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July 31, 2011

New library director settling in Tom Thelen

PORTLAND — Cory Grimminck is completing her first month as the director of the Portland District Library, but she already feels that she made the right decision to accept the job. “This is just a gorgeous facility with great views and being right on the river,” said Grimminck. “Plus the staff has been great and the people coming to the library have been very welcoming.” Grimminck became the library’s full-time director on July 1 replacing Jan Mosser, who retired on June 30 after 40 years of service to the

library, the last 30 as its director. Grimminck is the seventh director in the 107-year history of the Portland District Library. A native of Grand Haven, Grimminck majored in English while in college and worked in a library after college before taking her career in another direction. “I worked at the library in Spring Lake after college and really enjoyed it,” said Grimminck. “But then I decided to go to New York to take a job in publishing with Harper Collins. I had worked there for a while when I realized that everything that I enjoyed about that job I could get by working at a library. I just enjoy being around people who love books.”

Grimminck also spent six months in Africa as part of a project that established libraries in rural areas. After returning to the United States, she took a job as a youth specialist for the Wyoming location of the Kent District Library system in west Michigan. Grimminck also held the position as the lead librarian in charge of teen services at the library in Kalamazoo before becoming the director of the Hillsdale Community Library. “I enjoyed being the director at Hillsdale, but coming to Portland was a good opportunity for me,” said Grimminck. “I have a lot of friends See DIRECTOR, Page 3

Board tables court security proposal Tom Thelen

IONIA — A proposal to establish just one public entry into the Ionia County Courthouse was put on hold by the Ionia County Board of Commissioners last week. Board members chose to table the proposal during their July 26 meeting. The decision to table the proposal was partially due to the absence of three of the board’s seven members. “There was also a debate

over whether the entry should be on the first floor instead of in the basement level,” said Stephanie Hurlbut, interim county administrator. “Plus some of the board members wanted time to review the bid amounts.” Under the proposal, only one entry would be open for the public to enter the county courthouse. That entry would be on the east side of the building and lead to the basement level. All other doors would be locked.

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A second door would be placed next to the existing door along the east side. The new door would be for entrances and the existing door would be exit-only. The entrance would be manned by an officer during courthouse hours and each person entering the courthouse would have to pass through a metal detector. The plan also includes alarms and security cameras at all outside entry doors. The cost of the proposal is not to exceed $45,000.

The proposal could be taken up by the board during its next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Jail security Board members did approve a proposal to upgrade cameras at the Ionia County Jail. The upgrade is expected to cost $12,815.75. The work will be performed by ASC of Livonia and will include upgrading Cory Grimminck has completed her first month as the the current system to allow director of the Portland District Library. Grimminck had recently served as the director of the Hillsdale Community See COUNTY, Page 8 Library. TOM THELEN


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NEWS IN BRIEF Hope Lutheran to hold VBS July 31-Aug. 4 Hope Lutheran Church holds its vacation Bible school beginning Sunday, July 31, through Thursday, Aug. 4. Sessions takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. The sessions are open to children from age 4 through grade six. The church is located at 10521 E. Grand River Ave.

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PHS Class of 1966 sets reunion for Aug. 6

A free community meal takes place every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, located at 421 E. Bridge St. in Portland. For more information, call (517) 896-6352.

The Portland High School Class of 1966 will hold its 45th class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Oak Room at the Wagon Wheel American Grill, 7888 E. Grand River Ave. For additional information, contact Mary Rice at (989) 627-0132 or Mike Judd at (517) 285-0972.

Epic offers monthly food assistance Epic-a community church will be offering monthly food assistance to families in need on the first Saturday of each month by appointment only. Families in need should contact (517) 647-7750 to set-up an appointment for Saturday, Aug. 6.

Portland TOPS Club meets every week

The Orioles finished in second place in the Major League during the 2011 Portland Youth Baseball season. Team members include (front row, l. to r.) Gavin Dennany, Brady Frewen, Riley Hipp, Gavin Thelen, Mike May, Tyler Arthur (middle row) Andrew Browers, Devin Wilson, Justin Hohman, Tyler Schrauben, Noah Goodman, Lynden Hoppes, (back row) Coach Jim Goodman and Coach Scott Schrauben. COURTESY PHOTO

The Portland Area Chamber of Commerce holds its next monthly legislative luncheon on Monday, Aug. 8, at noon at Jerry’s Restaurant on Kent Street in downtown Portland. Residents are invited to stop by and discuss items with local and state-elected officials.

The event is a four-person scramble and costs $200 per team. The event includes prize holes, silent auction, 50/50 raffle and a hog roast. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and St. Patrick football program. Registration and sponsorship forms are available at For more information, contact Chris Teachout at (517) 526-0575 or the Portland Country Club at (517) 647-4521.

TK III golf outing scheduled for Aug. 13

PHS Class of 1986 schedules reunion

The TK III golf outing is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13, starting at 9 a.m. at the Portland Country Club.

The Portland High School Class of 1986 holds its 25-year class reunion on Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27.

Legislative luncheon meets on Aug. 8

The Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Club meets every Thursday evening at the First Baptist Church, located at 406 E. Bridge St. in Portland Weigh-in is at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at approximately 7:10 p.m. The first meeting is free. For more information, call (517) 647-4526 or (517) 647-2025.

On Aug. 26 is the pre-game Remembrance Gathering at the PHS first home football game at 7 p.m. On Aug. 27 there will be a golf outing at 2 p.m. followed by a casual dinner at 6 p.m. Class members should RSVP to Lonnie Pohl at (517) 285-4658, Eileen (Kozachik) Cannon at (517) 526-0861 or email to

Thursdays on the Grand concerts underway

The Thursdays on the Grand concert series has started for 2011. Concerts take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the band shell in Two Rivers Park, located off of

Residents advised to use caution with solicitors

The Portland Police Department is advising residents to take caution when dealing with door-to-door solicitors. Anyone selling items door to door is required to have a city permit with the exception of those selling religious items. Officers also advise residents to never allow a solicitor to enter their home. The department also reminds residents that officers will conduct checks of their home if they are leaving town on vacation. To set up a house check, contact the Portland Police Department at (517) 647-2934 or (517) 647-2935.

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Suspected Westphalia vandals apprehended Tom Thelen

WESTPHALIA — Detectives from the Clinton County Sheriff’s office have identified four individuals responsible for the multiple incidents of vandalism and destruction of property in the village of Westphalia on July 17.

In a press release, the sheriff’s office describes the suspects as local residents and include a 15-year-old subject, two 17-year-old subjects, and one 19-year-old subject. The release stated that the investigation is continuing and that detectives are waiting for final damage amounts from all of the victims before submitting the cases to the Clinton

County Prosecutor’s office. According to the sheriff’s office witnesses began calling police at about 1:30 a.m. on July 17, saying they saw three unknown suspects. Village light poles were knocked over with the lamps smashed, numerous vehicles had their tires punctured and an above-ground swimming pool’s liner was torn.

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in the Lansing and Grand Rapids areas and my family is still in Grand Haven. This puts me closer to them.” Grimminck began working for the Portland District Library on

the daily operations. What we need to do is think of ways in which we can use technology to draw people to the library. “One thing that I have noticed since coming to Portland is the number of young families in the area,” added Grimminck. “I think we will look at the programs that we offer for young children and see what we can offer to them.”

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her here during the month to help me get started.” Grimminck says she plans to use her past library experience as well as her marketing background to promote the library and its activities. “With all of the technology that is coming out, I think this is a very exciting time to be associated with a library,” said Grimminck. “The new technology helps the staff in

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ments in both countries, the Detroit International Bridge Company, owned by Moroun, began construction on a ramp where the new bridge was planned. When I saw the ramp leading to the Detroit River with no bridge, it reminded me of when Evel Knievel tried to jump the Snake River Canyon.


pulling buggies. There were no expressways or semi-trucks. Now the Ambassador Bridge conMike nects the two busiest tradCallton ing partners in the world. It is not just a bridge, but a major engine of our econbridge to trucking mogul omy. Matty Moroun in the 1970s. Because the AmbassaTimes were different dor Bridge is the busiest when the Ambassador international trade Bridge was built. Trucks and cars crossed the bridge, but also pedestrians, bicyclists and horses



ow that the flurry of budget activity is over in Lansing, a new issue has moved to the forefront. Should we build a new bridge to Canada? The Ambassador Bridge that connects Detroit to Windsor opened in 1929. It was constructed by private investors and owned by billionaire Warren Buffett for a short time, before he sold the


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connect expressway I-75 in Michigan directly to the bridge and then to Queen’s Highway 401 in Canada. Presently, the Ambassador Bridge does not connect to an expressway on the Canadian side, but unloads into an urban neighborhood and requires trucks to go through more than a dozen traffic lights before reaching Queen’s Highway 401. Proponents of a new bridge intend to displace homes and businesses located in the Delray neighborhood of Detroit. The total estimate for the cost of building the new bridge is roughly $2 bil-

play out financially and operationally. Lastly, I need to know if this is a bridge to Canada, or a bridge for Canada. Will we just be buying more imports from them, or will they purchase more exports from us? The three main funding questions boil down to this: how much will it cost to build, how much will it cost in day-to-day operations, and how much of a loss will be sustained from people no longer crossing the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, which is cur-

rently a major source of revenue for the Michigan Department of Transportation. During the coming weeks, I will be examining each of these matters very carefully. I’d like to hear your opinion on the proposed New International Trade Crossing and how you think it will affect us here in mid-Michigan. You can reach me at (517) 373-0842 or

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lion, which will be partially funded by the Canadian government and partially funded by private investors. The public-private partnership will then split toll revenue after the bridge is constructed. It could take a decade to build a new bridge to Canada. If a new bridge creates lots of new jobs for Michigan, I think that’s great news. But I don’t want Michigan taxpayers left footing the bill. The only way I will consider voting for the New International Trade Crossing is if I’m absolutely certain Michigan will not lose money. As your representative on this issue, I need to review numbers and hear from financial experts on how the new bridge will

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Efforts of Portland Garden Club appreciated Making Portland a beautiful place to live, shop and play is a cooperative and collaborative effort. On behalf of the Main Street Design Committee, and downtown businesses and visitors, I would like to thank with a whole heart the Portland Garden Club for their effort and creativity in designing, planting and maintaining ground planters at several locations throughout downtown Portland. Scout Park, Kent and Bridge Street, and Maple and Bridge Street plantings in particular are especially beautiful all season long. Your hard work and dedication are very much appreciated. Kathy Parsons, Chairperson Main Street Design Committee

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Change expected to save district $60,000 during fiscal year Tom Thelen

WESTPHALIA — School districts around the state are anticipating a tough 2011-2012 fiscal year and the Pewamo-Westphalia School District is no exception. The district’s Board of Education approved the district’s 2011-2012 budget on June 20. Overall, board members anticipating having to spend $102,742 from the district’s fund equity in order to balance the budget. The district ended the 2010-2011 school year on a positive note as it spent less from its fund equity to balance the budget than it had anticipated. The district had planned to spend $87,866 of its fund equity as of February, but only spent $34,320, leaving a fund equity balance of $757,126.

“The administration and staff did a great job of working together over the last few months of the fiscal year to come up with some adjustments and whittle that deficit down,” said Jason Mellema, P-W superintendent. That fund equity amount represents approximately 13 percent of the district’s budgeted expenditures for 2011-2012. The fund equity is expected to drop to $694,384 at the conclusion of the 2011-2012 school year. One of the main reductions for 2011-2012 comes in a shift in kindergarten. Mellema The district will move to an all-day, alternate day kindergarten class schedule for 2011-2012, rather than the half-day schedule previously used. Mellema said the change was made to prepare for a possible mandate from the Michigan Department of Education. “We had been hearing from various

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Deputies arrest thief after high-speed chase Pursuit crosses into parts of four counties IONIA — Police officers from Ionia County helped capture a subject who was driving a stolen car. Officers arrested the suspect, an 18-year-old resident of Jackson, after a chase that reached speeds exceeding 100 mph and ended near Woodbury. No one was injured in the pursuit and the only damage reported was to the stolen vehicle. According to report from the Ionia County Sheriff’s office, Ionia County Central Dispatch operators received a call from OnStar at 11:50 a.m. on July 24 reporting that a vehicle stolen in Jackson County was traveling westbound on Interstate 96 near Portland. Dispatchers provided

a description of the vehicle, a 2010 silver Chevrolet Malibu, to law enforcement officers within the county. Deputies from the Ionia County Sheriff Office and Michigan State Police went on to Interstate 96 so that the stolen vehicle was between the state troopers and the county deputies. The troopers attempted to slow west bound traffic to

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Other action The board approved a proposal from Red Horse Geographics to setup, host and maintain the county’s Internet mapping system for 2012. The cost of the proposal is $3,600, which was $1,550 lower than the amount that the county is currently paying to its current provider. Board members also approved a budget amendment for the Ionia County Sheriff office to account for receiving a DNR grant to used to for marine patrols within the county.

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sources that the MDE is considering moving to allday, every-day kindergarten, possibly as early as next year,” said Mellema. “We are not for certain that it is going to happen, but that is what the MDE wants to do. Assuming that is what the state wants to do, we wanted to find some way to transition from the half-day kindergarten and this was the way we came up with.” Changing to the all-day schedule will also eliminate a mid-day bus run and is estimated to save the district $60,000. The district also plans to reduce capital expenditures, such as buses and equipment purchases, to save an additional $127,000. One area that is still being worked on is the contract with the teachers. Mel-


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Riverfest set for Aug. 19-21 PORTLAND — The Portland Riverfest Committee announced the debut of a new logo for the 2011 Riverfest to be held in Portland on Aug. 19-21. The new logo features a graphic of a bright sun with sunglasses, with blue waves underneath. “The Riverfest Marketing Committee had the choice of six new logos, and this one had overwhelming support,” said Portland Main Street Manager Patrick Reagan. “We believe that this logo highlights all of the aspects of the community in August - sunshine, the rivers, and fun.” Riverfest Marketing Committee Chairperson Lynne Paradiso added: “I am very excited about the selection of the logo for the upcoming 2011 Riverfest event. I believe it will be a great addition and would like to thank Julie Clement for her time in creating all of the possibilities.” The new logo will be featured on the event website, posters, T-shirts, and other marketing tools for the event. “It’s a fresh, new logo for a fresh, new Riverfest,” said Riverfest chairperson Julie Clement. “Everyone’s excited about working together to revitalize this wonderful Portland tradition.” Riverfest was originally started and run by the Portland Area Chamber of Commerce. This year, many organizations are

taking part in planning and hosting the event. “We have many different organizations planning this event for 2011,” Reagan said. “Main Street, the Downtown Development Authority, the Chamber of Commerce, the Kruger Memorial group, the arts council, the City of Portland, the Historical Society, the Equestrian Club, and many other great organizations have taken active roles this year. We believe that this will make this year’s event one to remember. “This is a fun summer event, one that our community is known for,” said Reagan. “It has a great past, but has struggled a little bit in the last few years. The Riverfest Committee chose this new logo, not only for its great appeal, but also to symbolize that this event is being reborn as a truly ‘community wide’ celebration.” For more information on the 2011 Riverfest, please visit www.portlandmichigan

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PORTLAND — The Portland Community Arts Council (PCAC) has announced the launch of its downtown summer art project, “Sit A Spell.” The project is a display of Adirondack chairs, painted by area artists, which will be on downtown Portland sidewalks for a summer-long silent auction. Currently, the PCAC has six chairs completed, with more in the hands of other artists.

From now until Oktoberfest, the chairs will be displayed outside local businesses. Those who would like to bid on a chair can simply go into the business, register as a bidder, and place a bid. Bids begin at $50 and are in $5 increments. “A person can register once and then bid on any of the chairs downtown,” said PCAC director Rush Clement. We encourage people to keep checking (and raising) their bids.”

The person with the highest bid on Oct. 15 wins that chair. The PCAC is also giving a People’s Choice award to one artist. “Throughout the summer, people can go into the sponsoring business and put money in a canister to vote for that chair,” Clement said. “At the end of the summer, we’ll tally the votes, and the chair that brought in

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NEWS BRIEFS The First Baptist Church of Portland (406 E. Bridge St.) will host the New Life Quartet on Sunday, Aug. 7. The event begins at 10:45 a.m. with a time of worship with the quartet, followed up by a potluck dinner. All are welcome. The church is located at 406 E. Bridge St. in Portland. For more information, contact the church office at (517) 647-7197 or

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the most money wins.” Clement noted that the PCAC will award half of the money raised through votes to the winning artist. The remainder of the money,

ing a chair painted by Jessica Marks; and Raffaeles’ Marketplace, displaying a chair painted by Potterville artists Kimberly, Casey, and Lilly Conklin. Downtown businesses that would like to sponsor a chair should contact Rush Clement at (517) 647-6545. The PCAC is a not-forprofit organization whose

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BABY TALK – PART II I would like to address some of the taboos and misunderstandings often associated with moms being pregnant. One of the biggest is this whole issue of weight gain. Moms all over the world secretly look in the mirror and cringe at the sight of the loss of their waist, their “fat” stomach, enlarged breasts, swollen feet, and the fact that they often carry drips of their lunch on their tee-shirt. Let me be emphatic here: You are not FAT, you are PREGNANT!! Huge difference! Swelling is actually a sign of a healthy pregnancy, not something that should be treated. Retention of fluids is healthy for mom and baby. It is also temporary. Just part of being pregnant! A generation ago, weight gain was limited to 8-10 lbs. It was soon discovered that moms and babies were undernourished so the magic number became 24. This is no longer the case. Latest research indicates that weight gain of 35 lbs or more on a high protein diet is healthy as long as it is well balanced, does not contain chemicals or preservatives and is limited in refined sugars. The other issue revolves around salt. Moms are often told to restrict their salt intake. You should realize that Sodium (a part of salt) is very important in the production of extra blood volume. Very important for a growing baby and a lack can be disastrous. I recommend that you use salt “to taste” and no more. This is an easy way to listen to what your body is telling you. There are other no-no’s that you should be aware of when you’re pregnant. One is Alcohol. It causes problems with the development of your baby’s nervous system. Caffeine is another. It has been linked to birth defects. This can be found in coffee, cola, black and green teas and chocolate (Boo). As well, try to limit your preservative intake including aspartame (refer to my earlier issue of Kids-First); your baby will thank you later. Be very cautious using any type of drugs or medications. All have adverse effects on your baby. I should be emphatic here - all drugs cross the placental barrier and affect your baby. There is no such thing as a “safe drug.” One of the most common nuisances of pregnancy is the “morning sickness” thing. Most of this is caused by a lack of blood sugar - hypoglycaemia. After-all, you have not eaten since 7-8:00 pm the night before and your developing baby is literally feeding all night while you are asleep. Your blood sugar level is dangerously low and you feel sick. I ask my patients to have an energy bar or a snack high in protein, fructose and complex carbs late in the evening, which will level out their blood sugar until breakfast. There are a number of things you can do to make your pregnancy the enjoyable experience it was meant to be. The first is having a chiropractic check-up to make sure your nervous system is functioning normally so that you have a good pregnancy and much easier labor and delivery. This has little to do with back pain but is crucial for optimal health. I feel this is a must in having a healthy pregnancy. The use of herbs such as red raspberry leaves makes for a good uterine tonic and helps prevent miscarriage, anaemia and aids in fighting infection. Peppermint tea will help with digestion and nausea. So will ginger root. Other herbs such as Echinacea and camomile are very relaxing and should be taken as a hot tea. All these are available from your health food store.

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This report was compiled from 34 entries in the log books of the Portland Police Department from July 20-27. One accident 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. Tuesday, July 19 4:25 p.m.- report of an odor of marijuana coming from a residence on Hill Street. Officers were unable to detect the odor or locate a source. 9:30 p.m.- travel to the Kent County Jail to pick up a subject who was wanted on a local warrant. The subject was transported to the Ionia County Jail. Wednesday, July 20 12:08 a.m.- report of vehicles parking on Lillian Boulevard in a location that is reserved for residents. The owners of the vehicles were located and were asked to move their vehicles. 10:55 a.m.- report of a loose dog on James Street. The dog was found by a resident on the resident’s porch. The dog was taken to the city kennel and picked up by Ionia County Animal Control. 11:10 a.m.- report of a binder found in the street on Grand River Avenue near Bridge Street.. Officers were able to identify the owner of the binder. 7:50 p.m.- report of solicitors in the area on Bethel Street near Donna Street. The officer located the solicitors, who did not have a city permit. The officer advised the solicitors of the city ordinance and asked them to leave the city. Thursday, July 21 12:15 a.m.- officer on patrol observed a subject operating a moped without headlights. During a traffic stop, the driver stated he was going to the home of a friend, who was discovered to be wanted on an outstanding warrant. The officer also went to the location and found the second subject. That subject was arrested and transported to the Ionia County Jail. 4:55 p.m.- report of a dispute over property on Looking Glass Ave. 9:28 p.m.- report of a possible assault on Looking

Glass Avenue. After an investigation, one subject was arrested for assault and transported to the Ionia County Jail. Friday, July 22 5:12 a.m.- officer on patrol received a call to look out for a possible intoxicated driver along Interstate 96. The officer located the vehicle and observed it drift between lanes. During a traffic stop, the driver passed all field sobriety tests. The officer did find a bag of marijuana inside the vehicle. The driver claimed to have a medical marijuana permit, but could not produce it. The driver was cited at the scene for possession of marijuana, The case is still under investigation. Saturday, July 23 4:25 p.m.- report of a failure to pay for gasoline at a business on Grand River Avenue. 6:25 p.m.- a found wallet was turned in at the station. The owner was identified and contacted. Sunday, July 24 5 a.m.- report of a possible child neglect case on Carolyn. A parent had picked up a child and two other children from the Ionia County Sheriff’s office after being taken into custody for minor in possession of alcohol. While dropping the other children off at their residence, the parent noted that no adults were at the residence. The children were left in the custody of a neighbor and the parent contacted local police, who also contacted Child Protective Services. Monday, July 25 9:49 a.m.-assist to the Portland Ambulance Department with a medical call on Quarterline Street 3:35 p.m.- report of a larceny of a bicycle from Lillian Boulevard. The bicycle is a 20” BMX style Haro brand. 4:45 p.m.- report of damage to windows at a residence at Albro Street. An investigation determined that the damage was caused by juveniles residing at an adjacent property. The juveniles’ parents were advised to pay for the damage. 6 p.m.- report of dogs being left in a vehicle unattended on Grand River Avenue. The officer arrived to find the dogs OK with the windows open about 3 inches. The owner was located and warned.

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ST. JOHNS — Most people know that Habitat for Humanity builds decent, affordable and safe homes for low-income families who are hard-working, but who would not be able to afford a conventional mortgage. In an attempt to reach out to serve more families in Clinton County throughout the year, Habitat has begun a wheelchair ramp program. The program is designed to serve low-income families, physically impaired persons or elderly persons who own their homes. Habitat will provide the ramp design and the labor, and

the family served will only have to pay for the material. Knowing that the need may far outweigh the ability to pay, short term loans will be available through Habitat for families who may need it. The program also helps to serve those who want to do volunteer construction work not only during the busy summer season, but year round. The Capital Region Community Foundation recently awarded $7,590 to help Habitat launch the program. “We are pleased to support the efforts of Habitat for Humanity in Clinton County, a region that has been underserved in the past, and we look forward to their development with great promise,” said Brad Patterson, Vice President of Programs for the foundation.


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nership with the Tuesday Wheelchair Ramp Program Toolmen volunteer group, can call Sue Carroll at (989) Habitat constructed its first 227-1771. wheelchair ramp in Eagle. — From Habitat for Humanity Those interested in of Clinton County learning more about the


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Portland photo contest underway PORTLAND — The Portland Community Arts Council (PCAC) has announced its new “Lens of the Community” photography project. Portland residents and visitors are encouraged to submit photographs that depict Portland. The photographs will be displayed and sold at Riverfest, Aug. 19-21, and select photos will be published in a collectible book depicting the year in images. To facilitate the project, the PCAC is offering walking workshops, where beginners to professionals can improve their photography skills. “The Lens of the Community project is designed to collect snapshots of our community,” said PCAC Director Rush Clement. “We want to continue this project every year, and create a series of books depicting Portland’s ‘history’ as it happens.” Everyone is encouraged to participate in this project, from beginners to professionals. To enter, submit two copies of each photograph, using the form on the PCAC website. All photos must be 5” x 7” or 4” x 6”, and may be in color or black and white. There is a $5 entry fee per photo, and a maximum of three photos per entrant. PCAC members or people who attend one of the walking workshops may submit up to five photographs. The

cost of the walking workshops is $10, or $8 for PCAC members. The workshops will be led by local photographers. Once submitted, the PCAC will mat one copy of each photograph for the Riverfest display. Photographs will be sold for $10 each, with $5 returned to the photographer if his or her photo is sold. Visitors to the show will choose a “People’s Choice” winner. A number of photos will be selected for a special edition book - “Portland 2011” - to be sold later this year. “We plan to document each year through photos,” Clement explained, “and eventually, these books will become a history of Portland.” Clement encouraged anyone interested in Portland, its history, or photography to enter. For details and to enter your photos, contact Rush Clement at (517) 647-6545, or go to the PCAC website: As photos are submitted, some will also be featured on the PCAC’s Facebook page, “Portland Community Arts Council (Michigan).” The PCAC’s mission is to connect the community by weaving the arts into everyday life. To join or for more information, use the contact information above. — From the Portland Community Arts Council

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Jack Green Portland Age 81, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Jack was born on October 16, 1929 the son of Vern and Claire (Brazee) Green. Jack loved to travel and enjoyed doing projects. He was very Patriotic, he made sure the schools had flags in all the classrooms and he worked on getting the Memorial Day "Row of Flags" of deceased Veterans at the cemetery. Mr. Green served in WWII, he was the Post Commander at the VFW 4090 and was 9th District Commander. Jack served on the Portland City Council for a term. He retired from the Portland Public Schools where he worked as a custodian. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joan (DuMond) Green; son, Dennis Green; brother, Burt Green; sister-in-law, Dorothy Green and brother-in-law, Howard Werzbar. Surviving are his children, Diane Ross, Dolores (Robert) Schick and daughter-in-law, Mary Green; 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; siblings, Peggy Wertzbar, Ann (Dick) Seldon and Dave (Shirley) Green. The Memorial Service will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Marilyn Danielson at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 28, 2011 at The Schrauben-Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge St., Portland, MI 48875. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service begins. Interment will follow the service at Portland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made at

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Melissa Donoso and Darren Thelen are pleased to announce their engagement. Melissa is the daughter of Max and Yolanda Donoso of Panama. She is a 2000 graduate of Colegio Jose Daniel Crespo (High School in Chitre, Panama), also a graduate of Technological University of Panama, and a 2011 graduate of Michigan State University. Darren is the son of Ervin and Mary Jane Thelen. He is a 2002 graduate of Pewamo-Westphalia High School, and a graduate of Central Michigan University. He is currently teaching at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School in Grand Rapids, and pursuing a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership at the University of Notre Dame.

The couple will be married in August of 2011.


LANSING — Effective Aug. 15, the Lansing Social Security office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. While agency employees will continue to work their regular hours, this shorter public window will allow them to complete face-toface service with the visiting public without incurring the cost of overtime. Congress provided Social Security with nearly $1 billion less than the President

requested for the budget this fiscal year, which makes it impossible for the agency to provide the amount of overtime needed to handle service to the public as we have in the past. Most Social Security services do not require a visit to an office. For example, anyone wishing to apply for benefits, sign up for direct deposit, replace a Medicare card, obtain a proof of income letter or inform us of a change of address or telephone number may do so at or by dialing our toll-free number, 1-800-772-1213. People who are deaf or hard of hearing may call our TTY number, 1-800-325-0778. — From the Social Security Administration

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AKC BERNESE MOUNTAIN U STOR IT 4th ANNUAL DOG PUPS. Vet checked. YARD SALE Sat. Aug. 6th 9Just adorable & cuddly 5, 3625 W. St. Joseph, 1 blk $500 cash 989-291-5553 BATH- 15617 CHANDLER E of Waverly. Our tenants OKEMOS- 2655 ELDERBER RD. 2/1 0 mi. N of St a e t Rd. are having a yard sale. RY DR. Sat. Aug. 6, 9-3. PaAKC CAVALIER KING BIG BIG SALE. Aug. 4-5-6, Lots of treasures for all! tio furn., mirrors, lamps, 1037 WEST SANTEE HWY, Charles Spaniel puppies. 9-5. Glassware, nic nacs, More info 517-372-7092. CHARLOTTE, August 5th area rugs, toddler & childPORTLAND: FRI. AUG. 5, Champion bloodlines. hand tools, man’s stuf, and 6th 9am to 5pm Applirens items & toys, girl Sat. Aug. 6, 8-5. Toddler $500-$600. Male Shih-Tzu books, records, old stuf, & ances, books, china, elecclothes 12 mos-4T, Tupperclothes & games, newer puppies $225 989 382-9234. much more. Everything tronics, furniture, games, ware & more. Off of Hulett washer, pool, outdoor priced cheap, all must go. garden tools, glassware, AKC LAB PUPPIES 1 s t btwn Jolly & Bennett. furn., exer. equip, coffee handyman tools, kitchen table, produce. Lots of shots, wormed and dew DEVON HILLS ANNUAL items, wood-working good items. 9747 Nelson HASLETT CREATIVE MEMOclawed removed. Great block sale. Subd. located ST JOHNS 709 W. Baldwin tools, Way to many items Rd, family pets. Ph. 242-0598. behind Mason Hill Apts. St . Aug. 5-6, Fri., 8-6 p.m. RIES CLEARANCE SALE to list. enter off Hagadorn or Sat. 8-4 p.m.. Household Sun. July 31, 1am-7pm. Up Okemos Aug. 6, 9-5. (rain AKC TOY POODLE PUPPY items, chair massagers, TV to 75% off. Retired & curEmail the Lansing Community Email the Lansing Community date Aug. 13). 2 man raft, Male, $350. Scottie Poo, femounts & TV, Christmas rent products. 1067 Gulick Newspapers 24/7 at: Newspapers 24/7 at: tent, bike for parts, books, male, $300. Well socialdishes, collectibles, decoRd. (Haslett Rd. to ized. 989-539-2498. clothes adult & baby. rations, desk, lots of misc. Shoeman Rd.) Cash only.

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3701 WILSON AVE 8/5, 8/6, 9-4 P.M. Baby items, tools, health care walker, lift chair, hunting clothes, car top carrier, ski ADVERTISEMENT FOR rack, table saw, many BIDS: St. Johns Public household items. Schools is accepting sealed bids for 10,000 gallons of LP propane. Sealed CHURCH WIDE RUMMAGE bids must be clearly SALE & BAZARRE at the marked “Propane Bid” and Lansing Church of God in will be accepted at the Christ, 5304 Wise Rd., school’s Business Office Lansing 48911. 9am-3pm located at 501 W. Sickels Sat. Aug. 6 St., St. Johns MI 48879 until 2:00 P.M. August 3, 2011 at FRIDAY, AUG.5 & Sat urwhich time and place the day, Aug.6 - 8am-3pm anbids will be publicly tiques, books, children’s opened. Proposals not reclothes collectibles, ceived by the deadline will crafts, games, sporting be returned unopened and goods, toys, Misc items. will not be considered. Bid Waverly area Between documents may be obWaverly and Snow Roads tained by contacting eioff St Joe. South on ther: Ron Patterson, DirecWESTON to 1027. Follow tor of Operatthe signs ions/Transport at ion. Phone: 989.227.4057. Email: SALE pat t ersonr@sjredwings.or NEIGHBORHOOD Aug 5-6, 8-5 p.m. Across g or Shelbi Frayer, from the Turner-Dodge Business Manager. Phone house in N. Lansing. A lot 989.227.4016. Email: of families participating; a very large assortment of items!

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BLOOMQUIST ESTATE SERVICES SALE. 1 5221 Club Course Dr., E. Lansing/Bath. Fri. & Sat., August 5 & 6. 9 to 2 daily. In Hawk Hollow Golf community. Off Abbot/Chandler Rd. 1.5 miles N. of Lake Lansing Rd. Quality furnish ings w/Lazboy sofa, loveseat & sofa recliner, wingback, Ethan Allen ta bles & sofa, Thomasville queen bed, oak dresser w/triple mirror & nitestand, King bed w/fancy iron headboard, Bassett dressers & nitestand, oak wardrobe, oak ent. center, nice patio furn., tall oak bookcases, tvs, ac/dc vcr/tv, lamps, rugs, art, glass, china, oak desk, file & storage credenza, office chair, kitchen wares, Oneida china, sm. appl., linens, casio key board, stained glass windows, vac, some tools, lawn & garden & more. Numbers at 8 Fri., home at 9. Full details & pictures at:

Garage Sales Rural By Fax: 24 hours a day 7 days a week 517-482-5476

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PORTABLE FLOOR HEATER STANDING HAY FIELD $10. 1 cosmetic travel case Alfalfa grass mix, approx. $3. 1 lg suitcase $5. Lawn 4 acres, call for location & boy self propelled lawn pricing. 517-281-0030. mower, $35. 2 blue ceramic lamps $15. Books, paperbacks 50¢ ea., hard cover $1.00 ea. 627-4844.

POMERANIAN PUPPIES AKC registered, 1st shots & wormed. $275 & up. Cash only. 1-989-248-4124. POMERANIAN PUPS Cute & Furry! 3 females, 2 males, 9 wks old. Ph. 517-887-2994.

Lawn and Garden

DriversTransportation TRAINCO TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL Day-Evening Classes Immediate Job Placment Class B Training (1 day) (517) 887-1600

KITTENS MULTIPLE COLORS, 10 weeks, Vet checked/records availa ble. First vaccinations. Leukemia tested - NEG. Dewormed. Litter trained. $25. (517)394-1784 ( 5 1 7 ) 6 2 6 - 6 8 9 0 LAB PUPPIES AKC Yellow & black females, wormed, and 1st shots. Dew claws removed. $350. Ready July 31. Ph. 517-331-3901


MINIATURE RUSSELL SCHNAUZERS 1 2wk s, Adopt a cuddly rescue puppy! Born Easter Day . M i n i a t u r e Schnauzer/Shihtzu/Jack Russell mixes. Under 15lbs.Vetted and potty training.Ready to join the family!Only 5 left-2F,3M. $200.00. (517)526-3510


SHIH TZU / POODLE PUPS 8 wks. old, 1st shot, adorable & small, $275. Call 248HORSES PAINT MARES, 1 3 978-1939. yrs. Reg. paint pony 6 yrs. C H E R R Y , MAPLE & O A K Seasoned firewood. Deliv $700 for both. Call 517-647SHORTHAIRED ST. BERered & STACKED. 4’x8’x16" 6066. NARD PUPPIES Ready to 517-651-5214. go. 4 girls/2 boys, $350 & up. 810-672-9565


TOY POODLE 5 mo old male. Chocolate. Non-shed, shots, wormed $400/obo. 517-977-7567.



Business-Office Equipment

ers, cars, trucks, vans, farm machinery, lawn mowers, campers, hot NEEDED water tanks, aluminum or PURCHASER Full time position. Send resteel boats, aluminum winsume to McDonald Equipdows or doors, aluminum ment Co., 1 17 2 E. Grand toppers, any types of aluRiver Ave., Portland, MI minum or steel siding, 48875. Attn: Gene. 4 wheelers, go carts, trailers, batteries. All picked up for Free. Call 517-628-2818



Sporting Goods


THREE & FOUR BEDROOM homes for sale starting at $14,900, Sheds or Garage on site, Appliances included. Call Sunset Ridge/Sun Homes (888) 518-4382. EHO, WAC

The Lansing State Journal is accepting applica-

SPORTSMANS GUN SHOW Sun. Aug. 28, 9am-3pm. Located at the Fowler Conservation Club. Buy, sell, trade. Guns, hunting, fish ing, archery & other sportsmens equipment. $2 adm. $20 per table rental. For info call 989-640-1008.

Wanted to Buy

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

Driveways Crushed Asphalt Driveways Installed, rolled and sealed. 80¢ sq. ft. Ph. 517-749-9075 7 a.m.-7 p.m.



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

FREE Estimates 393-0660 or 490-8696 Since 1988

Gutters EAVESTROUGH CLEANING & minor repair. Also Power Washing. Free estimates. Call (517) 322-4131


For Free Estimate Call 517-669-8066


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

Senior Discount


5 -646-9945 17 1-800-887-1795

CASH PAID Up to $20 per 100. Call 517-292-0991

Painting-Papering -Plastering



ALLPRO PAINTING 30 years exp. No money down. Call 517-206-1302 for free estimate. Painting/Power Washing ref, written contracts, free est. Power wash decks, houses, etc 517- 599-6166

Timber Tree Services, LLC Commercial & Residential

• Tree Removal • Stump Grinding • Free Estimates • Fully Insured LJ-0000938568-01

24 Hour Service


Household Goods

$$$ WANTED ATVS & golf Moving Sale S t a i n l e s s carts, 3 & 4 wheelers, runrefrig. $300, stove $275, corning, non running, any ner curio $75, Ducks Unlimcondition 517-857-2998 $$$ ited gun cabinet $350, Terry Redlin 4 Ltd Ed. signed & framed prints, 3 carved decoys, Whirlpool washer/ dryer 350 Hoover Steam Vac all terrain $350 NEW in box $125, 6 pc set of Lenox China 2 TICKETS to Garrison w/extra pcs. 24K gold leaf Keillor’s "Summer Love’ on edge $300 new over tour for Aug 13, 2011 8pm, $3400. Buick Century ’95, great seats. 517-669-3248. 2nd owner, loaded, 10K, runs perfect, $2600 Broyhill couch, loveseat-3 tableslamp $500, Toshiba HD flat screen TV 52" $775, HD flat screen TV 32" $250. Howard Miller clocks-floor model Selling an item $775, wall model $150. 9/11 memorabilia, religious staSEE SOURCEADS.COM tues -Danbury Mint. handOR CALL LCN TOLL FREE carved cane from Aruba $30, 877-475-SELL Dbl pillow top mattress $125, 517-580-2012


WINDS OF CHANGE Tree Service. Mark Beutler Lic. & Ins. Free Estimates 517-214-0364

Tree Removal Services Total Tree Care Since 1980

(517) 857-2333 Expert Trimming & Removals Thinning, Elevating, *Fully Insured* Dead Limbing & Shaping *Free Advice* 60 ft. AERIAL WORK TRUCK Kyran VanSickle / IBEW Certified Arborist QUALITY WORK EXCELLENT REFERENCES

Miscellaneous BACKYARD SHEDS & MORE 989-834-2028

CENTRAL AIR Lennox, new $1800, now $600. Installation available starting at $500. Also high efficiency Lennox furnace$500. Both for $1000. 517-543-5325. UPDATING. 6 GOOD working wall air conditioners. Come see, make offer. Call 517-482-8196.


LOOKING FOR A summer place access to lake & swimming on Crystal Lake, Crystal, MI? Mobile home with large sunporch & deck. Needs a little work. $3800. 989-875-4319. OPEN HOUSE LAKEFRONT Lake Odessa, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1520 Virginia Street, Sat & Sun. July 16-17 & July 24, 1-4 p.m. 517-2042081.

Electrician Journeyman: Expanding our elect dept. Good pay-benefits. Apply on line or at our main of fice. Applegate Home Comfort 1096 Highview, Webberville, 48892

Business Opport. Self Employment

LANSING STATE J OURNAL $$ EARN EXTRA $$ EAST LANSING $550.00 to $650.00 PER MONTH The Lansing State Journal is accepting applications for an established city route in the East Lansing area. The delivery times average only 1 1/2 hours daily and 2 1/2 hours Sunday between the hours of 3:00 am and 7:00 am. You must live in the East Lansing area. If you would like more infor mation, please contact Karen Warner at 517-377177or


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!! CACS, Inc. Head Start and Early Childhood Programs is now accepting applications for Seven (7) Full Time Bus Drivers . Entry level pay is $10.34/hr., average 33 hrs/35 wks. with a full benefit package. Must have a CDL with BPS Endorsements and a minimum of one (1) year of related experience preferred. Applications for the above position will be accepted from 8:00 am Monday, August 1, 2011, through 5:00 pm Friday, August 5, 2011, at: 101 East Willow Street, Lansing, Michigan 48906 or you may fax your resume to Lisa Goulding at (517) 372-2671 by the above deadline. You may also email your resume to EEO Drug testing employer

Condominiums For Sale

LAKEFRONT 1994 HOME, 7 mi. n. of Perry on private all-sports lake. 2900 sq. ft., 4 b.r., 2.5 ba, vaulted ceiling, fireplace, 2 level walkout. Priced @ 2003 appraisal, VERY creative fi nancing, buyer must have excellent credit/net worth. 989 277 3793

Skilled Trades

HVAC TRADES! GROWING HVAC company coming to Lansing. We are looking for hard working, ethical, and experienced residential installers in the sheetmetal and pipefitting trades looking to take the A BED QUEEN PILLOWTOP next step in their career. mattress set, new in plasWe offer medical, dental, tic, $200. Call 517-410-4921. vacation and 401k bene COMIC BOOKS Can deliver. fits. If this sounds like the Buying all old comics place for you, please send made before 1970. 270DINETTE SET 5ft long x 3 ft your resume and wage re748-9364 after 3 p.m. wide, 2 drawers, 1 yr old, quirements to: white, a v rnish wood top. $125 or b/o 517-882-2107 EXTRA DIABETIC TEST STRIPS? Earn $ & help others. $5-$20/box. Call 517256-7221.

BY OWNER executive home in St Johns, 3-5 bdrms., close to schools & shopping. Too many amenities to list, priced to sell. 989-640-7932

Waterfront Homes

CONTROLS SYSTEM TECHNICIAN- diagnose, repair, install building aut o m a t i o n systems/components. Program system as required. Degree in HVACR Egr Tech or equiv. Interest in energy CASH FOR GUNS , Art, Antimgt, 3 yrs exp, programques, Jewelry, musical inming skills. Apply at struments, Valuables. Call http://www.jejohnson. 517-204-2004/517-663-3931 com/ControlsTech.htm CASH PAID D iabet ic test strips. Area’s original, oldest buyer. Friendly & fair. 517-505-2726, 888-639-6179

St. Johns

OPEN HOUSE Sat. & Sun. 104. 5525 W. St. Joe Hwy. Pembrook Condominiums. Unit 3. 2 bdrm. garden lev el, 1 bath, freshly painted & carpeted. $36,500. Call 517-351-0217, 989-227-1243

ANTIQUE BUYER PAYING CASH for quality jewelry, clocks, art work, musical instruments, & other nice things. John 517-202-2570.

Concert-Sports Tickets

Tree Service


Selling an item

Reliable Construction 43 years experience • Vinyl siding • Shingled roof special Free Estimates Licensed & Insured No down payment, no interest up to 60 mo.

517.322.4131 Trash removal Appliances, brush, carpet, wood, etc. Senior disc. MASONRY RESTORATION Eavestrough Cleaning. Res/comm., historic. Repair brick, block & stone. TRASH, BRUSH, APPL. haulFndn/chimney repair/new. ed Yard & build. clean up, Lic. & Ins. 517-647-5380 trees & bushes trimmed. Low Prices! Mike 393-4664

DONE RIGHT FENCE & SKID LOADER SERVICE Fence for all occasions, light excavating, holes augered, bucket & pallet fork work. We clean up scrap metal for free.

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

Floor Services


Computer Sales -Service

LAND area. The delivery times average only 3 hours daily and 4 hours Sunday between the hours of 2:00 am and 7:00 am. You must live in the PORTLAND area. If you would like more informa tion, please contact. Wayne Schuette at 517377-1288 or wschuette

FACILITY MAINTENANCE AND Forklift Repair. Excellent opportunity for motivated Technicians. We are looking to fill several positions for Fork Lift Repair and Facility Maintenance Techs. Please send your resume in confidence to E r i c .



tions for an established ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| WANTED: UNWANTED motor route in the PORTGeneral Help appliances, air conditionYORKIE TCUPS $650+ Yorkie-Poos & Malte-Poos JOHN DEERE TRACTOR Toys Noshed Shots $350+ POODLE PUPPIES. 1ST Model 316, 46’’ deck, VetCheckd 989.225.1367 shots & wormed. $300. Pahydrodrive, $1600 or best rents on site. No Sunday offer. Call 517-627-3902. calls. 989-584-6192

FURNITURES AND APPLI ANCES Moving Sale in South Lansing - will take MALTI-POO Shih Tzu pupbest offers for each item TOY POODLES CKC, taking pies. $300 each. Ready for OLDE ENGLISH BULLDOGGE listed - Cash only deposits. Females $400, good homes. Really cute! 3 Sofas (rarely used), males $350. 517-589-0257, Puppies. OBBA registered. Call 517-526-1163 Washer and Dryer (like 517 256-0351. Cute. 8 weeks, $1000. 989 413BIRD BLUEBERRY FARM new), Fridge (like new), 9461. U-pick blueberries in Dinning set (w/ 6 chairs), WESTHIGHLAND TERRIER MINATURE DACHSHUND Haslett. Ph. 339-2934. Lawn Mower, Snow Blowpups, AKC, 3 e v ry adorable PUPPIES CKC, rare colors, PEKACHU PUPS AND er, Treadmill, Tables, socialized males, $650. parents on site. CC acceptPEKACHU/JACK RUSSELL Bookselfs, Beds, 989-846-0929. THELEN BERRIES , Westphaed. $350 up. 517 896-0302. PUPS in home raised (Bookselfs, Beds, Washer lia, has lb ueberries 75¢ lb. w/children & other pets, & Dry e r need to take from Call 989-587-3443 for deWEST HIGHLAND WHITE very social & loving, 1st basement). tails. Terriers 10 weeks old, AKC shots & dewormed. $250Will take best offer for Registered, loveable, pa$300. 517-614-4587. each - $500 (517)694-7832 rents on site, pure bred, records, shots, wormed, 2 male $600. (989)640-3579 PEKE-A-POO PUPPIES, NY, parents on site. CC accepted. $295. 517-896-0302 avail., YORKIE PUPS UKC males & 2ND CUTTING hay square bales, call 517-651females, small, Vet 5214 POCKET PIT PUPS checked, shots & wormed, OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG UKC reg. King pin, Gotti. 1 $450-$850. 231-825-2733. puppies, AKC, parents on male 1 female, blue LAST YEARS HAY site. health guaranteed. w/blue eyes. $500-750. AlEmail the Lansing Community 4x5, outdoor hay $10, stor- CANON IMAGE WRITER Dig$700. Please call or text so, 6 mo. female, red nose, Newspapers 24/7 at: ed inside $15. Leave msg ital Scanner/Copier and 517 416-0811. $200. 517 763-7324. will call back. 517-726-0069 HP Color Printer Michigan Friends of Education a 501c3 Non Profit is selling a Canon Image Writer 2200 Digital Scanner Copier and a HP 3600 Color Printer. Copier Scanner - $400.00 Printer $200.00 (517)8514 1 0 0 mf eb ookprogram@gmail.c om

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Business Opport. Self Employment

Land For Sale BEAUTIFUL CLEARED LOT 2 1/2 acres, 174’ lakefront property. W. of St. Ignace. With buildings, good well & septic. Will sell for 50% NEW CONSTRUCTON or less than appraised val 1247 W ildflower, Holt. 3 ue. 906-430-1074 or 1-800bdrm., 2 1/2 baths, 448-6285. $124,900. 517-290-4829.


Lansing 108 W. BARNES Ave. 2 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, single family, fixer upper. Owner financing or cash discount. $1000 down, $341/month. 803 403-9555 or 803 92917. 326 BANBERRY SO U T H . C A D G E W I T H FA R M S . 3 bdrms., 2 baths, 90% remodeled & updated, all new top end appliances in Aug. ’07. $55,000. Age restriction 54 & up. Open House July 10 & 24, 1-4pm. 517-331-4238, if no answer call 517-371-101.


HOME OF THE MONTH Only $28,900 w/2 car garage! over 1,300 Sq.Ft. 3 Bdrm/ 2 Bath All credit considered. all Appliances, Pet Friendly, CA, Pool, 24-hr Fitness Center, Sun Homes at Sunset Ridge 888-404-8459 WAC EHO Exp 8/31//11 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:

Manufactured Homes CADGEWITH FARMS Senior community, must be 55+. 3 bdrm., 2 bath home on foundation. Attached 3 seasons rm. & patio, attached 2.5 car garage. Recently reduced! $77,900. 517-455-7486.

HOW ABOUT A CHANGE OF SCENERY? We will pay to relocate your home to our community! $8,500 for doublewide $5,500 for singlewide $249 Site Rent Pool, Fitness Center, Pet Friendly NO APPLICATION FEE!

Call Sunset Ridge in Portland

(888) 856-0794 Expires 8/31/1 EHO

Mobile Homes For Sale DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME in Bradenton, FL. mobile home park. Heated pool, all maintenance included. W/D incld. Price reduced to $8900. Call Mike Berg 941-713-1247 for more info.

July 31, 2011

ONLINE: B uy, Sell, Research and get Shopping Advice 24/7 at:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| Shop when you want! Visit for vehicles in the Lansing area. Chevrolet

Mercedes Benz

2002 CHEVY VENTURE LS EXT VAN $4500/BEST 3.4L eng. Days 517-896-9221 or evenings 989-224-6266

C-CLASS C300 2008 $29,900 6 cyl, Nav System, Lthr 24000mi., Gray 517-303-6332

02 SILVERADO 2500 HD EXT CAB $15,000 4X4 82K, loaded, topper, clean, rust proofed 517-582-6935

CHEVY CONVERSION VAN 2000 loaded, great shape, 231K, Remote start



$6,300 517-323-3614



COBALT LT 2010 $14,700 4 cyl, 4wd, A/C,power, 7300mi., Burgundy 517-974-5933

DODGE CARAVAN SPORT 2000 Runs very well, no mech. prob. Needs cosmetics.

CHEVY ASTRO VAN 2004 White, DVD player, 114,000 mi.

OLDS 98 REGENCY 1992 $7650/OBO 10K orig. mi., garage kept, Florida car, 3800 motor, white/gray cloth, serious inquiries 517-488-5938 SILHOUETTE GLS 2000 $3,999 Very Clean, No Issues, X-Maintained, FL PWR, 517-490-2508


$1800 517 339-1450

Lincoln MKZ 2007 $14,600 Htd & Cool Lthr, Ext warr, mnrf, new brks & bat. Excellent. 517-214-6623 2010 LINCOLN MKT $35,800 3 seats, SUV, nav., moonroof, back up camera . Like new 239-273-2772

G6 GT 2009 6 cyl, 55000mi., Red, automatic,

$12,700 cruise control 517-930-4217

GRAND PRIX GT 2001 $3,800 6cyl, 4dr. Sunroof, Lthr, 96046mi., Burgundy 517-925-8097 PONTIAC AZTEC 2002 $6390 109,800 mi., very clean Very good condition. 517-449-5919.

LEXUS GX 470 2008 $23,500 Very clean, One Owner 109,000 hwy mi., Black/Tan 989-400-1630

PASSAT 2.0T 2006 $13,900 6 cyl, Nav System, Lthr, 75000mi., Silver 304-685-5690

LEXUS GX 470 2008 $24,500 Very Clean One Owner 99,800 highway mi, Silver 989-506-8592

VW 1972 CONVERTIBLE Restored. Lots of weekend fun.

GMC ENVOY SLT 2005 $12,500 80400mi. New Tires, Very Clean, sunroof, Maroon 517-749-4017

MONTANA MINI-VAN 2002 $4950 Lthr, dbl pwr seat, rear a/c, DVD, CD/Cass., 2 sliding drs. 130K mi. 517-202-3687

Trucks FORD F250 XLT, 2002 170,500 mi. Crew Cab Super Duty cargo box,rear seat FORD F150 1986 Str. 6 cyl., 4 spd manual, mi., garaged, exc shape


Automobiles Wanted VEHICLES WANTED Top $$ paid, Free towing. Same day 7 Days.



DEAD/ALIVE pickup. 517-487-8704

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

Junk Cars Wanted

$6,500 10 cyl, Black, , 517-449-8776

$5,400 FIRM 4WD, blue/white, 55,500 517-485-6655

JUNK CARS, TRUCKS & VANS WANTED Free pick up. 7 days. 517 393-8000. CAR DON’T WORK Or is crashed! Tired of spending money? Will pay you cash Today & tow away free! Call 517-505-2098 BENJAMIN & SON A1 TOWING WANTED Junk cars, vans & trucks. Top $ paid . 517-372-9737

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

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’08 SILVERADO 3/4 TON 4X4 DIESEL $32,500 crew cab, locking cap, liner, trailer pkg, 45K hwy. Excellent condition 517-441-1040

Mini Vans

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Mobile Homes For Sale

Apartments Lansing

Duplexes Townhomes

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SOUTHEAST LANSING 3 bdrm. loft, 2 baths, deck, air, bsmt., $765 + deposit / 2 bdrm., $665, 1st mos free. No pets. Call 517-3938970 Tim.

LANSING 1 & 2 bdrms. Pet friendly. Call for more information 517-272-1000 or visit

Homes Starting at $779/month!

NEW HOMES FOR RENT! Available For Immediate Move In!

Mobile Homes For Rent

PORTLAND MOBILE HOME for Rent or Rent w/option to buy. Private Country Lot 1300 sq. ft. Huge Yard 1/2 mile from I96 Large covered deck 2 bedrooms, 2 BA, Den $575/mo + utilities No Pets Now taking applications (517)647-7168

Legals Boat DocksMarinas-Slips


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. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: July 24, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 617.0863

40’ FLOATING alum. pontoon dock w/10’ extension, THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLserious inquiries only. LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY IN$1600/best. 989-277-7139 FORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE NUMBER BELOW IF YOU ARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN BANKOUTBOARD MOTORS- RUPTCY. U S E D 2 through 25HP, MORTGAGE SALE - Default some longshaft, some has been made in the conelec. start, 2 line presditions of a mortgage sure tanks, 517-663-0576 made by Dorothy L. Silvernail, an unmarried woman, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Sys tems, Inc., Mortgagee, dated October 31, 2006 and PRO-940156 recorded November 9, 7/24, 31, 8/7, 14/2011 2006 in Liber 599, Page ’72 EZ GO GOLF CART Re8644, Ionia County Restored. Great weekend cords, Michigan. Said THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLfun. $1100. Call 517-543mortgage is now held by LECTOR ATTEMPTING TO 8767. Bank of America N.A., sucCOLLECT A DEBT. ANY INcessor by merger to BAC FORMATION WE OBTAIN Home Loans Servicing, L.P. WILL BE USED FOR THAT fka Countrywide Home PURPOSE. PLEASE CONLoans Servicing, L.P. by asTACT OUR OFFICE AT THE signment. There is claimed NUMBER BELOW IF YOU to be due at the date hereARE IN ACTIVE MILITARY 2004 OPEN ROAD 32’ w/2 of the sum of Seventy-Four DUTY OR IF YOU ARE IN slides, queen bed, queen Thousand Eight Hundred BANKRUPTCY. sleeper sofa, 2 easy chairs, Ninety and 44/1 0 0 Dollars MORTGAGE SALE - Default lg awning, lots of storage. ($74,890.44) including inhas been made in the con$13,000. 517-441-1040 terest at 6.375% per anditions of a mortgage num. made by Alecia S. FOREST RIVER SALEM 1 998 Under the power of sale Kammers, a single woman, Nice 31’ slide out. Air, contained in said mortto National City Mortgage forced heat, full bath and gage and the statute in a division of National City kitchen. Sleeps 5. Lots of such case made and proBank of Indiana, storage! $5,500.00 vided, notice is hereby giv Mortgagee, dated July 14, (517)627-4808 en that said mortgage will 2006 and recorded July 28, be foreclosed by a sale of 2006 in Liber 597, Page the mortgaged premises, 8721, Ionia County ReMOTOR HOME 1997 or some part of them, at cords, Michigan. Said Georgia Boy, 33 ft. public vendue at the South mortgage is now held by Cruisemaster. 1 slideout, entrance to the Ionia Residential Credit Soluapprox. 36,535 mi., generaCounty Circuit Courthouse tions, Inc by assignment. tor, good tires, $14,500 or Building in Ionia, Michigan There is claimed to be due best offer. 269-948-8574. at 10:00 a.m. on SEPTEMat the date hereof the sum BER 1, 2011. of One Hundred TwentyPILGRIM LITE 2008 Like Said premises are located Eight Thousand Seven new - used twice. Sleeps in the Township of North Hundred Eighty-Seven and 4-6, 27’, lg bathroom, one Plains, Ionia County, Mich73/100 Dollars slider, queen size master igan, and are described as: ($128,787.73) including inbed. $14900 (517)676-1585 Lot(s) 132 and North 50 terest at 8.26% per annum. before 8 pm. feet of Lot 131, also Lot 133 Under the power of sale except the North 33 feet contained in said mortthereof, Supervisor Estep’s gage and the statute in Planning an Auction? Plat of Matherton, accordsuch case made and proing to the recorded plat vided, notice is hereby giv See thereof, as recorded in en that said mortgage will Liber 2 of Plats, Page 48. be foreclosed by a sale of or Call LCN Toll Free The redemption period the mortgaged premises, 877.475.SELL or some part of them, at

Duplexes Apartments 3 Bedroom/2 Bath ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| For Rent Over 1200 Sq. Ft. Cemetery LotsSuburbs All Appliances, W/D Central Air, Pet Monuments CHARLOTTE AREA: 3 bdrm., CHARLOTTE LUXURY Friendly, Holt School 2 up, 1 in bsmt., laundry in APARTMENTS District 2 CEMETERY LOTS bsmt., appliances, deck off Boats and Motors Saddleback Ranch. 2 Payments starting at East Lawn Memorial Garback. $500 damage dep., dens, Okemos, MI. $1100 for both . 863-677-1336

bdrm., 2 full baths. Pet friendly. For more information call: 517-2721000 or visit:

DEWITT -2 BEDROOMS, 1 BA, Yard, Balcony,A/C, nice area, quiet setting (517)669-5625

+ credit rep., $650/mo plus utilities. 517 667-4200

EATON RAPIDS Cozy 3 bdrm., 2 bdrms & bath up, living rm, bdrm, kitchen down. Newer carpet. Freshly painted. Stove/ refrigerator, garage, $600 mo. Security deposit, references required. Call 6636650 leave msg.

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Sunset Ridge/ Sun Homes 888-255-6942 Offer expires 8/31/1

HOUSING DEWITT Large apt. Country DISCRIMINATION? living, 2 bdrm, full bsmt., Call The Fair Housing fireplace, large screened GRAND LEDGE - 4/plex. EXCenter at: 1-877-979-FAIR. in porch + sunning porch, CELLENT NEIGHBORHOOD, 2 car gar., C/A, minutes AVENUE PLACE walk to downtown shops & LANSING 1017 r f om 96-69 hwy . , partial PORTLAND parks. Lg. fenced yard, no M C C U L L O U G H 2 bdrms, utilities paid, $795 mo. 248PARK PLACE - FOWLER pets. 1 bdrm. $400 incldg full bsmt, $650 + util. 517756-3224. 2 bdrm units available at all utilities, except elect. 543-4376 both locations, starting Dennis: 517-348-6124. $394-$435 + dep. & utils. GRAND LEDGE Pet Friendly. For info on HOLT2 story 2 bdrm. , u f ll LANSING - 2-3 bdrm hous2 bdrm. fireplace, Move in Specials call 517bsmt., gas heat & hot waes, 2 bdrm apts., 1-2 bdrm garage, central air, 202-4778. ter, washer dryer hookups, duplexes. $500-$675. Local washer & dryer, small pet considered, owner cell 517-204-7420. $650. 517-282-9669 or nonsmokers only . 51 7 -468517-349-8000 FOR RENT 1 bdrm. down3963 town St. Johns 989 2248053. WAVERLY AREA LANSING-(2) CUTE 2 BDRM. Duplexes w/garage. $625/mo. + util. FRANDOR/CHESTER RD., Starting at $750. & $625/dep., all appliances HASLETT MSU FREE HEAT-WATER! Pet friendly. included. Immediate Occu$0 deposit Spacious 1,010 sq. ft., 2 For details 517-272-1000 or pancy . Fenced yards, pets Large 2 bdrms. bdrm. Quiet, clean, lg. visit: okay. 1531 & 1535 from $495. closets, laundry, carport. Roseneath, min. 1 yr lease. Ph. 337-1133 Desirable neighborhood on 517-881-6678. bus route. $625. 517-641-7645 or 641-7788.

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Sunset Ridge/ Sun Homes 888-252-4941 Offer expires 8/31/1

LANSING3 BDRM HASLETT HOME- 1318 Roosevelt, 5705 Potter, near lake. LATHROP ST. 3 or 4 N. Side, large yard, 1 Large 2 BR. 1.5 bath, fire - 18 bdrms., $650 mo. + utils., bath, $700 + dep. & place, central air. Utility references. *710 N. MLK util. 517-749-3535 room with washer / dryer Blvd. 3 BR, $600 mo. + hookup. No pets, $595/mo. utils. *Rooms with priv a te incl. water. Call 517-372bath, $350 mo. Efficiency 8000 or 517-349-8345 NEW CONSTRUCTION $400 mo. A ll utils incld. 1247 Wildflower, Holt. 3 Call 517-484-5619. bdrm., 2 1/2 bath. Lease HOLT AREA two 2 bdrm with option to purchase. apts for rent. $600 per mo. $1500 per mo. 517-290for each. Call 517-749-8389 1203 EDWARD 2 bdrm., garage, $725+ util. 1306 Jer4829. or 517-528-4583. ome, 4 bdrm., $825+ util. 1315 Jerome remodeled lg. PORTLAND 3 BDRM. 1 bath, 3 bdrm. apt. oak floor, full bsmt., 2.5 car att’d ga$750+ heat. All houses Old Orchard Apts. rage, cent. air, appliances have new vinyl windows. incl. $775/mo. No pets. No pets. Ph. 517-372-4504 517-647-2242 or 517-9948031. Available now. 157 ROOSEVELT 2 bdrm., lg living room, lg. $100 moves you in! kitchen, 1 1/2 car garage. $650+ util. 517-372-8129. "0" application fee &

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"0" sec. deposit S. LANSING : 826 Larned. Near Pennsylvania & 496. Upstairs 1 bdrm, updated, $500/mo. + deposit, includes utilities. Non smoker, no pets. 989224-3532 or 989-640-1406

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3800 SEAWAY 3 bdrm., 2 car attached garage, fresh paint, great view, next to park. Fenced yard. $850 + utilities & deposit. Ph. 517887-1292. 4419 S. PENNSYLVANIA Extra clean 1 bdrm for a nonsmoker. G ood credit & rental references. Safe neighborhood, new fur nace, well insulated. $545 mo. Call 517-371-4562.

CARY APTS. S. LANSING. 1 & 2 bdrms., $470-$570 mo., PORTLANDSPACIOUS, AFFORDABLE HOMES 1-4 heat, water, sewer & trash CLEAN 1 bdrm., incl. appl. bdrms, Section 8 OK. included. 517-202-3964. Quiet area. $450/incl. waPets OK. Move in speter, heat & sewer & trash. cial! Flexible terms No pets. 51 7 -647-2470 available. $395-$1095. COLONIAL VILLAGE 517-651-1374 AREA: small 1 bdrm. Quiet Area. No Smoking, WAVERLY & WILLOW No Pets. Call 517-485Spacious 2 bdrms. 4300 Free heat & water. AVAIL. 8-5-1. BEAUTI Quiet building. FUL family home. 3 br, 517-303-6680 2 1/2 baths, range, ref, FREE HEAT & WATER. Auto ~ Great Apartment ~ microwave, disposal, Owners/Waverly. Quiet dishwasher, 3 floors of desirable neighborhood. carpeting, all nearly Lg. clean 1 & 2 bdrm. No WILLIAMSTON - UPPER apt. new. Full bsmt. w/2 pets. From $575. 517-712for rent. House in country. f inished-carpeted 4915, 202-3234, 323-1153 3 bdrm./2 bath upper, rooms w/1/2 bath. Gas Incl. all util. & satellite. heat with central air. GROESBECK AREA R ent Call: 810-923-1062 Great double lot, with starts at $550 utils incld. private fenced back Save your gas. Beautiful yard. Large deck deluxe apartments. 1 blk reached by slider from to bus. Everything you dining area. Lovely need to buy close by. 517neighborhood-short 482-8196. walk to school. 1318 1 MILE FROM MSU Poxson, Colonial VilAcross from Patriarch OLD TOWN 1228 N. Washlage. $975. Good credit Park, close to CATA bus. 3 ington. 1 bdrm., large of & ref. No pets. Call bdrm., garage, air, fin. fice 8 1/2x13, mini blinds, Dick, 517-243-4114. bsmt., laundry. Available carpet, tile, hardwood, Aug. . 1 $995 mo. 51 7 -449glasstop range, 0564. washer/dryer hook-up. 1 DANSVILLE SCHOOLS block from River Board4 miles from I96, 8 miles walk park. $575 plus util. & 2 1 7, 30 minute commute Selling an Item? dep. 517 285-4489. Lansing, Jackson or HoSee well. 2 bdrm. country Email the Lansing Community or Call LCN Toll Free home 1 bath, small office, Newspapers 24/7 at: glass front porch, sec. dep. 877.475.SELL $800/mo. 517-231-1902.

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Homes For Rent

$799 LAST MONTH FOR REDUCED SECURITY DEPOSITS! NO APPLICATION FEES Contact Sun Homes at Kensington Meadows TODAY! 1-888-235-6948 www.kensington EHO Exp. 6-30-11

SPRINGPORT 310 Mechanic, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ranch home on 1.5+ acres. $650. 517-57-2668 517-622-6059 or www.sundancefamilyhomecenter. com

St. Johns!-only $561/mo* Rent to Own! Prime Location! 1,280 sq.ft.~ 3 bed/2bath with a Deck! #130 *For Details Call The Meadows (989)224-7707

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Lake Waterfront For Rent HOUGHTON LAKE- Clean 2 bdrm cottages, excellent swimming, use of rowboat. $375 wk. Available wk of July 9 & Aug. Call 989-422-4896 or 517-9273839.

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HOUSE LOCATED IN Downtown E. Lansing. Wanted, two non drinking roommates to share a 4 bedroom house with two other people. Rent is around $595 a month. Location is as close as you can get to MSU without living on campus. 4 bedrooms, 1 BA, Yard, Washer/Dryer in unit, High Speed Internet, Hardwood Floors, Eat in Kitchen or Dining Room, Dishwasher, Balcony, Deck, Patio or Porch, ( 5 1 7 ) 6 1 4 - 1 8 2 8 casey 48823 ROOM FOR RENT$260/month + utilities. Leslie/ Lansing/Jackson area. 517-230-2920 Email the Lansing Community Newspapers 24/7 at:


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Legals quarter Point of Beginning of this description, also known as reference point "A"; thence South 00 degrees 04 mins 32 secs West 284.50 feet along the East line of the South west one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14; thence North 89 degrees 30 mins 49 secs West 300.00 feet; thence North 00 degrees 04 mins 32 secs East 298.00 feet; thence South 86 degrees 56 mins 17 secs East 300.40 feet to the Point of Beginning. Subject to a 20 foot wide easement for ingress and egress whose centerline is described as beginning at a point on the East line of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, South 00 degrees 04 mins 32 secs West 102.16 feet from the refer ence point "A"; thence South 42 degrees 41 mins 33 secs West 246.16 feet to the Point of Ending of said easement. Commonly known as 7295 MacArthur Rd, Saranac MI 48881 The redemption period shall be 6 months from the date of such sale, unless determined abandoned in accordance with MCL 600.3241 or MCL 600.3241a, in which case the redemption period shall be 30 days from the date of such sale, or upon the expiration of the notice required by MCL 600.3241a(c), whichever is later. Dated: 7/10/2011 Flagstar Bank, FSB, Assignee of Mortgagee Attorneys: Potestivo & Associates, P.C. 811 South Blvd. Suite 100 Rochester Hills, MI 48307 (248) 844-5123 Our File No: 1-40899




CITY OF PORTLAND NOTICE TO REGISTERED ELECTORS NOMINATING PETITIONS FOR CITY COUNCIL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that nominating petitions for candidates for t e office of City Council (3 vacancies) are available at the office of h the City Clerk. Candidates for the office of City Council will be voted on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Candidates for elective office in the City of Portland must have the following qualifications:

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Legals part them, public vendue at the South entrance to the Ionia County Circuit Courthouse Building in Ionia, Michigan at 10:00 a.m. on SEPTEMBER 1, 2011. Said premises are located in the Township of Orleans, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Commencing at the South west corner of the Northwest corner of the Northwest 1/4; thence North 170 feet; thence East 210 feet; thence South 170 feet; thence West 210 feet to the point of beginning all in Section 29, Town 8 North, Range 7 West. 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. TO ALL PURCHASERS: The foreclosing mortgagee can rescind the sale. In that event, your damages, if any, are limited solely to the return of the bid amount tendered at sale, plus interest. If you are a tenant in the property, please contact our office as you may have certain rights. Dated: July 24, 2011 Orlans Associates, P.C. Attorneys for Servicer P.O. Box 5041 Troy, MI 48007-5041 File No. 239.0384

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz~!@#$%^&*()_+`1234567890-=,./?;’:”[]\{}| 1. Must be a qualified and registered elector of the City.

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NOTICE PURSUANT TO MCL 600.3205a(4). THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE is hereby provided to RACHELL LEHNER and TROY SIMON (“Borrower”) regarding mortgaged property located at 5723 Orleans, Orleans, MI 48865. Borrower has the right to request a meeting with the mortgage holder or mortgage servicer. The agent designated by the mortgage holder and/or servicer as the agent to contact and that has the authority to make agreements under MCL 600.3205b and 600.3205c is LeVasseur Dyer & Associates, P.C., P.O. Box 721400, Berkley, MI 48072, (248) 586-1200 (“LDA”). Borrower may contact a housing counselor by visiting the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s web site at ht t p:// / mshda or by calling the Michigan State Housing Development Authority at (866) 946-7432. The mort gage holder and/or servicer mailed written notice to Borrower on July 27, 2011. If Borrower requests a meet ing with LDA within 14 days from that date, foreclosure proceedings will not be commenced until 90 days after that date. If Borrower and LDA reach an agreement to modify the mort gage loan, the mortgage will not be foreclosed if Borrower abides by the terms of the agreement. 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. Dated: July 31, 2011 LeVasseur Dyer & Associates, PC Attorneys for Mort gage Holder and/or Servicer P.O. Box 721400 Berkley, MI 48072 (248) 586-1200 PRO-941815 7/31/1



Petition forms and additional information may be obtained at the City Clerk’s office, 259 Kent St., Portland, Michigan, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. DEADLINE TO FILE SUCH PETITIONS IS 4:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011 AT THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE. Monique I. Miller City Clerk PRO-941264


NOTICE OF ELIGIBILITY TO INCORPORATE AS A CHARTER TOWNSHIP AND RIGHT TO REFERENDUM Official certification has been received from the Michigan Secreta ry of State that the township of Portland has a population of 2000 or more according to the most recent United States census and is therefore eligible to be incorporated as a charter township under the provisions of section 3a of the Charter Township Act, 1947 PA 359 (MCL 42.3a). The township board has the right to exercise one of the three options concerning status as a charter township, as follows: 1. Adopt by majority vote a resolution opposed to incorporation as a charter township; 2. Adopt by majority vote a resolution of intent incorporation as a charter township;

to approve

3. Adopt by majority vote a resolution to place before the electorate at the next regular or special township election the question of incorporation as a charter township. In the event option 2 is adopted by the township board, the citi zens of the township have the right to file a "Right to Referendum Petition". This petition must be filed within the 60 days which must lapse between passage of a resolution of the intent to incorporate and final passage of the resolution to incorporate as a charter township. The petition shall follow, in general form, the nominating petition form as prescribed in the Michigan Election Law, and in the heading will indicate "Disagreement of Intent to Incorporate as a Charter Township". The petition must be signed by not less than 10% of the registered voters of the township based on the vote cast for all candidates for supervisor at the last election at which a supervi sor was elected. If the petition is successful, the question of incorporation will be placed on the ballot at the next general or special township election. PRO-940953 7/31/1, 8/7/11

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FORECLOSURE NOTICE This firm is a debt collector at tempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for this purpose. If you are in the Milita ry, please contact our office at the number listed below. MORTGAGE SALE - Default has been made in the conditions of a certain mortgage made by: Michael J. Kraus and Janice A. Kraus, Husband and Wife to Mortgage Electronic Registration Sys tems, Inc., as nominee for Flagstar Bank, FSB, its successors and assigns, Mortgagee, dated July 15, 2008 and recorded July 28, 2008 in Liber 609 Page 204 and modified by agreement dated November 24, 2009 and recorded January 8, 2010 in Liber 615 Page 188 Ionia County Records, Michigan. Said mortgage was assigned to: Flagstar Bank, FSB, by assignment dated June 17, 2011 and recorded June 30, 2011 in Liber 620, Page 6661, on which mort gage there is claimed to be due at the date hereof the sum of One Hundred Forty Thousand Three Hundred Ninety-Six Dollars and Thirty-Nine Cents ($140,396.39) including interest 4.875% 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, Circuit Court of Ionia County at 10:00AM on August 18, 2011 Said premises are situated in Township of Boston, Ionia County, Michigan, and are described as: Part of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14, Town 6 North, Range 8 West, Boston Township, Ionia County, Michigan, described as: Commencing at the East onequarter corner of Section 14; thence North 89 degrees 38 mins 34 secs West 2606.66 feet along the East-West one-quarter line of Section 14; thence North 00 degrees 05 mins 48 secs West 1318.21 feet along the NorthSouth one-quarter line of Section 14; thence South 89 degrees 30 mins 49 secs East 1307.31 feet along the North line of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast one-quarter of Section 14; thence South 00 degrees 04 mins 32 secs West 235.50 feet along the East line of the Southwest one-quarter of the Northeast onequarter of Section 14 to the

At the time of filing, an affidavit stating qualifications and proof of cit izenship must also be filed. Failure to file such affidavit shall invalid ate the petition.

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2. Must have been a resident for at least one year. 3. Must not be in default to the City.

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When it comes to cardiac care, nothing counts more than experience. And with Ingham’s program, you get the most. Our cardiac program is the longest running in the region, and, with the addition of Ingham Cardiovascular Group, Ingham is the only area hospital to combine its skilled cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons within one integrated medical practice. Ingham’s cardiac program has long been committed to innovation and progress, offering state-of-the-art technology and the latest treatments. It’s with that same spirit of innovation that we’re making advanced minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures available. In fact, Ingham is the first and only hospital in the region to offer roboticassisted cardiothoracic surgery, a minimally invasive procedure bringing patients better outcomes and quicker recoveries. When you want experience and a commitment to the best, trust your heart to Ingham. Call Ingham Cardiovascular Group at 517.347.3000.

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