Therefrom 1 Acre Of Land In The Southwest Corner Of The Above Described Property, Being Approximately 150 Feet East And West By 290.4 Feet North And South. The redemption period shall be 12 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: January 2, 2011 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern HighPRO-888174 way, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 1/2, 9, 16, 23/11 48334-2525 File #353936F01

Notice Of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damages, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Rachelle M. Hamm, a married person, original mortgagor(s), to Greenridge Mortgage Services, LLC, Mortgagee, dated August 13, 2003, and recorded on August 19, 2003 in Liber 574 on Page 5267, and assigned by said Mortgagee to Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Inc. as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Ionia county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Eight Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-Three and 86/100 Dollars ($108,683.86), including interest at 5.5% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 3, 2011. Said premises are situated in City of Ionia, Ionia County, Michigan, and are descri- PRO - 888797 bed as: Lot 30 of Supervisor 1/2, 9, 16, 23/11 Taylor’s Addition to the City of Ionia according to the plat thereof as recorded in Notice Of Mortgage Fore Liber 1 on Page 73. Except closure Sale the North 160 feet of said THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL Lot. LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO The redemption period shall COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN be 6 months from the date FORMATION WE OBTAIN of such sale, unless deterWILL BE USED FOR THAT mined abandoned in accordPURPOSE. PLEASE CON ance with MCLA 600.3241a, TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE in which case the redempNUMBER BELOW IF YOU

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Legals le, pl MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Douglas McNeil and Joanna McNeil, husband and wife, original mortgagor(s), to Greenville Community Bank, a Division of Isabella Bank, Mortgagee, dated April 24, 2008, and recorded on April 30, 2008 in Liber 607 on Page 9734, and assigned by mesne assignments to US Bank, National Association as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Ionia county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Sixty-Six Thousand Eight Hundred Ten and 71/100 Dollars ($66,810.71), including interest at 6.5% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 17, 2011. Said premises are situated in City of Belding, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot 22, Broas Second Addition to the City of Belding, according to the recorded Plat thereof, as recorded in Liber 1 of Plats, Page 8. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: January 9, 2011 For more information, please call: FC L (248) 593-1312 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #335487F01

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Legals eing 8, 4, and recorded October 12, 2004, in Liber 584, Pages 4466-4471 in Ionia County Records and a Mortgage dated August 8, 2005, and recorded August 29, 2005, in Liber 591, Pages 2828-2833 in Ionia County Records, such Mortgage being given to secure Promissory Notes payable to the Government, and by reason of such default the Mortgagee elects to declare the entire unpaid amount of such Mortgages due and payable forthwith, on which Mortgages there is claimed to be due as of January 16, 2011, for principal and interest, the sum of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY FOUR THOUSAND, FOUR HUNDRED TWO AND 59/100 ($124,402.59) DOLLARS, and no proceedings having been instituted at law or equity to recover the debt now remaining secured by said Mortgages, or any part thereof, whereby the power of sale contained in said Mortgages have become operative; Now, Therefore, Notice is Hereby Given that by virtue of the power of sale contained in said Mortgages and in pursuance of the statute of the State of Michigan in such case made and provided, the said Mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the premises therein described, or so much thereof as may be necessary, at public auction, to the highest bidder, at the County Courthouse at 100 E. Main Street, in the City of Ionia, County of Ionia, Michigan, that being the place of holding the Circuit Court in and for said County, on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., local time, and said premises will be sold to pay the amount due as aforesaid on the Mortgage together with 6.25% interest, legal costs, attorneys’ fees and also any taxes and insurance that said Mortgagee does pay on or prior to the date of said sale; which said premises described in said Mortgage are situated in the City of Ionia, County of Ionia, State of Michigan and are described as: The South 11.1 feet of Lot 35, and the North 60.5 feet of Lot 34, of Johnson’s Addition to the City of Ionia, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Liber 1 of plats on page 3. During the six (6) months immediately following the sale, the property may be redeemed unless the property is abandoned, in which case the redemption shall be thirty (30) days from the date of sale. For further information with regard to this foreclosure, contact USDA - Rural Development, Centralized Servicing Center, Foreclosure Centralization Initiative, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd., Building 105, FC-215, St. Louis, MO, 63120, telephone (800) 3495097 ext. 4500.

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Legals le, mined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: January 16, 2011 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #198565F02


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y y the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damag es, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Daniel Sandborn Jr, a single man, original mortgagor(s), to ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc., Mortgagee, dated May 16, 2002, and recorded on May 28, 2002 in Liber 561 on Page 8575, in Ionia county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Seventy-Two Thousand Six Hundred Sixty-Eight and 22/100 Dollars ($72,668.22), including interest at 7% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 3, 2011. Said premises are situated in City of Portland, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Lot no. 168 and 169 of Bartow’s Second addition to the city of Portland according to the recorded plat thereof in Liber 1 of Plats, on page 4, Ionia county records. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: December 26, 2010 For more information, please call: FC C (248) 593-1301 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #357003F01

edemp pe be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: December 26, 2010 For more information, please call: FC L (248) 593-1312 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #357371F01

y y the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damag es, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Michael Green and Karen Green, Husband and Wife, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and/or assigns, Mortgagee, dated March 24, 2006, and recorded on March 29, 2006 in Liber 595 on Page 5060, and assigned by said Mortgagee to EverHome Mortgage Company as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Ionia county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of Sixty-Five Thousand Six Hundred EightyEight and 54/100 Dollars ($65,688.54), including interest at 8% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 3, 2011. Said premises are situated in City of Belding, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: East 5 Rods of lot 1, Broas Second Addition, City of Belding, according to the recorded plat thereof. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: December 26, 2010 For more information, please call: FC H (248) 593-1300 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #338868F01

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Legals NOTICE PURSUANT TO MCL 600.3205a(4) NOTICE is hereby provided to Adam N. Coates and Stacy M. Coates, the borrowers and/or mortgagors (hereinafter "Borrower") regarding the property located at: 214 E Ellis Ave, Belding, MI 48809-1516. The Borrower has the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The agent designated by the Mortgage Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder to contact and that has authority to make agreements under MCL sections 600.3205b and 600.3205c is: Trott & Trott, P.C., 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2525 at (248) 593-1304 The Borrower may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website or by calling the Michigan State Housing Development Authority at http://www.michigan.gov/ mshda or at (866) 946-7432. If the Borrower requests a meeting with the agent designated above by contacting an approved housing counselor within 14 days from January 12, 2011, foreclosure proceedings will not be commenced until 90 days after January 12, 2011. If the Borrower and the agent designated above reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if the Borrower abides by the terms of the agreement. The Borrower has the right to contact an attorney. The telephone number of the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service is (800) 968-0738. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: January 16, 2011 For more information, please call: FC S (248) 593-1304 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, MI 483342525 File # 359358F01

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p operty Rich St, Ionia, MI 48846-1729. The Borrower has the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The agent designated by the Mortgage Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder to contact and that has authority to make agreements under MCL sections 600.3205b and 600.3205c is: Trott & Trott, P.C., 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2525 at (248) 593-1302 The Borrower may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website or by calling the Michigan State Housing Development Authority at http://www.michigan.gov/ mshda or at (866) 946-7432. If the Borrower requests a meeting with the agent designated above by contacting an approved housing counselor within 14 days from January 11, 2011, foreclosure proceedings will not be commenced until 90 days after January 11, 2011. If the Borrower and the agent designated above reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if the Borrower abides by the terms of the agreement. The Borrower has the right to contact an attorney. The telephone number of the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service is (800) 968-0738. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: January 16, 2011 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, MI 483342525 File # 238939F03

y housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website or by calling the Michigan State Housing Development Authority at http://www.michigan.gov/ mshda or at (866) 946-7432. If the Borrower requests a meeting with the agent designated above by contacting an approved housing counselor within 14 days from January 11, 2011, foreclosure proceedings will not be commenced until 90 days after January 11, 2011. If the Borrower and the agent designated above reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if the Borrower abides by the terms of the agreement. The Borrower has the right to contact an attorney. The telephone number of the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service is (800) 968-0738. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: January 16, 2011 For more information, please call: FC L (248) 593-1312 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, MI 483342525 File # 350470F01

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600.3205c is: Trott & Trott, P.C., 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2525 at (248) 593-1312 The Borrower may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website or by calling the Michigan State Housing Development Authority at http://www.michigan.gov/ mshda or at (866) 946-7432. If the Borrower requests a meeting with the agent designated above by contacting an approved housing counselor within 14 days from January 10, 2011, foreclosure proceedings will not be commenced until 90 days after January 10, 2011. If the Borrower and the agent designated above reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if the Borrower abides by the terms of the agreement. The Borrower has the right to contact an attorney. The telephone number of the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service is (800) 968-0738. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: January 16, 2011 For more information, please call: FC L (248) 593-1312 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, MI 483342525 File # 359240F01

g ge agent designated by the Mortgage Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder to contact and that has authority to make agreements under MCL sections 600.3205b and 600.3205c is: Trott & Trott, P.C., 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2525 at (248) 593-1302 The Borrower may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website or by calling the Michigan State Housing Development Authority at http://www.michigan.gov/ mshda or at (866) 946-7432. If the Borrower requests a meeting with the agent designated above by contacting an approved housing counselor within 14 days from January 10, 2011, foreclosure proceedings will not be commenced until 90 days after January 10, 2011. If the Borrower and the agent designated above reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if the Borrower abides by the terms of the agreement. The Borrower has the right to contact an attorney. The telephone number of the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service is (800) 968-0738. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: January 16, 2011 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, MI 483342525 File # 357972F01

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PRO-888163 12/26/10-1/2, 9, 16/11 Notice Of Mortgage Fore closure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN FORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CON TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damag es, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Paul E Foren, Jr. and Denise L Foren, husband and wife, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and/or assigns, Mortgagee, dated April 14, 2005, and recorded on April 22, 2005 in Liber 588 on Page 3828, and assigned by said Mortgagee to Wells Fargo Bank, National Association on behalf of Morgan Stanley ABS Captial I Inc. Trust 2005-WMC6 Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2005-WMC6 as assignee as documented by an assignment, in Ionia county records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Sixty-One Thousand Two Hundred Fifty-Four and 81/100 Dollars ($161,254.81), including interest at 6.99% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the circuit court within Ionia County, at 10:00 AM, on February 3, 2011. Said premises are situated in Township of Orange, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: The North 543 feet of the East 740 feet of the West half of the Norhtwest Quarter of Section 33, Town 6 North, Range 6 West, Except of the East 400 feet thereof. The redemption period shall be 12 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCLA 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale. Dated: December 26, 2010 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334-2525 File #092520F04

Notice Of Mortgage Fore closure Sale THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN FORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CON TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. ATTN PURCHASERS: This sale may be rescinded by the foreclosing mortgagee. In that event, your damag es, if any, shall be limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by Jason Young and Aimee Young, husband and wife, original mortgagor(s), to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated May 29, 2009, and recorded on October 2, 2009 in Liber 614 on Page 1806, in Ionia county records, Michigan, and assigned by said Mortgagee to Flagstar Bank, FSB as assignee, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Twenty-Seven Thousand Six Hundred FiftySix and 21/100 Dollars ($127,656.21), including interest at 5.5% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice PRO-887358 is hereby given that said 12/26/10-1/2, 9, 16/11 mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of Notice Of Mortgage Fore closure Sale them, at public vendue, at the place of holding the cir- THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COL cuit court within Ionia Coun- LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO ty, at 10:00 AM, on February COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN FORMATION WE OBTAIN 3, 2011. WILL BE USED FOR THAT Said premises are situated PURPOSE. PLEASE CON in Village of Saranac, Ionia County, Michigan, and are TACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU described as: Lot 3 of Boston Rolling Acres, according ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. to the plat thereof, as reATTN PURCHASERS: This corded in Liber 5, Page 68. The redemption period shall sale may be rescinded by

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PRO-892229 1/16/11 NOTICE PURSUANT TO MCL 600.3205a(4) NOTICE is hereby provided to Irma Durkee and Kevin Durkee, the borrowers and/or mortgagors (hereinafter "Borrower") regarding the property located at: 3071 Durkee Rd, Lake Odessa, MI 48849-9756. The Borrower has the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The agent designated by the Mortgage Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder to contact and that has authority to make agreements under MCL sections 600.3205b and 600.3205c is: Trott & Trott, P.C., 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2525 at (248) 593-1302 The Borrower may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website or by calling the Michigan State Housing Development Authority at http://www.michigan.gov/ mshda or at (866) 946-7432. If the Borrower requests a meeting with the agent designated above by contacting an approved housing counselor within 14 days from January 12, 2011, foreclosure proceedings will not be commenced until 90 days after January 12, 2011. If the Borrower and the agent designated above reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if the Borrower abides by the terms of the agreement. The Borrower has the right to contact an attorney. The telephone number of the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service is (800) 968-0738. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: January 16, 2011 For more information, please call: FC X (248) 593-1302 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, MI 483342525 File # 359512F01

PRO-892004 1/16/11 NOTICE PURSUANT TO MCL 600.3205a(4) NOTICE is hereby provided to Charles Darrow, Todd Willingham, Sara Willingham and Shirley Darrow, the borrowers and/or mortgagors (hereinafter "Borrower") regarding the property located at: 4598 Graff Rd, Belding, MI 48809-9556. The Borrower has the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The agent designated by the Mortgage Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder to contact and that has authority to make agreements under MCL sections 600.3205b and 600.3205c is: Trott & Trott, P.C., 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2525 at (248) 593-1312 The Borrower may contact a

PRO-892013 NOTICE PURSUANT TO MCL 1/16/11 600.3205a(4) NOTICE is hereby provided to Laura Carter and Travis NOTICE PURSUANT TO MCL Carter, the borrowers 600.3205a(4) and/or mortgagors (hereinNOTICE is hereby provided after "Borrower") regarding to Brian Austin and Jennifer the property located at: Austin, the borrowers 8027 W Long Lake Rd, Orand/or mortgagors (hereinleans, MI 48865-9749. after "Borrower") regarding The Borrower has the right the property located at: 337 to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The agent designated by the Mortgage Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder to contact and that has authority to make agreements under MCL sections 600.3205b and SEE SOURCEADS.COM 600.3205c is: Trott & Trott, OR CALL LCN TOLL FREE P.C., 31440 Northwestern PRO-892216 877-475-SELL Highway, Suite 200, Farm- 1/16/11 ington Hills, MI 48334-2525 at (248) 593-1300 The Borrower may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website or by calling the Michigan State On January 3, 2011 the City Council adopted Ordinances Housing Development Authority at 175BB and 175CC to amend the Code of Ordinances for the http://www.michigan.gov/ City of Portland. Ordinance 175BB amends Chapter 42, Artimshda or at (866) 946-7432. If the Borrower requests a meeting with the agent des- cle III of the Portland City Code by adding Division 8 Sections ignated above by contacting an approved housing coun- 42-280 through 42-288 to create an Office/Research Form selor within 14 days from Based District. Ordinance 175CC amends Section 42-6 by addJanuary 10, 2011, foreclosure proceedings will not be ing definitions for Marihuana, Marihuana Collective or Coopcommenced until 90 days after January 10, 2011. erative, Marihuana Dispensary or Dispensary, and Medical If the Borrower and the agent designated above Use of Marihuana and to amend Section 42-302 regarding reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the home occupations. mortgage will not be foreclosed if the Borrower Complete copies of Ordinances 175BB and 175CC are availaabides by the terms of the ble for public inspection in the City Clerk’s office, 259 Kent agreement. The Borrower has the right to contact an attorney. The Street, Portland, Michigan during normal business hours. telephone number of the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service is (800) PRO-892352 1/16/11 968-0738.

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PRO-891962 1/16/11 NOTICE PURSUANT TO MCL 600.3205a(4) NOTICE is hereby provided to Lorena Scott, the borrowers and/or mortgagors (hereinafter "Borrower") regarding the property located at: 1019 Lakeview Dr, Lake Odessa, MI 48849-1228. The Borrower has the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The agent designated by the Mortgage Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder to contact and that has authority to make agreements under MCL sections 600.3205b and

PRO-891747 1/16/11 NOTICE PURSUANT TO MCL 600.3205a(4) NOTICE is hereby provided to Jody J. Sweet and Anita Sweet, the borrowers and/or mortgagors (hereinafter "Borrower") regarding the property located at: 9900 Fish Rd, Belding, MI 48809-9248. The Borrower has the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The

PRO-891550 1/16/11 NOTICE PURSUANT TO MCL 600.3205a(4) NOTICE is hereby provided to James Eckley, the borrowers and/or mortgagors (hereinafter "Borrower") regarding the property located at: 6490 E

2011 SCHEDULE OF CLINTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETINGS The Clinton County Board of Commissioners meet in regular session as designated on the last Tuesday of each month except when otherwise set by adjournment or by law, and the annual meeting is held on the second Tuesday in October. JANUARY 25 @ 9:00 a.m. JULY 26 @ 9:00 a.m. FEBRUARY 22 @ 9:00 a.m. AUGUST 30 @ 9:00 a.m. MARCH 29 @ 9:00 a.m. SEPTEMBER 27 @ 9:00 a.m. APRIL 26 @ 9:00 a.m. OCTOBER 11 @ 7:00 p.m. MAY 31 @ 9:00 a.m. OCTOBER 25 @ 9:00 a.m. JUNE 28 @ 9:00 a.m. NOVEMBER 29 @ 9:00 a.m. DECEMBER 16 (Friday) @ 9:00 a.m. Meetings will be held in the Clinton County Board of Commissioner’s Room, Suite 2200, Courthouse, 100 E. State Street, St. Johns. Copies of Board minutes are available upon request to the County Clerk’s Office or may be accessed on the Clinton County web-site www.clinton-county.org. Diane Zuker Clinton County Clerk 100 E. State St. Ste. 2600 St. Johns, MI 48879 Phone: (989)224-5140 DBR/CCN/PRO/GLI-892322

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( 48)5 IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY. MORTGAGE SALE – Default has been made in the conditions of a mortgage made by JOSEPHINE NILSSON, A SINGLE WOMAN, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. ("MERS"), solely as nominee for lender and lender’s successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated September 22, 2005, and recorded on September 30, 2005, in Liber 592, on Page 445, and assigned by said mortgagee to FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, as assigned,Ionia County Records, Michigan, on which mortgage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One

Legals Hundred One Thousand Two Hundred Eighty-Seven Dollars and Thirty-Six Cents ($101,287.36), including interest at 6.375% per annum. Under the power of sale contained in said mortgage and the statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given that said mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the mortgaged premises, or some part of them, at public venue, at the South entrance to Ionia Courthouse Building in Ionia, Michigan. at 10:00 AM o’clock, on February 3, 2011 Said premises are located in Ionia County, Michigan and are described as: LOT 88 OF VILLAGE OF SARANAC, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED N LIBER H, PAGE 214, EXCEPT THE SOUTH 40 FEET THEREOF. The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale unless deter-

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mined abandoned in accordance with 1948CL 600.3241a, Estate of Robert and in which case the redemp- Kathleen Smith Living Trust tion period shall be 30 days Date of birth: 4-12-29 TO ALL CREDITORS:* from the date of such sale. NOTICE TO CREDITORS: The decedent, Kathleen Dated: December 15, 2010 Smith, who lived at 112585 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORT- Okemos Rd., Portland, Michigan died 12-12-2010 GAGE ASSOCIATION Creditors of the decedent Mortgagee/Assignee are notified that all claims Schneiderman & Sherman, against the trust will be forever barred unless presentP.C. 23938 Research Drive, Suite ed to Charles M Smith, Named Trustee within 4 300 months after the date of Farmington Hills, MI 48335 publication of this notice. PRO-888165 Dated: 1-7-11 12/26/10-1/2, 9, 16/11

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Legals p operty Charles Rd, Ionia, MI 488469750. The Borrower has the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The agent designated by the Mortgage Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder to contact and that has authority to make agreements under MCL sections 600.3205b and 600.3205c is: Trott & Trott, P.C., 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2525 at (248) 593-1309 The Borrower may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website or by calling the Michigan State Housing Development Authority at http://www.michigan.gov/ mshda or at (866) 946-7432. If the Borrower requests a meeting with the agent designated above by contacting an approved housing counselor within 14 days from January 10, 2011, foreclosure proceedings will not be commenced until 90 days after January 10, 2011. If the Borrower and the agent designated above reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if the Borrower abides by the terms of the agreement. The Borrower has the right to contact an attorney. The telephone number of the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service is (800) 968-0738. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: January 16, 2011 For more information, please call: FC D (248) 593-1309 Trott & Trott, P.C. Attorneys For Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200 Farmington Hills, MI 483342525 File # 180348F04

PLANNING COMMISSION Wednesday, February 2, 2011 7:00 PM Portland Township Hall 773 Grand River Ave Portland, Michigan

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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE BONDS TO THE ELECTORS OF THE CITY OF PORTLAND PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Portland (the "City") intends to issue bonds in one or more series, in an amount of not to exceed $840,000 in addition to amounts it has previously stated its intent to issue (the "Bonds"). The Bonds shall be issued to pay additional costs to design, purchase, acquire and construct certain improvements to the City’s Sanitary Sewer System, including, but not limited to improvements to the sewage treatment facilities and related facilities, as well as all work necessary or incidental to these improvements, and to pay the costs of issuing the Bonds and capitalized interest, if any. The Bonds of this issue shall mature within the maximum terms permitted by law with interest on the unpaid balance at a rate not to exceed the maximum rate permitted by law. The Bonds shall be issued pursuant to Act 94, Public Acts of Michigan, 1933, as amended ("Act 94"). SOURCE OF PAYMENT The principal of and interest on the Bonds shall be payable from the net revenues derived from the operation of the Sanitary Sewer System. In addition, the Bonds may be secured by the full faith and credit of the City as limited by applicable constitutional, statutory and charter limitations on the taxing power of the City. RIGHT OF REFERENDUM The Bonds will be issued without a vote of the electors approving such bonds, unless, within 45 days from the date of publication of this Notice of Intent, a petition, signed by not less than 10% of the registered electors residing within the limits of the City of Portland shall have been filed with the City Clerk, or other recording officer of the City, requesting a referendum upon the question of the issuance of the Bonds. If such a petition is filed, the bonds shall not be issued until approved by the vote of a majority of the electors of the City qualified to vote and voting thereon at a general or special election. This Notice is published pursuant to the requirements of Section 33 of Act 94. PRO - 891871

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The Portland Township Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing to accept comments for the purpose of proposing to amend the Zoning Ordinance Text. A summary of the proposed amendments are listed below: The amendments are to add regulations for wind energy conversion systems (WECS). In the definitions section 3.2.02, there will be 26 related new definitions of their respective meanings. In the General Provisions section 3.4.32 will be the On-Site Service Wind Energy Conversion Systems to serve uses and buildings on the same parcel. The Review Requirements section describes the zoning districts where WECS are permitted. The General Requirements section describes standards such as height, setbacks, sound, lighting, braking system, abandonment, test facility, power maximum and replacement. The Ground-Mounted On-Site Service WECS section describes items such as number of acres for each unit, setbacks, blade tip clearance, blade diameter and anchoring. The Building Mounted On-Site Service WECS section describes height above roof, rotor diameter, setbacks and mounting. The Approval of On-Site Service WECS section notes that the Planning Commission reviews applications according to the Site Plan Review section and describes types of conditions that may be added to an approval. On-Site Service Wind Energy Conversion Systems and Test Facilities will be permitted uses with site plan review in the Agricultural District, Low Density Residential District, Medium Density Residential District, Commercial District and Industrial District. Commercial Wind Energy Conversion Systems and Test Facilities will be special land uses in the Agricultural District with site plan review. The Commercial WECS section describes the Site Requirements such as height, setbacks, sound, lighting, colors, braking, interference, codes, abandonment, electricity generation, minimum acreage, unit separation, rotor clearance and signage. The Application Requirements section describes site plan items such as location, setbacks, surrounding area, security, various studies, maintenance program and installation. The Performance Requirements section describes inspections, repair, security, road repair, liability, compensation and noise complaint process. The complete proposed text amendments will be displayed for viewing at the west side window of the Township Hall located at 773 E Grand River Ave. Portland (Emergency Services Building). Public comments will be accepted at the meeting and written comments can be mailed to Portland Township, PO Box 314, Portland MI 48875 or emailed to zoningadmin@msn.com before the meeting date. PRO-892217

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NOTICE PURSUANT TO MCL 600.3205a(4) NOTICE is hereby provided to Jeremey Smith, the borrowers and/or mortgagors (hereinafter "Borrower") regarding the property located at: 540 E Long Lake Rd, Orleans, MI 48865-9635. The Borrower has the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The agent designated by the Mortgage Servicer and/or Mortgage Holder to contact and that has authority to make agreements under MCL sections 600.3205b and 600.3205c is: Trott & Trott, P.C., 31440 Northwestern Highway, Suite 200, Farmington Hills, MI 48334-2525 at (248) 593-1312 The Borrower may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s website or by calling the Michigan State Housing Development Authority at http://www.michigan.gov/ mshda or at (866) 946-7432. If the Borrower requests a meeting with the agent designated above by contacting an approved housing counselor within 14 days from January 10, 2011, foreclosure proceedings will not be commenced until 90 days after January 10, 2011. If the Borrower and the agent designated above reach an agreement to modify the mortgage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if the Borrower abides by the terms of the agreement. The Borrower has the right to contact an attorney. The telephone number of the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyer Referral Service is (800) 968-0738. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO

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